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By Wayne Cole SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares edged higher on Tuesday while the dollar stood firm as upbeat U.S. earnings boosted Wall Street and factory surveys in the United States and Europe boasted their best readings so far this year. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan inched up 0.1 percent with most components yet to trade. Australian stocks added 0.5 percent and futures pointed to an opening gain of around 0.8 percent for Japan's Nikkei helped by a softening yen.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw is unlikely to need back surgery for the herniated disk that sidelined the Dodgers ace for 2 ½ months during the season, according to president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman.
Two Los Angeles-area gang members were found guilty of first-degree murder on Monday for killing a mentally disabled teen over his red shoes and shirt -- a color affiliated with a rival gang. According to the prosecution, 19-year-old Tavin Price was gunned down in front of his mother near a car wash in the south Los Angeles neighborhood of Hyde Park. Kanasho Johns, 29 and Kevin Deon Johnson, 26, both members of the NeighborHood Crips gang, whose color is blue, were convicted by a jury for the May 2015 murder.