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  • Obama offering Japan security, economic …
    Obama offering Japan security, economic … Associated Press - 24 minutes ago

    TOKYO (AP) — Facing fresh questions about his commitment to Asia, President Barack Obama will seek to convince Japan's leaders Thursday that he can deliver on his … More »

  • How Piketty's research shaped wealth … Associated Press - 24 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — French economist Thomas Piketty and his research partners have transformed the wealth gap debate by popularizing the concept of a financially … More »

  • US weighs clemency for inmates jailed …
    US weighs clemency for inmates jailed … Associated Press - 27 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is encouraging nonviolent federal inmates who have behaved in prison, have no significant criminal history and have already … More »

  • Boogeymen and shady deals define spin …
    Boogeymen and shady deals define spin … Associated Press - 36 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The fight for the Senate majority boils down to boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian — if party operatives' spin is to be … More »

  • Top Asian News at 5:30 p.m. GMT Associated Press - 51 minutes ago

    TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday opened a four-country Asia tour aimed at reassuring allies in the region that the U.S. remains a committed … More »

  • Internet TV case: Justices skeptical, …
    Internet TV case: Justices skeptical, … Associated Press - 19 hours ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the … More »

  • First lady announces one-stop job site … Associated Press - 55 minutes ago

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama has announced a new online effort to link soldiers leaving the military with jobs that match their skill sets. … More »

  • Top Asian News at 5:00 p.m. GMT Associated Press - 1 hour 22 minutes ago

    TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday opened a four-country Asia tour aimed at reassuring allies in the region that the U.S. remains a committed … More »

  • Report on CIA interrogations shadows …
    Report on CIA interrogations shadows … Associated Press - 1 hour 22 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The planned release of portions of the Senate report on the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques could add to the legal complications … More »

  • High court tosses $3.4M award to child … Associated Press - 1 hour 29 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday said a federal law limits how much money victims of child pornography can recover from people who viewed their … More »

  • Brazil's Rousseff praises U.S. for …
    Brazil's Rousseff praises U.S. for … Reuters - 1 hour 40 minutes ago

    By Esteban Israel SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff praised the United States on Wednesday for its decision to ease control over the Internet … More »

  • Top Asian News at 4:30 p.m. GMT Associated Press - 1 hour 49 minutes ago

    TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday opened a four-country Asia tour aimed at reassuring allies in the region that the U.S. remains a committed … More »

  • US justices seek middle ground in Argentina … Associated Press - Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court appeared to be searching for a middle ground Monday in the decade-long battle between Argentina and holders of its … More »

  • Top Asian News at 4:00 p.m. GMT Associated Press - 2 hours 21 minutes ago

    TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday opened a four-country Asia tour aimed at reassuring allies in the region that the U.S. remains a committed … More »

  • Court won't overturn death sentence … Associated Press - 2 hours 23 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to overturn the death sentence of a man who confessed to kidnapping, raping and killing a 16-year-old girl … More »

  • Top Asian News at 3:30 p.m. GMT Associated Press - 2 hours 51 minutes ago

    TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday opened a four-country Asia tour aimed at reassuring allies in the region that the U.S. remains a committed … More »

  • Correction: Biofuels-Global Warming … Associated Press - 22 hours ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story April 20 about new research showing biofuels made with corn leftovers are worse for global warming than gasoline in the short term, The … More »

  • First lady announcing one-stop job site … Associated Press - 2 hours 55 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Aiming to streamline employment resources for people leaving the military, the government is creating an integrated website that can help … More »

  • Obama seeks to ease Asian allies' …
    Obama seeks to ease Asian allies' … Reuters - 3 hours ago

    By Linda Sieg and Matt Spetalnick TOKYO (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will use a state visit to Japan on Thursday to try to reassure Tokyo and other Asian … More »

  • Obama opens Japan trip at famous sushi …
    Obama opens Japan trip at famous sushi … Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday opened a four-country Asia tour aimed at reassuring allies in the region that the U.S. remains a committed … More »

  • Top Asian News at 3:00 p.m. GMT Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama opened a trip to Japan Wednesday with a close-up look at the art of sushi making at a tiny Tokyo restaurant with hard-to-come-by … More »

  • U.N. should have done more to prevent …
    U.N. should have done more to prevent … Reuters - 3 hours ago

    By Elias Biryabarema KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda's army, backing its neighbour South Sudan against a four-month-old rebellion, said on Wednesday U.N. peacekeepers … More »

  • Union protests postal counters in Staples … Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Postal workers plan protests in 27 states Thursday against the opening of postal counters in Staples stores that are staffed with Staples … More »

  • Top Asian News at 2:30 p.m. GMT Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama opened a trip to Japan Wednesday with a close-up look at the art of sushi making at a tiny Tokyo restaurant with hard-to-come-by … More »

  • Analysis: Weak US hand in Ukraine c …
    Analysis: Weak US hand in Ukraine c … Associated Press - 4 hours ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a quarter century after the Cold War ended, the crisis in Ukraine symbolizes the weak foreign policy hand the United States often finds … More »

  • Top Asian News at 2:00 p.m. GMT Associated Press - 4 hours ago

    TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama opened a trip to Japan Wednesday with a close-up look at the art of sushi making at a tiny Tokyo restaurant with hard-to-come-by … More »

  • US soldier faces hearing in killings … Associated Press - 4 hours ago

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Washington (AP) — A U.S. soldier accused of deliberately killing two unarmed teenage boys as they herded cattle in Iraq seven years ago is … More »