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Japan's population falls for a 15th year with record low births and record high deaths

Japan's population falls for a 15th year with record low births and record high deaths

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s total population declined for the 15th straight year in 2023, dropping by more than a half-million people as the population ages and births remain low. Births in Japan hit a record low of 730,000 last year. The 1.
Publisher Jimmy Lai will testify in his defense at Hong Kong national security trial, lawyer says

Publisher Jimmy Lai will testify in his defense at Hong Kong national security trial, lawyer says

HONG KONG (AP) — A defense lawyer said Thursday that prominent publisher Jimmy Lai will testify in his defense in the landmark national security trial brought under a Beijing-imposed law that has all but wiped out public dissent.
US files details of Boeing’s plea deal related to plane crashes. It's in the hands of a judge now

US files details of Boeing’s plea deal related to plane crashes. It's in the hands of a judge now

The Justice Department submitted an agreement with Boeing on Wednesday in which the aerospace giant will plead guilty to a fraud charge for misleading U.S.
Comic-Con 2024: What to expect as the convention returns to San Diego

Comic-Con 2024: What to expect as the convention returns to San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Comic-Con International, the comic book and pop culture extravaganza, is kicking off in San Diego. The convention, which draws over 130,000 fans annually, opens for a preview night Wednesday and runs through Sunday.
NBA says it has signed new 11-year media rights deal with Disney, NBC and Amazon

NBA says it has signed new 11-year media rights deal with Disney, NBC and Amazon

The NBA signed its 11-year media rights deal with Disney, NBC and Amazon Prime Video on Wednesday after saying it was not accepting Warner Bros. Discovery’s US$1.8 billion per year offer to continue its longtime relationship with the league.
Aecon reports $123.9 million loss in second quarter, revenue down

Aecon reports $123.9 million loss in second quarter, revenue down

TORONTO — Aecon Group Inc. says it lost $123.9 million in the second quarter, down from a profit of $28.2 million a year earlier. The Toronto-based company says revenue totalled $853.8 million, down from $1.
Cartoonist Roz Chast to be honored at the Brooklyn Book Festival, which runs from Sept. 22-30

Cartoonist Roz Chast to be honored at the Brooklyn Book Festival, which runs from Sept. 22-30

NEW YORK (AP) — Lorrie Moore, Attica Locke and Edwidge Danticat will be among hundreds of writers attending this September's Brooklyn Book Festival, for years one of the literary world's most anticipated gatherings.
Puerto Rico bans discrimination against those who wear Afros and other hairstyles on diverse island

Puerto Rico bans discrimination against those who wear Afros and other hairstyles on diverse island

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor on Wednesday signed a law that prohibits discrimination against people wearing Afros, curls, locs, twists, braids and other hairstyles in the racially diverse U.S. territory.
Andrew Tate's defamation lawsuit against human trafficking accuser can proceed, judge says

Andrew Tate's defamation lawsuit against human trafficking accuser can proceed, judge says

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.
West Fraser second-quarter profits rise from loss last year, sales also up

West Fraser second-quarter profits rise from loss last year, sales also up

VANCOUVER — West Fraser Timber Co. says it earned US$105 million in the second quarter, up from a loss of US$131 million a year earlier. The Vancouver-based company says it saw sales of US$1.7 billion, up from US$1.