Nuclear power plants generate 14 percent of the world's electricity, but some countries are more dependent on this power source than others. France relies on nuclear for 75.2 percent of its electricity; the United States, about 20 percent.
The space shuttle Endeavour made a picture-perfect liftoff Monday morning as it headed for the International Space Station in the penultimate flight of the shuttle era.Endeavour roared off the launch pad at 8:56 a.m.
France is reeling from the news that one of its most revered politicians and economists, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, has been accused of attacking a chamber maid as she was cleaning his New York City hotel room.On Monday morning, French news channels showed footage of a grim-faced Strauss-Kahn — who is
NPR has been profiling some of the Republicans who are considering a presidential run in 2012, to find out what first sparked their interest in politics. Read more of those profiles.Go to any Ron Paul event and it strikes you immediately.
Engineers probing the ruined nuclear reactors at Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi plant are finding yet more damage. Not only did fuel melt in three reactors, they've just discovered a hole in one reactor vessel. And radioactive water continues to leak at the site.
Part of a series on young people and financial literacyFor many high school and college seniors, graduation is a time of new beginnings and harsh realities. Their thoughts are turning to money — for tuition, rent, and credit card bills.
CNN weekend anchor Don Lemon is many things: A 45-year-old African-American native of Baton Rouge, La., he was raised Southern Baptist, attended Catholic schools and graduated from Brooklyn College in New York, and subsequently prospered in the competitive world of television news.One more facet of
President Obama's speechwriters have been working on their latest message to the Arab and Muslim world. The administration has been struggling to come up with a consistent response to the uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa.