Air Force officers entrusted with launch keys to nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missiles have been caught leaving open a blast door aimed at helping prevent a terrorist or other intruder from entering their underground command post, officials tell The Associated Press. A look at key elements of the violations by two sets of Air Force officers:
WASHINGTON (AP) — Twice this year alone, Air Force officers entrusted with the launch keys to nuclear-tipped missiles have been caught leaving open a blast door that is intended to help prevent a terrorist or other intruder from entering their underground command post, Air Force officials have told The Associated Press.
TOKYO (AP) — Dressed in white hazmat coveralls and carrying a dosimeter, documentary film director Robert Stone ventured into the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant's exclusion zone a year after a massive earthquake and tsunami triggered meltdowns in three reactors.
LONDON (AP) — Britain has struck an agreement to build a new nuclear power plant — the first such deal in the European Union since the disaster at Fukushima prompted a major rethink of the energy source's merits.
TOKYO (AP) — Radiation cleanup in some of the most contaminated towns around Fukushima's nuclear power plant is behind schedule, so some residents will have to wait a few more years before returning, Japanese officials said Monday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea's restart of a plutonium reactor could strengthen not just its nuclear weapons program but its negotiating position if aid-for-disarmament talks resume, a top U.S. expert says.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is weighing whether to offer Iran the chance to recoup billions of dollars in frozen overseas assets if it takes steps to scale back its nuclear program, U.S. officials and congressional aides said Friday. The proposal would face a skeptical Congress determined to make the end of Tehran's uranium enrichment activity the condition for any sanctions relief.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is set to vote on its version of a Ukraine aid measure Wednesday, but inclusion of language on IMF reform could make it difficult to get the House to agree on the bill, The Hill reports.
EPA's inaction so far on carbon limits for major stationary sources beyond power plants, such as refineries, means the agency may not manage to do so under the Obama administration, National Journal reports.
NRG Energy Inc. is expanding in different parts of the country, buying Dominion Resources Inc.'s retail energy business and taking on California-based Edison Mission Energy, the Houston Business Journal reports.
Angry landowners in parts of Pennsylvania are claiming they've been shortchanged on royalties from Chesapeake Energy Corp., fueling a debate in the state over payment deductions, The Wall Street Journal reports.
FuelCell Energy Inc. was the most actively traded stock in U.S. markets Tuesday morning, hitting a multiyear high in intraday trading before closing lower, shares in Plug Power Inc. also finished down, Marketwatch reports.