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  • TOKYO— Japan's Defense Ministry wants to buy an advanced Aegis radar-equipped destroyer and more F-35 fighters under its largest-ever budget to bolster the defense of southern islands amid a territorial dispute with China. Abe's government says Japan needs to bolster its military role amid China's growing territorial assertiveness and the rising risk...

  • Unlikely Dalí/Disney kinship becomes art exhibit Saturday, 29 Aug 2015 | 2:00 PM ET
    The Dalí and Disney families around the dinner table in Spain, 1957

    Walt Disney and Salvador Dalí were friends and collaborators. The two men were dedicated to stretching art's boundaries.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 28- Uber Technologies Inc has hired two top vehicle security researchers, the company said on Friday, additions to its staff that come as the ride-hailing service ramps up its work on technology for self-driving cars. Charlie Miller, who had been working at Twitter Inc, and Chris Valasek, who worked at security firm IOActive, left their jobs on...

  • NEW WINDSOR, N.Y.— A pilot died when his propeller-driven stunt plane crashed while he was practicing tricks for a weekend air show in New York's Hudson Valley, state police said Friday. Trooper Steven Nevel said the accident happened around 2 p.m. Friday at Stewart International Airport in the Orange County town of New Windsor, where the New York Air Show is...

  • Uber fundraising in China Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Uber fundraising in China

    Uber China closes $1 billion fundraising round. - Reuters

  • America's big rigs... pretty and smart Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 7:49 AM ET
    America's big rigs... pretty and smart

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports from the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas on the latest technological advancements in the trucking industry.

  • LAS VEGAS— Las Vegas plans to double the number of international gates at McCarran International Airport with the expectation that foreign travel to the destination will climb as officials seek out prized direct flights, particularly with Asia. McCarran International Airport director Rosemary Vassiliadis said Thursday that construction to convert...

  • Feds: Land eyed for stadium must be sold for market value Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 11:54 AM ET

    PROVIDENCE, R.I.— Federal highway regulators have told state officials that if the Pawtucket Red Sox build a stadium on land that was supposed to be a park, the land will have to be sold at fair market value first, a requirement that could add millions to the bottom line. The state Department of Transportation wrote to the Federal Highway Administration at the...

  • Growing US economy causing traffic woes Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 12:01 PM ET

    Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York come next on the list of urban areas with the longest delays. Overall, American motorists are stuck in traffic about 5 percent more than they were in 2007, the pre-recession peak, says the report from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and INRIX Inc., which analyzes traffic data. Rounding out the Top 10 worst commuting...

  • Uber takes on Brazil Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Uber takes on Brazil

    Rio de Janeiro is the latest city to the ban share riding service, Uber.

  • U.S. roads more clogged than ever: Report Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    U.S. roads more clogged than ever: Report

    A stronger economy usually leads to more traffic congestion on the roads

  • Fire suspends operations at Dublin Airport Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 3:27 AM ET

    LONDON— Dublin Airport says that flight operations have been suspended because of serious fire in a hangar. Irish broadcaster RTE said some flights were being diverted to Shannon in western Ireland or Belfast in Northern Ireland. Dublin Airport said the fire was in a restricted area which is separate from passenger facilities.

  • Urban areas where commuters endure the most extra hours Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 12:01 AM ET

    Traffic congestion nationally reached a new peak last year and is greater than ever before, according to a report by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and INRIX Inc. Their analysis is based on federal data on the number of cars on the road and on traffic speed data collected by INRIX on 1.3 million miles of urban streets and highways. 1. Washington, D.C.-...

  • The City Council voted 9-6 to affirm an Airport Commission permit process that would make LAX the largest airport in the country to grant ride-hailing firms the same access as taxis, shuttles and limousines. The Airport Commission approved the pickup plan last month but the City Council asserted its authority and placed the process on hold while it looked...

  • HARTFORD, Conn.— As the $567 million bus-only corridor between Hartford and New Britain began operating this spring, state officials worked behind the scenes to shape public opinion of the project that has been a lightning rod for criticism because of its cost. The public relations campaign to rally support for the 9.4- mile CTfastrak involved Michael Sanders,...

  • BOSTON— Massachusetts' top transportation official says Wynn has adequately addressed traffic and transit issues surrounding its planned $1.7 billion casino project for the Everett waterfront. She said Wynn's plan for transit-related improvements in the area, including a commitment to invest over $7 million into subway operations, will address...

  • But the workers who drive them are inevitably placed in harm's way, "literally waiting to be struck," said Robert Roy, president of Royal Truck& Equipment Inc. in Coopersburg. Two of the autonomous vehicles will make their debut at highway construction sites in Florida by the end of the year under a state Department of Transportation demonstration program.

  • The pilot, Joseph Milo, 59, of Westhampton Beach, was killed Aug. 16 when his single-engine aircraft hit the tracks in Hicksville. The Federal Aviation Administration said the Hawker Beechcraft BE35 had departed from Westhampton Beach, on eastern Long Island, and was headed to Morristown, New Jersey. The plane crashed at a railway crossing between the Hicksville...

  • DETROIT/ SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 21- Consumer electronics company Apple Inc has hired a senior engineer from electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc, according to a LinkedIn posting, as part of Apple's effort to build a team of experts in automated driving. Since January, Apple has hired Megan McClain, a former Volkswagen AG engineer with expertise in automated driving, and...

  • BEIJING, Aug 21- China's government rolled out fresh guidance on Friday aimed at supporting its new Silk Road infrastructure initiative, along with regional development in the Beijing- Tianjin- Hebei area and the Yangtze River economic corridor that includes Shanghai. China is seeking to extend its influence and to support domestic industry through its "One...