By MARTHA MENDOZAAP National Writer
MOUNTAIN VIEW, California (AP) - From Google to Facebook to Apple, Haiti's Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe plans to spend Wednesday on a whirlwind tour through Silicon Valley's most elite tech campuses, hoping to convince some of the world's wealthiest
By MARI YAMAGUCHIAssociated Press
TOKYO (AP) - It's costly, risky and dependent on technologies that have yet to be fully developed. A decades-long journey filled with unknowns lies ahead for Japan, which took a small step this week toward decommissioning its crippled Fukushima nuclear power
By SHARON COHENAP National Writer
Faced with heartbreaking images of the typhoon-ravaged Philippines - the sea of corpses, communities reduced to rubble, mothers clutching their hungry children - the world is watching an epic tragedy unfold and looking for ways to help. The big question is how.
By GILLIAN FLACCUS and RAQUEL MARIA DILLONAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The last time Armi Go called her 81-year-old mother in the Philippine city of Tacloban, the rain from the approaching typhoon was so loud they could barely hear each other.
Go, a 59-year-old sales clerk in Los Angeles,
KHQ.COM - The European Space Agency says its 1.2-ton GOCE gravity-mapping satellite plunged through the atmosphere on Sunday and broke up into bits over the South Atlantic Ocean.
In an online update, ESA said that GOCE re-entered Earth's atmosphere around 7:16 p.m. ET Sunday (0016
By ELAINE KURTENBACHAP Business Writer
ONAHAMA PORT, Japan (AP) - Japan switched on the first turbine at a wind farm 20 kilometers (12 miles) off the coast of Fukushima on Monday, feeding electricity to the grid tethered to the tsunami-crippled nuclear plant onshore.
The wind farm near the
MANILA, Philippines (AP) - One of the strongest storms on record slammed into the central Philippines on Friday, killing at least four people, forcing hundreds of thousands from their homes and knocking out power and communications in several provinces. But the nation appeared to avoid a major
By JOHN-THOR DAHLBURGAssociated Press
BRUSSELS (AP) - Controversy has broken out in the European Parliament over the alleged misuse of European Union aid money for the survivors of a devastating 2009 earthquake in Italy.
Soren Bo Sondergaard, a Danish member of the parliament, said Thursday he
WASHINGTON (AP) - Surveyors are checking to make sure that the Washington Monument is still 555 feet, 5 1/8 inches tall.
A review last year at the base of the monument found that it had not sunk into the ground after a 5.8-magnitude earthquake damaged parts of it in August 2011. But surveyors want
By YOUKYUNG LEEAP Technology Writer
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Too open. Too crowded. Too difficult.
That's why some Twitter users in South Korea and Japan say they are spending less time on the site or have quit for other services.
After selling shares in a highly anticipated initial public