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Powell maybe not told early about CIA techniques

/ Jul 31, 2014

Powell maybe not told early about CIA techniques

A Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of state and some U.S. ambassadors in the dark about harsh techniques and secret prisons, according to a document circulating ...

Muranaka tames Tigers in rout

/ Jul 31, 2014

Muranaka tames Tigers in rout

Kyohei Muranaka allowed one unearned run over eight sharp innings, Wladimir Balentien homered, and the Tokyo Yakult Swallows turned a close game into an 8-1 rout of the Hanshin Tigers to clinch the three-game series on Thursday night. Muranaka (1-2), who returned to the top ...

/ Jul 31, 2014

IMF's Japan report sees yen at fair value but warns on reforms

The International Monetary Fund said in a report released Thursday that the yen is currently at fair values against the other major currencies. The yen is assessed "as broadly consistent with medium-term fundamentals," the Washington-based lender said in its annual assessment of the Japanese economy. The ...

/ Jul 31, 2014

Panasonic's revamp efforts continue to pay dividends

Panasonic Corp. said Thursday that its operating profit grew in the April-June quarter on the back of efforts to restructure by shifting focus to industrial markets instead of less profitable consumer products. The electronics giant said group operating profit rose 28.2 percent to ¥82.29 billion ...

Jul 31, 2014

Historic Pauley Pavillion deluged by flooding

The House That Wooden Built is waterlogged. Pauley Pavilion, UCLA's storied basketball arena where John Wooden coached teams that won eight of his 10 national championships, was drying out Wednesday after the court was deluged by 25 cm of water when a 93-year-old pipe burst ...

Pirates blow game on bases

/ Jul 31, 2014

Pirates blow game on bases

Clint Hurdle says he and a pal often marvel over how there's always something new to see at a baseball game. Too bad for Hurdle, what we watched Wednesday wrecked the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 7-5 loss. A timely, heads-up glance by reliever Jean Machi helped ...

Lewis guides Texas to win

/ Jul 31, 2014

Lewis guides Texas to win

Texas Rangers starter Colby Lewis did a bit of reminiscing when he noticed the stands filling up while he warmed up in the bullpen before the game. The veteran right-hander went out and provided a promising flashback performance against the New York Yankees, even after ...

New challenges for Takeuchi, Okada

| Jul 31, 2014

New challenges for Takeuchi, Okada

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Because of the disparity in the talent pool, the National Basketball League ended up with enormous gaps between the elite teams and weaker teams during its inaugural 2013-14 season. But Year Two may be a little different. Since the offseason officially began at the end ...

Riley certain Heat will be good without LeBron

/ Jul 31, 2014

Riley certain Heat will be good without LeBron

One of the last things Miami Heat president Pat Riley told LeBron James before free agency began this summer was that he would be selling potential players on the notion of playing alongside a four-time NBA MVP. And James never made him think otherwise, Riley ...

Yokohama Triennale 2014: Remembering the forgotten

Jul 31, 2014

Yokohama Triennale 2014: Remembering the forgotten

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Noise. Speed. Words. Images. We live in a digital era, constantly exposed to a massive stream of information, which we believe is vital to our daily lives. Turn on the television and commentators warn us of the threats in the world. Turn on the computer, ...

No words can describe Tan's 'Terminology'

Jul 31, 2014

No words can describe Tan's 'Terminology'

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"As a visual artist it's very important to reach a point where I'm going beyond words. In interviews I find myself struggling, because we're always talking around (the work), circumscribing it. A question that I hate is 'what does this work mean?'" Fiona Tan