| Apr 30, 2014
| 4:45 PM
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.'s parent struck a $6.9 billion deal Wednesday to acquire Pepco Holdings Inc., 16 years after BGE walked away from a protracted effort to buy its southern neighbor.
Chicago-based Exelon Corp.'s purchase of Pepco Holdings...
| May 1, 2014
| 11:19 AM
A malfunction at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant caused an automatic shutdown of one of the two reactors there Thursday morning, the latest in a series of issues at the Southern Maryland facility.
Chicago-based Exelon Corp., which operates...
| 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 6, 2014
| 8:00 PM
Federal authorities have rejected California's proposed design for a driver's license for immigrants in the U.S. illegally, saying it is not distinguishable enough for security purposes from permits given to citizens.
The Washington officials want the...
| 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 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...
| May 11, 2014
| 12:30 AM
Someone should tell Warner Bros. that when they've got a presence as big as Godzilla, they don't need movie stars, because frankly, who remembers the characters in a rampaging-kaiju movie anyway? Still, just to be safe, the studio has stuffed Gareth...
| 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 19, 2014
| 8:18 AM
A U.S. grand jury has indicted five Chinese individuals with cyber espionage charges for allegedly targeting six American companies and stealing trade secrets, the U.S. Justice Department said, publicly accusing China of cyber spying for the first time....