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Fuel loading begins at 1st nuclear plant in Belarus

Aug. 7, 2020 9:15 AM EDT

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Loading of nuclear fuel started Friday at Belarus' first nuclear plant, which has raised concern in neighboring Lithuania. The plant in Astravets near the border has been built by Russia's state nuclear corporation Rosatom. Rosatom and Belarusian authorities have insisted that the...

FILE – This April 4, 2017, file photo shows the entrance to FirstEnergy Corp.'s Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio. A nuclear plant bailout law should be repealed immediately, Democratic members of the Ohio House announced Wednesday, July 22, 2020, as a bribery scandal involving one of the state’s most powerful lawmakers unfolded over the law’s passage. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)

4 Ohio operatives plead not guilty in $60M bribery probe

Aug. 6, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Four Ohio lobbyists and political operatives pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges they conspired as part of what one defendant called an “unholy alliance” aimed at bailing out two aging Ohio nuclear power plants. Former Republican House Speaker Larry Householder and...

Correction: Bribery Investigation-Ohio story

Aug. 6, 2020 12:31 PM EDT
CLEVELAND (AP) — In a story Aug. 5, 2020, about groups named in an FBI affidavit regarding an alleged Ohio corruption scheme, The Associated Press erroneously reported that D. Eric Lycan is currently the counsel for the Republican Party of Kentucky. He left the position in April 2019.
FILE - Republican Ohio state Rep. Larry Householder sits at the head of a legislative session as Speaker of the House, in Columbus, Ohio, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. Householder, who is accused in a $60 million federal bribery probe, was removed from his leadership position on July 30, 2020. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Nuclear bailout tied to bribery scandal was years in making

Aug. 3, 2020 12:06 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A $1 billion bailout for Ohio’s two nuclear plants that’s now entangled in a state bribery scandal had little support when the idea came up three years ago. It was all but dead until the spring of last year, when the new leader of the Ohio House stepped up with a...

Emirati nuclear plant successfully starts up first reactor

Aug. 1, 2020 7:48 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A nuclear power plant in the United Arab Emirates successfully started up its first reactor, authorities said Saturday. The Barakah nuclear power plant in the Emirates' far western desert near the border with Saudi Arabia reached what scientists called its “first...

Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder leaves the federal courthouse after an initial hearing following charges against him and four others alleging a $60 million bribery scheme Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

AP EXPLAINS: A look at $60M bribery probe unfolding in Ohio

Jul. 30, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The arrest July 21 of powerful Republican House Speaker Larry Householder and four associates in a $60 million federal bribery case has upended both politics and policy-making in Ohio. The Ohio House removed Householder from his post Thursday in a unanimous, bipartisan vote and...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jul. 29, 2020 4:16 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: Track bribes before moving nuke deal Scranton Times-Tribune July 29 Nuclear power remains crucial to Pennsylvania and should become even more so as pressure mounts for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Pennsylvania...

FILE - In this Monday, July 18, 2016, file photo, former Speaker of the Ohio House Larry Householder speaks during the opening day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Householder, the Ohio House speaker now accused in a $60 million federal bribery probe, plays the long game when it comes to politics. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Ohio House sets Thursday vote to remove disgraced speaker

Jul. 28, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House plans to vote Thursday on the removal of the disgraced House speaker arrested last week in connection with a $60 million federal bribery probe, after Republicans took a secret vote on the matter Tuesday that was prompted by Larry Householder's refusal to resign. It...

Assembly hall at the construction site of the ITER ( the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor), where components for the ITER Tokamak will be pre-assembled before integration into the machine in the CEN of Cadarache, in Saint-Paul-Lez-Durance, southern France, Tuesday, July 28, 2020. A project of daunting proportions and giant ambitions replicating the energy of the sun is entering a critical phase as scientists and technicians begin piecing together massive parts built around the globe of a nuclear fusion device, an experiment aimed at showing that clean energy, free of carbon emissions, can keep our planet humming. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

France's global nuclear fusion device a puzzle of huge parts

Jul. 28, 2020 1:45 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A hugely ambitious project to replicate the energy of the sun is entering a critical phase, as scientists and technicians in southern France begin assembling giant parts of a nuclear fusion device, an international experiment aimed to develop the ultimate clean energy source. World leaders...

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 21, 2020, file photo, Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder leaves the federal courthouse after an initial hearing following charges against him and four others alleging a $60 million bribery scheme, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

'Unholy alliance' of power, money fueled corruption scheme

Jul. 25, 2020 9:06 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An accused co-conspirator called it an “unholy alliance" — dealings between a longtime Ohio politician seeking to restore his power and an energy company in desperate need of a billion-dollar bailout to rescue two nuclear plants in the state. Both the politician, current...