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White nationalist rally linked to three deaths in Virginia

Aug 14, 2017

White nationalist rally linked to three deaths in Virginia

A car plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting a white nationalist rally Saturday in a Virginia college town, killing a 32-year-old woman as she crossed the street, hurting more than a dozen others and ratcheting up tension in a day full of ...

Charlottesville violence tests Trump's presidential mettle

Aug 14, 2017

Charlottesville violence tests Trump's presidential mettle

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The real world has begun to intrude upon the presidency of Donald Trump. The violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, between white nationalists and counterprotesters confronted Trump with perhaps the first true domestic crisis of his young administration. And to some, even within his own Republican ...

Latin America rejects Trump's military threat against Venezuela

/ Aug 14, 2017

Latin America rejects Trump's military threat against Venezuela

After months of attacking Venezuela's unpopular President Nicolas Maduro, Latin America came out strongly against U.S. threats of military action against the crisis-hit nation. U.S. President Donald Trump's surprise comments on Friday may bring the beleaguered Maduro some respite in the region, just as Venezuela ...

Reconstructing the Japanese house

Aug 14, 2017

Reconstructing the Japanese house

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After very successful runs in Rome and London, "The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945," an exhibition of maquettes, photographs, plans and drawings, is now in the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. For providing an extensive look at varied and eclectic forms that ...

Taking minimalism to the next level

Aug 14, 2017

Taking minimalism to the next level

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Ever since the release of Marie Kondo's 2011 bible on the Japanese art of decluttering, much of the developed world has been somewhat fixated on tidying up. Kondo's "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" has been so influential over the past six years or so ...

Giants star Abe reaches 2,000-hit milestone

/ Aug 14, 2017

Giants star Abe reaches 2,000-hit milestone

Shinnosuke Abe, a key member on seven pennant-winning Yomiuri Giants teams and the Central League's 2012 MVP, reached Japan's iconic 2,000-hit milestone on Sunday. Now a first baseman, the 38-year-old Abe was the Giants' catcher from his rookie year in 2001 until 2014. He is ...

Karashima pitches Eagles to win over Buffaloes

/ Aug 14, 2017

Karashima pitches Eagles to win over Buffaloes

Wataru Karashima pitched into the seventh inning as the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles got past the Orix Buffaloes 4-2 in the Pacific League on Sunday afternoon. Karashima (8-5) allowed two runs on four hits. Locating his fastball and throwing his changeup for effect, the lefty ...

Tanaka goes on DL with shoulder ailment

/ Aug 14, 2017

Tanaka goes on DL with shoulder ailment

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka was placed on the 10-day disabled list due to inflammation in his right shoulder, the team said Saturday. The move was made retroactive to Thursday, a day after Tanaka felt discomfort in his shoulder while pitching four-plus innings against ...

Matsuyama trails leader by one stroke at PGA

/ Aug 14, 2017

Matsuyama trails leader by one stroke at PGA

Hideki Matsuyama shot a 2-over-par 73 on Saturday and gave up his share of the overnight lead after the third round of the PGA Championship, but stayed in contention to claim his first major title, sitting just one shot off the pace. Matsuyama, who started ...

Japan gets bronze in 4x100 relay

/ Aug 14, 2017

Japan gets bronze in 4x100 relay

Japan won its first medal in the men's 4x100-meter relay at a world athletics championships, finishing third after Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt, running the anchor leg for his nation, hurt his leg shortly after taking the baton and could not finish the race Saturday. Shuhei ...