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New smartphone will let parents block kids' nighttime use

National Jul 26, 2017

New smartphone will let parents block kids' nighttime use

A new smartphone that can be set to work during daytime hours only so as to restrict screen time by children will go on sale this August, the mobile phone service provider that is marketing the device said Tuesday. The product, named "Tone m17" and ...

Japan, U.S. looking to hold security talks around Aug. 17

National / Politics Jul 26, 2017

Japan, U.S. looking to hold security talks around Aug. 17

Japan and the United States are arranging to hold security talks involving their foreign and defense chiefs in Washington around Aug. 17, after postponing them from mid-July due to conflicts of schedule, sources close to bilateral ties said Tuesday. The first "two-plus-two" meeting since President ...

Be prepared before you head out for a weekend of music

Music Jul 26, 2017

Be prepared before you head out for a weekend of music

With Fuji Rock happening this weekend, it's time to start making sure you've got everything you need to make the festival an unadulterated success. Here's a list of essential items you should consider trying to squeeze into your bags: Footwear: You're likely to need rain ...

Tom Cruise has 'Mummy' issues

Film / Reviews Jul 26, 2017

Tom Cruise has 'Mummy' issues

by Kaori Shoji

'The Mummy" begins with one main premise: Tom Cruise still has it. It ends with a promise: Tom Cruise will always have it. Assuming you're on board with those statements, you'll have a blast. On its own, however, "The Mummy" is pretty weird. It's like ...

Sinatra's fourth wife, Barbara, dies at 90

Entertainment News Jul 26, 2017

Sinatra's fourth wife, Barbara, dies at 90

Barbara Sinatra, the fourth wife of singer Frank Sinatra, died on Tuesday at the age of 90, her representative said. John Thoresen, director of the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center in Rancho Mirage, California, said in a statement that Sinatra died of natural causes, surrounded by ...

Eagles acquire infielder Cruz from Giants

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jul 26, 2017

Eagles acquire infielder Cruz from Giants

The Pacific League-leading Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles on Wednesday bolstered their middle infield by purchasing Luis Cruz from the Central League's Yomiuri Giants. The 33-year-old Mexican was in his second season with Yomiuri after spending two years with the PL's Chiba Lotte Marines. Cruz, who ...

Irie misses out on backstroke medal at worlds

More Sports / Swimming Jul 26, 2017

Irie misses out on backstroke medal at worlds

Ryosuke Irie missed out on a medal Tuesday as he finished fourth in the men's 100-meter backstroke at the world swimming championships. Irie touched the wall at the Danube Arena in 53.03 seconds, finishing 0.59 seconds behind gold medal winner Xu Jiayu of China. Americans ...