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LA mayor tells defiant ‘Occupy’ demonstrators to go

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa ordered anti-capitalist [sic] protesters to leave the spot where they have been rallying since October by 12:01 am Monday, citing public safety concerns. “Occupy LA has brought needed attention to the growing disparities in our country and I look forward to its ongoing efforts to…

Japan to fire top nuclear officials in wake of disaster

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan will replace three senior bureaucrats in charge of nuclear power policy, the minister overseeing energy policy said on Thursday, five months after the world’s worst atomic crisis in 25 years erupted at Fukushima. The move comes as Prime Minister Naoto Kan calls for enhanced nuclear safety…

UN atomic watchdog head lauds Fukushima cleanup

TOKYO (Reuters) – Cleanup work at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant is proceeding smoothly and the prospects are good for bringing it under control, the head of the U.N. atomic watchdog said Monday after a visit to the crisis-hit plant. Japan said last week that it was on track with…

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