By BRADLEY BROOKSAssociated Press
SAO PAULO (AP) - After a decade of spiking fatalities from passenger car wrecks, the Brazilian government said Monday it plans to build its first auto crash test facility in an effort to improve the poor safety record of vehicles built and sold in the world
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho State Police has released the name of a Meridian woman killed in a head-on collision between a minivan and a tractor-trailer on State Highway 55 about 18 miles south of Cascade. The ISP says 31-year-old Kristen Scott died at the scene of the crash
By TOM KRISHERAP Auto Writer
DETROIT (AP) - U.S. safety regulators have added about 320,000 older model Honda Odyssey minivans to a widening probe of faulty air bags that affects at least three automakers and more than 2 million vehicles.
Front air bags on the Honda Motor Co. minivans from the 2003
By GILLIAN WONGAssociated Press
BEIJING (AP) - The man who once ran China's powerful railways ministry wept as he admitted his guilt and sought leniency at his trial on corruption charges, one of the country's highest-level graft cases in years.
Liu Zhijun, 60, who oversaw the ministry'
By YURI KAGEYAMAAP Business Writer
TOKYO (AP) - Until a couple of months ago, Takashi Yamada had one of the most genteel jobs in Japan. Now, his days are so harried he doesn't have time to eat lunch.
Yamada, 45, is a government-bond trader at major brokerage Daiwa Securities Co.
By RON TODTAssociated Press
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Attorneys for four people suing over the collapse of a downtown building that killed six people last week lambasted the demolition work after surveying the site Sunday.
Lawyers and consultants walked gingerly on piles of debris, indicating to
By JAKE PEARSONAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season smashed rainfall totals across the Northeast and pushed some streams and creeks over their banks but sped up the Eastern Seaboard without causing major damage.
A weakened Andrea shifted away from
MANCHESTER, Ky. (AP) - The crash of a medical helicopter that killed three crewmembers in southeastern Kentucky on Thursday was the fourth deadly accident in the past decade for Air Evac Lifeteam, a Missouri-based company that operates from 114 locations in 15 states.
The helicopter that crashed
By Lisa Smith
It used to be that spending money on status symbols for the sake of flaunting your wealth was an activity reserved for celebrities and millionaires. That has all changed. Conspicuous consumption, what was once referred to as "keeping up with the Joneses", has brought the lifestyles
By CARRIE ANTLFINGERAssociated Press
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) - The music icon whose solid-body electric guitar paved the way for rock 'n' roll is now getting a permanent exhibit in his Wisconsin hometown, after more than a decade in the making.
Les Paul, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musician