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Apr 26, 2013 at 3:00 PM
A barnacle-covered fishing boat that washed ashore this month in Crescent City, Calif., has been confirmed as the first debris from the 2011 tsunami in Japan to reach California's shores.
Apr 24, 2013 at 8:54 AM
Toyota held onto its status as the world's top-selling automaker in the first quarter of this year, although the three-way race with General Motors and Volkswagen is proving tight, as its sales fall in China and Japan.
Apr 22, 2013 at 7:15 AM
A U.N. nuclear watchdog team said Japan may need longer than the projected 40 years to decommission its tsunami-crippled nuclear plant and urged its operator to improve plant stability.
Apr 17, 2013 at 8:26 AM
The Japanese automaker, which said Wednesday it had sold 5.125 million hybrid vehicles as of the end of March, started selling the Prius, the world's first mass produced hybrid passenger car, in 1997.
Apr 9, 2013 at 6:27 PM

FLORENCE, Ore. - What appears to be another part of a torii (sacred temple arch) was removed from the ocean shore near Florence about mid-day on April 9, 2013, according to the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department.

Apr 6, 2013 at 9:39 AM
What a long, strange trip it's been for a small striped fish native to Japan that apparently hitched a cross-Pacific ride in a small boat believed to be part of a tide of debris from that country's March 2011 tsunami.
Apr 5, 2013 at 7:58 AM
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is about to find out that bending central bankers to his will was the easy part of jolting Japan's economy out of its two decade slump.
Mar 28, 2013 at 5:58 PM
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the last of a 65-foot long dock that traveled across the ocean after the Japanese tsunami has been removed from a remote beach on Washington's Olympic Peninsula.
Mar 27, 2013 at 6:14 PM
TOKYO (AP) — Concrete rubble litters streets lined with shuttered shops and dark windows. A collapsed roof juts from the ground. A ship sits stranded on a stretch of dirt flattened when the tsunami roared across the coastline. There isn't a person...
Mar 25, 2013 at 10:50 AM
A possible piece of tsunami debris that washed ashore in Tillamook County Sunday may be the most culturally-significant piece of debris we’ve seen on our shores.
Mar 25, 2013 at 8:00 AM
Volunteers will be combing Oregon's coastline this weekend as part of SOLVE's annual spring beach cleanup.
Mar 22, 2013 at 7:28 PM
The Washington Marine Debris Task Force says a 20-foot boat washed ashore Friday on the Long Beach Peninsula.
Mar 19, 2013 at 7:29 AM
The U.S. economy is strengthening on the fuel of more job growth, rising home prices and solid retail sales. Just don't expect the Federal Reserve to let up in its drive to keep stimulating the economy with record-low interest rates.
Mar 15, 2013 at 10:03 AM
Workers are waiting in Forks for better weather to start removing a 65-foot long dock that washed ashore on the Washington coast from the Japanese tsunami.
Mar 15, 2013 at 9:58 AM
Authorities say another derelict boat was removed from an Oregon beach north of Florence.