Arson, argument destroy history

SEOUL, South Korea — To appreciate the fury that has gripped South Korea since Sunday, imagine this: The Alamo (or Independence Hall or the Old North Church) is set afire. There is live prime-time coverage on national television. Firefighters rush to the scene but dither for more than an hour before spraying any water. As […]

Homes safe from quakes

SEATTLE-"We got problems here." So explained Craig Weaver, a seismologist for the U.S. Geological Survey and chief of its Pacific Northwest earthquake studies project. "There will be earthquakes. You can take that to the bank." This is not what you want to hear if you have taken much of your life savings out of the […]