New signal spurs search for missing MH370 black boxes

Apr 11, 2014

New signal spurs search for missing MH370 black boxes

The logging of a fifth signal spurred Friday’s hunt for missing Malaysian airliner MH370 as search crews work round-the-clock to find elusive wreckage in the southern Indian Ocean. The Australian-led operation out of a Perth air base is racing to gather as many signals ...

Apr 10, 2014

Accidents for first-, second-graders surge in May: NPA

Accidents on the street involving first- and second-grade elementary school kids tend to surge in May, the National Police Agency said in a survey Thursday. The survey said 74 percent of the accidents occur after school, often when children rush into roads or cross ...

Post-Fukushima reform throws up a few surprises

Apr 9, 2014

Post-Fukushima reform throws up a few surprises

by Gianni Simone

The magnitude-9 earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, 2011, devastated the northeast, killing more than 15,000 people and causing level 7 meltdowns at three reactors at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. Observers believed the sheer size of the catastrophe ...

Water woes endanger North Korean reactor

Apr 8, 2014

Water woes endanger North Korean reactor

North Korea may have temporarily shut down a plutonium reactor earlier this year as it wrestled with water supply problems that could threaten the safety of its nuclear complex, a U.S. research institute said Monday. The North restarted the 5-megawatt reactor at the Nyongbyon ...

Angry families want GM prosecuted for defects

Apr 7, 2014

Angry families want GM prosecuted for defects

The families of those who died in General Motors cars with defective ignition switches want prosecutors to go after GM insiders responsible for letting the problems fester for more than a decade — and perhaps for covering them up. “The only way the public ...