SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — LG Electronics Inc. announced two new giant OLED TVs with ultra-high definition screens Monday, sticking with its strategy of using the exceptionally expensive OLED display technology.
The largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years sent scores of people to hospitals, ignited fires, damaged multiple historic buildings and knocked out power to tens of thousands in California's wine country on Sunday.
By Jim Christie NAPA Calif. (Reuters) - Prized collections and wooden casks crashed to cellar floors when a 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck Napa Valley on Sunday, but damage to the famous wine region at the start of harvest time might be limited to a handful of wineries and warehouses. Wineries closest to the city of Napa and the earthquake's epicenter reported the most serious losses after the pre-dawn jolt, but the extent of damage was still unclear. At Saintsbury, around a mile (1.6 km) from the epicenter, co-founder Richard Ward said "we saw a lot of action." The wine library with samples of Saintsbury vintages since 1981 was hit hard and about 400 bottles were destroyed, while empty barrels came crashing down, creating a big mess. Ward's wife, Linda Reiff, said "this whole thing was knee deep with solid broken glass." Harvest at Saintsbury was due to start Monday and Ward said "We'll probably put that off a couple of days." The quake that struck at 3:20 a.m. (1020 GMT) was centered 6 miles (10 km) south of Napa and injured dozens of people, damaged historic buildings, set some homes on fire and caused extensive power outages around the picturesque town of Napa.
By Nick Carey and Edward McAllister FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - When the call came just after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in this St. Louis suburb, Reggie Jones didn't hesitate. A friend had asked the 40-year-old screen printer to make the trip from his home in Charlotte, North Carolina, and produce a T-shirt to help support the family of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was shot dead by Officer Darren Wilson. Standing on the side of the road where protests have been held every night for two weeks, Jones sells T-shirts bearing the silhouette of a man with his hands up and the words, "Please Don't Shoot - R.I.P. Michael Brown." Sixty percent of the $10 he charges goes to the Brown family, the rest covers costs. "This community has been hurt bad by Michael Brown's death," Jones said.
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Tensions that flared after a police officer fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown have started to ease. Here's a look at key elements of the Aug. 9 shooting and the unrest that followed in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson:
By Mica Rosenberg and Jeff Mason NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As President Barack Obama prepares to announce major immigration policy changes, conservative attorney Kris Kobach is fighting a case in federal court he says has the potential to “torpedo” the president’s plans. Kobach, the Republican secretary of state of Kansas, is an architect of laws in several states to combat illegal immigration. He is also the most prominent figure among a small group of lawyers working to punch legal holes in Obama's immigration policies. Obama has pledged to act alone in the face of congressional inaction on immigration reform, and an announcement could come in early September.