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Three-Mile Island Nuclear Station To Shutter By September 2019

Chicago-based owner Exelon Corp. wants Pennsylvania to give nuclear power the same special treatment that's given to renewable energy, such as wind and solar. The accident began when a non-nuclear section of the plant failed, causing the pumps that cool the reactor's core to fail. With the sector reeling from lower power prices and flat demand, nuclear plants have become more dependent on capacity payments for revenue to cover their costs. Read More »

Men probing Ivanka Trump brand supplier in China detained, missing: NGO

Li said the activists were probing two factories owned by major footwear producer Huajian Group - one in the city of Dongguang in southern Guangdong province, the other in Jiangxi's Ganzhou. She said that police called her Tuesday to inform her that her husband had been arrested . Patrick Poon, a China researcher for Amnesty International, said the activists' predicament is " extremely worrying " because labor activism, which mainly targets companies rather than the government, is ... Read More »

Musk to quit advisory panels if Trump withdraws from climate deal

Many big companies say they must make long-term investment decisions based on the assumption that most countries will stiffen environmental standards. Former Undersecretary of State Nick Burns, who served in the Bush administration, expressed alarm over the prospect of the US walking away from the worldwide agreement, asserting that it would be both a blow to the environment and American credibility. Read More »

Gov. Ganduje expresses shock over kidnap of Reps member in Kaduna

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A family source, who asked not to be named due to security concerns, told Anadolu Agency that the abductors have called to confirm they "have him and would soon make a demand". "When contacted, the lawmaker's legislative aide, Tunde Adela, also confirmed the incident". Garba Durbunde, a member of house of representatives , who was kidnapped along the Abuja-Kaduna highway, has been freed. Read More »

Formula One 2017: Sebastian Vettel wins Monaco Grand Prix

Raikkonen , 37, the 2007 world champion, resisted all invitations to condemn Ferrari , but made clear he was unhappy to be deprived of a possible victory.In a race with plenty of sunshine and minimal overtaking , late crashes ensured the safety vehicle made its traditional Monaco appearance. Read More »

The lure of the Lions endures as the last Great Tour

The Lions are due to arrive in New Zealand on Wednesday and play their first match in Whangarei on Saturday, facing a Provincial Barbarians XV. The All Blacks, of course, didn't always win - the year before they'd been beaten 3-1 in South Africa . Read More »

White House communications director quits

His last day at the White House has not yet been determined. "Very concerned about the nature of these approaches to the Russians", former United States Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said in a Sunday morning news show interview. Read More »

At least 11 United States citizens injured in Kabul blast

The Taliban flatly denied any involvement in an email to news outlets and condemned all attacks against civilians . The Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, condemned the attack. Windows were shattered in shops, restaurants and other buildings up to a kilometer from the blast site. In the past year, they have largely concentrated on thwarting a surge of attacks by the Taliban, who have captured key districts, such as Helmand province, which US and British troops had fought bitterly to return ... Read More »

15-year-old boy charged with starting fire at Joliet prison

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Two people seen leaving the closed Joliet Correctional Center prison yard shortly after a fire started at the facility. His mother and father attended Wednesday's hearing and indicated they were willing to take custody of the boy under house arrest if he was released. Read More »

UN urges nations to push for implementing climate pact

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The president told Pope Francis he would read it. Elon Musk says he will dump Trump if the president pulls out of the Paris climate deal. Tesla is one of hundreds of companies that has asked Trump not to withdraw. Pruitt had planned to meet with the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers, but canceled. On March 28, President Trump signed an executive order mandating EPA review the plan . Read More »

Kinder Morgan Canada says pipeline facing obstacle has 'met every test'

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Commonwealth Bank of Australia boosted its position in Kinder Morgan by 49.0% in the third quarter. The stock of Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE: KMI ) is a huge mover today! Investors made a C$1.75 billion ($1.3 billion) bet that political protest against Kinder Morgan Inc.'s Western Canadian pipeline project would turn out to be bluster rather than power. Read More »

Pelosi says Paris pact pullout 'grave threat' - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

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It was the first legally-binding global climate deal. Trump on Wednesday declared that abandoning the Paris climate agreement would be a victory for the American economy. A study past year in the journal Nature Climate Change said America will probably only reach four-fifths of that goal. A USA exit from the climate pact could have severe ramifications internationally, raising doubts about the commitment of the world's largest economy to curbing global warming and making it more hard to ... Read More »

