| Feb 28, 2010
| 7:42 AM
(AP) - Rescuers edged their way toward quake victims trapped in a toppled apartment block early Sunday even as looters stole food and robbed banks after one of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded struck Chile.
Authorities put the death toll from...
| Jan 2, 2011
| 7:49 PM
SANTIAGO (Reuters) -- A major earthquake of 7.1 magnitude hit central Chile on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The epicenter was 43 miles northwest of Temuco at a depth of 10.5 miles, it said.
"No destructive widespread tsunami threat exists...
| Jan 18, 2011
| 12:07 PM
If a company dumped the black goop behind a factory, it would violate all sorts of environmental laws and face an expensive hazardous-waste cleanup.
But playgrounds, parking lots and driveways in many communities are coated every spring and summer with...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 11:03 AM
European shares hit their lowest close in 11 months on Tuesday as weak global growth replaced the U.S. debt ceiling row as investors' main concern and banks fell on worries about the euro zone peripheral debt crisis.
The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 (....
| Jun 23, 2008
When the price of electricity soars in a year and a half, its hefty cost will hit the consumer's pocketbook over and over again.
Homeowners will pay for the increase not just in monthly bills, which could be more than 30 percent higher, but at the...
| Dec 5, 2007
| 9:37 AM
Thieves have disabled about 700 streetlights in Los Angeles, making off with 370,000 feet of valuable copper wiring over the last four months.
L.A. officials said it is a twist on copper thefts that have plagued new home sites and even some office...