| Jul 8, 2014
| 2:51 AM
One man died, more than 500,000 people were urged to evacuate and hundreds of flights were canceled in Japan as a strong typhoon brought torrential rain and high winds to its southwestern islands and could bring heavy rain to Tokyo later this week....
| Jul 11, 2014
| 3:09 PM
A magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit off eastern Japan on Saturday morning, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, with minor tsunami of up to 20 cm but no reports of damage along the northeast coast that was ravaged by the catastrophic March 2011 tsunami.
| Sep 7, 2013
| 3:48 PM
TOKYO - After years of largely bad news, crowds in Tokyo roared in excitement as they watched the announcement, streamed live here, that their city has been selected as the host of the 2020 Summer Olympics.
"The outlook has not been so bright for the...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Beverly Findlay-Kaneko has used her memories of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan two years ago to start making a change in her new home of Huntington Beach.
Findlay-Kaneko was in Japan when those natural disasters led to three...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 3:19 PM
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Thursday that it has ordered a venting upgrade for nearly a third of the reactors in the country, including ones at the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station just north of Harford County.
Peach Bottom, in Delta, Pa.,...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 4:18 PM
A nova was discovered this week, and you can get a closer look at it live, right here.
Slooh.com will be pointing its Canary Island-based telescope at the nova - a runaway nuclear explosion occuring on a star - with audio commentary provided by...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 6:37 PM
Amid concerns about the Fukushima nuclear crisis, the International Olympic Committee voted Saturday to select Tokyo as the host city for the 2020 Summer Games.
The capital city outdistanced two other finalists — Istanbul and Madrid — as...
| Apr 30, 2011
| 5:08 PM
Jerry Bischof's work pager buzzed as the server arrived with his plate of herb-rubbed salmon.
The message told him that power to one of the two nuclear reactors at Surry Power Station had been lost. It was operating on backup generators.
Before he could...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 8:09 PM
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has no option but to expand its nuclear power plant program despite growing public concern over safety in the wake of Japan's Fukushima disaster in 2011 and a series of scares that closed two reactors last year.
| Nov 21, 2011
| 3:00 AM
In 1969, three unrelated events occurred that have since been combined with political bungling to slowly strangle the U.S. economy. Moammar Gadhafi overthrew King Idris of Libya. He nationalized Western oil company reserves with no retribution from the U....
| Mar 12, 2011
| 12:11 AM
Japan's most punishing earthquake on record and the devastating tsunami it triggered plunged the heart of the densely populated island nation into an apocalyptic scene of blazing buildings, cratered highways, waterborne rubble and frenzied efforts to...