Clare's Most Popular Baby Names Revealed

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Murphy, Kelly, O'Brien, Ryan and Walsh were the five most popular last names of newborns registered in 2016. For the first time since 2007, Jack is no longer the most popular baby name for boys in Ireland. It was the only new entrant in the list, climbing from 119 to 86. In Waterford County, Saoirse was the most popular. Noah was the most popular name in Laois and Cavan while Luke was a favourite in Westmeath. Read More »

'Sin City' is Coming to Television With Former 'Walking Dead' Showrunner

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This one will hew closely to the graphic novels, with a fresh take by writer Glen Mazzara , the showrunner whose resume includes " The Shield ", " The Walking Dead ", and " Damien ". So while it won't be like the 2005 movie, it at least won't be like A Dame to Kill For either, which is good. When the directors returned to the world nine years later, the same wow factor wasn't fully there, and audiences and critics were less impressed. Read More »

WHO Says Tobacco Causes Major Harm to the Environment

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Dr Daniel Malan - an ex-smoker and director of the Stellenbosch University-based Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa, who is now conducting research for the Africa Harm Reduction Alliance says while tobacco use is prevalent in the continent, but there are enough methods to reduces harm caused by tobacco. Read More »

United Nations chief Guterres says climate deal is essential

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The group firmly supports the idea, enshrined in the Paris agreement that countries would do all in their power to keep temperatures from increasing more than 1.5C above pre-industrial levels. At a summit meeting of the Group of Seven leading economies over the weekend, Trump refused to join the other six leaders in pledging to implement the Paris accord and said he would announce the United States position this week. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn refuses to promise top cut immigration

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And the European Union is already adopting an aggressive negotiating position. The Tories were hoping to "avoid exposing the deficiencies of Theresa May to public scrutiny" by criticising the Labour leader, said Tom Watson, whose words were significant, given his own relationship with Mr Corbyn is often rancorous . Read More »

Pace-boosted India attempt Champions Trophy encore

The pitch is one of the most important aspects of cricket and it has the power to decide which way each game swings, so this analysis is likely to prove useful. "It is my first ICC trophy, I am more excited than others". His first boundary was a cut shot off Taskin followed by a superb straight drive off Mustafizur. Read More »

Glasgow breast surgeon jailed for 15 years for series of needless operations

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Paterson was handed 15 years for each count of wounding with intent and four years for each count of unlawful wounding, all to run concurrently. "At last, Ian Paterson has been brought to book for the horrendous crimes he committed against his patients, but the injustice continues as the case has highlighted a gaping loophole in the justice system", said Linda Millband, lead national lawyer at the firm. Read More »

Kellogg shutters distribution centers, lays off workers

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The overall closures "will not have a sizable impact on any one community", including in Battle Creek, where "the impact is minimal", a company spokeswoman told Crain's in February. "While this is the right move for the future of the company, it was a hard decision because of the impact on affected employees", John Bryant, Kellogg's chairman and chief executive said in a previous statement. Read More »

Increase in use of roll your own tobacco

As someone who works for a vapor products retailer, I'm literally barred by federal regulations from telling a customer that using an electronic cigarette can help them quit smoking . The theme will demonstrate the threats that the tobacco industry poses to the sustainable development of all countries, including the health and economic well-being of their citizens. Read More »

Rare Faceless Fish Discovered in Deep Sea off Australia

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The crew on board the CSIRO's ( Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization ) Investigator observed the Commonwealth marine reserves from northern Tasmania up to central Queensland. They brought up red spiky rock crabs, coffinfish, eels and blind sea spiders. Tim O'Hara, of Museums Victoria, who is the vessel's chief scientist, told the AFP news agency : "It hasn't got any eyes or a visible nose and its mouth is underneath". Read More »

5 things you need to know about the SNP manifesto #GE2017

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Prime Minister Theresa May has rejected the SNP's demand for a new choice on secession, saying that it was not the time for another vote. A series of polls have shown that support for independence is holding steady at about 45 per cent, the same result as in 2014. Read More »

Kroger recalls Macadamia Nuts due to listeria concerns

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The macadamia nuts were sold in Ohio, Kentucky, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri and Indiana. Kroger, Bakers, Dillons and Gerbes stores carry the Simple Truth line. The company hadn't received any reports of illness as of Wednesday morning, but it advised anyone who bought the product to return it to their place of purchase for a full refund or replacement. Read More »