• Japanese regulators recommend $22 million fine on Nissan
    by YURI KAGEYAMA on December 10, 2019 at 8:32 am

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese securities regulators are recommending that automaker Nissan be fined 2.4 billion yen ($22 million) over the under-reporting of compensation of its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn. The watchdog, the Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission, said Tuesday it made the recommendation to the government’s Financial Services Agency on the disclosure documents from 2014 […]

  • Amazon donates to wish lists of hundreds of charities
    by Benjamin Romano on December 10, 2019 at 8:01 am

    Amazon has become more vocal about its expanding portfolio of charitable giving. […]

  • Cambodia dismayed over US sanctions for corruption, logging
    by The Associated Press on December 10, 2019 at 7:59 am

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The Cambodian government has expressed “strong dismay” over a U.S. Treasury decision to sanction two businessmen suspected of corruption and illegal logging. A Foreign Ministry statement said Tuesday that the sanctions were based on groundless accusations. “The Executive Order is an ambush against the ongoing efforts to restore trust and […]

  • Ministers arrive to tackle climate talks’ hot issues
    by The Associated Press on December 10, 2019 at 7:26 am

    MADRID (AP) — U.N. climate talks in Madrid are kicking into high gear Tuesday, with ministers arriving to tackle some of the tough issues that negotiators have been unable to resolve over the past week. Officials from almost 200 nations haven’t managed to finalize the rules for international carbon markets that economists say could help […]

  • Sydney choked by hazardous haze from Australia bush fires
    by The Associated Press on December 10, 2019 at 6:04 am

    SYDNEY (AP) — Wildfires engulfed the Australian city of Sydney on Tuesday in haze so thick in some places it was 11 times worse than the level considered “hazardous,” and was apt to trigger fire alarms. The city canceled ferries and some offices in the downtown area were evacuated. Local health officials advised people to […]

  • Kim Woo-choong, founder of Daewoo business group, dies
    by HYUNG-JIN KIM on December 10, 2019 at 5:28 am

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Kim Woo-choong, disgraced founder of the now-collapsed Daewoo business group whose rise and fall symbolized South Korea’s much turbulent rapid economic growth in the 1970s, has died. He was 82. Kim died of pneumonia on Monday night at a hospital in Suwon, just south of Seoul, with his family at […]

  • iGym levels playing field for disabled, able-bodied children
    by MIKE HOUSEHOLDER on December 10, 2019 at 5:10 am

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — One Kreps brother uses a wheelchair and the other doesn’t, yet they are able to play sports together on a level playing field thanks to an augmented reality system developed at the University of Michigan. The technology, called iGYM, allows people with mobility disabilities and their non-disabled peers to exercise […]

  • US oil executives jailed in Venezuela given house arrest
    by JOSHUA GOODMAN on December 10, 2019 at 5:03 am

    MIAMI (AP) — Six American oil executives held in an overcrowded Venezuelan prison for two years on corruption charges were granted house arrest Monday. The partial release of the six employees of Houston-based Citgo was confirmed to The Associated Press by two people familiar with the case who spoke on the condition of anonymity because […]

  • Newspaper objects to portrayal of deceased reporter in ‘Richard Jewell’ film
    by MARC TRACY on December 10, 2019 at 3:37 am

    A war of words erupted Monday between The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Warner Bros. over “Richard Jewell,” a new Clint Eastwood-directed film that depicts the newspaper’s reporting after a bomb exploded at the 1996 Summer Olympics. The movie, which opens Friday and tells the story of how Richard A. Jewell, a security guard, was wrongly suspected […]

  • Burien has been plagued by noise from Sea-Tac Airport. So residents sued the government — and won.
    by Katherine Khashimova Long on December 10, 2019 at 2:17 am

    Late last month, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals directed the Federal Aviation Administration to go back to the drawing board on the Burien flight path. […]