| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:23 AM
LONDON (Reuters) - Europe's ageing nuclear fleet will undergo more prolonged outages over the next few years, reducing the reliability of power supply and costing plant operators many millions of dollars.
Nuclear power provides about a third of the...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 8:21 AM
When the news of her abusive nanny hit the media in Utah, Sarah Tueting tried to stay out of the public eye.
It's not that she was shy or unaccustomed to the spotlight.
She'd been making news since she was the only girl on the New Trier High School...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:43 AM
The World Cup round of 16 is set, and the tournament now changes as every team begins its win or go home mentality.
The U.S. and Algeria joined group winners Germany and Belgium as the final four teams to move out of the group stage and into the...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 7:44 AM
The U.S. is in control of its World Cup destiny.
Ghana shocked many by holding World Cup favorites Germany to a 2-2 draw on Saturday, giving the U.S. a window to advance to the knockout stages with a win over Portugal on Sunday evening.
| Jul 1, 2014
| 7:47 AM
France left it late but managed to get past upset-minded Nigeria with a 2-0 win in the second round of the World Cup.
Paul Pogba broke the scoreless tie with a goal in the 79th minute and Joseph Yobo finished the match off with a goal two minutes into...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 10:26 AM
Jozy Altidore has been cleared to play and U.S. Soccer has announced the forward is ready for Tuesday's clash against Belgium at the World Cup.
Altidore, who was injured in the World Cup opener against Ghana, worked out with the U.S. team on Monday in...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 7:06 AM
Xherdan Shaqiri netted the second hat trick of the tournament to send Switzerland through to the Round of 16 in the World Cup.
The Swiss were joined by Nigeria, who moved out of Group F despite a loss to Argentina and Lionel Messi, who scored two more...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 6:18 AM
The joy of Brazil advancing to the World Cup semifinals on Friday was tempered by the loss of its star, Neymar.
The 22-year-old playmaker suffered a fractured vertebra in his lower back when he was kneed in the back by Colombia's Juan Camilo Zuniga...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 3:10 PM
It was heartbreak for the U.S., but the Americans proved plenty in Brazil.
U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said his team was not done. They were in the knockout stages with a mission to win the game. They would not play simply to survive.
| Jul 31, 2014
| 1:25 PM
Ten places to commemorate World War I, according to Lonely Planet (tinyurl.com/orxu9pp):
• Poppy Fields, Flanders, Belgium
• Gallipoli, Turkey
• Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, Belgium
• Christmas Truce Memorial, Frelinghien,...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 2:53 PM
"In Flanders fields," the old poem says, "the poppies blow / Between the crosses, row on row."
And in the middle of those fields stands Ypres (pronounced "EE-preh"), haunted by World War I but also sustained by it.
Helmets, shells and maps crowd the...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Every August a huge flower carpet as intricate as a stitched tapestry takes over the Grand Place in Brussels. This year hundreds of thousands of begonia flowers -- it's never any other kind -- in deep pinks and reds will be used to create the geometric...