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Mar 24, 2016

Police raid Toyo Tire's headquarters, eye criminal charges

Police raided the headquarters of Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., its subsidiary and two other relevant businesses for alleged fraudulent labeling in connection with a data falsification scandal, investigative sources said Thursday. A string of incidents involving 154 facilities that installed substandard earthquake shock ...

Mar 24, 2016

'Black widow' likely to plead not guilty to cyanide murders

A woman dubbed the “black widow,” who is accused of murdering her husband and other partners with cyanide, is expected to plead not guilty to all charges in her upcoming trial, sources close to the matter said. Documents submitted by lawyers for 69-year-old defendant ...

Mar 23, 2016

U.S. sailor admits to Okinawa rape: police

A U.S. Navy sailor arrested on a charge of raping a Japanese woman in Okinawa has admitted to the crime, investigative sources said Wednesday. They said he reversed an earlier denial. Justin Castellanos, 24, who is based at the U.S. Marines’ Camp Schwab in ...