By ROBERT BURNSAP National Security Writer
Is the U.S. spending enough money on defense, and is it spending it in the right ways? In the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks the money spigot was turned wide open, pouring hundreds of billions of dollars into the wars in Iraq and
By DEEPTI HAJELAAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Scientist and activist Barry Commoner, who raised early concerns about the effects of radioactive fallout and was one of the pioneers of the environmental movement, has died at age 95.
Commoner died Sunday afternoon at a Manhattan hospital, where
By EDITH M. LEDERERAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - A North Korean minister lashed out at the United States on Monday, warning that its "hostile" policy has left the Korean peninsula a spark away from a nuclear war.
Addressing the final session of the U.N. General Assembly's annual
By ERIK SCHELZIGAssociated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The security contractor at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant in Tennessee was fired Monday after authorities said three protesters cut through fences and vandalized a building in an unprecedented break-in.
Security contractor WSI Oak Ridge
HELSINKI (AP) - Finnish utility TVO is claiming €1.8 billion ($2.3 billion) in compensation from nuclear supplier Areva-Siemens for a five-year delay in the construction of the Olkiluoto 3 nuclear power plant.
Teollisuuden Voima Oyj says Monday it submitted the claim to the International Chamber of
By JASON DEARENAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Plans to use an array of powerful air cannons in an undersea seismic study near a Central California nuclear power plant have federal and state officials juggling concerns over marine life with public safety.
Pacific Gas & Electric Co.
By JOSH FUNKAP Business Writer
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - As they work to give away part of Warren Buffett's roughly $47 billion fortune, his three children have adopted an approach that looks remarkably similar to their father's technique for making all that money.
Like Buffett, each relies on
By ROBERT H. REIDAssociated Press
BERLIN (AP) - In a dramatic gesture, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu drew a "red line" on a diagram of Iran's nuclear program and called on the world to do the same to prevent Tehran from developing nuclear weapons - a step the Iranians insist they
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - The Obama administration granted a victory Friday to a militant Iranian organization formerly allied with Saddam Hussein, taking the group off the U.S. terrorism list despite vehemently rejecting its claim that it is a pro-democracy opposition