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.
DALLAS (AP) - Damage from a small earthquake and a subsequent aftershock in a suburb west of Dallas was mostly limited to cracked walls and knocked-down pictures, authorities said.
The unscathed Dallas-Fort Worth airport, near the epicenter of Saturday's late-night temblor, kept up with normal
DALLAS (AP) - A small earthquake followed by an aftershock rattled a suburb west of Dallas overnight, cracking some walls and knocking down pictures, but authorities reported no serious damage and the unscathed Dallas-Fort Worth airport near the epicenter kept up normal flight operations.
By PAUL FOYAssociated Press
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The operator of the Utah mine that collapsed in 2007, killing nine people, has reached a $949,351 settlement with the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration over safety violations.
Genwal Resources Inc., an affiliate of Ohio-based Murray
By ELAINE KURTENBACHAP Business Writer
TOKYO (AP) - Japan's manufacturing contracted further in August, dropping 1.3 percent from the previous month on weakening auto and electronics output, as anti-Japanese riots in China darkened an already bleak outlook for both economies.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Seismologists say a strong earthquake has jolted Alaska's sparsely populated western Aleutian islands.
There are no immediate reports of injury or damage from Wednesday's earthquake. Its magnitude was initially reported as 6.9 but officials later revised that to 6.4
By ALEXANDRA OLSONAssociated Press Writer
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Haiti's government hopes to introduce a new mining law within six months that could set royalty rates of between 9 and 12 percent in an effort to ensure that the impoverished country benefits from its mineral wealth,
By BRETT ZONGKERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Park Service named a Massachusetts contractor Wednesday to repair the Washington Monument's earthquake damage, though it may take two more months before work begins at the National Mall site.
Perini Management Services Inc. of
By AUDREY McAVOYAssociated Press
FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii (AP) - The leader of U.S. Army forces in Asia and the Pacific says his soldiers will be able to conduct more exercises with other nations in the region, as the U.S. withdraws from Afghanistan and the military refocuses its attention.
PARIS (AP) - A court in southwestern France on Monday convicted a factory chief and a subsidiary of oil giant Total of manslaughter for an explosion at a chemical plant in 2001 that killed 31 people.
The appeals court overturned earlier acquittals, 11 years after the blast that tore apart the AZF