Living outside lockdown: Barbers, beauty shops still open

ELGIN, S.C. (AP) — With South Carolina's first coronavirus hot spot just a short jaunt up the highway, Johellen Lee hadn't been out for anything but groceries for nearly a month. “I ...

Japan considering Taiwan's CPTPP inclusion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan is reportedly seeking to include more Asian countries into the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) — including Taiwan...

Moscow activists vow to fight on after clashes with police

MOSCOW (AP) — Activists in Moscow vowed Friday to persist with their campaign against plans to bulldoze a highway through a radioactive waste site, despite a police crackdown and mass detentions. ...

Safety of Fukushima waste water focus of sea release debate

OKUMA, Japan (AP) — Inside a giant decontamination facility at the destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant, workers in hazmat suits monitor radioactive water pumped from three damaged reactors, making...

US considers more water recycling _ including from oilfields

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved Thursday on a water-recycling push it says could get good use out of more of the wastewater that industries, cities and farms spew out, including the b...

Blagojevich praises, endorses Trump as justice reformer

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Illinois Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich gushed about Donald Trump a day after the Republican president set him free from a federal prison, delivering a 20-minute monologue Wedne...

Trump wants $1.5B over 10 years to revive US uranium mining

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Trump administration is asking Congress for $1.5 billion over 10 years to create a new national stockpile of U.S.-mined uranium, saying that propping up U.S. uranium producti...

Canadian company seeks new site to bury nuclear waste

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A power company is reconsidering its options after dropping plans to bury waste from its nuclear plants on the Canadian shore of Lake Huron, officials said Wednesday. ...

Japan panel: Fukushima water release to sea is best option

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese government panel on Friday roughly accepted a draft proposal for releasing into the sea massive amounts of radioactive water now being stored at the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima n...

Sweden closes nuclear reactor after over 40 yrs of operation

HELSINKI (AP) — Sweden has shut down one of four nuclear reactors at its largest power station after over 40 years of operation, with operators citing a lack of profitability. Swedi...

Japan revises Fukushima cleanup plan, delays key steps

TOKYO (AP) — Japan on Friday revised a roadmap for the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant cleanup, further delaying the removal of thousands of spent fuel units that remain in cooling pools since...

Japan gov't proposes Fukushima water release to sea or air

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's economy and industry ministry has proposed gradually releasing or allowing to evaporate massive amounts of treated but still radioactive water at the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuc...

Taiwan indigenous village delays rocket launch

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The launch of a space exploration rocket from Taitung County scheduled for December 27 has been postponed because of opposition from a nearby indigenous village, reports s...

Nevada accuses US government of 'secret plutonium smuggling'

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada wants a federal judge to declare illegal what it calls the U.S. government's “secret plutonium smuggling operation” and order the removal of weapons-grade material already shi...

Tokyo being billed as 'Recovery Olympics' -- but not for all

FUTABA, Japan (AP) — The torch relay for the Tokyo Olympics will kick off in Fukushima, the northern prefecture devastated almost nine years ago by an earthquake, tsunami and the subsequent meltdown o...