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Texas wildfires forces shutdown at nuclear weapon facility. Here is what we know

Feb. 28, 2024 16:15 PM EST

A nuclear weapons facility was forced to briefly evacuate most of its staff due to a fast-moving wildfire in the Texas Panhandle. The Pantex plant, northeast of Amarillo, evacuated nonessential staff Tuesday night as the blaze rapidly grew. On Wednesday, the Texas A&M Fire...

Texas nuclear weapons facility pauses operations as wildfires spread through rural Panhandle and prompt evacuations

Feb. 27, 2024 22:43 PM EST
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — Texas nuclear weapons facility pauses operations as wildfires spread through rural Panhandle and prompt evacuations.

Iran has further increased its total stockpile of uranium, UN nuclear watchdog report says

Feb. 26, 2024 15:00 PM EST

VIENNA (AP) — Iran has further increased its total stockpile of uranium, according to a report by the U.N. nuclear watchdog seen by The Associated Press on Monday, and it continues to bar the agency's most seasoned inspectors from monitoring its nuclear program, The International...

A watch that melted during the atomic blast over Hiroshima, Japan, sells for more than $31,000

Feb. 23, 2024 16:20 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A watch melted during the Aug. 6, 1945, bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, has sold for more than $31,000 at auction. The watch is frozen in time at the moment of the detonation of an atomic bomb over the Japanese city — 8:15 a.m. — during the closing days of World War...

Feds accuse alleged Japanese crime boss of conspiring to traffic nuclear material

Feb. 22, 2024 11:25 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A leader of a Japan-based crime syndicate conspired to traffic uranium and plutonium from Myanmar in the belief that Iran would use it to make nuclear weapons, U.S. prosecutors alleged Wednesday. Takeshi Ebisawa, 60, and his confederates showed samples of nuclear...

Putin says Russia has no intention of putting nuclear weapons in space, denying US claims

Feb. 20, 2024 21:50 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin declared Tuesday that Moscow has no intention of deploying nuclear weapons in space, claiming that the country has only developed space capabilities similar to those of the U.S. Putin's statement follows the White House confirmation...

'Oppenheimer' wins 7 prizes, including best picture, at the British Academy Film Awards

Feb. 19, 2024 04:51 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Atom bomb epic “Oppenheimer” won seven prizes, including best picture, director and actor, at the 77th British Academy Film Awards on Sunday, cementing its front-runner status for the Oscars next month. Gothic fantasia “Poor Things” took five prizes and...

Before Russia's satellite threat, there were Starfish Prime, nesting dolls and robotic arms

Feb. 15, 2024 19:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — What would it mean if Russia used nuclear warheads to destroy U.S. satellites? Your home’s electrical and water systems could fail. Aviation, rail and car traffic could come to a halt. Your cellphone could stop working. These are among the reasons why there was...

NATO chief warns against dividing the US and Europe or undermining their joint nuclear deterrent

Feb. 15, 2024 09:35 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The head of NATO warned member countries on Thursday against allowing a wedge to be driven between the United States and Europe, as concern grows about Washington’s commitment to its allies should Donald Trump return to office. Faced with a war in Ukraine that is...

South Korea says opening diplomatic relations with Cuba would shock North Korea

Feb. 15, 2024 05:32 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s presidential office claimed Thursday that the country’s move to establish diplomatic relations with Cuba would deal a “political and psychological blow” to the South’s war-divided rival North Korea, whose diplomatic footing is largely dependent on...