| Jan 15, 2013
Dyer Brainerd Holmes
NASA manned space flight director
Dyer Brainerd Holmes, 91, director of manned space flight for NASA when Americans were making their early forays into space in the early 1960s, died Friday at a hospital in Memphis, Tenn., of...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 3:02 PM
The sweetest voice Allentown ever heard has gone silent because of the ravages of Parkinson's disease.
Linda Ronstadt revealed details of the problem to AARP last month, but most people did not become aware of them until a flurry of news stories in...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 11:43 AM
CNN Films is stepping up its acquisition efforts.
One week after landing the television rights to the Penny Lane documentary “Our Nixon,” the network has acquired domestic television broadcast rights to the Sundance film selection “...
| May 2, 2013
| 8:27 PM
Mike Gray, an author, activist and documentarian who co-wrote the Oscar-nominated screenplay for "The China Syndrome," the provocative 1979 film about a cover-up at a nuclear power plant, died Tuesday of heart failure at his Hollywood Hills home, his...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The production of natural gas from the Marcellus shale formations has many positive aspects for the Mid-Atlantic region. It has changed, and will continue to change, how electricity is generated through economic market forces. Also, natural gas is an...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 2:49 PM
As the boat moved down the channel into Long Island Sound, the captain ordered a message sent ashore that forever changed the strategy of naval warfare: "Underway on nuclear power."
With those words on the morning of Jan. 17, 1955, Cmdr. Eugene...
| Mar 11, 2011
| 10:00 PM
Japanese officials struggled Saturday to avert the possibility of a meltdown at two major nuclear power plants whose emergency cooling systems were damaged by Friday's earthquake and tsunami.
Emergency officials ordered the evacuation Saturday of all...
| Mar 11, 2011
| 7:44 PM
Two nuclear power plants operated by Japan's Tokyo Electric Power Co. are experiencing cooling problems with their reactors after Friday's massive earthquake, triggering one evacuation so far with another likely coming soon. Two reactors at the company'...
| 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 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 14, 2011
Engineers are now pumping seawater laced with boron into two nuclear reactors at Japan's Fukushima No. 1 (Daiichi) power plant 150 miles north of Tokyo and are considering doing it at a third reactor in a last-ditch effort to stave off a meltdown that...