Japan Tsunami Stories
A strong aftershock ripped through northeastern Japan, killing two people, knocking out power to vast areas Friday and piling misery on a region still buried under the rubble of last month's devastating tsunami.
Officials at Japan's tsunami-ravaged nuclear plant say there's no immediate sign of new problems.
A coast guard helicopter crew spotted the dog more than a mile off the tsunami-hit town of Kesennuma in Miyagi. It wasn't known how long the dog had been at sea.
Officials say the levels are still 5,000 times below levels of concern and do not represent a public health threat.
Extremely low levels of iodine 131 were first detected late last week at Florida Power & Light Co.'s St. Lucie plant on Hutchinson Island.
Southern utility companies on Monday said air monitors at power plants in Florida had detected iodine-131, which they concluded was coming from Japan. However, amounts are considered far below levels that would cause problems.
Sony Corp. said Tuesday it is suspending some production at plants in Japan that make popular consumer electronics like digital cameras and televisions due to shortages of components and raw materials following the March 11 earthquake.
A teacher from Jupiter, stuck in Japan since the earthquake, is making plans to return to the United States.
Japan is trying to explain the Nuclear Crisis to kids in a video that talks about poop. The clip has nearly one million hits on YouTube.
Plant operators evacuated workers from Japan's tsunami-stricken nuclear complex Monday after gray smoke rose from one of its reactor units, the latest of persistent troubles in stabilizing the complex after it was damaged in a quake and tsunami.