China's recent aggressive behavior over disputed islands spurred Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan to turn his back on earlier efforts to rebalance ties with China and the United States.
Carnival Splendor arrived at a San Diego dock Thursday. Passengers began to leave the Carnival Splendor after being towed back to the southern California port, following an engine room fire that disabled the cruise ship.
Tugboats tow the disabled cruise ship Carnival Splendor into San Diego Bay on Nov. 11. The ship, which lost power four days earlier with nearly 4,500 passengers and crew aboard, was towed from the waters off the coast of Mexico.
Amid hearings on the cause of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, government scientists, academics, and those most affected by the Gulf oil spill are at odds over the extent of its effects.
Carnival Splendor cruise ship engine was disabled by a fire early Monday morning. Almost 4,500 passengers and crew are aboard the Carnival Splendor, adrift off the coast of western Mexico, south of San Diego.
After a deadly mountain goat attack in Washington, authorities say the goat was known as aggressive.
The BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico caused a public outcry and savaged BP's share price. Image repair won't be easy.
A presidential commission assessing the US response to the Gulf oil spill identifies flaws in the White House reaction. It finds that the government acted at times either incompetently or without candor.
Japan's arrest of a Chinese fishing captain in disputed waters reveals sharp tensions over regional dominance. The incident requires a calm resolution.
Even though China is Japan's largest trading partner, a fishing boat row between China and Japan this week highlights tender relations when it comes to disputed territory.