By MARI YAMAGUCHIAssociated Press
TOKYO (AP) - Japan's nuclear watchdog formally approved a set of new safety requirements for atomic power plants on Wednesday, paving the way for the reopening of facilities shut down since the Fukushima disaster in a move critics charged was too hasty.
By MARI YAMAGUCHIAssociated Press
TOKYO (AP) - On the Internet, no one can save you from yourself. That is a lesson many Japanese politicians have learned recently in painful, awkward and at times costly fashion.
In the latest flap, a senior reconstruction official in charge of helping victims of
By BRADLEY BROOKS and JENNY BARCHFIELDAssociated Press
SAO PAULO (AP) - Leaders in Brazil's two biggest cities said Wednesday that they reversed an increase in bus and subway fares that ignited anti-government protests that have spread across the nation in the past week.
Many people doubted the
By SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJERAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Award-winning journalist and war correspondent Michael Hastings, whose unflinching reporting ended the career of a top American army general, died early Tuesday in a car accident in Los Angeles, his employer and family said.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Satellite TV operator Dish Network Corp. said Tuesday it would not submit a revised bid for Sprint, leaving the path open for the wireless carrier to accept what it already considers a superior offer from Japan's Softbank.
Dish said that Sprint Nextel Corp.'s
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Scientists in Michigan and Louisiana are predicting a big summer "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico unless a tropical storm hits the area shortly before or during the annual measurement. In the Chesapeake Bay, scientists expect a smaller-than-average area where there's too
By JAY LINDSAYAssociated Press
BOSTON (AP) - The Cape Wind offshore wind project has secured a $200 million investment from a Danish pension fund in what the wind farm's president said Tuesday is a milestone for the long-delayed project.
In a statement announcing the commitment, PensionDanmark
NEW YORK (AP) - Activist investor Carl Icahn on Tuesday proposed a $16 billion share buyback in his latest effort to thwart Dell Inc. founder Michael Dell's effort to take the struggling computer maker private.
Icahn, now the company's second-largest shareholder after buying 72 million
By RYAN NAKASHIMAAP Business Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc., the studio behind "Shrek" and "Kung Fu Panda," said Tuesday that a new deal to provide original TV shows to Netflix will help it double the revenue it gets from TV shows to $200 million by 2015.
The extra $100
By DIRK LAMMERSAssociated Press
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Nearly 120 scientists and engineers from around the world are meeting in South Dakota this week to discuss operational and technical issues with collecting images from the Landsat 8 satellite.
The U.S. Geological Survey's Earth Resources
UPDATE: Authorities say that a tan SUV was heading west on 35th on Wednesday afternoon when the driver ran a stop sign at Freya. A blue SUV that was headed south on Freya hit the tan SUV causing the vehicle to flip over.
There were two people in the overturned SUV, a woman and a little girl. They
AMMON, Idaho (AP) - Officials with the Bonneville County sheriff's department say a 21-month-old southeastern Idaho girl has died after she was left in a vehicle. A news release says deputies and paramedics were called shortly after 5:15 p.m. Tuesday to a residence in Ammon,
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The man accused of strangling his girlfriend and putting her body in a tub of acid at a Nine Mile Falls home pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a murder charge in Spokane.
The trial for 27-year-old Jason Hart is set for Aug. 12.
He's accused of killing 33-year-old Regan