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  • Philippines typhoon leaves millions in need of food, water, shelter

    Philippines typhoon leaves millions in need of food, water, shelter
    MANILA -- The scale of the devastation beginning to unfold in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan has stunned relief workers, who estimate that as many as 10 million people were affected by the storm that swept through the central Philippines late last week....
  • Navy cancels $200 million in contracts with firm amid port scandal

    Navy cancels $200 million in contracts with firm amid port scandal
    The Navy has canceled more than $200 million in contracts with a Singapore-based company at the center of a spiraling scandal involving accusations of bribery and leaking of confidential information. The Navy terminated "for cause" three contracts worth...
  • USC absorbs Pasadena's Pacific Asia Museum in friendly takeover

    USC absorbs Pasadena's Pacific Asia Museum in friendly takeover
    USC is taking over the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, bringing more than 15,000 works of Asian art dating from ancient times to today under the university's control, along with the nearly 90-year-old replica of a Chinese palace that houses the museum....
  • Third senior Navy officer suspended during bribery investigation

    Third senior Navy officer suspended during bribery investigation
    SAN DIEGO — A third high-ranking Navy officer has been suspended from his duties in connection with an investigation into a multimillion-dollar bribery case involving Navy ships in Asia-Pacific ports. Capt. David Haas has been suspended as...
  • Aung San Suu Kyi, and Myanmar, faces an uncertain future

    Aung San Suu Kyi, and Myanmar, faces an uncertain future
    NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar — The Lady, uncharacteristically, is late. But she is unflustered, graciously indulging the pack of photographers that follows as she glides out of her car, up a granite staircase and into her seat in the grand assembly hall....
  • Fox International strikes $130-million Asian film co-financing deal

    Fox International strikes $130-million Asian film co-financing deal
    Fox International Productions, the 20th Century Fox Film subsidiary that makes local-language films in foreign countries, has inked a $130-million co-financing deal with Ivanhoe Pictures, a new film and television company. The four-year arrangement...
  • Navy suspends contracts with second firm in scandal over foreign ports

    Navy suspends contracts with second firm in scandal over foreign ports
    In a widening scandal, the Navy cut ties Wednesday with a second international company over "questionable business integrity" involving lucrative contracts to service U.S. ships in foreign ports. The Navy announced that it has suspended contracts with...
  • Panama Canal expansion draws delegates from U.S. seaport states

     Panama Canal expansion draws delegates from U.S. seaport states
    PANAMA CANAL ZONE — After waiting out an early-afternoon downpour, Vice President Joe Biden and the U.S. delegation emerged into the humid heat to tour the $5.2-billion canal expansion. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake snapped pictures...
  • China air zone risks miscalculation, distracts diplomacy, experts say

    China air zone risks miscalculation, distracts diplomacy, experts say
    With memories of the Soviet military's 1983 downing of a South Korean commercial airliner still seared in the minds of many, China's move to control the airspace over disputed islands has stirred fears of another disastrous miscalculation. Asia...
  • Asian Americans are the most prolific spenders in U.S., survey shows

    Asian Americans are the most prolific spenders in U.S., survey shows
    Asian Americans have emerged as the most prolific and impulsive buyers in the nation, according to a Nielsen survey released Thursday. They prefer Costco over Wal-Mart, brand names over generics and lead the nation as a demographic in online buying....
  • New wealth taking art market to new heights

    New wealth taking art market to new heights
    NEW YORK — The painting once hung in the Cleveland Museum of Art. And there was no shortage of people who wanted it in the crowded Christie's auction room. The artwork, "Women Reaching for the Moon," is a blur of a woman in a red dress. It was...