Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan said today that he is giving up his $20,200 a month salary "until the crisis at the Fukushima nuclear power plant is brought under control," Kyodo News reports.There is video of the prime minister (with English translation) making that announcement during a news co
As workers continue to blast through solid rock to try to reach an Idaho silver miner missing in a cave-in, reporter Jessica Robinson of the Northwest News Network has produced a fascinating story about the antiquated communication technology used in the Lucky Friday mine.
There's been a powerful earthquake off the North Central coast of Japan, near the same location of the 9.0-magnitude temblor on March 11 that set off a tsunami that pummeled cities along the coast, leaving thousands dead or missing.That's the greatest magnitude of any quake in the area since that Ma
A fighter jet's engine exploded on the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Stennis, injuring 10 sailors and causing five of them to be airlifted to hospitals in Southern California.The carrier was conducting training exercises 100 miles off the coast of San Diego when the incident occurred.According to
"Toyota Motor Corp. will resume production of three hybrid models in Japan on March 28, after an earthquake and tsunami shut down plants for two weeks," Bloomberg News says. But Honda "will extend closures at its two car assembly factories until April 3, spokesman Tomohiro Okada said today."
There will be many, many stories of bravery as we learn more about what happened Friday in Japan when a 9.0-magnitude earthquake triggered devastating tsunamis that wiped some communities off the map, leaving thousands missing or dead.Chie Matsumoto, a journalist in Japan who has been traveling to s