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  • Instead of mothballing Navy ships, give them to our allies

    Instead of mothballing Navy ships, give them to our allies
    A bitter debate has raged in the Pentagon for several months about the wisdom of taking the nuclear aircraft carrier George Washington out of service to save money. The Washington, at 24 years old a relatively young vessel, is due for a costly refit, a...
  • Sony warns Vaio users of fire risk from defective batteries

    Sony warns Vaio users of fire risk from defective batteries
    Sony is issuing a warning to users of its Vaio Fit 11A, telling them to stop using the laptops because the batteries could overheat and catch fire. According to the Wall Street Journal, the batteries made by Panasonic are found in nearly 26,000 Vaio...
  • Family-run Koda Farms is passionate about rice

    DOS PALOS, Calif. — Bagged rice may look like a mundane commodity, a bit incongruous at a local farmers market. But one taste of the variety grown by Koda Farms — with attractive, uniform kernels, alluring fragrance, soft texture and a rich,...
  • Review: 'The Railway Man' deftly deals with war's emotional trauma

     Review: 'The Railway Man' deftly deals with war's emotional trauma
    An alternately delicate and brutal retelling of the memoir by former World War II British Army officer Eric Lomax, "The Railway Man" is an impressively crafted, skillfully acted, highly absorbing journey into a dark corner of world history. Colin...
  • The loss of the Thresher: Why it should be remembered every year

    The loss of the Thresher: Why it should be remembered every year
    The lessons of cataclysmic events tend to be overlooked when we remember them only on major anniversaries. The sinking of the U.S. nuclear submarine Thresher is a perfect example. The Thresher went down during a trial cruise off the coast of Maine 51...
  • Nicole Kidman gets to the very soul of adventure

    Nicole Kidman gets to the very soul of adventure
    It's too easy to start with the face or what she wears, how she sits. The color of her earrings. The essence is in the vowels, the way she holds and releases them. The voice drops a register, as if in a conspiracy, and a morning conversation drifts across...
  • Haruko Obokata says she created STAP stem cells "more than 200 times"

    Haruko Obokata says she created STAP stem cells "more than 200 times"
    The Japanese stem cell scientist who was accused of misconduct by her own research institution apologized Wednesday for making careless mistakes but insisted that her STAP stem cells are real. Haruko Obokata told reporters at a news conference that...
  • David Chipperfield wins competition to design Nobel headquarters

    David Chipperfield wins competition to design Nobel headquarters
    British architect David Chipperfield has won a high-profile competition to design a home for the Nobel Foundation in Sweden. His proposal, on which he collaborated with his partner Christoph Felger, calls for a light-on-its-feet building overlooking the...
  • Toyota recalls more than 6 million vehicles

    Toyota recalls more than 6 million vehicles
    TOKYO — Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 6.39 million vehicles globally for a variety of problems spanning nearly 30 models in Japan, the U.S., Europe and other places. No injuries or crashes have been reported related to the recalls announced...
  • Takeda and Eli Lilly ordered to pay $9 billion over Actos drug

    Takeda and Eli Lilly ordered to pay $9 billion over Actos drug
    A federal jury awarded a combined $9 billion in punitive damages against Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A. Inc. and Eli Lilly & Co. after it found that the drug makers did not disclose cancer risks for their diabetes medicine, Actos. The jury in Lafayette,...
  • Jury hits Takeda, Eli Lilly with $9-billion penalty

    Jury hits Takeda, Eli Lilly with $9-billion penalty
    TOKYO — A U.S. jury ordered Japanese drugmaker Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. and its U.S. counterpart, Eli Lilly and Co., to pay $9 billion in punitive damages over a diabetes medicine linked to cancer. The drug companies said Tuesday they will...