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FILE-In this Oct. 5, 2011 file photo, the cooling tower of the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station looms over an adjacent farm in Oak Harbor, Ohio. Across the nation, a handful of nuclear plants unable to compete with natural gas and renewable energy have shut down within the last two years, taking away steady and lucrative sources of tax money for schools, roads and libraries. The uncertainty surrounding the future of both Ohio plants, Davis-Besse near Toledo and Perry near Cleveland, has created plenty of nervousness in their hometowns that have found themselves caught in the middle of the scandal-tainted bailout. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)

2 nuke plants, 1 bribery scandal, no answers: Towns on edge

Jan. 15, 2021 9:25 AM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — For much of the past four years, the residents of a pair of villages along Lake Erie have been on edge over the fate of their nuclear plants, which generate enough tax money to pay for nicer schools than their neighbors. Like many U.S. nuclear plants struggling to compete with with...

Ohio AG moves to block another $102M in FirstEnergy fees

Jan. 14, 2021 2:08 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's top lawyer asked a court Thursday to block FirstEnergy Corp. from collecting special fees from customers that were set up under a now-tainted nuclear bailout bill to allow the company to maintain record-high profits even if electricity sales dip. Republican Attorney General...

FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2009 file photo, cranes off load containers at the Jebel Ali port terminal 2 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. International port operator DP World signed a deal on Wednesday, Dec. 23,2020, to develop a new deep-water port in Senegal worth over $1 billion, the company announced, its biggest ever investment in Africa. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

DP World signs deal to develop $1 billion new Senegal port

Dec. 23, 2020 10:52 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — International port operator DP World signed a deal Wednesday to develop a new deep-water port in Senegal worth over $1 billion, the company announced, its biggest ever investment in Africa. DP World Dakar, a joint venture between the Dubai-based maritime firm and the...

Lebanon’s Hezbollah sues PM's brother over blast accusation

Dec. 9, 2020 8:21 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s Hezbollah is suing the estranged brother of the country’s Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri after he accused the militant group of being responsible for the massive explosion at Beirut’s port earlier this year, a TV station reported Wednesday....

Relatives of victims of the Aug. 4 Beirut port explosion hold portraits of their loved one who killed during the explosion, during a vigil at the seaport main entrance, as they marking four months since the blast that killed more than 200 people and injured thousands, in Beirut, Lebanon Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. An investigation has yet to provide answers or hold any senior official responsible and the victims are demanding answers and justice for their loved ones. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Lebanon's Hezbollah suing those accusing it of port blast

Dec. 4, 2020 11:19 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's Hezbollah said Friday it is suing a former Christian lawmaker and a website affiliated with a Christian political party for defamation, after they accused the Shiite militant group of being responsible for the devastating explosion at Beirut's port this summer. Hezbollah’s...

Louisiana port begins clearing channel for ships to pass

Dec. 1, 2020 10:40 AM EST

PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) — Port officials have begun clearing a shipping channel in Louisiana after sediments pushed into the waterway by hurricanes made the water too shallow for some vessels to pass safely. The work on Port Fourchon’s Belle Pass in Lafourche Parish began last week after the...

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 orders attorneys, adviser to explain bailout bill work

Nov. 25, 2020 12:31 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — A federal bankruptcy judge in Cleveland has asked one the country's top law firms to provide details about their lobbying to help a FirstEnergy Corp. subsidiary win passage of now-tainted legislation to provide a $1 billion subsidy for two Ohio nuclear power plants. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge...