Sep 4, 2015

Auto recalls break record in Japan; air bags not only problem

More vehicles have been recalled in Japan since April than in any year previously, largely due to potentially fatal Takata Corp. air bag inflators, the government said Thursday. A total of 10,292,339 cars were recalled in connection with 131 cases reported to the transport ...

Wallabies won't underestimate U.S. in warmup

Sep 4, 2015

Wallabies won't underestimate U.S. in warmup

Australia scrumhalf Nick Phipps won’t be underestimating the United States in a Rugby World Cup warmup match Saturday at Soldier Field. U.S. coach Mike Tolkin has said the Eagles, ranked 16th in the world, won’t be intimidated by the second-ranked Wallabies. That doesn’t surprise ...

Sep 4, 2015

Japanese wages post 0.6% rise, steepest in a decade

Regular wages increased in July by the most in nearly 10 years, aiding Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s efforts to reflate the world’s third-biggest economy. Base pay climbed 0.6 percent from a year earlier, the biggest increase since November 2005, the labor ministry said on ...

Sep 4, 2015

Mystery man found dead among 3/11 rubble finally identified

A body pulled from burned debris after the March 11, 2011, Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami has finally been identified as that of a 63-year-old man, according to the Miyagi Prefectural Police. The police said Thursday that the charred body was found in ...

Sep 4, 2015

U.S. is urged to let in more Syrian refugees

As the world watches bodies of drowned refugees wash up on Europe’s beaches, the United States is also under pressure to do more to help the desperate victims of Syria’s civil war. Since fighting erupted in 2011 the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees has ...