Japan PM unveils more than $266 bn stimulus: media
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 01:31:06 -0400
Tokyo (AFP) - Japan on Wednesday announced a whopping economic stimulus package worth more than 28 trillion yen ($266 billion), media reported, to boost the stumbling economy.
Tesla opens Gigafactory to expand battery production, sales
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 01:30:08 -0400
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — It's Tesla Motors' biggest bet yet: a massive, $5 billion factory in the Nevada desert that could nearly double the world's production of lithium-ion batteries.
Sanders loyalists warn of party split after Clinton victory
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 01:22:10 -0400
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bernie Sanders loyalists warned that the Democratic Party could rupture over the nomination of Hillary Clinton after a volatile night that saw a large group of Sanders delegates and supporters exit the party's national convention to stage a sit-in at a nearby media tent.
US Navy sued over live-fire training plan in Pacific
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 01:19:36 -0400
HONOLULU (AP) — Community members and an environmental group are suing the U.S. Navy over a plan to turn two Pacific islands into live-fire testing ranges.
Apple supplier LG Display puts $1.8B into flexible displays
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 01:17:40 -0400
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — LG Display Co., a supplier of Apple's iPhone screens, said Wednesday that it will invest 1.99 trillion won ($1.75 billion) to produce flexible displays for smartphones, in a sign that more high-end smartphone makers may adopt flexible screens in the near future.
Clinton wins historic nomination, says glass ceiling cracked
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 01:16:57 -0400
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — On a night awash in history, Hillary Clinton triumphantly became the first woman to lead a major American political party toward the White House, breaking through a barrier that painfully eluded her eight years ago.
The Latest: 46 people rescued from sinking vessel off Alaska
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 01:16:06 -0400
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on the rescue of 46 crew members who abandoned a fishing vessel in Alaska's Aleutian Islands on Tuesday (all times local):
Boston boy found dead after wandering away from summer camp
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:59:51 -0400
BOSTON (AP) — Police are trying to determine how an 8-year-old boy wandered away unnoticed from a city-run summer camp at a Boston beach and ended up dead, his body found five hours later in the water.
Philippines says ASEAN omission of arbitration case not a Chinese victory
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:57:16 -0400
By Lesley Wroughton and Martin Petty MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines "vigorously pushed" for the inclusion of comment on an arbitration ruling in a joint statement from Southeast Asian countries but its failure to secure that was no diplomatic win for China, Manila's foreign minister said on Wednesday. The Philippines had not sought support from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) or the international community in its arbitration case against Beijing over the South China Sea, and did not want to press the issue and risk dividing the group or provoking China, Perfecto Yasay said.
Democrat Clinton makes history, wins U.S. presidential nomination
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:54:11 -0400
By Amanda Becker and Luciana Lopez PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton secured the Democratic Party's White House nomination, coming back from a stinging defeat in her first presidential run in 2008 and surviving a bitter primary fight to become the first woman to head the ticket of a major party in U.S. history. In a symbolic show of party unity, Clinton's former rival, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, told the chairwoman from the convention floor that Clinton, 68, should be selected as the party's nominee at the dramatic climax of a state-by-state roll call at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia.