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Homeland Security Secretary nominee Alejandro Mayorkas testifies during his confirmation hearing in the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Bill Clark/Pool via AP)

The Latest: Hawley blocks quick confirmation of DHS nominee

Jan. 19, 2021 3:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Senate confirmation hearings for President-elect Joe Biden’s nominees for his administration (all times local): 3:40 p.m. President-elect Joe Biden’s hopes of quick confirmation of his nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security have been blocked by a...

FILE – This 2010 file photo shows Exelon Corp.'s Oyster Creek Generating Station in Lacey Township, N.J.  The company that's in the process of mothballing one of the nation's oldest nuclear power plants said on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, that it is interested in building a new next-generation nuclear reactor at the same site in New Jersey. (Peter Ackerman/The Asbury Park Press via AP, File)

New nuclear plant could rise at site of former one in NJ

Jan. 5, 2021 3:42 PM EST

LACEY, N.J. (AP) — The company that's in the process of mothballing one of the nation's oldest nuclear power plants says it is interested in building a new next-generation nuclear reactor at the same site in New Jersey. Holtec International last month received $147.5 million — $116 million of which...

Ohio Supreme Court stops collection of nuclear plant subsidy

Dec. 28, 2020 5:53 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court on Monday issued a temporary stay to stop collection of a fee from nearly every electric customer in the state starting Jan. 1 to subsidize two nuclear power plants, a provision included in a scandal-tainted bill approved by the state Legislature in July 2019. The...

Ohio lawmakers fail to deal with tainted energy bill

Dec. 23, 2020 3:11 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio lawmakers ended their 2020 legislative session late Tuesday without repealing or replacing a scandal-tainted bill that provides a $1 billion bailout for two aging Ohio nuclear power plants, among other provisions. The Legislature adjourned for the year after sending Republican Gov....

FILE - This April 4, 2017 file photo shows the then-FirstEnergy Corp.'s Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio. The fate of the legislation that aimed to bailout Ohio's two nuclear plants remains unclear as the Legislature meets for a final session Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, to discuss any potential bill that would remedy, delay or repeal portions of the legislation. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)

Fate of tainted nuclear bailout left unclear at year's end

Dec. 22, 2020 2:10 PM EST

The fate of the tainted legislation looming over the Ohio Statehouse since July remains unknown as the Legislature convenes Tuesday for a final day of sessions. For months, Lawmakers have been unable to find common ground on how to address the $1 billion nuclear bailout law at the center of a $60 million bribery...

FILE – In this Tuesday, April 4, 2017, file photo, plumes of steam drift from the cooling tower of FirstEnergy Corp.'s Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio. A federal court docket showed that

Judge blocks fees set by tainted Ohio nuclear bailout law

Dec. 21, 2020 5:34 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio judge on Monday blocked the subsidies from a $1 billion nuclear bailout law at the center of a $60 million bribery probe, as state lawmakers scrambled to decide the fate of a repeal effort and nominees were chosen to succeed a utility regulator who resigned amid the...

Lawmakers push abortion restrictions, gun rights expansion

Dec. 18, 2020 4:35 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican lawmakers have sent bills to Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine that would increase abortion restrictions, expand gun rights and ban the execution of the severely mentally ill. The measures come as the House and Senate wrap up business during the lame duck session before a new General...

FILE - In this July 30, 2020 file photo Ohio House Speaker Pro Tempore Jim Butler presides over a House session as members of the Ohio House of Representatives vote to remove Rep. Larry Householder as Speaker of the House on at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. Hopes of repealing an energy bailout law are in danger at the Ohio Statehouse as Republican lawmakers argue sharply different positions on how and whether to repeal the legislation with only weeks before Ohioans begin to pay the price. (Joshua A. Bickel/The Columbus Dispatch via AP, File)

GOP advance bill to halt collection of nuclear bailout money

Dec. 17, 2020 11:26 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bill that would delay the collection of nuclear subsidies under the law at the center of a $60 million federal bribery probe is under consideration by Ohio lawmakers as the lame duck session winds down. The bill introduced by Republican Rep. Jim Hoops on Dec. 1 would halt the...

New Mexico university leader on Biden-Harris transition team

Dec. 15, 2020 2:40 PM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University Chancellor Dan Arvizu has been chosen as part of the transition team for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Arvizu was approached to help the U.S. Department of Energy in the upcoming transition from the outgoing Trump...

Japan court revokes permits at 2 reactors over quake safety

Dec. 4, 2020 11:13 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese court on Friday revoked the operating permits of two nuclear reactors for having inadequate earthquake safeguards, a ruling that challenges safety assessments conducted by the nuclear regulator and could influence the outcome of other court cases. The Osaka District Court revoked...