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Artist Salvador Dali’s bones to be exhumed in Spain for paternity test

The Japan Times - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 23:23
A Spanish judge on Monday ordered the remains of artist Salvador Dali to be exhumed to settle a paternity suit, despite opposition from the state-run ...

Colorado jury acquits Army Green Beret who killed intruder

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 23:20
A jury in Colorado Springs has acquitted a U.S. Army Green Beret who shot and killed an intruder in his detached garage.

Japan’s regional universities innovate to survive amid depopulation, Tokyo draw

The Japan Times - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 23:19
One day in mid-May, Benjamin Peters, vice president of a university in Miyazaki Prefecture, asked some students in English to explain the differences in thought ...

Baseball: Ichiro becomes oldest to start in center field

Japan News - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 22:53
Manager Don Mattingly made out the Miami Marlins' lineup unaware he was making Ichiro Suzuki the oldest player to start a game in center field since at least 1900. (the-japan-news.com)

Govt mulls equipping F-35s with air-to-surface missiles

Japan News - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 22:50
The government is considering equipping cutting-edge F-35 stealth fighters with air-to-surface missiles, which are capable of striking remote targets on land, and plans to deploy these fighters to the Air Self-Defense Force, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned. (the-japan-news.com)

Nankai Trough quake watch system to remain imperfect till FY 2019

Japan News - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 22:46
The Japanese science and technology ministry said Monday it will have to wait at least until the fiscal year starting in April 2019 to launch work to complete a seamless earthquake and tsunami observation system for the Nankai Trough in the Pacific Ocean off central to southwestern Japan. (Jiji)

Smoke from mobile charger at Universal Studios

Japan News - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 22:44
Smoke from a battery for charging a mobile phone has caused visitors to temporarily evacuate at a major theme park in Osaka, western Japan. (NHK)

Youngest pro shogi player Fujii sets record streak at 29 wins

Japan News - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 22:40
Sota Fujii, the youngest professional shogi player, set an unprecedented record on Monday, marking the 29th official straight win since his debut in December last year. (Jiji)

Judge suspends all Iraqi deportations in US for 2 weeks

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 22:00
A federal judge on Monday temporarily suspended the deportation of 1,400 Iraqi nationals in the U.S. while he determines whether his court is the proper place to consider their fears of physical harm if they're kicked out of the country.

House members want taxpayer money to hire personal security

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 21:31
House of Representatives lawmakers want $25,000 each to hire private security right away to protect them in their home districts, an unusually quick, bipartisan response to the shooting of a Republican House leader and others at a baseball practice.

Narrowed Trump travel ban could sow confusion in U.S. and abroad, experts say

The Japan Times - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 21:31
The Supreme Court’s criteria for who can be barred from entering the United States under President Donald Trump’s travel ban may confuse the U.S. officials ...

Analysis finds gerrymandering in 2016 U.S., state legislative races gave GOP huge advantage

The Japan Times - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 21:22
The 2016 presidential contest was awash with charges that the fix was in: Republican Donald Trump repeatedly claimed that the election was rigged against him, ...

China’s message to Asia’s casinos: Place your bets elsewhere

The Japan Times - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 20:44
China just sent a clear message to casinos sprouting across Asia: don’t peddle your baccarat here. A Shanghai court on Monday convicted 19 Crown Resorts ...

White House warns Syria's Assad against chemical attack

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 20:36
The White House issued a stern warning to Syrian President Bashar Assad on Monday night as it claimed "potential" evidence that Syria was preparing for another chemical weapons attack.

In first public rebuke of China’s rights record, Trump to label Beijing among worst on human trafficking

The Japan Times - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 20:20
The Trump administration is poised to declare China among the world’s worst offenders on human trafficking, U.S. officials said Monday, putting the world’s most populous ...

Hawaii military child's death inspires national safety initiative

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 20:20
The death of a Hawaii boy who fell out of a window in a military housing unit has sparked a national initiative to prevent similar deaths at other military homes.

Supporters rally for Iraqi refugee amid deportation threat

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 19:39
About 300 people demonstrated outside Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices in Albuquerque on Monday to support an Iraqi refugee they say will face death if he is deported because he helped train U.S. soldiers going to Iraq.

Shogi prodigy Sota Fujii wins record 29th straight match

The Japan Times - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 17:55
Japan’s youngest professional shogi player, 14-year-old Sota Fujii, set the all-time record for consecutive victories Monday, continuing a winning streak that has reignited public interest ...

Conservative justices give Trump victory by partially reviving travel ban

The Japan Times - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 15:36
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by reviving parts of his travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority ...

Budget office: Senate health bill adds 22 million uninsured

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 15:09
The Senate Republican health care bill would leave 22 million more Americans uninsured in 2026 than under President Barack Obama's health care law, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Monday.