China's government on Thursday announced the second recall of Volkswagen vehicles this year, a setback for the German automaker following a March report by state TV that criticized its quality standards.
With a law banning undetectable firearms about to expire, federal agents are focusing attention on the latest twist in high-tech weaponry: guns made entirely out of plastic.
State health officials are working this week to verify that a 20,000-barrel oil spill in northwestern North Dakota didn't contaminate groundwater.
Connecticut's nuclear plant has shut down one of its units for 48 hours due to equipment failure. Unit 2 of Millstone Power Station was down when a turbine tripped due to a loss of a condenser vacuum.
The bill cleared a parliamentary hurdle on a 97-1 vote, indicating its overwhelming support in the Senate. The legislation, passed by the House in September, also creates a national system for tracking prescription drugs from manufacturers to retail pharmacies. Final passage sending it to President Barack Obama for his signature could come as early as Wednesday.
Swiss prosecutors say a subsidiary of Germany's Siemens AG has acknowledged it failed to prevent bribes being paid to a Russian gas company and agreed to pay nearly $11 million in fines.
European consumer groups are worried about the effects of a proposed trade deal with the U.S., fearing a flood of risky or unsafe foodstuffs, medicines and other imports from America.
Just a few years ago, drillers suspected water recyclers of trying to sell an unproven idea designed to drain money from multimillion dollar businesses. Now the system is helping drillers use less freshwater and dispose of less wastewater.
The trucks are being recalled because tie-rod ends in the steering system may have been installed improperly, which Chrysler says stemmed from technicians misinterpreting instructions. Those tie-rods could be out of alignment, which Chrysler says can lead to steering failures.
The Food and Drug Administration is seeking a rule change to allow generic drugmakers to quickly update their warning labels with new safety information for doctors and patients.
The widow of a pilot killed in a helicopter crash on Molokai in 2011 is suing the aircraft's manufacturer, saying defective design caused the crash that killed all five people aboard.
An administrative law judge has tentatively scheduled a March 28 hearing on the appeal of an air permit issued for a planned $1 billion steel mill in Mississippi County. Nucor Steel, which has two steel plants in Mississippi County, is appealing the air permit issued to Big River Steel.
Officials and experts and two other workers interviewed by the AP say the quality of the tanks and their foundations suffered because of haste — haste that was unavoidable because there is so much contaminated water leaking from the wrecked reactors and mixed with ground water inflow.
U.S. safety regulators are investigating thousands of Volkswagen SUVs because the outside lights can go out unexpectedly. The probe affects 61,000 VW Tiguans from the 2009 through 2011 model years.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration says a New Hampshire textiles company is facing $115,000 in fines for 21 serious violations of workplace safety standards at its Hampton plant.
The FDA plans to announce later Thursday that it will require the food industry to gradually phase out all trans fats, saying they are a threat to people's health. Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said the move could prevent 20,000 heart attacks a year and 7,000 deaths.
Cargill Inc. says it will start labeling beef products that contain finely textured beef after the ingredient came under attack as "pink slime" last year. It says packages will note when a product "Contains Finely Textured Beef."
A $2 billion cleanup of the upper Hudson River is proceeding briskly and could finish in two years, an Environmental Protection Agency official said Tuesday.
Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries have agreed to pay over $2.2 billion to resolve criminal and civil allegations that the company promoted powerful psychiatric drugs for unapproved uses in children, seniors and disabled patients, the Department of Justice announced on Monday.
A lawsuit that alleges a defective light bulb manufactured in New Hampshire caused a fire at a Kimberly-Clark de Mexico paper mill in Mexico has been moved from state to federal court.
Attorneys for the Humane Society of the United States and other groups suing the Department of Agriculture over its permitting procedures for the plants filed a motion Friday seeking an extension of the restraining order.
The former CEO of a company that made fire-resistant building blocks has pleaded guilty to scamming nearly $5 million from people who lost their homes in two wildfires. The Santa Barbara News-Press reports 64-year-old Penny Estes entered her plea to 28 counts on Thursday. She could face nearly 40 years in prison when she's sentenced.
Ford is recalling about 3,100 F-Series ambulances because the engines can stop unexpectedly. The F-350, F-450 and F-550 "Super Duty" ambulances have 6.7-Liter diesel engines. They're from the 2011 and 2012 model years.
A judge refused Thursday to order an immediate halt to production of the internationally popular hot sauce Sriracha at a Southern California factory that local residents say is stinking up their neighborhoods with pepper and garlic fumes.
In a report released Wednesday, the FDA says testing of imported spices between 2007 and 2010 showed that spices were twice as likely as other inspected foods to be contaminated with the pathogen. More than 80 different types of salmonella were detected.