| Nov 12, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Everything was all set. The scenery had been painted, the lighting arranged, the actors given their lines and put through their paces. The proper air of suspense had been maintained throughout the opening acts, and now the curtain was about to rise on the...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 6:29 PM
WASHINGTON — The United States and Iran traded heated accusations Monday over who was to blame for the failure of the latest international talks to limit Tehran's nuclear program, even as they insisted a deal remains possible.
Secretary of State...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 9:22 AM
Friday's Pictures in the News be gins in Asia, where the strongest typhoon this year slammed into the Philippines, setting off landslides, knocking out power in several provinces and cutting communications in the country's central region of island...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 6:02 PM
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. One of the strongest storms ever recorded battered the central Philippines, ripping off rooftops, knocking out power and communications and forcing hundreds of thousands of people from their...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 4:00 AM
TAIPEI, Taiwan – When Taiwanese lawmakers exchanged blows in August, two of them rolled around on the floor, locked in some sort of amateur wrestling hold.
Another one pulled up his sleeves to show off his biceps. A ruling party legislator cast an...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
PARIS -- When Ben Affleck's "Argo" -- a film based on the true-life, CIA-assisted Canadian operation to rescue American diplomats during the Iranian hostage crisis in 1979 -- won the Oscar for Best Picture, all I could think about was how badly Iran...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 11:30 AM
A consumer group on Tuesday urged the California Public Utilities Commission to prohibit Southern California Edison from charging consumers for costs related to the closure of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.
Edison, which operated San Onofre...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 8:00 AM
WASHINGTON — Obama administration officials hoping to end the nuclear standoff with Iran not only face a nation legendary for hard-line negotiating, they also must deal with members of Congress who may be just as unyielding.
In talks with Iran set...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 1:34 PM
Watch out, jellyfish. JEROS, the jellyfish-destroying robot, is coming for you. Or possibly making more of you.
Developed by a team of engineers in Korea, JEROS is a robot designed for destroying jellyfish swarms, like the one that recently clogged...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 4:08 PM
Some Illinois workers told to stay home were called back to their jobs Wednesday, while others began preparing for furloughs, highlighting the ongoing uncertainty caused by the partial shutdown of the federal government.
Several dozen state workers...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 9:57 AM
The San Onofre nuclear plant may be permanently retired, but on Wednesday, the sirens were scheduled to sound as they have every year for an annual test.
The test -- a regulatory requirement that hasn't been suspended despite the nuclear plant's...