November 22, 2013 Issue

Cover story U.S.
The reactors at Hanford made plutonium for the nuclear weapon dropped on Nagasaki; today, they sit on a radioactive wasteland that whistle-blowers say is a ticking time bomb
In Focus

No Second Chance

Fire fighters and rescuers work at the crash site of a Russian passenger airliner near Kazan, the capital of the Tatarstan republic, about 720 kilometers (450 miles) east of Moscow, Nov. 17, 2013. A Russian passenger airliner crashed Sunday night while trying to land at the airport in the city of Kazan, killing all people aboard, officials said. The Boeing 737 belonging to Tatarstan Airlines crashed an hour after taking off from Moscow. There were no immediate indications of the cause.
Launch Slideshow 4 PHOTOS

Flight Plan

The American Airlines/US Airways merger is a boon to everyone except customers

The Wet Cure

Science may soon be able to eliminate the hangover (but not the buzz)

Some Art's Painful by Design

To protest the police state a Russian performance artist mutilates himself in a way that is shocking, but not as novel as it sounds

Hut Couture

If clothes make the man, what do bumblebee uniforms make the Pittsburgh Steelers?

Tragic Kingdom

Disney theme parks are no longer the happiest places on earth for children with special needs