| Mar 12, 2012
| 4:34 AM
TOKYO, Japan -- Japan gathered Sunday amid tears, prayers and a moment of silence to mark one year since an earthquake and tsunami killed thousands, and triggered the world's worst nuclear crisis in a quarter century.
Throngs nationwide observed a moment...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 3:02 PM
A little more than a year after a devastating earthquake and tsunami caused a nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant in northern Japan, plant officials in central Pennsylvania are implementing the lessons learned from that tragedy.
| Mar 29, 2012
| 10:15 AM
For people who spend every day preparing for disaster -- whether it's a 2012 apocalypse, a nuclear meltdown, an economic collapse, a hurricane or a tsunami -- it can be hard to find a compatible partner.
Canning venison, shooting firearms, living off the...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 4:36 AM
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.
| Jun 6, 2011
| 3:48 PM
Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant experienced full meltdowns at three reactors in the wake of an earthquake and tsunami in March, the country's Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters said Monday.
The nuclear group's new evaluation,...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 8:44 PM
Physician Janette Sherman, M.D. and epidemiologist Joseph Mangano published a report Monday highlighting a 35% spike in northwest infant mortality after Japan's nuclear meltdown.
The report spotlighted data from the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 10:10 AM
I hate to be a killjoy, but the more I think about it, the more the royal wedding strikes me as having been in somewhat poor taste, timing-wise. Should vestigial monarchies really be splashing out all Buckingham Vegas in Space-like during a global...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 4:46 PM
The maker of the blow-out preventer that failed to stop last year`s disastrous in the Gulf of Mexico will pay $250 million.
But something tells us there`s something else lurking in the briny deep.
Texas wildlife officials say large species of shrimp,...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 2:58 PM
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...
| Mar 5, 2010
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...
| Jul 3, 2007
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...
| Jun 9, 2009
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...