By GILLIAN WONGAssociated Press
YA'AN, China (AP) - Residents huddled outdoors Saturday night in a town near the epicenter of a powerful earthquake that struck the steep hills of China's southwestern Sichuan province, leaving at least 160 people dead and more than 6,700 injured.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has issued an emergency declaration and pledged disaster relief aid to Texas to help in the recovery efforts following this week's deadly fertilizer plant explosion near Waco.
Obama's order Friday night authorizes the Federal Emergency
By STACEY PLAISANCE and JANET McCONNAUGHEYAssociated Press
BAY JIMMY, La. (AP) - At first glance, the marshy, muddy coastline of Bay Jimmy in southeast Louisiana appears healthy three years after the nation's worst offshore oil spill. Brown pelicans and seagulls cruise the shoreline, plucking
By LAURAN NEERGAARD and CARLA K. JOHNSONAP Medical Writers
BOSTON (AP) - Kaitlyn Greeley burst into tears when a car backfired the other day. She's afraid to take her usual train to her job at a Boston hospital, walking or taking cabs instead. She can't sleep.
"I know this is how people
By JULIE PACEAP White House Correspondent
BOSTON (AP) - President Barack Obama sought to inspire a stricken city and comfort an unnerved nation Thursday, declaring that Boston "will run again" and vowing to hunt down the perpetrator of the twin blasts that brought mayhem and death to the Boston
TOKYO (AP) - Japan's trade deficit rose to a record $83.4 billion in the last fiscal year, as exports faltered and costs for imported gas and crude oil rose.
Customs figures released Thursday also showed a deficit in March for the ninth month in a row, of 362.4 billion yen ($3.7 billion), down
By MICHAEL KUNZELMANAssociated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The first phase of a trial over the deadly Deepwater Horizon disaster neared an end Wednesday with testimony by a former BP executive who helped supervise the company's Gulf of Mexico drilling operations.
By YURI KAGEYAMAAP Business Writer
TOKYO (AP) - Toyota's global sales of gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles have surpassed 5 million in a milestone for a technology that was initially greeted with skepticism.
The Japanese automaker, which said Wednesday it had sold 5.125 million hybrid vehicles
By PAOLO SANTALUCIA and NICOLE WINFIELDAssociated Press
GROSSETO, Italy (AP) - The owner of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia asked a court on Monday to consider it a victim of the disaster, saying it too wants to seek damages for the 2012 grounding off Tuscany that killed 32 people.
By FRANK BAJAK and VIVIAN SEQUERAAssociated Press
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuela's government-friendly electoral council quickly certified the razor-thin presidential victory of Hugo Chavez' hand-picked successor Monday, apparently ignoring opposition demands for a recount as anti-