The Latest: Pope denounces ‘epidemic’ of bullying in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis’ visit to Japan (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Pope Francis is denouncing what he called an “epidemic” of bullying that is tor...

Pope in Japan says world must rethink reliance on nuke power

TOKYO (AP) — Pope Francis has met with victims of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan and called for the world to rethink its reliance on nuclear power. Francis recalled Mon...

Shutdown of nuke plant has a surprising stinging consequence

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The shutdown of one of the nation's oldest nuclear power plants last year is having a surprising, stinging consequence for a New Jersey bay considered to be one of the n...

Does technology make moving nukes safe? Depends whom you ask

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The plutonium core for the first atomic weapon detonated in 1945 was taken from Los Alamos National Laboratory to a test site in the New Mexico desert in the backseat of a U.S. Army ...

German government sells $415M in shares in nuclear industry

BERLIN (AP) — The Germany government has sold shares worth almost 381 million euros ($415 million) in companies that operate nuclear power plants abroad. The Interior Ministry said T...

AP-NORC poll: Trump gets some of his worst grades on climate

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump gets some of his worst marks from the American people when it comes to his handling of climate change, and majorities believe the planet is warming and support...

Solar power in Taiwan surpassed nuke plant due to hot sun on Mon.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The scorching hot sun seen in Taiwan on Monday (Sept. 2) had an unexpected benefit: 2 Gigawatts (GW) of power was generated, more than that of Taiwan's biggest nuclear powe...

The Latest: Ohio governor OKs rescue for nuclear plants

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on Ohio's financial rescue of nuclear plants (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Ohio has become the latest state to hand out a billion-doll...

Lawmakers approve financial rescue for Ohio's nuclear plants

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Lawmakers in the Ohio House have approved a roughly $1 billion financial rescue for the state's two nuclear power plants. The package that critics are calling a b...

APNewsBreak: NRC looking at reducing inspections at reactors

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will look at cutting back on inspections of the country's nuclear reactors. Staff recommendations made public Tuesday would reduce...

Rouhani: Iran will enrich uranium to 'any amount we want'

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president warned that Tehran will increase its enrichment of uranium to "any amount that we want" beginning on Sunday, putting further pressure on Europe...

Utah mill eyes radioactive material from Estonia

CORTEZ, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado-based company is asking for permission to ship radioactive material from eastern Europe to a uranium mill in Utah. The Cortez Journal reported Monday ...

US Senate panel takes up what to do with nuclear waste

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It's been more than a decade since the U.S. government was supposed to begin moving spent nuclear fuel that has been piling up at dozens of commercial reactors around the coun...

Trade, climate change, Iran focus as G-20 leaders meet

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Trade and geopolitical tensions, and the looming threat of climate change, are on the agenda as Chinese President Xi Jinping and other world leaders gather in Osaka, Japan, f...

Strong quake jolts northwest Japan; no major damage reported

TOKYO (AP) — A powerful earthquake jolted northwestern Japan late Tuesday, and officials warned of a possible tsunami up to one meter (3.3 feet) high along parts of the coast. Some areas lost...