Seventy-five miles north of Las Vegas sits a land parcel in the middle of the desert. Called Area 51, the parcel is just outside of the abandoned Nevada Test and Training Range, where more than 100 atmospheric bomb tests were conducted in the 1950s. Officially, the U.S.
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.
Evangelist Billy Graham remains in a North Carolina hospital after being admitted for treatment of pneumonia.A spokesman for Mission Hospital in Asheville confirmed early Thursday that the 92-year-old Graham was still at the hospital and there's no change in his condition.Dr.
The Iranian lawyer for three Americans charged with espionage said judicial authorities have not resumed their trial as planned.Masoud Shafiei said that two jailed Americans — Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal — were not brought into court Wednesday and that Iranian officials gave no immediate explanation
The men and women took to the stage in the Mexico City's vast plaza and tearfully told stories of how they lost their loved ones: how a son was kidnapped, tortured and dumped dead in a car trunk; how a brother was killed for standing up to gangsters; how a child died in crossfire.But while such stor
A landslide buried more than 20 workers in a makeshift dormitory at a quarry Monday in southern China where heavy rain fell over the weekend, state media reported.There was no immediate word on deaths or injuries resulting from the disaster in the village of Luojiang near the resort city of Guilin.
A rights activist said Syrian security forces are conducting house-to-house raids across the country, detaining hundreds of people as part of a widening crackdown on anti-government protests.Rami Abdul-Rahman, director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said the arrests are zeroing in on th