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FILE- This April 20, 2007 file photo shows the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan, N.Y. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission's staff have approved the sale of the nuclear power plant north of New York City to a New Jersey company for dismantling, despite petitions from state and local officials to hold public hearings before taking action. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

NYC-area nuclear plant sale for decommissioning is approved

Nov. 17, 2020 5:51 PM EST

BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s staff have approved the sale of the Indian Point nuclear power plant north of New York City to a New Jersey company for dismantling, despite petitions from state and local officials to hold public hearings before taking action. The...

FILE - In this April 29, 2015 file photo, a boat travels on the Tennessee River near the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant near Spring City, Tenn.  Federal regulators are fining the nation's largest public utility more than $900,000 for violating procedures during the startup of a Tennessee nuclear reactor and subsequently trying to cover up the incident. Two managers and a plant operator at the Tennessee Valley Authority's Watts Barr Unit 1 reactor in Spring City were also issued violations by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.(AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)

Federal utility fined $900K for nuclear violations, coverup

Nov. 13, 2020 4:25 PM EST

Federal regulators have fined the nation's largest public utility more than $900,000 for violating procedures during the startup of a Tennessee nuclear reactor and subsequently misleading investigators. Two managers and a plant operator who worked at the Tennessee Valley Authority's Watts Barr Nuclear Plant in...

In this Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 photo, the figure of Ant Group's mascot is displayed at the Ant Group office in Hong Kong. China's Ant Group will try to raise nearly $35 billion in its initial public offering in Shanghai and Hong Kong, which would make it the largest share offering in history. Alibaba-affiliated Ant Group, which operates a suite of financial products including the widely-used Alipay digital wallet in China and one of the world's largest money market funds, will hold dual listings in Shanghai and Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Market debut of Chinese e-finance giant Ant Group postponed

Nov. 3, 2020 4:48 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — The planned stock market debut of the world's biggest online finance company, Ant Group, was suspended in Shanghai and Hong Kong on Tuesday, disrupting a record-setting $34.5 billion initial public offering that highlighted China's recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The Shanghai stock...

Pakistan lifts brief ban on Chinese social media app TikTok

Oct. 19, 2020 3:36 PM EDT

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's media regulatory agency said Monday it lifted a temporary ban on the Chinese social media app TikTok “with some conditions." However, it gave no further details. The development comes about 10 days after the video-sharing platform was blocked by the Pakistan...

New Mexico governor urged to take stand against nuclear plan

Oct. 12, 2020 7:53 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmentalists and other watchdog groups want New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to create a government agency that would be tasked with keeping the state from becoming a permanent dumping ground for spent nuclear fuel and other high-level waste. Dozens of groups sent a...

FILE - In this April 15, 2020 file photo, a healthcare worker testing for the new coronavirus monitors the results of antibody tests, inside a home in Lima, Peru. Peru imported millions of COVID-9 antibody tests to detect infections, even though they are not designed to identify active cases. Some have been banned from distribution in the United States after being found faulty. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)

Hard-hit Peru's costly bet on cheap COVID-19 antibody tests

Oct. 7, 2020 5:34 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — In the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, the harried health officials of Peru faced a quandary. They knew molecular tests for COVID-19 were the best option to detect the virus – yet they didn’t have the labs, the supplies, or the technicians to make them work. ...

People celebrate in front of the Sendai High Court after the court's ruling on the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant disaster in Sendai, northern Japan, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. The court on Wednesday found negligence by the government and the operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant in failing to take tsunami measures to prevent the 2011 nuclear disaster, ordering them to jointly pay some 1 billion yen ($9.5 million) in damages to thousands of residents for their lost livelihoods. (Yusuke Ogata/Kyodo News via AP)

Japan court orders gov't, TEPCO to pay in Fukushima disaster

Sep. 30, 2020 11:23 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese court on Wednesday found the government and the operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant negligent for failing to take measures to prevent the 2011 nuclear disaster, ordering them to pay some 1 billion yen ($9.5 million) in damages to thousands of residents for their lost...