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Business Jan 24, 2020

Japan electronics union to seek monthly pay hike of ¥3,000 or more

The Japanese Electrical Electronics & Information Union, or JEIU, decided Friday to seek a pay-scale increase of ¥3,000 or more per month in this year's shuntō management-labor negotiations. The JEIU, composed mainly of labor unions at electronics makers, adopted the decision at a central committee ...

Trump rollback could leave waterways vulnerable to pollution

World / Science & Health Jan 24, 2020

Trump rollback could leave waterways vulnerable to pollution

The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday ended federal protection for many of America's streams, arroyos and wetlands, a sweeping environmental rollback that could leave the waterways more vulnerable to pollution from development, industry and farms. The policy change, signed by heads of ...

Mexico breaks up migrant caravan heading toward U.S.

World Jan 24, 2020

Mexico breaks up migrant caravan heading toward U.S.

Eight hundred Central American migrants were rounded up and hauled onto buses by Mexican national guardsmen and immigration agents after crossing into the country early Thursday and walking for hours along a rural highway. The migrants had stopped for the day at a shaded crossroads ...

Hannaryz edge Brave Thunders, extend win streak to seven

Basketball / B. League Jan 24, 2020

Hannaryz edge Brave Thunders, extend win streak to seven

by Ed Odeven

The Kyoto Hannaryz are playing consistent, high-level basketball after a difficult stretch earlier this season. Coach Honoo Hamaguchi's club collected its seventh straight victory on Friday, defeating the Kawasaki Brave Thunders 82-78 at Todoroki Arena. The visiting Hannaryz (15-16) capitalized on their big advantage at the ...

Sentoryu embodied colorful sumo nickname

Sumo Jan 24, 2020

Sentoryu embodied colorful sumo nickname

by John Gunning

Since Takamiyama first blazed a trail to Japan in 1964, 30 other Americans have followed the giant Hawaiian into professional sumo. Akebono and Musashimaru reached the pinnacle of the sport, earning promotion to yokozuna and lifting multiple Emperor's Cups, while Konishiki was a title-winning ozeki ...

Liverpool's Takumi Minamino shines in Premier League debut

Soccer Jan 24, 2020

Liverpool's Takumi Minamino shines in Premier League debut

Liverpool attacker Takumi Minamino made his Premier League debut in a 2-1 win over the Wolverhampton Wanderers on Thursday, earning high praise for his performance from manager Jurgen Klopp. The Japan international, who transferred from Austrian champion Salzburg earlier this month, played "exceptionally" after coming ...

Dmitri Aliev captures first European figure skating title

Figure Skating Jan 24, 2020

Dmitri Aliev captures first European figure skating title

Russia's Dmitri Aliev won his first European figure skating title on Thursday after short-program leader Michal Brezina plummeted out of the medals with an erratic free skate. Aliev was in second place behind Brezina, but took the lead by landing three quadruple jumps in a ...

LeBron James' triple-double leads Lakers past Nets

Basketball / NBA Jan 24, 2020

LeBron James' triple-double leads Lakers past Nets

LeBron James is on his way to Philadelphia, set to pass Kobe Bryant on the NBA's career scoring list in the former Lakers star's hometown. It'll be another milestone achievement, but scoring has never been the most important thing to James. He prefers winning, and ...