*U.S. economic recovery hopes invite long-money to Japan- trader. *Nikkei poised to post biggest weekly gain in 2 months. TOKYO, April 18- Japan's Nikkei share average advanced on Friday after upbeat U.S. economic data and corporate earnings bolstered investors' risk appetite.» Read More
CONCORD, N.H.-- Two former executives at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and a retiring Executive Council member are receiving lifetime achievement awards at the New Hampshire Business and Industry Association's 99th annual celebration next month.
Todd Akin has backed almost $100 million for pet projects in recent years, including money for home-state military programs and local highway work. During his Republican Senate primary this summer, Akin even aired a television ad proudly defending his effort to bring home federal dollars for production of military armor in his district.
TOKYO-- Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda reshuffled his Cabinet for the third time this year Monday in hopes of boosting flagging public support for his government amid speculation that elections will be called in coming months.
The Supreme Court term that begins Monday holds the prospect for major rulings about affirmative action, gay marriage and voting rights. University of Texas, to be argued Oct. 10, the court will weigh Texas' limited use of race to help fill out its incoming classes.
TOKYO-- The fast aging of Japanese society is evident as soon as one lands at Tokyo's Narita airport and sees who is doing the cleaning. Having the world's highest percentage of older people is creating unique challenges for Japan, but a report released Monday by the U.N. Population Fund warns that they will not be unique for long.
ATHENS, Greece-- Greece's brutal recession is set to extend into a sixth year in 2013, when the economy will contract by another 3.8 percent, according to forecasts in the draft budget submitted to Parliament on Monday.
SACRAMENTO, Calif.-- Some illegal immigrants could get California drivers licenses under a bill that Gov. AB2189 by Assemblyman Gil Cedillo, D- Los Angeles, will let the Department of Motor Vehicles issue licenses to illegal immigrants eligible for work permits under a new Obama administration policy.
Jerry Brown has signed legislation that makes California the first state to ban a controversial form of psychotherapy that's aimed at making gay teenagers straight.
BEIJING-- A bus carrying many German tourists hit the back of a truck and burst into flames Monday on an expressway in northern China, killing five Germans and a Chinese citizen, state media reported. The accident happened near Tianjin on an expressway that links that port city with the capital Beijing, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.
ATLANTA-- Delta Air Lines has named former Goldman Sachs executive George Mattson as a board member, citing his experience in mergers and acquisitions and capital markets. Mattson was co-head of Goldman Sachs Group Inc.' s global industrial group until he retired in August.
Celine designer Phoebe Philo _ at the top of her game _ produced a chic display, effortlessly. Another of Paris' influential designers, Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy, presented a new vision of style Sunday.
CARACAS, Venezuela-- A huge crowd filled the streets of Venezuela's capital on Sunday cheering for opposition candidate Henrique Capriles, waving flags in a show of support one week before the country's hotly contested presidential election.
About two-thirds of the auctioned items were from Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker, but items also came from other notorious criminals, including Al Capone, Pretty Boy Floyd and John Dillinger.
TOKYO-- A weakening tropical storm was speeding out of Japan on Monday after bringing gale-strength winds to Tokyo and injuring dozens of people, causing blackouts and paralyzing traffic to the south and west of the capital. Japan's Meteorological Agency had warned Tokyo residents to stay indoors while Typhoon Jelawat passed Sunday night.
Pacific Gas& Electric Co. wants to use big air guns to emit strong sound waves into a large, near-shore area that includes parts of marine reserves to make three-dimensional maps of fault zones, some of which were discovered in 2008, near its Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant.
KINGSTON, Jamaica-- Curacao's former leader was holed up Sunday inside what used to be his official offices, accusing the acting governor of overstepping her constitutional powers by forming an interim government three weeks before general elections on the Dutch Caribbean island.
PARIS-- Summing up his spring-summer 2013 show for Hermes, the house of the jet-setting fashion buyer, Christophe Lemaire said, "a sharp, modernist traveler." The flight this season stopped off at the Netherlands and Germany _ with tinges of the geometry and graphics of 1930 s.
MIAMI-- The Travel Channel has spent years telling stories about where people go, but now they're doing a show on how people get there. "Airport 24/ 7: Miami" offers viewers a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to move more than 100,000 travelers each day through Miami International Airport.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti-- Several thousand people poured into the streets of Haiti's capital on Sunday to protest the government of President Michel Martelly.