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A flavor out of favor: Dog meat fades in S. Korea

Thursday, 3:35 PM

In this photo taken on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, a chef and owner Oh Keum-il of Daegyo, the dog meat restaurant, shows how to cook for dog meat at her restaurant in Seoul, South Korea. When she was in her twenties, Oh traveled around South Korea to learn dog meat recipes from each region. During a period of South Korean reconciliation with North Korea early last decade, she went to Pyongyang as part of a business delegation and tasted a dozen different dog dishes, from dog stew to dog taffy, all served lavishly at the Koryo, one of the North’s best hotels. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For more than 30 years, chef and restaurant owner Oh Keum-il built her expertise in cooking one traditional South Korean delicacy: dog meat.


Top Asian News at 10:30 p.m. GMT

Thursday, 3:32 PM

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court on Thursday dismissed a murder case against ex-premier Abhisit Vejjajiva and his former deputy, who were both indicted for their role in ordering a deadly crackdown on anti-government protesters in 2010. The judges ruled the Criminal Court has no authority to handle the case because the two accused were holders of political office at the time they gave the orders.

Texas school funding still unconstitutional

Thursday, 3:37 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A judge declared Texas' school finance system unconstitutional for a second time Thursday, finding that even though the Legislature pumped an extra $3 billion-plus into classrooms last summer, the state still fails to provide adequate funding or distribute it fairly among wealthy and poor areas.

Obama on IS in Syria: 'We don't have a strategy yet'

Thursday, 3:35 PM

US President Barack Obama speaks in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC on August 28, 2014President Barack Obama admitted Thursday he did not yet have a strategy to combat the Islamic State in Syria, quelling speculation he would unleash imminent US military strikes against the radical Sunni fighters. The president stressed though that he was developing a broad and comprehensive plan which would involve military, diplomatic and regional efforts designed to defeat IS for good, not just in the short term. Obama also said that Washington did not need to choose to side with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to combat the Islamic State, which exploited a power vacuum in the middle of Syria's vicious civil war and last week brutally executed US journalist James Foley.


NFL, under public pressure, toughens domestic violence bans

Thursday, 3:22 PM

The NFL logo and the San Diego Chargers logo are shown together at Qualcomm Stadium, in San Diego, CaliforniaBy Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The National Football League, stung by a public uproar from critics who said it was too lenient on a player accused of assaulting his fiancée, on Thursday announced stricter domestic violence penalties. Players will now receive a six-game ban for a first-time violation of the league's policy and an indefinite ban for a second violation, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a letter to team owners obtained by Reuters. Goodell did not mention Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice by name, but apologized for how the league handled his suspension. Women's and family groups blasted the NFL after it suspended Rice for only two games in July for allegedly assaulting his then-fiancee and now wife.


Goodell apologizes, toughens domestic abuse policy

Thursday, 2:40 PM

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announces tougher penalties for domestic violence, including potential life bans for repeat offenders, and apologized for issuing a weak abuse penalty last monthNational Football League commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties for domestic violence Thursday, including potential life bans for repeat offenders, and apologized for issuing a weak abuse penalty last month. In a letter to team owners outlining revisions to the NFL's personal conduct policy, Goodell said that violations regarding assault, battery, domestic violence or sexual assault involving physical force will bring a six-game ban without pay and a second offense will bring a minimum one-year ban from the NFL. The moves come after criticism of Goodell's handling of the domestic violence case involving Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice.


Body of NJ man Aharon Sofer found in Jerusalem

Thursday, 3:45 PM

Body of NJ man Aharon Sofer found in JerusalemPolice in Israel confirm the body of Aharon Sofer of Lakewood, Ocean County, was found in some woods near where he vanished.


Big U.S. banks seek new clarity on risks of marijuana-linked accounts

Thursday, 3:45 PM

By Brett Wolf ST. LOUIS (Thomson Reuters Accelus) - Major banks are getting increasingly wary of some transactions with smaller banks that have begun to allow marijuana businesses to open accounts. The problem arises because in Colorado and Washington states, marijuana for general use is legal, and in a host of other states it is legal for certain medicinal purposes. Treasury Department's anti-money laundering unit needs to clarify its expectations for the handling and reporting of wire transfers and other payments that involve people and entities linked to state-sanctioned marijuana businesses. For example, said one banker, if a marijuana business deposits money into an account at a bank which then wires funds to pay for supplies such as soil, seeds, or packaging, the banks handling the other side of the transactions need to know if they risk charges for lapses in their anti-money laundering programs, or even criminal money laundering.

Ford, IBM win dismissal of 12-year lawsuit over apartheid abuses

Thursday, 3:17 PM

The company logo is seen on the bonnet of a Ford car during the media day ahead of the 84th Geneva Motor Show in GenevaBy Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Manhattan federal judge has dismissed a 12-year-old lawsuit accusing Ford Motor Co and IBM Corp of encouraging human rights abuses in apartheid-era South Africa, reluctantly concluding that the case does not belong in U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin on Thursday said the black South Africans who brought the case did not show "relevant conduct" by Ford and IBM within the United States to justify holding the companies liable. The plaintiffs had accused Ford, IBM and other companies of having between the 1970s and early 1990s aided South Africa's former apartheid government in abuses such as killings and torture, by having made military vehicles and computers for government security forces.


Bank of America seeks to void verdict in $1.27 billion 'Hustle' case

Thursday, 3:07 PM

A Bank Of America sign is pictured in the Manhattan borough of New YorkBy Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bank of America Corp on Thursday asked a federal judge to throw out a jury verdict finding it liable for fraud over defective mortgages sold by its Countrywide unit that resulted in a $1.27 billion penalty. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan to rule for it as a matter of law or order a new trial, arguing that the evidence at trial did not support the jury's October 2013 verdict. Bank of America said prosecutors were required at trial to prove that loans originated by Countrywide Financial Corp in a process called "Hustle" that were then sold to government mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were not as good as the lender represented. Attorney Preet Bharara, whose office brought the case in 2012, declined comment.


NFL, under public pressure, toughens domestic violence bans

Thursday, 3:22 PM

The NFL logo and the San Diego Chargers logo are shown together at Qualcomm Stadium, in San Diego, CaliforniaBy Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The National Football League, stung by a public uproar from critics who said it was too lenient on a player accused of assaulting his fiancée, on Thursday announced stricter domestic violence penalties. Players will now receive a six-game ban for a first-time violation of the league's policy and an indefinite ban for a second violation, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a letter to team owners obtained by Reuters. Goodell did not mention Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice by name, but apologized for how the league handled his suspension. Women's and family groups blasted the NFL after it suspended Rice for only two games in July for allegedly assaulting his then-fiancee and now wife.


Stressed? How to Lean Back Not In

Thursday, 3:15 PM

Stressed? How to Lean Back Not InAre you feeling the insanity of the world lately?Sure, it's always been intense, but lately most of us are feeling a new level of crazy. Couples are fighting, relationships are ending, money issues are up and fear is everywhere.Volatility and overwhelming emotions like sadness are flooding into everyone's consciousness, but that's our key to...