Dozens perish in Indonesian military plane crash

Jun 30, 2015

Dozens perish in Indonesian military plane crash

At least 55 people were killed when a military transport plane crashed into a residential area shortly after take-off in northern Indonesia on Tuesday, but the toll looked set to rise after it emerged that more than 100 people had been on board. “It ...

Lexus heads back to the future with 'hoverboard'

Jun 28, 2015

Lexus heads back to the future with 'hoverboard'

Watch out, world. Toyota is heading back to the future. The automaker has hinted it’s looking into flying cars. Now its Lexus luxury brand has actually built a working model of a “hoverboard.” That’s right, an actual working hoverboard. It’s real, but not for ...

Popular elsewhere, high-speed rail remains elusive in U.S.

Jun 27, 2015

Popular elsewhere, high-speed rail remains elusive in U.S.

Travelers easily whiz from city to city on high-speed trains in many parts of South America, Asia and Europe. Since the first high-speed lines began operating more than 50 years ago in Japan, they have become an essential part of transportation worldwide. Yet the ...

O'Hare airport is falling behind, Chicago aviation chief warns

Jun 26, 2015

O'Hare airport is falling behind, Chicago aviation chief warns

O’Hare International Airport is falling behind other global hubs as it grapples with flight delays, gate shortages and a largely humdrum terminal experience for passengers, Chicago’s new aviation chief warned business leaders Thursday. Aviation industry veteran Ginger Evans told an audience at the City ...

Jun 24, 2015

Toyota president earns ¥1.27 billion, surpassing Nissan's Ghosn

Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda became the highest-paid auto executive in Japan Wednesday after dividend payouts pushed his total compensation past Nissan Motor Co.’s Carlos Ghosn. Toyoda earned ¥1.27 billion in compensation and dividends, according to regulatory filings. While Nissan paid Ghosn almost ...

Jun 24, 2015

Two automakers dump Takata as source of air bags

Two major automakers told the U.S. Congress on Tuesday that they are replacing Takata Corp.’s air bag inflators with units from other manufacturers amid growing concerns about the safety of Takata’s product. Executives of FCA U.S. LLC and Honda Motor Co. were speaking during ...

Final death toll from sunken China cruise ship is 442

Jun 14, 2015

Final death toll from sunken China cruise ship is 442

The death toll from a cruise ship that sank on China’s Yangtze River was confirmed as 442 on Saturday, state media reported, as the final bodies were found from communist China’s worst shipping disaster. Only 12 people survived when the Eastern Star cruise ship ...