US stance holding up nations' pledges on climate change

BERLIN (AP) — Strong statements on the need to combat climate change have become staple fare at global summits — a problem, like terrorism, that all leaders traditionally agreed needs to be tackled even if they differed on the details.

  • Written by FRANK JORDANS , Associated Press

Canada tests lower age for pot legalization

TORONTO (AP) — The most controversial thing about Canada's move to legalize marijuana nationwide may be setting the minimum age for use at 18 — three years lower than in U.S. states that have embraced legalization — a move that is being closely watched across the continent.

  • Written by ROB GILLIES , Associated Press

Toyota, 3 other automakers settle suit over Takata air bags

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota, Subaru, Mazda and BMW have reached a proposed settlement that would compensate owners of 15.8 million vehicles for money they lost due to the massive recall of Takata air bags.

  • Written by DEE-ANN DURBIN , AP Auto Writer