By VICTOR L. SIMPSON and COLLEEN BARRYAssociated Press
ROME (AP) - Italians voted for a second day Monday in a national election that will determine whether they are prepared to stay the course of painful economic reform or send a message of discontinuity to the political class that led the country
By TOM KRISHERAP Auto Writer
DETROIT (AP) - Toyota has once again dethroned General Motors as the world's top-selling automaker.
The Japanese company sold 9.7 million cars and trucks worldwide in 2012, although it's still counting. GM sold 9.29 million.
Both companies saw higher sales, but
By ELAINE KURTENBACHAP Business Writer
TOKYO (AP) - A 20 trillion yen ($224 billion) stimulus package announced Friday by Japan's newly installed prime minister Shinzo Abe will likely give the recession-struck economy a quick boost, but at the risk of adding to the country's gargantuan debt
By The Associated Press
STIMULUS PLAN: Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its government were in the final stages of drafting fresh stimulus spending Thursday reportedly totaling more than 20 trillion yen ($227 billion), rushing to fulfill campaign pledges to break the world's
By ELAINE KURTENBACH and MARI YAMAGUCHIAssociated Press
TOKYO (AP) - Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its government were in the final stages of drafting fresh stimulus spending Thursday reportedly totaling more than 20 trillion yen ($227 billion), rushing to fulfill campaign pledges
By DAVID GERMAINAP Movie Writer
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Steven Spielberg has matched his personal best at the Academy Awards: 12 nominations for his Civil War saga "Lincoln," including best picture, director and acting honors for Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones.
That ties the
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A light earthquake has occurred near the spot where a major temblor struck over the weekend in Southeast Alaska.
The Alaska Earthquake Information Center says the quake occurred at 5:46 a.m. Tuesday and had a preliminary magnitude of 4.0.
It was centered 98 miles west-
By JOE McDONALDAP Business Writer
BEIJING (AP) - A utility company says it has started building China's first new nuclear power plant since Beijing lifted a construction moratorium imposed on the industry to review safety following Japan's Fukushima disaster.
The facility in the eastern
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Officials have canceled a tsunami warning for parts of southern Alaska and coastal Canada.
The Alaska Tsunami Warning Center says a tsunami was generated by a strong 7.5-magnitude earthquake, but the waves don't pose a threat to the areas.
The center says some areas
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A powerful earthquake sparked a tsunami warning for hundreds of miles of Alaskan and Canadian coastline, but the alert was canceled when no damaging waves were generated.
The magnitude 7.5 quake and tsunami warning that followed caused concern in some coastal communities, with