| Mar 10, 2014
| 4:09 PM
Three years ago--2:49 p.m. March 11, 2011, Tokyo time, or late on the night of March 10 in continental U.S. time zones--what may be history's worst, most enduring nuclear power plant disaster began in Japan. It's a baleful anniversary that bears object...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 9:52 AM
NEW YORK -- An explosion that destroyed two buildings in a busy Manhattan neighborhood and killed at least two people was caused by a gas leak, New York Mayor Bill De Blasio said Wednesday, and hours after the explosion, some people remained missing.
| Mar 13, 2014
| 4:38 PM
NEW YORK — The caller who reported a gas smell minutes before a deadly explosion that destroyed two Manhattan buildings had noticed the same odor the night before but did not report it at the time, officials said Thursday, indicating the catastrophe...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 10:11 PM
Federal safety authorities launched an investigation on Thursday into a gas explosion that caused the collapse a day earlier of two New York City apartment buildings, killing eight people and injuring dozens of others.
The still-smoldering rubble...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Federal inspectors found no violations as they delved into the reactor shutdowns in January at Calvert Cliffs in Southern Maryland, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Friday.
An electrical malfunction caused both of the nuclear power plant's reactors...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 10:43 AM
Gustavo Dudamel was in Japan on Friday -- just three days before he is scheduled to launch the Los Angeles Philharmonic's new season at Walt Disney Concert Hall -- to help open a music event in the country's northeast region that is still recovering...
| Jan 12, 2014
When the coldest temperatures recorded in two decades gripped Hampton Roads earlier this week, the brutal 1977 winter that froze the region's waterways and covered its landscape with snow was what many readers remembered.
"The month of January 1977...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 1:51 PM
Illegal use of drugs among American workers has dropped sharply in the last 25 years, according to a new study.
The percentage of the U.S. workforce testing positive for drugs such as cocaine and marijuana dropped to 3.5% last year, from 13.6% in 1988,...
| 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...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 9:17 PM
Harold Agnew, a leading figure of the nuclear age who helped design the first atomic bomb as a member of the Manhattan Project, led efforts after World War II to make the weapons more secure and championed the development of nuclear power during a...
| Dec 31, 2013
The world is rightly worried about Iran's uranium enrichment program. Iran claims this technology is for producing fuel for nuclear power plants, but it could be quickly shifted to making nuclear bomb material. Unfortunately, some in Congress, in their...