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Dorian starts to inch north after dealing epic damage to Bahamas

World Sep 4, 2019

Dorian starts to inch north after dealing epic damage to Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian is starting to move again, inching toward the northwest and potentially up the U.S. East Coast after bashing the Bahamas for almost two days with high winds and driving rains that have inflicted huge damage, killing five on one island alone. The storm ...

Hong Kong police fire beanbag rounds in clashes with protesters

Asia Pacific Sep 4, 2019

Hong Kong police fire beanbag rounds in clashes with protesters

Hong Kong police fired beanbag rounds and used pepper spray in skirmishes with pro-democracy protesters Tuesday night, broadcaster RTHK said on Wednesday, as unrest that has gripped the Chinese-ruled city for months showed little sign of abating. Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to ...

Facial recognition becomes opt-in feature at Facebook

Business / Tech Sep 4, 2019

Facial recognition becomes opt-in feature at Facebook

Facebook on Tuesday said facial recognition technology applied to photos at the social network will be an opt-in feature. The change that began rolling out to users around the world came as the leading social network remains under pressure to better protect privacy and user ...

Guns drawn in U.S. over a chicken sandwich sensation

Business Sep 4, 2019

Guns drawn in U.S. over a chicken sandwich sensation

A man drew a gun in a Popeyes fast-food restaurant in Houston after learning it was out of a chicken sandwich that has been all the rage since being introduced last month, police said. A group of five adults and a baby pulled up in ...

Japan eager to show improvement on hardwood

Basketball Sep 4, 2019

Japan eager to show improvement on hardwood

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Most of the players on Japan's roster for the current FIBA World Cup didn't make the trip to Belgrade three years ago for the Olympic Qualification Tournament ahead of the 2016 Rio Games. Despite not being part of that team, which looked helpless in an ...

Moriyasu relies heavily on overseas players

Soccer | From the Spot Sep 4, 2019

Moriyasu relies heavily on overseas players

by Dan Orlowitz

The Samurai Blue are coming from increasingly far away. Head coach Hajime Moriyasu's squad for Japan's Thursday friendly against Paraguay and next Tuesday's Asian joint qualifier at Myanmar in Yangon features 19 Europe-based players — the largest overseas contingent ever summoned for the side. The number ...