By LOLITA C. BALDORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - An Iranian attack aircraft fired at least twice at an unarmed U.S. drone conducting routine surveillance in international airspace over the Persian Gulf, the Pentagon said Thursday. The aircraft missed and the drone returned to base unharmed
By DAVID SHARPAssociated Press
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A former shipyard worker who set a fire that caused about $450 million in damage to a nuclear-powered submarine pleaded guilty Thursday under an agreement that could send him to prison for nearly 20 years.
Casey James Fury admitted setting
By JONATHAN FAHEYAP Energy Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Duke Energy, the nation's largest electric utility by market value, reported stronger-than-expected earnings for the third quarter but company executives said the outlook for strong economic growth in the U.S. is dim.
The company said more
PRAGUE (AP) - Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas says his government is finalizing a plan to dramatically increase the country's nuclear power production.
Under the plan, at least two more reactors would be built at the Temelin nuclear plant and another at the Dukovany plant, both located near the
By BRIAN MURPHY and NASSER KARIMIAssociated Press
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's sanctions-fighting "resistance economy" suddenly got a lot leaner, less flashy and perhaps a bit more uncomfortable.
The Islamic Republic announced Thursday a ban on imports of 75 so-called luxury products -
By BRADLEY KLAPPER and MATTHEW LEEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Now that his re-election is secured, President Barack Obama has a freer hand to deal with a world of familiar problems in fresh ways, from toughening America's approach to Iran and Syria while potentially engaging other
By MAX SEDDONAssociated Press
MOSCOW (AP) - Russia expects Barack Obama to show more flexibility in a dispute over U.S. missile defense plans in Europe following his re-election as president, a top official said Thursday.
The controversy over the planned missile shield has strained the
By JOHN HEILPRINAssociated Press
GENEVA (AP) - A Swiss engineering group said Wednesday it has developed a new circuit breaker that will help utilities transfer power over longer distances, making for more efficient and reliable electric supplies.
Zurich-based ABB Group announced it developed
By JOSEF FEDERMANAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - President Barack Obama's re-election has left Israel's prime minister in a bind.
Benjamin Netanyahu repeatedly has clashed with Obama and was widely seen as backing Republican challenger Mitt Romney in the American election. Yet in the