Jun 24, 2015

Decades-old meat seized in China raids

Almost half a billion dollars worth of smuggled frozen meat — some of it rotting and more than 40 years old — has been seized in China, reports said Wednesday. More than 100,000 tons of chicken wings, beef and pork worth up to 3 ...

Jun 20, 2015

Eighth Takata air bag death is confirmed

A woman who died in a Los Angeles-area car crash last September was the eighth person killed by exploding air bags made by Takata Corp., U.S. safety regulators and Honda Motor Co. confirmed Friday. The woman was identified in a lawsuit as Jewel Brangman, ...

Jun 18, 2015

U.S. rights leader asked if she tried to mislead university

A civil rights leader, who has posed for years as a black woman, faced tough questions about her racial identity long before this week’s revelations that she grew up “Caucasian” derailed her career. More than a decade ago, Howard University’s lawyers questioned whether Rachel ...

Jun 18, 2015

South Korean lawmakers approve new premier

South Korea’s ruling party-controlled legislation on Thursday approved President Park Geun-hye’s choice for prime minster, ending a lengthy merry-go-round at the country’s No. 2 job caused by political wrangling and corruption scandals. The National Assembly on Thursday approved the appointment of Hwang Kyo-ahn by ...

Definition of race becoming fluid in America

Jun 17, 2015

Definition of race becoming fluid in America

Rachel Dolezal, born to white parents, self-identifies as black — a decision that illustrates how fluid identity can be in a diversifying America as the rigid racial structures that have defined most of the country’s history seem, for some, to be softening. Dolezal resigned ...

Former IMF chief Strauss-Kahn acquitted in pimping trial

Jun 13, 2015

Former IMF chief Strauss-Kahn acquitted in pimping trial

Dominique Strauss-Kahn had a caustic reaction Friday as four years of legal battles involving sex charges on two continents ended without a single conviction: “All that for this?” From a sordid New York hotel encounter to orgies in Paris, the former International Monetary Fund ...