DETROIT (AP) — Toyota has told North American dealers to stop selling six popular models with heated seats because the fabric doesn’t comply with… More »
The coroner who concluded a girl died after she was twice run over by rescue trucks racing toward a burning plane disputes a different… More »
Japanese police arrested a factory worker at a plant that churned out food laced with pesticide, which led to massive poisoning and a recall… More »
TOKYO (AP) — Another day, another radioactive-water spill. The operator of the meltdown-plagued Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant says at least 430 liters (110 gallons)… More »
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says there is no tsunami threat for Hawaii after a 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck the Kermadec Islands near New Zealand.
TOKYO (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. recalled 908,900 vehicles around the world Thursday for defective accelerator sensors that could cause the engine to stall…. More »
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Japan have agreed to make it easier to import each other’s organic products, the latest step in… More »
UPDATE: NASA Earth Observatory releases satellite photos of the island
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Alongside the carnage of Pakistan’s massive earthquake came a new… More »
President Barack Obama on Tuesday welcomed the new Iranian government’s pursuit of a “more moderate course,” saying it should offer the basis for a breakthrough on Iran’s nuclear impasse with the United Nations and the U.S. He signaled a willingness to directly engage Iran’s leaders, tasking Secretary of State John Kerry with pursuing that diplomacy with Tehran.
TOKYO (AP) — A former U.S. nuclear regulatory chief said Tuesday that leaks of contaminated water at the crippled Fukushima plant had been known… More »
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean scientists are able to build crucial equipment for uranium-based nuclear bombs on their own, cutting the need… More »
Kenyan officials said security forces controlled nearly all of an upscale mall on Monday, two days after it was seized by members of a Somali terrorist group who invaded with guns blazing, killing at least 62 people.
HONG KONG (AP) — The year’s most powerful typhoon slammed into southern China on Sunday evening, forcing hundreds of flight cancellations, shutting down shipping… More »
HONG KONG (AP) — The year’s most powerful typhoon had Hong Kong in its crosshairs on Sunday after sweeping past the Philippines and Taiwan… More »
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The most powerful typhoon of the year was sweeping through the Luzon Strait on Saturday, battering island communities and drenching… More »
Pope Francis offered an olive branch of sorts to the doctrine-minded, conservative wing of the Catholic Church on Friday as he denounced abortions as a symptom of today’s “throw-away culture” and encouraged Catholic doctors to refuse to perform them.