By By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate on Wednesday gave the green light to the Pentagon's investment in green energy.
By a vote of 62-37 on Wednesday, the Senate backed an amendment that would delete a provision in the defense bill prohibiting the military from
By By DEE-ANN DURBIN and TOM KRISHERAP Auto Writers
The Los Angeles Auto Show opens to the public Friday. Here are some of the most talked-about vehicles that will be making their world debuts at the event:
- MAZDA6 DIESEL: Mazda will offer a diesel version of its new, sportier Mazda6 sedan in
By TOM KRISHERAP Auto Writer
DETROIT (AP) - The Fiat 500 is getting bigger and going electric.
Two new versions of the Italian-styled mini-car are appearing at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week: The "500e" is the brand's first all-electric model in the U.S. while the "500L" comes with
By RANDALL CHASEAP Business Writer
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A Delaware judge is giving final approval for Chinese auto-parts maker Wangxiang Group to provide $50 million in bankruptcy financing for battery maker A123 Systems.
A123, which makes lithium ion batteries for electric cars, sought
By ADAM GELLERAP National Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Inside tunnels threading under a Houston medical campus, 100 submarine doors stand ready to block invading floodwaters. Before commuters in Bangkok can head down into the city's subways, they must first climb three feet of stairs to raised
By GREG BEACHAMAP Sports Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - For four straight plays in the waning minutes, Notre Dame's defense was backed up to its 1 with its perfect season in peril.
And on four straight plays, Southern California got nothing.
"We're going to fight," linebacker Manti Te'o
By CLAUDIA TORRENSAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Superstorm Sandy plunged some immigrants living illegally in the U.S. into darkness and even deeper into the shadows.
Some of those who need help to get temporary housing and food are afraid to come forward because they risk deportation. And
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - The children of a Houston-area couple killed during Thursday's massive interstate wreck in Texas say this year was the family's first Thanksgiving apart.
Authorities are investigating the chain-reaction wreck that involved more than 100 vehicles, many of which were
By KELVIN CHANAP Business Writer
GUANGZHOU, China (AP) - Chinese automaker BYD Co. may be hoping that Si Rui (pronounced suh-ray), the name for its new midsize sedan, translates into turnaround. The ailing company, which counts billionaire Warren Buffett as an investor, is banking on the new
By ANN M. JOBFor The Associated Press
The family-size, 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco hybrid sedan is the most fuel efficient Malibu ever, with a combined city/highway federal government mileage rating of 29 miles per gallon.
This is 11.5 percent higher than the combined mileage of any non-hybrid