| May 14, 2014
| 2:34 PM
An out-of-control brush fire at Camp Pendleton was creeping closer to the San Onofre nuclear power plant, prompting evacuations.
Southern California Edison said in a tweet that "about a dozen non-essential employees evacuated" from the plant because...
| May 14, 2014
| 10:15 PM
Brush fires broke out Wednesday in more than half a dozen spots in northern San Diego County and spread at a dangerous pace as hot, dry, erratic winds, backed by record temperatures, raked Southern California for a second day.
Elsewhere, crews battled...
| May 14, 2014
| 11:04 PM
The focal point in the battle to tame raging wildfires in San Diego County shifted late Wednesday to the San Marcos area, where hundreds of new mandatory evacuation orders were issued and firefighters were making a stand to protect hillside homes...
| May 15, 2014
| 1:55 PM
It's the big lizard, stupid.
I say that because someone's clearly lost sight of the obvious when the no-name monsters get more screen time in "Godzilla" than the main attraction. Forgotten is the primary reason we show up in such massive numbers —...
| May 16, 2014
| 3:59 PM
Keen curiosity, self-awareness, empathy and humor were all on display at the monthly meeting of the Williamsburg/Newport News Brain Injury Survivors Group at The Denbigh House in Newport News. The group, founded and led by Sara Lewis, who suffered a...
| May 19, 2014
| 8:48 PM
The federal indictment of five Chinese military officials for allegedly stealing U.S. corporate trade secrets significantly escalated the cyberespionage battle between the two superpowers — and sharply contrasted their attitudes toward commercial...
| May 21, 2014
It certainly is fair that utilities with nuclear plants stop paying the small fee for the disposal of their used fuel when there is no plan in sight. This is a colossal failure of the government to live up to legislated responsibilities. ("Tiny nuclear...
| May 25, 2014
As commanding officer of Navy Recruiting District Chicago, Cmdr. Nancy Fink figures to have a busy Memorial Day weekend.
She, her children and any members of her Brownie troop who wish to attend will participate in two Libertyville events, including a...
| May 5, 2014
| 8:23 AM
The Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant restarted its reactor that automatically shut down last week after a malfunction at the Southern Maryland facility.
Operator Exelon Corp. said Monday that the Unit 1 reactor returned to full power at 9 a.m. Sunday....
| May 8, 2014
As Europe marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, the war that destroyed Old Europe, far-right parties are gaining ground across New Europe.
Most of the far-right parties are pro-Russia, opposing U.S. and European Union efforts to...
| May 9, 2014
| 5:14 PM
Heated battles over who pays for last year's permanent closure of the San Onofre nuclear power plant — and how much — are just getting started. Even some consumer groups are already at odds with each other.
Experts peg the immediate cost...