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  • Move over, acai: Latest 'superfruits' aim to make a nutritional mark

     Move over, acai: Latest 'superfruits' aim to make a nutritional mark
    Nailing down the latest superfruit in vogue can be an elusive goal, a quest largely driven by modern marketing and, quite possibly, producers of television's "The Dr. Oz Show." Origins in advertising, not science, complicate the matter: The term...
  • Ukraine crisis upends West's view of Russian President Vladimir Putin

    Ukraine crisis upends West's view of Russian President Vladimir Putin
    WASHINGTON — The Ukraine crisis has forced Western leaders to reassess what they thought they knew about Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has shown that he is willing to make far riskier moves to achieve his security goals and that his...
  • Kristina Wong's stereotype-skewering humor: Stop and think about it

    Kristina Wong's stereotype-skewering humor: Stop and think about it
    Kristina Wong has crashed Miss Chinatown pageants as a pimply, cigar-smoking, over-the-hill contestant. She has posed as a rabid Jeremy Lin fan, waving sexually suggestive signs at the NBA player's games. On a sewing machine in her Koreatown apartment,...
  • For Chinese New Year, malls get into the holiday spirit

    For Chinese New Year, malls get into the holiday spirit
    Friday is the first day of Chinese New Year, a multi-day celebration marked by money-stuffed red envelopes, dragon imagery and, in the Southland, a flood of tourists from Asia. For the first time, many local shopping centers are greeting the surge in...
  • 1,000+ rhinos poached in South Africa in 2013, worst year on record

    1,000+ rhinos poached in South Africa in 2013, worst year on record
    The world's largest surviving population of white rhinos suffered its heaviest toll on record last year when poachers killed more than 1,000 of the threatened animals to feed an international market for trinkets and potions made from their horns. The...
  • DNA from Neanderthal toe reveals interbreeding among ancient species

    DNA from Neanderthal toe reveals interbreeding among ancient species
    A 50,000-year-old toe bone found in a Siberian cave is giving scientists a surprising view of the breeding habits of early humans. In what has been described as a “Lord of the Rings”-type world, researchers say that Homo sapiens,...
  • Japan's Abe uses Davos economic forum to warn of China militancy

    Japan's Abe uses Davos economic forum to warn of China militancy
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe used his moment in the spotlight Wednesday at the World Economic Forum to sound an alarm over what he sees as China's rising militancy and Japan's outdated defense posture. In a speech opening the five-day annual...
  • Asian Americans and the 'model minority' myth

     Asian Americans and the 'model minority' myth
    Previews of Amy Chua's forthcoming book, "The Triple Package" (co-written with husband Jed Rubenfeld), detonated a social media uproar among Asian Americans. Many were infuriated by the New York Post's report that Chua, the self-styled Tiger Mom, was...
  • Anheuser-Busch to buy back Korean brewery, wants Asian beer market

    Anheuser-Busch to buy back Korean brewery, wants Asian beer market
    Anheuser-Busch InBev announced Monday that it would spend billions of dollars to buy back a Korean brewery in an effort to boost its presence in the Asian Pacific. The Belgium-based brewery behind Budweiser, Stella Artois and more will buy South...
  • The thinnest Americans are Asian Americans, CDC data show

    The thinnest Americans are Asian Americans, CDC data show
    Which Americans are least likely to be overweight or obese? Asian Americans, by a long shot. New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal that 38.6% of Asian American adults have a body mass index over 25, the threshold for...
  • Cambodian troops' shooting of striking garment workers condemned

    Cambodian troops' shooting of striking garment workers condemned
    Cambodian government troops opened fire on striking garment workers demonstrating for higher wages Friday, killing at least four and drawing condemnation from the United States and human rights groups. The violence in Phnom Penh's Veng Sreng...