By CHRISTOPHER BODEENAssociated Press
BEIJING (AP) - Xi Jinping succeeded Hu Jintao as China's leader Thursday, assuming the top posts in the Communist Party and the powerful military in a once-a-decade political transition unbowed by scandals, a slower economy and public demands for
By CAROLYN THOMPSONAssociated Press
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia outmuscled little green army men for a spot in the National Toy Hall of Fame. "Star Wars" action figures join centuries-old dominoes in the class of 2012, which was announced by the Rochester hall
By KELVIN CHANAP Business Writer
HONG KONG (AP) - Global gold demand fell in the third quarter as investors bought fewer bars and coins and buyers in China held back because of an economic slowdown, an industry group said Thursday.
About 1,085 metric tons of gold was sold worldwide in the three
By ROD McGUIRKAssociated Press
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton assured Australians they do not have to choose between the United States, their most important security ally, and China, their primary trading partner, as she ended a visit to the important Pacific
By CHARLES HUTZLERAssociated Press
BEIJING (AP) - Long-anointed successor Xi Jinping assumes the leadership of China at a time when the ruling Communist Party is confronting slower economic growth, a public clamor to end corruption and demands for change that threaten its hold on power.
By The Associated Press
Xi Jinping has become leader of China, securing the Communist Party's top spot as the country faces slower economic growth and rising public demands for change.
The state Xinhua News Agency on Thursday confirmed Xi's elevation to party general secretary. Xi also
BEIJING (AP) - Xi Jinping has become the leader of China by securing the Communist Party's top spot.
The state Xinhua News Agency on Thursday confirmed Xi's elevation to party general secretary.
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By PETER JACKSONAssociated Press
HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) - Three companies have agreed in a settlement to pay more than $213,000 in back wages to hundreds of foreign students for summer jobs they held at a Hershey candy company facility, the U.S. Department of Labor said Wednesday.
By EDITH M. LEDERERAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - South Korea has reported the seizure of cargo from a Chinese freighter that can be used to produce ballistic missiles and was reportedly made in North Korea and destined for Syria, U.N. diplomats said Wednesday.
The diplomats said
TOKYO (AP) - Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 2.77 million vehicles around the world for a water pump problem and a steering shaft defect that may result in faulty steering — the latest in a spate of quality woes for Japan's top automaker.
No accidents have been reported related to these