TOKYO/DETROIT (Reuters) - Mitsubishi Motors Corp, faced with declining demand in the United States and an expiring union contract at its only plant in North America, is considering ending U.S. auto production, two people familiar with the matter said. The Nikkei business daily, which first reported the plan on Friday, said the proposed withdrawal from the Normal, Illinois plant was part of Mitsubishi Motors' strategic shift to the growing Asian market. Mitsubishi Motors, one of Japan's smallest automakers, on Friday declined to confirm or deny the report.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Firefighters on Thursday braced for a fresh run by a wildfire that sent tourists fleeing from hotels and campgrounds in Montana's Glacier National Park, while a blaze threatening hundreds of homes in Northern California shot flames 100 feet in the air.
CINCINNATI (AP) — A University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a man he stopped over a missing license plate said he was being dragged by the man's vehicle and had to fire his weapon, according to a police report and the officer's radio call released Thursday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An officer dropped a nightstick during a struggle with a homeless man who was shot to death by police on Los Angeles' Skid Row, and the woman who picked it up now faces an assault charge that could send her to prison for 25 years to life.