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Storage pool water may be boiling at damaged Japan nuke power plant

Storage pool water may be boiling at damaged Japan nuke power plant

A Japanese nuclear safety official says the water inside the waste fuel storage pool for a damaged reactor at an atomic power plant may be boiling. Hidehiko Nishiyama of the…

Freedom of Information: An impossible dream?

Freedom of Information: An impossible dream?

Experts on the U.S. Freedom of Information Act are telling Congress that the law remains an unwieldy and inefficient tool for obtaining government records despite President Barack Obama‘s promise to…

Major quake would devastate California

Major quake would devastate California

California will experience unthinkable damage when the next powerful quake strikes, probably within 30 years, even though the state prides itself on being on the leading edge of earthquake science.…

Fatcat GOP donors taking ‘wait and see’ approach

Fatcat GOP donors taking ‘wait and see’ approach

The potential White House candidates need cash. But donors aren’t eager to shell out until the hopeful prove they’re credible. Which they can’t — until they have the cash lined…

Fuel rods fully exposed Japan at nuke power plant

Fuel rods fully exposed Japan at nuke power plant

A Japanese utility says fuel rods at a troubled nuclear reactor have been fully exposed. The exposure happened at Unit 2 of the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant — the latest reactor…

Why did the Obama administration stay out of Wisconsin?

Why did the Obama administration stay out of Wisconsin?

Union leaders urged Vice President Joe Biden during a White House meeting last month to go to Wisconsin and rally the faithful in their fight against Gov. Scott Walker’s move…

Death toll estimates in Japan top 10,000 and still rising

Death toll estimates in Japan top 10,000 and still rising

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan is appealing to the Japanese to unite in overcoming what he says is the nation’s worst crisis since World War II. Kan said Sunday in…

Japan struggles with nuclear meltdown threat

Japan struggles with nuclear meltdown threat

Japanese officials were struggling Sunday with a growing nuclear crisis and the threat of multiple meltdowns, as more than 170,000 people were evacuated from the quake- and tsunami-savaged northeastern coast…

Tsunami surge devastates struggling California town

Tsunami surge devastates struggling California town

Harbor crews are assessing the damage caused by powerful tsunami surges that pounded this northern California port of Cresent City, sinking or damaging dozens of boats and wreaking havoc on…

Carnival cruise line hit by rising fuel prices

Carnival cruise line hit by rising fuel prices

Cruise operator Carnival Corp. cut its full-year earnings outlook Friday because of rising fuel prices and itinerary changes in the Middle East and North Africa. Carnival also said Friday that…