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FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2006, file photo, the Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Plant in Tomiokamachi, Fukushima Prefecture, is seen. The operator of the nuclear plant wrecked by a tsunami is considering decommissioning more reactors in northeastern Japan. Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings says a decision is pending on dismantling the four reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ni plant. (Kyodo News via AP, File)
July 24, 2019 - 12:29 am
TOKYO (AP) — The operator of the nuclear plant wrecked by an earthquake and tsunami is expected to notify Fukushima officials of its plan to decommission more reactors in northeastern Japan. Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings said a final decision on dismantling the four reactors at the...
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July 23, 2019 - 6:11 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Insurance companies that say Pacific Gas & Electric owes them more than $20 billion from wildfire claims wants to take over the California utility and pull it out of bankruptcy. The group of insurers filed court documents Tuesday seeking to end PG&E's exclusive right to...
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July 23, 2019 - 7:35 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A forest fire outside Athens is threatening homes on the anniversary of a deadly blaze in the same area that claimed more than 100 lives. The Fire Service said Tuesday that three water-dropping planes and two helicopters were helping fire crews outside the port of Rafina and a...
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A demonstrator brandishes a machete during a march on Las Americas highway to demand the resignation of governor Ricardo Rossello, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Monday, July 22, 2019. Protesters are demanding Rossello step down for his involvement in a private chat in which he used profanities to describe an ex-New York City councilwoman and a federal control board overseeing the island's finance. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
July 23, 2019 - 2:00 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The political crisis in Puerto Rico has escalated to a point where many wonder how Gov. Ricardo Rosselló will be able to govern the U.S. territory in the coming days and possibly weeks amid the massive protests to oust him. Rosselló dug his heels in late Monday after...
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An airplane operates over a fire at the village of Chaveira, near Macao, in central Portugal on Monday, July 22, 2019. More than 1,000 firefighters are battling a major wildfire amid scorching temperatures in Portugal, where forest blazes wreak destruction every summer. About 90% of the fire area in the Castelo Branco district, 200 kilometers (about 125 miles) northeast of the capital Lisbon, has been brought under control during cooler overnight temperatures, according to a local Civil Protection Agency commander. (AP Photo/Sergio Azenha)
July 23, 2019 - 12:46 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Emergency services in Portugal say they have brought under control 90 percent of a huge wildfire which has raged for four days and injured 39 people. But officials are warning Tuesday that forecasts for afternoon temperatures close to 40 degrees Celsius and gusting winds...
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Firefighters try to extinguish a wildfire near Colos village, in central Portugal on Monday, July 22, 2019. More than 1,000 firefighters battled Monday in torrid weather against a major wildfire in Portugal, where every summer forest blazes wreak destruction. (AP Photo/Sergio Azenha)
July 22, 2019 - 8:08 am
COLOS, Portugal (AP) — More than 1,000 firefighters on Monday were battling a major wildfire amid scorching temperatures in Portugal, where forest blazes wreak destruction every summer. About 90% of the fire area in the Castelo Branco district, 200 kilometers (about 125 miles) northeast of the...
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About 200-300 people from the North Texas (Dallas-Fort Worth area) Puerto Rican community gather to protest Gov. Ricardo Rossello outside the Adobo Puerto Rican Cafe in Irving, Texas, Sunday, July 21, 2019. Puerto Rico's embattled governor says he will not seek re-election but will not resign as the island's leader, though he will step down as head of his pro-statehood party. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
July 22, 2019 - 1:05 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico braced early Monday for what many people expected to be one of the biggest protests ever seen in the U.S. territory as irate islanders pledged to drive Gov. Ricardo Rosselló from office. Hundreds of thousands of people were expected to take over one of the...
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Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello speaks during a press conference in La Fortaleza's Tea Room, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Rossello summoned the press a few hours after a riot took place near the executive mansion, where protesters demanded Rossello step down after a leak of profanity-laced and at times misogynistic online chat with nine other male members of his administration. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
July 21, 2019 - 3:46 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said Sunday evening that he will not resign in the face of public furor over an obscenity-laced leaked online chat, but he will not seek re-election or continue as head of his pro-statehood political party. Protesters said they were not...
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July 21, 2019 - 2:14 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese authorities say 1,000 firefighters are working to contain wildfires that have injured eight firefighters and one civilian. Portugal's Civil Protection Agency says Sunday that firefighters are combating flames that broke out Saturday across three fronts in the...
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A one-horned rhinoceros walks in floodwaters in Pobitora wildlife sanctuary, east of Gauhati, India, Friday, July 19, 2019. The sanctuary has the highest density of the one-horned Rhinoceros in the world. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
July 20, 2019 - 12:16 am
GAUHATI, India (AP) — Officials say the death toll has risen to 152 in monsoon flooding in South Asia as millions of people and animals continue to face the brunt in three countries. At least 90 people have died in Nepal and 50 in India's Assam state. A dozen people have been killed in neighboring...
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