Embattled Brazilian oil company Petrobras said the company's chief executive officer and five other top figures stepped down amid a long-running and massive kickback scandal at the firm. None of the top officials are facing charges of wrongdoing, but prosecutors have said the investigation is still in its early stages.
The deadly crash of a TransAsia plane into a river in Taiwan is again focusing the world's attention on the safety challenges facing fast-growing Asian airlines. TransAsia and others like it are rushing to keep up with a travel boom driven by the region's growing middle class.
Doctors Without Borders says that human testing on a potential Ebola drug is being stopped because there aren't enough patients because of a decline in Ebola cases. The drop-off in Ebola infections is good news for Liberia, but it means there are not enough sick people to take part in the study.
Heavy rains have provoked landslide at the ancient Italian site of Pompeii, partially collapsing a retaining wall and sending rubble into a garden at the house of Severus. Italian officials said the affected area falls within the "Great Pompeii" joint EU-Italian restoration project and had been already closed to the public.
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Large-scale human testing of two potential Ebola vaccines got under way in Liberia's capital Monday, part of a global effort to prevent a repeat of the epidemic that has now claimed nearly 9,000 lives in West Africa. There is currently no licensed treatment for Ebola, a ghastly virus that has killed at least 60 percent of even its hospitalized victims.
Frigid temperatures descended on the northern tier of the country, and while it's not the coldest weather of the season, the biting chill followed a powerful snowstorm from the Midwest into the Northeast. According to the National Weather Service, people from Montana to Maine are dealing with sub-zero wind chill temperatures.
The European Union energy commissioner and Polish leaders discussed plans for an EU energy union aimed at greater security at a time of troubled ties with major gas supplier Russia. Poland, dependent on Russia for some 60 percent of its gas, is urging greater EU energy security through steps like joint gas purchases, sharing of resources and lesser dependence on imports.
The latest phase of a trial to determine how much BP should pay in Clean Water Act penalties for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill — which could reach $13.7 billion — ended Monday, but a decision from the judge is not expected for months.
Two more idled nuclear reactors in Japan are set to obtain safety clearance from regulators, sources close to the matter said, giving another boost to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plan to revive atomic power following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident.
Two Metro-North derailments in New York have renewed concerns among federal regulators over the commuter railroad's focus on safety. No one was injured after trains left the tracks at Grand Central Terminal and White Plains, New York. The Federal Railroad Administration is investigating.
Forecasts for Winter Storm Juno missed the mark in New York and New Jersey, prompting an outcry against what many believe was a major overreaction. Some forecasters predicted Juno would drop significant. While this prediction proved to be true in much of New England, it brought only a few inches to New York and New Jersey.
Three powerful accidents in recent years highlight weaknesses in the oversight of how natural gas providers maintain the largest pipelines in their networks, accident investigators said as they issued more than two dozen safety recommendations.
In the wild world of winter weather, location is everything, which New York and Massachusetts learned too well. Small last-minute changes in the air morphed what was supposed to be crippling feet of snow into a handful of inches in New York, leading one forecaster to apologize, the National Weather Service boss to get defensive, politicians to explain themselves and some Northeast residents wondering where the much-hyped snow went.