- Nuclear weapons lab worker seriously burned in accident Updated: May-04-15 6:13 pm
LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico - A Los Alamos National Laboratory employee was in critical condition Monday after being burned in an accident that also sent eight other workers at the nuclear weapons research facility to the hospital.
- Chemical watchdog team waiting for Syria approval for visit Updated: May-01-15 5:06 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The global chemical weapons watchdog says a team stands ready to visit Syria to investigate recent claims of chemical weapon attacks against civilians as soon as the government gives approval.
- Israel blames Arab neighbors for stalling on nuke-free zone Updated: May-01-15 12:23 am
UNITED NATIONS - Israel is blaming its Arab neighbors for the failure of progress toward achieving a Middle East free of nuclear weapons, saying that "if a serious regional effort has not emerged in the Middle East during the last five years, it is not because of Israel."
- Ex-commander: Nukes on high alert are vulnerable to error Updated: Apr-30-15 3:39 am
WASHINGTON - A former commander of U.S. nuclear forces is leading a call for taking U.S. and Russian nuclear missiles off high alert, arguing that keeping them less ready for prompt launch would reduce the risk of miscalculation in a crisis.
- Iranian opposition leader: Tehran is force behind extremism Updated: Apr-29-15 5:43 pm
WASHINGTON - A top Iranian opposition leader told a House subcommittee Wednesday that Iranians have dubbed their government the "godfather" of the Islamic State militant group.
- Iran's foreign minister says nuke deadline not 'sacrosanct' Updated: Apr-29-15 5:26 pm
NEW YORK - Iran's foreign minister says his country and world powers will meet Thursday to start bringing together the elements of a draft on a comprehensive nuclear deal, with meetings starting Monday in Europe to finalize all its elements.
- Michael Douglas warns nukes more powerful 'than ever before' Updated: Apr-28-15 11:22 am
UNITED NATIONS - Actor Michael Douglas is reminding world powers that the threat of nuclear weapons is "no less important today than it was in my childhood."
- Nuclear attack survivors, 70 years later, now fading away Updated: Apr-28-15 12:05 am
UNITED NATIONS - What a nuclear attack didn't take from them, old age will.
- World 'closer than ever' to Iran nuclear deal, Kerry says Updated: Apr-27-15 7:53 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The world is "closer than ever" to reaching a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran but the work is far from over, with key issues unresolved, Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday told a global gathering on nuclear disarmament, where he and Iran's foreign minister met on the sidelines.
- As nuclear powers meet, NYC rally demands end to weapons Updated: Apr-26-15 5:41 pm
NEW YORK - Global activists presented 8 million petitions to the U.N. disarmament chief on Sunday demanding a world free of nuclear weapons, kicking off a conference by world powers to review progress toward eventually achieving total disarmament.
- 2 nuke launch officers face illegal drug charges Updated: Apr-24-15 7:15 pm
WASHINGTON - Two more Air Force nuclear missile launch officers have been charged with illegal drug use in cases stemming from an investigation that led to the disclosure last year of a separate exam-cheating scandal, the Air Force said Friday.
- Belgian king leads remembrance of 1st use of gas in war Updated: Apr-22-15 2:35 pm
BRUSSELS - Belgian King Philippe led Wednesday's centennial remembrance in Flanders Fields marking the first use of chemical weapons in warfare.
- Editorials from around New York Updated: Apr-22-15 12:20 pm
Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers:
- US: NKorea should learn from nuclear talks with Iran Updated: Apr-21-15 4:45 pm
WASHINGTON - North Korea should learn from the emerging nuclear deal with Iran that Washington is willing to engage its adversaries if it has a "credible" partner to negotiate with, a senior U.S. official said Tuesday.
- Chemical weapons watchdog remembers 1915 chlorine gas attack Updated: Apr-21-15 12:07 pm
BRUSSELS - The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons marked the centennial of the first large-scale use of gas during World War I with a commemoration Tuesday to pay tribute to all victims of such arms over the past century.
- Full circle: Chlorine now chemical weapon of choice in Syria Updated: Apr-20-15 5:32 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Exactly one century ago Wednesday, German troops opened the taps on a line of chlorine tanks to send a poisonous cloud drifting across no man's land and into World War I Allied trenches. The gas blinded soldiers and made them retch, vomit and choke, combining with bodily fluids to destroy their lungs.
- Army plans destruction of chemical warheads in Hawaii Updated: Apr-17-15 4:14 pm
HONOLULU - The Army is planning to destroy 10 old chemical weapon warheads in Hawaii later this month.
- In UK election, party promises range from nukes to bees Updated: Apr-15-15 9:49 am
LONDON - It's a common refrain: Politicians are all the same. The party platforms released this week for Britain's May 7 election tell a more diverse story, revealing, amid their hundreds of pages, which party wants to bring an NBA team to Britain and which has pledged to help bees.
- 5 things to know about Congress' return from a 2-week break Updated: Apr-13-15 10:03 am
WASHINGTON - Congress reconvenes Monday after a two-week recess, and plunges immediately into a fierce debate over how to control Iran's nuclear program. Lawmakers also will decide whether to confirm a new attorney general and whether to stabilize payments for Medicare treatments.
- On Carter's first Asia trip as Pentagon chief, calm prevails Updated: Apr-12-15 11:47 am
HONOLULU - No news is good news. That might have been the bumper sticker for Ash Carter's first tour of Asia as secretary of defense.
- Cardin faces test on Iran nuclear bill as top Dem negotiator Updated: Apr-09-15 11:09 am
WASHINGTON - For nearly a half-century, Sen. Ben Cardin has been a state legislator, speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates, a member of the U.S. House and for the last eight years, a senator. Now, he's an ambassador of sorts, representing diverse constituencies in a tense and complex standoff over the threat a nuclear Iran could pose to Israel and the United States.
- Iran calls for a timetable for global nuclear disarmament Updated: Apr-08-15 8:59 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Iran accused the five nuclear powers Wednesday of failing to take concrete action to eliminate their stockpiles and called for negotiations on a convention to achieve nuclear disarmament by a target date.
- Obama telephones senators to discuss Iran nuke agreement Updated: Apr-08-15 4:39 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Wednesday called the chairman and the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to further discuss a framework agreement aimed at keeping Iran from being able to develop a nuclear weapon.
- US researchers: Hundreds of NKorea missiles threaten Asia Updated: Apr-07-15 4:57 pm
WASHINGTON - Nuclear-armed North Korea already has hundreds of ballistic missiles that can target its neighbors in Northeast Asia but will need foreign technology to upgrade its arsenal and pose a more direct threat to the United States, U.S. researchers said Tuesday.
- Analysis: Iran nuke deal tough - but could be circumvented Updated: Apr-07-15 1:38 pm
VIENNA - In selling the Iran nuclear deal to Congress and other skeptics, President Barack Obama said it is built on "unprecedented verification," telling his radio audience over the weekend: "If Iran cheats, the world will know it."