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  • The world will end Saturday — or not

    The world will end Saturday — or not
    Al Allen believed the world would end in 1994. It didn't. He was disappointed. This time, he's more certain that Judgment Day will arrive at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 21. "There is so much more information in the Bible since 1994. This thing is a certainty....
  • Radioactive Particles from Japan Found in Local Sea Kelp

    Radioactive Particles from Japan Found in Local Sea Kelp
    LONG BEACH, Calif. (KTLA) -- Researchers say seaweed harvested from Orange County beaches tested positive for small amounts of radiation from last year's nuclear meltdown in Fukushima, Japan, following the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. According...
  • Halliburton Searching for Lost Radioactive Device

    Halliburton Searching for Lost Radioactive Device
    WEST TEXAS (KTLA) -- If you're traveling through Texas and see a 7-inch steel rod anywhere in the bushes, let Halliburton know. According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, an oil field service crew was transporting the small piece of...
  • Peace Park statue vandalized, again

    Peace Park statue vandalized, again
    Vandals tore the left arm from the Peace Park statue Sadako and the Thousand Cranes at NE Pacific Street and NE 40th Street, just west of University Bridge's north end, Seattle Parks and Recreation said Wednesday. The damage is similar to the vandalism...
  • A memory on the rocks

    A memory on the rocks
    The small, plastic train, poking out between the rocks, looked like any toy lost on the beach. It measured a few inches long, small enough to tumble out of a pocket or purse, with four thin wheels and rear-end contours hinting at where other cars should...
  • Study finds elevated rates of cancer in Crestwood

    Study finds elevated rates of cancer in Crestwood
    Cancer rates are "significantly elevated" in Crestwood, according to a new state report that focuses on a south suburb where residents unwittingly drank contaminated water for more than two decades. Prompted by a Tribune investigation that revealed the...
  • Charles Donald Albury dies at 88; copilot on the Nagasaki bomb plane

    Charles Donald Albury, copilot of the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan, during World War II, has died. He was 88. Albury died May 23 at a hospital in Orlando, Fla., after years of congestive heart failure. Family Funeral Care in...
  • 'About a Mountain' by John D'Agata

    'About a Mountain' by John D'Agata
    About a Mountain John D'Agata W.W. Norton: 236 pp., $23.95 At the end of his exquisite new book, "About a Mountain," John D'Agata acknowledges that things are not exactly as they seem. "Although the narrative of this essay," he writes, "suggests that...
  • Atom bombs' fallout still felt by Japanese survivors in Southland

    More than anything else, the colors remain vividly etched in Kaz Suyeishi's mind when she recalls that fateful August day more than six decades ago as the world's first atomic bomb exploded over her family's hometown of Hiroshima. The beautiful blue of...
  • In Hanford, Wash., the country's most polluted nuclear reactor site draws tourists

    In Hanford, Wash., the country's most polluted nuclear reactor site draws tourists
    A platoon of double-crested cormorants took flight from the eastern shore of the Columbia River, skimming the sun-sparkled surface as two slender white egrets stood in the nearby shallows, hunting small fish hiding in the reeds. Twenty kayakers, mostly...
  • GOP voters seem unpersuaded by anti-Israel accusations aimed at Campbell

     
    Former Rep. Tom Campbell, one of three Republican candidates vying to replace Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer later this year, took plenty of heat from his GOP rivals last month over his allegedly soft support for Israel (Rabbi Abraham Cooper of the Simon...
  • Leaked Tritium Contained, Not In Water

    (WGN-AM)- A radioactive leak at Exelon's Dresden nuclear power plant has been contained and isn't a risk to public health, authorities said Tuesday. Leaked tritium--a radioactive by-product of nuclear reaction that can cause cancer and birth defects--was...