LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal panel Monday sided with environmentalists who have called for lengthy hearings on a plan to restart the ailing San Onofre nuclear power plant — a decision that further clouds the future of the twin reactors.
The plant between San Diego and Los Angeles hasn't produced electricity since January 2012, after a small radiation leak led to the discovery of unusual damage to hundreds of tubes that carry radioactive water.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Iron Man 3" maintained its box office mettle with $72.5 million in its second weekend, while "The Great Gatsby" proved a strong runner-up with a $50.1 million debut.
The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com, are:
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are pushing ahead with their investigations of the deadly assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year -- even as President Barack Obama rejects charges of a cover-up.
The head of a House oversight committee, Republican Darrell Issa (EYE'-suh), is asking veteran diplomat Thomas Pickering and retired Adm. Mike Mullen, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to meet privately with committee staff. He wants...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A gay teacher challenging her firing by an Ohio Catholic school says the local union for Catholic educators has decided not to proceed with her complaint.
Carla Hale said Monday the grievance committee for the Central Ohio Association of Catholic Educators isn't supporting her efforts to get back her job as a physical-education teacher. The association hasn't returned telephone calls seeking comment.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Another volcano in Alaska is heating up, with seismic instruments signaling a possible eruption, scientists said Monday.
Tremors were detected at Pavlof Volcano, 625 miles southwest of Anchorage, according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory. Satellite imagery showed the mountain was "very, very hot," said John Power, the U.S. Geological Survey scientist in charge at the observatory.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is blasting Egyptian authorities for detaining a prominent youth movement leader on possible charges including "incitement to protest" and insulting the government's interior minister.
State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki says the action against Ahmed Maher is a "step backward" for Egypt's democratic transition.
She says democratic societies don't prosecute people for such alleged violations....
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how news organizations gather the news.
The records obtained by the Justice Department listed outgoing calls for the work and personal phone numbers of individual reporters, for general AP office numbers in New York, Washington and...