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White House security boost eyed; intruder to face charges in court

Sep 23, 2014

White House security boost eyed; intruder to face charges in court

The man who jumped the fence at the White House and entered the building in a major security breach was scheduled to appear in court on Monday amid reports that U.S. authorities are considering ways to increase the security buffer surrounding the presidential compound. ...

Sep 22, 2014

IAEA set to announce 32-year low in nuclear power production

The cost of keeping uranium out of the hands of terrorists and safe from natural disasters is sidelining nuclear energy, which officials once dreamed would power a utopian future of cheap, almost limitless electricity. The amount of power produced by nuclear reactors has dropped ...

China, U.S., India push world carbon emissions higher

Sep 22, 2014

China, U.S., India push world carbon emissions higher

Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-trapping gases. The world pumped an estimated 39.8 ...

Feds berate local police, then feed them military-grade weaponry

Sep 22, 2014

Feds berate local police, then feed them military-grade weaponry

A Pentagon program that distributes military surplus gear to local law enforcement allows even departments that the Justice Department has censured for civil rights violations to apply for and get their hands on lethal weaponry. That lack of communication between two Cabinet agencies adds ...

Sep 22, 2014

U.S. firefighter dies from injuries in Ice Bucket Challenge accident

A U.S. firefighter who suffered serious injuries in an accident during an Ice Bucket Challenge event at a Kentucky university last month has died, officials confirmed on Sunday. Tony Grider, 41, passed away Saturday, Campbellsville University confirmed, offering its condolences to the family of ...