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Australia death is 25th from faulty Takata air bag inflators

Dec. 4, 2019 2:20 PM EST

Authorities are reporting the death of another driver who was injured by an exploding Takata air bag inflator, raising the worldwide death toll to 25. The unidentified driver was killed in Australia in a 1998 BMW 3 Series car. The location and date of the death and the driver's identity are unknown. Takata's...

Trump’s US-Japan trade deal wins Japan parliament approval

Dec. 3, 2019 11:22 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Parliament on Wednesday approved a trade deal that was agreed upon by President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe earlier this year. The deal cutting tariffs between the countries takes effect at the beginning of next year. It cleared Japan’s upper house...

California rules set lower emissions for state vehicle fleet

Nov. 15, 2019 9:14 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California announced new rules Friday for its state vehicle fleet to reduce pollution and reward automakers that are siding with it against the Trump administration. Officials immediately barred state agencies from buying any sedans that only run on internal combustion engines,...

Japanese automaker Honda cuts profit outlook as sales slip

Nov. 8, 2019 3:40 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Honda has become the latest automaker to report weaker earnings as global demand softens. The company said Friday that its profit in the July-September fell 6.7% from a year earlier to 196.5 billion yen ($1.8 billion) as vehicle and motorcycle sales slipped. An unfavorable exchange rate also...

Toyota 2Q profit up 1% on healthy global sales

Nov. 7, 2019 3:55 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's top automaker Toyota said Thursday its net profit edged 1% higher in July-September as vehicle sales grew around the world. Toyota Motor Corp.'s profit for the second fiscal quarter totaled 592 billion yen ($5.4 billion), up from 585 billion yen last year. Toyota, which makes the Prius...

Automakers side with Trump in legal fight with California

Oct. 29, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota and 10 smaller automakers are siding with the Trump administration in a lawsuit over whether California has the right to set its own greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy standards. The companies said Monday they will intervene in a lawsuit filed...

After decades in development, Honda's jets quietly evolving

Oct. 21, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Nearly four years after delivering its first jet, Honda is facing decisions as the company better known for cars and lawnmowers considers whether to sink billions more into its decades-in-the-making aircraft division. Honda Aircraft CEO Michimasa Fujino said in an interview that a...

California relishes role as liberal trendsetter, Trump foe

Oct. 20, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Democrats who rule California took on homegrown tech giants Uber and Lyft over their workforces, convinced some of the world's biggest automakers to buck the president on fuel emissions and passed a law that could change college sports nationwide. On issues big and small...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's premature win on trade, Syria fiction

Oct. 14, 2019 1:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a week of caustic rhetoric by President Donald Trump over Syria and the impeachment inquiry, and truth often took a beating. Seeking to justify pulling U.S. troops out of Syria, Trump spread false information about the total defeat of the Islamic State and misrepresented the scope...