May 24, 2011 President Obama will visit Joplin, Missouri Sunday; tornado death toll at 116; nuclear fuel meltdown at Fukushima plant but material still contained; Chrysler will repay its debt to the U.S. government; Bob Dylan turns 70
May 20, 2011 Mississippi River crests in Vicksburg, Miss.; concerns about oil and gas wells in projected flood zone; Libya has released foreign journalists; U.S. diplomats attacked in Pakistan; Japanese nuclear utility loses billions as leader resigns; one of North Korea's leaders is visiting China.
May 9, 2011 Chubu Electric Power will suspend nuclear production at its Hamaoka plant south of Tokyo. Last Friday, Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan asked the utility to stop nuclear production there, because the plant lies atop a fault line and just off the Pacific Ocean.
May 6, 2011 Citing the risk of devastating earthquakes, Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan asked Chubu Electric Power to close three nuclear reactors at its Hamaoko nuclear plant
May 5, 2011 Working two at a time for 10 minute shifts because of the "high levels of radioactive substances," the team members will first install an air purifier. Later, they will install a new system to circulate cooling water within the reactor.