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In this July 21, 2012 file photograph, Joshu Sasaki Roshi, a 105-year-old Japanese Zen master, celebrates his 50th anniversary at Rinzai-ji Zen Center in Los Angeles. Roshi died July 27, 2014, of age-related causes at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 107. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)

Joshu Sasaki Roshi, monk who brought Zen Buddhism to US, dies at 107

Saturday, August 2, 2014

When an obscure Japanese monk arrived in Los Angeles 52 years ago, he carried little more than a spare robe, a Japanese-English dictionary and an invitation to teach Zen. But the trappings of his life would not always be so simple. At centers he established on Mount Baldy, Calif., and in Jemez Springs, N.M., Joshu Sasaki Roshi guided thousands of … 0

GAZA: Israeli soldier feared captured by Hamas

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Israeli forces, backed by heavy tank fire and airstrikes, moved deeper into southern Gaza last night in search of a soldier apparently captured in a clash with Hamas militants earlier in the day. At least 70 Palestinians and two Israeli soldiers were killed in the fierce fighting in the area that quickly shattered … 0

Cantor to resign from House seat in August

Saturday, August 2, 2014

After a stunning primary election loss, former majority leader Eric Cantor said yesterday he will resign his seat in the House months earlier than expected. The congressman will step down Aug. 18 and has asked Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to call a special election to enable his successor to take office immediately, Cantor … 0

As fighting rages in east Ukraine, U.S. releases images said to implicate Russia

Monday, July 28, 2014

Rebels and government troops fired on each other’s positions yesterday in a strategically important city in eastern Ukraine, sending residents into bomb shelters, as Washington released images that it said proved Russia is shooting across the border into … 0

Higher wages signaled by more U.S. employees quitting

Monday, July 28, 2014

If someone at your workplace recently quit, you may be poised for a raise. With more Americans voluntarily leaving their jobs and confidence about business conditions improving, wages could increase amid this labor-market turnover. More than 2.5 million U.S. workers resigned in May, a 15 percent increase from … 1

Man seeks video of 1995 Oklahoma City bombing

Sunday, July 27, 2014

One man’s quest to explain his brother’s mysterious jail cell death 19 years ago has rekindled long-dormant questions about whether others were involved in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. What some consider a far-flung conspiracy theory will be … 0

American doctor in Africa gets treatment for Ebola

Sunday, July 27, 2014

An American doctor infected with the deadly Ebola disease received intensive treatment yesterday in West Africa and was in stable condition, talking to his medical team and working on his computer, a spokeswoman for an aid group said. … 0

NASA: Earth narrowly missed crippling solar storm in recent years

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Earth missed a potentially catastrophic encounter with a solar storm by one week in 2012, physicists report. “I have come away from our recent studies more convinced than ever that Earth and its inhabitants were incredibly fortunate that … 2

Hospital shooting suspect charged with murder

Sunday, July 27, 2014

A man accused of fatally shooting his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist at a suburban Philadelphia hospital complex before the doctor returned fire has been charged with murder. Richard Plotts was arraigned late Saturday at his hospital bedside … 0

Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Israel and Hamas launched new attacks yesterday in the raging Gaza war, despite going back and forth over proposals for a temporary halt to nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday. The failure to … 0

Capital Beat: Republicans, Democrats mark battleground in race to control state Senate

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Political junkies have surely noticed the uptick in campaign activity between Democrats Kass Ardinger and Dan Feltes, who are competing to secure endorsements in a battle to replace Concord’s outgoing state senator, Sylvia Larsen. It’s the first seriously competitive state Senate race Concord has seen in 20 years, … 0

Fancy management systems won’t fix bad managers

Sunday, July 27, 2014

In violation of my long-standing “only watch TV” rule, I read an article recently about how Zappos is adopting a management structure known as holacracy. I was hoping this structure somehow involved holograms, which would be awesome, but instead it’s a flat organizational structure in which, according to … 1

Judge issues stay in suit against New Hampshire’s new buffer zone law

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The lawsuit challenging New Hampshire’s law allowing buffer zones around clinics that perform abortions has been put on hold in part because clinics in the state have not yet posted signs that would denote where those zones fall. In the lawsuit filed earlier this month, the Alliance Defending … 0