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If we accept that Japan is the greatest food nation on Earth, with the most discerning eaters and the most advanced restaurant culture (Michelin, for what it’s worth, agrees, as do all of the chefs I’ve ever met), then it seems at least arguable that the very best restaurant in the world might also be in Japan.
For many years, according to its voters, the best Japanese restaurant in the world was not even in Japan, so let’s not waste any more time with them.
If the US is to prevent war inside Iraq between two of its allies, it may have to go back and strengthen the promise in the 23 September letter, or see its painstakingly assembled anti-Isis alliance dissolve in front of its eyes.
The nightmare is a Turkish or Iranian occupation of parts of Kurdistan leading to a guerrilla war before the Isis dream of a caliphate is crushed. Already there is revived talk of disenfranchised Sunnis following the Kurdish path to independence by seeking to form their own state in Iraq – the genesis of Isis in 2014.
Or maybe, just maybe, most of the pent-up demand for new housing has been met and the market is finally running out of steam after seven years.
The steadily growing U.S. economy is gradually raising incomes and providing the most opportunities in at least a decade for anyone who wants to work. The backsliding is a bit of a surprise, especially as optimism among builders spurs them to ramp up construction.
Harvey Weinstein, once one of the most powerful men in Hollywood, was expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Saturday amid a barrage of sexual harassment and sexual assault allegations going back decades.
In a statement, the board of the Academy, as it is commonly known, said "well in excess of the required two-thirds majority" of its 54 members voted to oust Weinstein, the co-founder of Miramax and The Weinstein Company.
The fourth amendment to the US Constitution, adopted in 1792, reads: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation and particularly describing the place to be searched and the persons or things to be seized.”
When Justin Turner smacked the game-winning home run for the Dodgers on Sunday night, announcers, sportswriters, bloggers and fans all called it the same thing: a “walk-off.” Unknown as recently as the 1970s and 1980s, the term “walk-off” for a game-ending hit has become as comfortable a part of the baseball lexicon as “balls” and “strikes.”
The Gannett News Service wrote: “In Dennis Eckersley’s colorful vocabulary, a walk-off piece is a home run that wins the game and the pitcher walks off the mound.”
The latest planned sale of the shuttered St. James the Great Episcopal Church in Newport Beach has been canceled, and the building will be reopened to worshipers, according to the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles.
The move would end more than two years in a drama in which the diocese’s top bishop, J. Jon Bruno, tried twice to sell the property to developers, locked out the congregation and kept the church closed even after the first sale attempt fell through.
That, Dear Reader, is how today's flagrantly coup-ish behavior could easily end up turning into tomorrow's all-too-real thing.
That is plainly what people are talking about when they describe "the generals" in senior administration positions (Chief of Staff John Kelly, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, and Secretary of Defense James Mattis) as the "adults in the room" who are protecting the country from President Trump's worst impulses.
WBA super-middleweight champion George Groves defeated Jamie Cox in the World Boxing Super Series quarter-final with a fourth-round knockout to set up a bout with Chris Eubank Jr.. Groves, 29, ended fellow Briton Cox's 24-fight unbeaten record as Eubank Jr watched on at Wembley Arena.
The World Boxing Super Series has been described as the "Champions League of boxing" with two tournaments, one for cruiserweights and one for super-middleweights.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says the Anfield club would not be allowed to play like Manchester United after their goalless draw at Anfield on Saturday.
Mourinho described the second half as a game of chess and defended Manchester United's tactics when asked about his side's modest attacking ambition. The United boss, who did not start England striker Marcus Rashford as a result of a knock, said United came with the aim of three points "but my opponent didn't open the door for me to win the game".
The search for a missing suburban Dallas toddler has stretched into a sixth day as authorities now say both of the girl's adoptive parents are being uncooperative, reports CBS DFW.
Police officers and FBI agents were at the home on Wednesday, CBS DFW reports, and served a search warrant to look for evidence.
At least I won't be complicit in the subtle ways that xenophobia makes its way into everyday conversations, in a country increasingly hostile to undocumented people of color.
In a nation where the toxic mantra Make America Great Again reigns supreme, where white supremacy is displayed openly and arrogantly, where undocumented people of color are incarcerated in detention centers and deported at an alarming rate, where DACA is in great jeopardy, any proud declaration of American birth or naturalization can serve as a tool for xenophobia.
Iran confirmed on Sunday that it had executed an Iranian nuclear scientist who gave the U.S. intelligence about the country's contested nuclear program.
The official IRNA news agency quoted a spokesman for Iran's judiciary, Gholamhosein Mohseni Ejehi, confirming the execution of Shahram Amiri, an Iranian nuclear scientist caught up in a real-life U.S. spy mystery. Ejehi did not say where or when the execution took place, but said Amiri's initial death sentence had been reviewed by an appeal court and that he had access to a lawyer.
To play his latest role as an Israeli adventurer who survives three weeks alone in the Amazon rainforest, Radcliffe nearly drowned, starved himself, and contended with worms and snakes crawling in and around him.
“The chance to embed myself in a way with Simon and his team of fantastic writers, for potentially a few years, was really exciting.”
She confirmed Abrams’s theory that Equifax’s systems were not compromised as they originally were, but said the issue “involves a third-party vendor that Equifax uses to collect website performance data, and that vendor’s code running on an Equifax website was serving malicious content.”
Randy Abrams discovered an error on his credit report this week, through Equifax’s TrustedID, a security service the company offered for free in the wake of a data breach that potentially impacted more than 143 million U.S. adults.