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Japen nuke plant cooling pool reaches boiling point

Japen nuke plant cooling pool reaches boiling point

  Weariness and anxiety percolated Tuesday among people who left their homes near Japan’s radiation-shedding nuclear complex as workers tried urgently to cool an overheated storage pool and methodically to…

Gas, food prices hit rural families hard

Gas, food prices hit rural families hard

Twice a week, Myriam Garcia puts snow chains on her 22-year-old gas guzzler and noses two miles down the hill from her trailer in rural western Montana. Then, instead of…

Cruise missile hits Gadhafi’s compound

Cruise missile hits Gadhafi’s compound

A cruise missile blasted Moammar Gadhafi‘s residential compound in an attack that carried as much symbolism as military effect, and fighter jets destroyed a line of tanks moving on the…

Japan evacuates workers from nuke plan

Japan evacuates workers from nuke plan

Operators evacuated workers from Japan’s tsunami-damaged nuclear plant Monday after gray smoke rose from one of its reactor units, the latest of persistent troubles in stabilizing the radiation-leaking complex. The…

Obama endorses military action against Libya

Obama endorses military action against Libya

After weeks of hesitation and divisions among his advisers, President Barack Obama on Friday endorsed military action against Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi, saying U.S. values and credibility are at stake to…

Judge blocks Scott Walker’s union busting law

Judge blocks Scott Walker’s union busting law

The monthlong saga over Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to drastically curb collective bargaining rights for public workers in Wisconsin took a turn Friday that could force a dramatic rebooting…

‘Blood money’ used to free CIA contractor in Pakistan

‘Blood money’ used to free CIA contractor in Pakistan

Pakistan abruptly freed the CIA contractor who shot and killed two men in a gunfight in Lahore after a deal was sealed Wednesday to pay $2.34 million in “blood money”…

Congress sends Obama three-week spending bill

Congress sends Obama three-week spending bill

  Congress approved an additional $6 billion in spending cuts Thursday, passing legislation to keep the government running through April 8 and allow time for talks on a larger package…

No real radiation concerns on West Coast

No real radiation concerns on West Coast

Government experts are keeping a close eye on any radioactive particles that could travel from Japan to the West Coast, but insist there’s no threat to public health. “Radiation is…

Gender-neutral Bible pisses off the rabid right

Gender-neutral Bible pisses off the rabid right

  In the old translation of the world’s most popular Bible, John the Evangelist declares: “If anyone says, ‘I love God,’ yet hates his brother, he is a liar.” Make…