Sen. Harry Reid (D) of Nev., speaks during the Nevada State Democratic election night party after defeating Sharron Angle to win re-election, Nov. 2, in Las Vegas. Jae C. Hong/AP
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D) of Nev. talks to campaign workers at his campaign headquarters in Las Vegas, Nov. 2. Jae C. Hong/AP
Senator Harry Reid (D) of Nev. looks at the floor as First Lady Michelle Obama speaks at a campaign rally for Reid at Canyon Springs High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, Nov. 1. Rick Wilking/Reuters
Former president Bill Clinton (l.) moves to hug Nevada Senator Harry Reid at the end of a rally, on Oct. 12, in Las Vegas. Julie Jacobson/AP
Senate majority leader Harry Reid (second from r.) talks with members of a trap shooting team during a visit to the Clark County Shooting Park, Oct. 9, in Las Vegas. Reid sponsors a team that was competing there Saturday. Julie Jacobson/AP
President Obama is greeted by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., before delivering remarks on the economy during an event at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in Las Vegas, July 9. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP
Senate Majority leader Harry Reid listens to other Democratic Senators speak about health-care reform legislation during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, on Nov. 19, 2009. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters/File
President Bush, seated, signs the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, on Dec. 19, 2007, at the Energy Department in Washington. Applauding, from left are, Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Md. Charles Dharapak/AP
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, on April 26, 2007, to urge President Bush to sign the war funding bill just passed by Congress. Dennis Cook/AP
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) talks in front of the Capitol after leading Senate Democrats down the steps leading to the chamber March 15, 2005 in a show of solidarity in regard to the threat by Republicans to change filibuster rules regarding judicial nominations. Andy Nelson/ The Christian Science Monitor
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D) of Calif. speak about the upcoming State of the Union address at the National Press Club in Washington, on January 31, 2005. Gerald Herbert/AP/File
Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada (l.) is ceremonially sworn in by Vice President Al Gore. Andy Nelson / The Christian Science Monitor
Stolen radioactive cobalt-60 was found in central Mexico. The atomic energy agency said it is radioactive enough that 'it would probably be fatal to be close to this amount of unshielded radioactive material for a period in the range of a few minutes to an hour.'
Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press /
December 5, 2013
Officials were engaged Thursday in the delicate task of recovering a stolen shipment of highly radioactive cobalt-60 abandoned in a rural field in central Mexico state.