- Radiation leak at Japan lab; small impact expected
25 May. 20135:08 AM ET
TOKYO (AP) — A nuclear research lab in northern Japan has reported a radiation leak that may have affected 55 people, though none were hospitalized and no impact was expected outside the facility.
- Communications satellite launched into space
24 May. 20138:40 PM ET
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A new military communications satellite has been launched into space.
- Damage reported from magnitude-5.7 quake in Calif.
24 May. 20134:17 PM ET
GREENVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Residents in rural northeastern California assessed damage to their homes and businesses Friday from a magnitude-5.7 earthquake, one of the strongest temblors to hit the densely forested region in decades.
- Oklahoma gets far more than its share of disasters
24 May. 20133:51 PM ET
WASHINGTON (AP) — Many states get hit frequently with tornadoes and other natural catastrophes, but Oklahoma is Disaster Central.
- US disasters by state for past 60 years
24 May. 20132:07 PM ET
Since 1953, there have been 2,115 major disasters declared in the United States and U.S. territories. Disasters by state, including Monday's tornado in Oklahoma:
- Earthquake hits Russia's Far East
24 May. 201312:33 PM ET
MOSCOW (AP) — A powerful earthquake on Friday hit Russia's Far East with tremors felt as far away as Moscow, about 7,000 kilometers (4,400 miles) west of the epicenter, but no casualties or damage were reported.
- Senate votes to cut crop insurance aid for wealthy
23 May. 20136:03 PM ET
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday voted to limit the amount of government subsidies the wealthiest farmers receive when purchasing crop insurance.
- WHO: Scientific red tape mars efforts vs. virus
23 May. 20135:43 PM ET
GENEVA (AP) — International efforts to combat a new pneumonia-like virus that has now killed 22 people are being slowed by unclear rules and competition for the potentially profitable rights to disease samples, the head of the World Health Organization warned Thursday.
- NASA head views progress on asteroid lasso mission
23 May. 20135:38 PM ET
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Surrounded by engineers, NASA chief Charles Bolden inspected a prototype spacecraft engine that could power an audacious mission to lasso an asteroid and tow it closer to Earth for astronauts to explore.
- Hurricane outlook: Another busy Atlantic season
23 May. 20135:36 PM ET
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Get ready for another busy hurricane season, maybe an unusually wild one, federal forecasters say.