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Aug 26, 2011 at 8:07 AM PDT
Just hours after the first death in the 2001 anthrax attacks, Tom Slezak was told to gather his team, collect his gear and get on a plane.
Mar 26, 2011 at 12:18 AM PDT
U.S. naval barges loaded with fresh water sped toward Japan's overheated nuclear plant to help workers who scrambled Saturday to stem a worrying rise in radioactivity and remove dangerously contaminated water from the facility.
Mar 25, 2011 at 7:04 AM PDT
A possible breach at Japan's troubled nuclear plant escalated the crisis anew Friday, two full weeks after an earthquake and tsunami first compromised the facility.
Mar 11, 2011 at 3:40 PM PDT
Huge earthquakes rocked northeastern Japan on Saturday, a day after a giant temblor set off a powerful tsunami that killed hundreds of people, turned the coast into a swampy wasteland.
Mar 20, 2009 at 9:14 AM PDT
Oil prices appeared to level off Friday after rallying all week on OPEC production cuts and on a massive U.S. government buying spree intended to revive the economy.
Feb 2, 2009 at 9:36 AM PDT
The economic downturn has forced private industry and state and local government to shed jobs, but one major employer in the country is hiring: The federal government.
Jan 31, 2009 at 8:55 AM PDT
Companies are cutting jobs by the tens of thousands. State and local governments are penny-pinching, too. So what about Uncle Sam? Tough times for him as well? Not exactly. In fact the number of federal workers is on the rise.
Jan 17, 2009 at 10:14 AM PDT
Federal investigators said Saturday that the right engine of US Airways Flight 1549 is still attached to the plane, contradicting their earlier statements that it broke off after the aircraft hit the water.
Aug 27, 2008 at 7:51 AM PDT
Austin Swarner left high school to care for his mother while she fought a losing battle with cancer. Tony Brown wanted to begin supporting himself and left two classes shy of a diploma. Haelee Holden got tired of trying to make it through school...
May 18, 2008 at 1:11 PM PDT
China will spend three days marking the moment when tens of thousands died in a devastating earthquake, while hope of finding more trapped survivors dwindled Sunday and preventing hunger and disease became more pressing.
Apr 17, 2008 at 2:33 PM PDT
Commonly used incontinence drugs may cause memory problems in some older people, a study has found. "Our message is to be careful when using these medicines," said U.S. Navy neurologist Dr. Jack Tsao, who led the study.
Jul 12, 2007 at 3:47 PM PDT
Iraq has achieved only spotty military and political progress toward a democratic society, the Bush administration conceded Thursday, an unenthusiastic assessment followed quickly by a House vote to withdraw U.S. troops by spring.
Jun 12, 2007 at 7:24 PM PDT
Don Herbert, who as television's ''Mr. Wizard'' introduced generations of young viewers to the joys of science, died Tuesday. He was 89. Herbert, who had bone cancer, died at his suburban Bell Canyon home, said his son-in-law, Tom Nikosey.
Oct 11, 2006 at 7:06 AM PDT
South Korea said it was making sure its troops were prepared for atomic warfare, and Japan imposed new economic sanctions to hit the economic lifeline of North Korea's 1 million-member military, the world's fifth-largest.