Final shutdown of Three Mile Island nuclear power plant imminent

World Sep 20, 2019

Final shutdown of Three Mile Island nuclear power plant imminent

The final shutdown of Three Mile Island, where 1979's terrifying partial meltdown became a landmark event in the life cycle of nuclear power in the United States, is imminent. Exelon Corp. officials said the plant will stop producing electricity around noon Friday, following through on ...

Trump administration blocks 'urgent' disclosure from whistleblower

World / Politics Sep 20, 2019

Trump administration blocks 'urgent' disclosure from whistleblower

The Trump administration plunged into an extraordinary showdown with Congress Thursday over access to a whistleblower's complaint about reported incidents including a private conversation between President Donald Trump and a foreign leader. The blocked complaint is both "serious" and "urgent," the government's intelligence watchdog ...

Japan and New Zealand to jointly aim for expanded TPP

Business Sep 19, 2019

Japan and New Zealand to jointly aim for expanded TPP

The leaders of Japan and New Zealand agreed Thursday to work toward expanding the existing 11-member Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact, as they seek further economic and regional integration in the Indo-Pacific. After meeting with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ...

Robert O'Brien, Trump's new national security adviser, seen as an arbiter rather than a confrontationalist

World / Politics | ANALYSIS Sep 19, 2019

Robert O'Brien, Trump's new national security adviser, seen as an arbiter rather than a confrontationalist

by Nick Wadhams, Jennifer Jacobs and Justin Sink

Donald Trump's selection of top hostage-affairs official Robert O'Brien as his new national security adviser sends a clear signal the president is seeking to turn the page from the confrontation and controversy that defined John Bolton's tenure in the job. Bolton regularly picked ideological fights ...