LONDON (AP) - Actor Jude Law has written to the World Trade Organization to urge it to uphold a European Union ban on seal fur.
The British actor was writing on behalf of animal protection group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), which released the letter on Saturday.
The EU banned
By HAVEN DALEYAssociated Press
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) - A solar-powered plane that has wowed aviation fans in Europe took to the skies Friday over the San Francisco Bay area in a successful test flight.
Considered the world's most advanced sun-powered plane, the Solar Impulse took off from
By JOAN LOWYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal officials intend to lift the order grounding the beleaguered 787 Dreamliner after accepting Boeing's revamped battery system even though the root cause of battery failures that led to a fire on one plane and smoke on another remains unknown
By PAMELA SAMPSONAP Business Writer
BANGKOK (AP) - Asian stock markets posted modest gains Friday, ignoring a raft of disappointing U.S. corporate earnings as officials from the world's biggest economies meet in Washington to search for ways to remedy sluggish global growth.
Group of 20
By ALEX VEIGAAP Business Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Capital One Financial Corp. said Thursday that its first-quarter net income tumbled 25 percent from the same period last year, when the lender booked a hefty gain from its acquisition of online bank ING Direct.
Across its segments, Capital One
By MICHAEL GRACZYKAssociated Press
A fertilizer plant exploded in the small Central Texas farming community of West, about 20 miles north of Waco, leaving as many as 15 people dead and at least 160 injured.
A look at the facts:
By MATTHEW BROWNAssociated Press
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Internal investigators faulted the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday for years of delays in completing health studies needed to guide the cleanup of a Montana mining town where hundreds of people have died from asbestos exposure.
By ANNE FLAHERTYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Pro-business legislation aimed at helping companies fend off sophisticated foreign hackers sailed through the House on Thursday despite a White House veto threat and an outcry from privacy advocates and civil liberties groups that say it leaves
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State John Kerry called for patience despite widespread frustration with the recent failure of negotiations between six world powers and Iran over its disputed nuclear program and growing fears of Tehran developing a weapon of mass
By BROCK VERGAKISAssociated Press
WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) - A private company hired by NASA to make supply runs to the International Space Station scrubbed a Wednesday test launch of an unmanned rocket, saying an important data cord linked to the rocket's second stage detached too soon.