U.S. militias await next call to arms

| Apr 19, 2014

U.S. militias await next call to arms

Flat on his belly in a sniper position, wearing a baseball cap and a flak jacket, a protester aimed his semi-automatic rifle from the edge of an overpass and waited as a crowd below stood its ground against U.S. federal agents in the Nevada ...

Tiny nuclear plants called key to future

| Apr 18, 2014

Tiny nuclear plants called key to future

Small underground nuclear power plants that could be cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts may herald the future for an energy industry under intense scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster started, the incoming head of the Nuclear Energy Agency says. The modular plants could ...

Critics hit nuke power justification

| Apr 16, 2014

Critics hit nuke power justification

by Miya Tanaka

The new Basic Energy Plan endorsed last week that underscores the need to continue to use nuclear power, marking an important milestone in energy policy since the 2011 Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant disaster started. But the content of the plan still appears open ...

Adultery website tests the law in South Korea

| Apr 10, 2014

Adultery website tests the law in South Korea

Canada-based adultery hookup service AshleyMadison.com — slogan: “Life is short. Have an affair” — drew 46,000 people within a week of launching a website last month in South Korea, where marital infidelity is a crime punishable by up to two years in prison. The ...

Afghans vote amid specter of violence

| Apr 5, 2014

Afghans vote amid specter of violence

Voting was peaceful during the first few hours of Afghanistan’s presidential election Saturday, with only isolated attacks on polling stations as the country embarked on the first democratic transfer of power since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001. Four voters were wounded ...

North opens marathon to tourists

| Apr 5, 2014

North opens marathon to tourists

by Eric Talmadge

Runners of the world, unite! For the first time ever, North Korea is opening up the streets of its capital to runner-tourists for the annual Pyongyang Marathon, undoubtedly one of the most exotic feathers in any runner’s cap. Tourism companies say they are getting ...

First GM fish tough sell for FDA approval

| Apr 4, 2014

First GM fish tough sell for FDA approval

The Obama administration has stalled for more than four years on approving what would be the first genetically modified animal sold for human consumption: a fast-growing salmon. During that time, opponents of the technology have taken advantage of increasing consumer concern about genetically modified ...