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Abe eyes carrying out large-scale Cabinet reshuffle in mid-September

National / Politics Aug 17, 2019

Abe eyes carrying out large-scale Cabinet reshuffle in mid-September

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is looking at a large-scale reshuffle of his Cabinet and the Liberal Democratic Party leadership team, probably in mid-September, to be better prepared to tackle key policy challenges including constitutional amendments, it was learned Saturday. The previous reshuffle, last October, featured ...

U.S. seeks to seize Iranian tanker Grace 1 in Gibraltar

World Aug 17, 2019

U.S. seeks to seize Iranian tanker Grace 1 in Gibraltar

The U.S. Justice Department issued a warrant Friday for the seizure of the Iranian oil supertanker Grace 1, one day after a Gibraltar judge allowed the release of the detained vessel. The Justice Department alleged the ship was part of a scheme "to unlawfully access ...

U.S. tells Congress of plans to sell F-16 fighters to Taiwan

Asia Pacific Aug 17, 2019

U.S. tells Congress of plans to sell F-16 fighters to Taiwan

The Trump administration has informed Congress it plans to sell F-16 fighters worth $8 billion to Taiwan in a move that will inflame already high tensions with China. Two U.S. officials and a congressional aide say the administration informally notified lawmakers of the proposed sale ...

Editorials Aug 17, 2019

Real cost of scrapping reactors

Tepco's recent decision to decommission its Fukushima No. 2 nuclear power plant highlights one of the big challenges for both the power industry and the government — which has pushed for nuclear power as a matter of state policy — in the wake of ...

Bill Walton brings unique musings to baseball

Baseball / MLB Aug 17, 2019

Bill Walton brings unique musings to baseball

by Joe Reedy

Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Walton brought his unique commentary and musings to the baseball booth Friday night. After nine innings, it was evident Chicago White Sox broadcasts might never be the same again. Walton was the guest analyst because Steve Stone is taking this ...

New Zealand whips Australia to retain Bledisloe Cup

Rugby Aug 17, 2019

New Zealand whips Australia to retain Bledisloe Cup

An All Blacks team chastened by a record-breaking defeat a week ago rallied superbly to beat Australia 36-0 in the return test Saturday and extended its 17-year hold on the Bledisloe Cup and a 33-year winning streak at Eden Park. The Wallabies won the first ...

NFL reinstates Patriots receiver Josh Gordon

More Sports / Football Aug 17, 2019

NFL reinstates Patriots receiver Josh Gordon

Josh Gordon's winding career has included several second chances following a trail of multiple drug suspensions that cast doubt on whether the talented but troubled playmaker would ever get on an NFL field again. He's getting yet another opportunity. The NFL conditionally reinstated the Patriots wide ...

Joe Tsai becomes sole owner of Nets

Basketball / NBA Aug 17, 2019

Joe Tsai becomes sole owner of Nets

Joe Tsai has agreed to buy the remaining 51 percent of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center from Mikhail Prokhorov in deals that two people with knowledge of the details say are worth about $3.4 billion. Terms were not disclosed Friday, but the people told ...

Naomi Osaka uncertain for U.S. Open after suffering knee injury

Tennis Aug 17, 2019

Naomi Osaka uncertain for U.S. Open after suffering knee injury

Naomi Osaka felt a strange sensation in her left knee, different than anything she'd experienced. The U.S. Open champion left the court worried about whether she'll be in shape to defend her precious title. Osaka retired from her quarterfinal match at the Western & Southern ...