By Nobuhiro Kubo, Linda Sieg and Phil Stewart TOKYO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As Japan and the United States start talks on how to respond to armed incidents that fall short of a full-scale attack on Japan, officials in Tokyo worry that their ally is reluctant to send China a strong message of deterrence. Tokyo hopes to zero in on specific perceived threats, notably China's claims to Japanese-held islands in the East China Sea, while Washington is emphasizing broader discussions, officials on both sides say. Washington takes no position on the sovereignty of the islands, called the Senkaku by Japan and the Diaoyu by China, but recognizes that Japan administers them and says they fall under the U.S.-Japan Security Treaty, which obligates America to come to Japan's defense.
A man who died in a shootout in western Michoacan state "has been identified as Nazario Moreno," also known as "El Chayo," a government official said ahead of a press conference set to take place at 7:00 pm (0100 GMT Monday). The previous Mexican government reported that Moreno, a leader of the La Familia cartel, was killed in December 2010. "All signs point to this being 'El Chayo,'" a government official had said earlier on condition of anonymity about the suspect killed Sunday. Moreno, who is also known as "El Mas Loco" (The Craziest One), was one of the founders of La Familia Michoacana, which spawned the Knights Templar after his presumed death.
BOSTON (AP) — Rajon Rondo had 11 points and a season-high 18 assists, Jeff Green scored 27 points and the Boston Celtics had their second-highest scoring output of the season in a 118-111 win over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night.