California overdue for major earthquake

Three fault segments running beneath Northern California and its roughly 15 million people are overdue for a major earthquake, including one section that lies near the dams and canals that supply much of the state’s water, according to a geological … Read the rest

US will assume control of Japan’s nuclear cache

Fukushima
Fukushima

According to The New York Times, Japan will announce on Monday that it will turn over to Washington more than 700 pounds of weapons-grade plutonium and a large quantity of highly enriched uranium, a decades-old research stockpile that is … Read the rest

Earthquake shakes central New Zealand, damaging homes

Scene from New Zealand after its previous earthquake in 2011
Scene from New Zealand after its previous earthquake in 2011

Strong earthquakes shook central New Zealand on Friday, damaging homes, destroying a bridge and sending office workers scrambling for cover in the capital. No serious injuries have been reported.

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A rapper’s charity

A rapper's tears

Wyclef Jean, the Haitian-born hip-hop celebrity, complained when he faced questions about his charity’s financial record and ability to handle what eventually amounted to $16 million in donations.

Portraying himself as persecuted like Jesus and Martin Luther … Read the rest