| Feb 26, 2012
Harry C. McPherson Jr., who served as special counsel and chief speechwriter for President Lyndon Johnson from 1966 to '69 and was a valued advisor to the president on civil rights, the Vietnam War and other policy issues, has died. He was 82.
| Mar 16, 2011
| 7:49 PM
Fallout from Japan's crippled nuclear reactors already is being detected thousands of miles away. But scientists who track pollution blowing across the Pacific Ocean say the amount of radioactivity should pose no danger to the United States.
| Mar 13, 2011
An explosion overnight destroyed the building housing one of the nuclear reactors at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima No. 1 facility about 160 miles north of Tokyo, where authorities have been struggling to bring the reactor under control following...
| Mar 14, 2011
The nuclear crisis in Japan, even if authorities are able to bring damaged reactors under control, has cast doubts on the future of nuclear power as a clean-energy solution in the United States and around the globe.
Before the recent events in Japan, the...
| Apr 12, 2011
Japanese nuclear regulatory officials Tuesday raised the severity rating at the earthquake- and tsunami-damaged Fukushima Daiichi power plant to the highest level by international standards, equaling the 1986 Chernobyl meltdown in the former Soviet Union....
| Jun 4, 2011
| 4:37 PM
In the early 1980s, Steven Spielberg — as a director and producer — served up gangs of daring, resourceful, fun-loving moppets who came to define their generation. He became a Norman Rockwell of the big screen, presenting American suburbia...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 4:22 PM
Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. OK. We admit it. We didn't see this one coming. When we left the office last night, we figured that all Rick Santorum had to do was not get totally blown out in Iowa in......
| Feb 10, 2012
| 11:22 AM
Georgia nuclear power plant: Federal regulators are scheduled to vote on whether to approve construction plans for two Georgia nuclear reactors; the reactors would be the first nuclear plants built since the 1979 meltdown at Three Mile Island....
| Mar 12, 2011
| 8:56 PM
The situation at one of Japan's crippled nuclear power plants seemed to go from bad to worse as an explosion Saturday destroyed a building that houses one reactor and on Sunday another reactor began experiencing problems with its cooling system. An...
| Mar 13, 2011
| 11:21 PM
The Rancho Seco Nuclear Power Plant presents an imposing image in the distance east of Highway 99. It was a working power plant from 1976 to 1989. But just two years after it opened, Rancho Seco came very close to becoming the scene of a horrific...
| Mar 14, 2011
| 2:57 AM
Judy Stare remembers the day 32 years ago when she and her family fled from the melting core of the nuclear reactor at Three Mile Island.
On a day when the dangers of a meltdown at a nuclear power plant in Japan dominated the front pages in the U.S., the...