| Oct 31, 2014
| 1:44 PM
SIMSBURY — Robert W.D. Ball, who served in two wars and was involved in the first U.S. hydrogen bomb tests in the Pacific Islands, died Aug. 21. He was 83.
Born in Hartford in 1930, Ball grew up in West Hartford and attended Mount Hermon School...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 9:59 AM
President Obama sounded a cautious note Sunday on the outlook for negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, as Secretary of State John F. Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met in Oman to begin a final two-week push to seal a...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 10:29 PM
Two Americans freed from secretive North Korea returned home on Saturday after the surprise involvement of the top-ranking U.S. intelligence official who traveled to Pyongyang to secure their release.
Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller, who had been...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Pipes, tanks and other equipment rust in the humid Southern air. Leaky roofs leave puddles on factory floors. Abandoned buildings are scattered across an 800-acre site contaminated with hundreds of tons of mercury.
If this were a factory making cars...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 12:33 PM
International nuclear inspectors reported Friday that Iran still won't answer their questions about its past nuclear weapons research. It won't grant inspectors access to military sites. It won't allow inspectors to interview key nuclear scientists....
| Sep 21, 2014
| 11:07 AM
A U.S. proposal aimed at resolving a central dispute in nuclear talks with Iran is meeting skepticism in the Iranian capital from conservatives and observers of other political stripes.
U.S. negotiators have proposed to have Iran disconnect some of...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 10:35 AM
The Obama administration and Iran signaled Tuesday that they were prepared to extend international negotiations over the latter’s nuclear program beyond the Sunday deadline, buying time for the struggling effort but leaving its future cloudy....
| Jul 18, 2014
| 8:34 PM
Iran and six world powers agreed late Friday to extend their talks on Tehran’s nuclear program for four months, insisting that they have made progress toward a historic deal despite disagreements.
Representatives of the seven countries have...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 8:12 AM
Chinese President Xi Jinping will make his first visit to Korea on Thursday, and in a break with tradition, he will visit South Korea instead of China’s old ally in the North.
Chinese presidents have visited Pyongyang before Seoul since South...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 3:26 PM
The eruption in February of a 55-gallon drum of nuclear waste buried deep in a salt shaft at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad, N.M., has left the facility closed for months and raised questions about the Department of Energy's ability to keep...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 8:31 PM
A 55-gallon drum of nuclear waste, buried in a salt shaft 2,150 feet under the New Mexico desert, violently erupted late on Feb. 14 and spewed mounds of radioactive white foam.
The flowing mass, looking like whipped cream but laced with plutonium,...