Will there be light?

by David M. Bresnahan -- WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The lights will remain on. A report to be given to the Department of Energy this morning will proclaim the nation's electric system to be more…

FEMA readies for Y2K

by David M. Bresnahan -- WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has confirmed that FEMA and at least 26 other federal agencies will be on alert status at the end of more…

Assessing risk of Y2K meltdown

by David M. Bresnahan -- The nuclear power industry has failed to prepare properly for the Year 2000 computer bug, according to a watchdog group, making the potential for a nuclear meltdown high. more…

Y2K a picnic for criminals?

by David M. Bresnahan -- Y2K disruptions of power and telephone service will provide amateur and professional criminals the opportunity of a lifetime, according to a notorious convict who candidly admitted every bad more…

San Diego cops' special preparations

by David M. Bresnahan -- SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- At least one police department is taking steps to ensure that the families of officers will be fully prepared for Year 2000-related problems, but more…

How RAID teams work

by David M. Bresnahan -- The potential for terrorists to use weapons of mass destruction within the borders of the U.S. has led to the formation of a special team of experts in more…

But will guardsmen be Y2K-ready?

by David M. Bresnahan -- While the National Guard prepares for possible Y2K related civil disturbances and terrorist threats, its own computers are falling far behind in becoming Y2K compliant, according to a more…

The National Guard's new Y2K RAID team

by David M. Bresnahan -- A new National Guard RAID unit is being organized and trained to respond to domestic terrorist threats, with a team in every state and territory in time for more…

N. Ireland issue at crossroads

by David M. Bresnahan -- There has been no time when the opportunity for peace in Northern Ireland has been greater, nor has there been a time of greater risk of renewed violence. more…

British troops head to Ireland

by David M. Bresnahan -- Sources in Northern Ireland and London have confirmed that thousands of additional British forces are being quietly flown in to Northern Ireland in preparation for possible renewed violence. more…