By YURI KAGEYAMAAP Business Writer
TOKYO (AP) - The craggy island specks in the East China Sea aren't even an economic backwater. They have no factories, no highways, no shops, no people - only goats. But the high-pitched row between Beijing and Tokyo over their ownership is exacting a
By SAMANTHA BOMKAMPAP Auto Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Delta Air Lines wants to expand service to Asia through its partnership with Alaska Airlines.
Delta plans to add a flight between Seattle and Shanghai starting on June 17, 2013. Delta, which is based in Atlanta, is also proposing a flight
HONOLULU (AP) - State and federal officials say Hawaii fishermen have found a 16-foot Japanese skiff swept out to sea by last year's tsunami and brought it to Honolulu.
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources said Friday the crew of the fishing boat Zephyr found the small boat intact
By JASON DEARENAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Plans to use an array of powerful air cannons in an undersea seismic study near a Central California nuclear power plant have federal and state officials juggling concerns over marine life with public safety.
Pacific Gas & Electric Co.
By JUDY LINAssociated Press
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday that will create the nation's first state-administered retirement savings program for private-sector workers, over the objection of critics who said it creates a new liability for
By ELAINE KURTENBACHAP Business Writer
TOKYO (AP) - Japan's manufacturing contracted further in August, dropping 1.3 percent from the previous month on weakening auto and electronics output, as anti-Japanese riots in China darkened an already bleak outlook for both economies.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Seismologists say a strong earthquake has jolted Alaska's sparsely populated western Aleutian islands.
There are no immediate reports of injury or damage from Wednesday's earthquake. Its magnitude was initially reported as 6.9 but officials later revised that to 6.4
By AUDREY McAVOYAssociated Press
FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii (AP) - The leader of U.S. Army forces in Asia and the Pacific says his soldiers will be able to conduct more exercises with other nations in the region, as the U.S. withdraws from Afghanistan and the military refocuses its attention.
By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERAssociated Press
HONOLULU (AP) - A large plastic bin is the first confirmed piece of marine debris from last year's Japan tsunamis to arrive in Hawaii, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Friday.
Japanese consular officials confirmed that the
By Patrik Jonsson
After enduring a major public-relations tsunami this summer, Chick-fil-A, the Atlanta-based sandwich shop that's closed on Sundays, says it will end its decade-long corporate support of culture-warrior groups that oppose gay marriage.
"Going forward, our intent is to leave the