| May 29, 2014
| 5:00 AM
CHICAGO — On Monday, President Obama plans to unveil what is likely to be the most significant initiative of his presidency to combat climate change: a new rule to cut carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants, the country's single...
| May 29, 2014
| 4:00 AM
President Obama will unveil a rule Monday intended to confront climate change by cutting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, the nation's greatest source of the heat-trapping gas.
Obama plans to bypass Congress and use his authority under the...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 7:01 AM
About 425 workers at Millstone Power Station began voting Wednesday and will continue voting Thursday on joining the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
But the outcome of the election won't be known for some time, as the ballots probably...
| May 30, 2014
| 8:10 PM
The concept of a corporation "too big to fail" is typically applied to big banks, usually as an explanation of why they haven't been brought to book for their role in the 2008 crash and why their top executives still roam free through corporate suites and...
| 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...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 4:05 PM
New England's five-year head start on capping greenhouse gases is expected to make light work of a requirement proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency to cut carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants.
The rule proposed Monday requires...
| May 14, 2014
| 3:24 PM
Don't expect to see lush fields of marijuana growing in Florida, the state's agriculture chief said Wednesday, even if the state's voters authorize medical marijuana in November.
"This is not a boon for Florida agriculture," Agriculture Commissioner...
| 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 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 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 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...