(Map showing location of deadly 2010 blast. AP File Graphic)

NH gunpowder plant owner gets 10-20 years in blast

LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) – A gunpowder plant owner has been sentenced to at least a decade in prison over a 2010 explosion that killed two workers in New Hampshire. Craig Sanborn was convicted last month […]


Scientists keep eye on rare plant burned in fire

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) – As plants slowly grow back at the site of this year’s Springs Fire, scientists are hoping against hope that a rare succulent found only in the Santa Monica Mountains will […]


A look at the TomTato plant posted on YouTube.

Fries and ketchup from the same plant (video)

Meet the TomTato! From these specially grafted plants you can harvest both tomatoes and potatoes – a concept that has been talked about for many years, but this is the first time plants have been […]


Los Angeles skyline with the San Gabriel Mountains in the background

LA County will offer free lead tests for people near plant

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health plans to offer free blood tests for lead poisoning to hundreds of thousands of residents because of worries over toxic pollution from a […]


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Spectators injured after old power plant implosion

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) – Three spectators were injured Saturday by shrapnel sent flying at the demolition of a decommissioned steam power plant in Southern California, police said. More than 1,000 people had gathered at 6 […]


Surfers pass in front of the San Onofre nuclear power plant in San Onofre, Calif. on June 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Fuel removed from shuttered San Onofre reactor

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Workers at the San Onofre nuclear power plant have finished removing highly radioactive fuel from its Unit 2 reactor, marking a milestone as the plant fades into early retirement. Southern California […]


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At least 30 injured in La. plant explosion

GEISMAR, La. (AP) — Ambulances and helicopters took at least 30 people from a burning chemical plant after an explosion Thursday in Louisiana, officials said. Early tests did not indicate dangerous levels of any chemicals […]


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Gardeners make plans with no certainty in forecast

MILWAUKEE (AP) — There’s no question that Eric Ciula picked a bad year to get into a competition for growing the biggest tomato. The worst U.S. drought in decades was gripping two-thirds of the nation.


San Onofre nuclear power plant

Cloudy future for San Onofre nuke plant

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The future of the shuttered San Onofre nuclear power plant is clouded by uncertainty. Regulatory filings disclosed Tuesday say it is contending with rising costs, extensive equipment repairs and even questions about insurance coverage for wildfires.


Minor hydrogen leak at San Onofre

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The operators of the shuttered San Onofre nuclear power plant say a hydrogen leak is the latest problem to plague the troubled plant, but it was small and presented no risk […]



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