| Feb 13, 2014
| 5:07 PM
DURHAM, N.C. — North Carolina's environmental regulatory agency is under federal criminal investigation for its handling of a massive toxic coal ash spill into the Dan River near the Virginia border.
The U.S. attorney's office in Raleigh issued...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 9:03 PM
Charcoal may be the only thing burning in Newport Beach fire rings come March 1.
Trapped between two regulatory agencies, the Newport Beach City Council is taking steps toward regulating what's allowed to be burned in the city's fire pits, where...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 4:50 PM
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced Monday that it is conducting a special inspection at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in Southern Maryland after an electrical malfunction caused the two reactors there to shut down.
The plant, which...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 2:11 PM
If the state's watchdog agencies really had to be mashed together into one superagency called the Office of Governmental Accountability, then Shelby Brown of East Hartford seems a great pick to be its executive administrator.
The problem is that her...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 8:53 PM
Chowan senior receiver Robert Holland, a Woodside High graduate whose 325 receptions are the most all-time by any NCAA Division II player, was named the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Offensive Player of the Year....
| Jan 19, 2014
| 3:23 PM
STORRS — The Huskies came through the most important week of the regular season with all their postseason hopes intact.
But the week just passed carried with it extreme highs and lows. In beating Memphis on the road Thursday night, the Huskies made...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 4:09 PM
After Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant melted down in 2011, Nathan Sanfilippo joined a team at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission charged with evaluating what went wrong and determining how to prevent a similar disaster in the United States.
| Jan 15, 2014
| 6:38 PM
MEMPHIS — As soon as the American Athletic Conference was assembled, it was apparent that UConn and Memphis would have the best chance of forming a rivalry.
The Huskies have all those Big East banners on their wall, and Memphis was a flagship of...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 2:05 PM
John Guy Cesare Jr., a utility engineer who earned degrees in both the nuclear field and theology, served aboard Navy submarines in the Cold War and later volunteered for Baltimore's poor and homeless, died of cancer Jan. 8 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 2:43 PM
Environmental activists warn that construction of a 21-mile natural gas pipeline through northern Baltimore and Harford counties could affect the region's drinking-water system, as the $180 million project cuts across more than three dozen streams feeding...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 3:22 PM
In the wake of Monday's 87-52 loss at Tennessee, there have been no closed-door, players-only meetings in Charlottesville this week, no tirades by Virginia's upperclassmen or coaches and no panicked philosophical adjustments.
Even recently slumping...