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A timeline of the San Onofre nuclear power plant

A timeline of major events at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station: 1968: Unit 1 nuclear reactor begins commercial operation. 1983: Unit 2 begins operation. 1984: Unit 3 begins operation. 1992: Unit 1, needing millions of dollars in…

Bosnian lawmakers take early weekend after siege

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian lawmakers stayed away from parliament this time and took an early weekend after anti-government protesters, including mothers with baby carriages, kept them trapped inside during a 12-hour siege. Hours after Bosnian police freed…

NASA’s veteran Mars rover driving to new spot

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA’s Opportunity rover is still on the move after years on the surface of Mars. The space agency said Friday the six-wheel, solar-powered rover is driving to a new spot in Endeavour Crater after…

EU tries to keep close eye on fighters in Syria

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — European Union nations pledged Friday to step up cooperation in an effort to keep the more than 600 EU citizens now fighting in Syria from veering toward terrorism upon their return home. EU home affairs…

Amid safety fears, US Navy jets train on Iwo Jima

IOTO, Japan (AP) — Iwo Jima is a training site like no other. The rugged volcanic crag was one of the most iconic battlegrounds of World War II, and is so isolated and barren it has almost never…

W. Pa. school reports armed guards working well

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania school district that began using armed guards last year has finished the academic year with no officer drawing a gun. The Pitt……

Pa. jail offers tourists a taste of prison food

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In a city that has become renowned for its hip and innovative restaurant scene, a local tourist attraction is offering decidedly different fare: prison food. This weekend, Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia will serve visitors…

Philly penitentiary offers taste of prison food

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia is a city that has become renowned for its hip and innovative restaurant scene. But a local tourist attraction is offering decidedly different fare this weekend: prison food. Eastern State Penitentiary will serve visitors…

Stock market rises sharply after hiring picks up

NEW YORK (AP) — Steady growth in hiring last month is sending the stock market sharply higher. Indexes rose after the government reported that employers added 175,000 jobs last month, slightly more than expected. The Dow Jones Industrial…

Guardian makes splash in US with security scoops

LONDON (AP) — There’s a new kid on the block when it comes to breaking big time stories about possible U.S. government abuses — and this time it’s a British-based paper that’s come up with the goods. The…

US waives condition on $1.3B in aid to Egypt

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has waived the conditional human rights string attached to Egypt’s $1.3 billion in U.S. military support for 2013. In a letter to Congress last month, Secretary of State John Kerry noted the…

Russia offers peacekeepers for Golan Heights

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has offered to send Russian troops to the Golan Heights to replace the Austrians who are withdrawing from the U.N. peacekeeping force that monitors the disengagement of Israeli and Syrian forces. He…

Buffett charity lunch auction enters final hours

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The annual charity auction of a private lunch with billionaire investor Warren Buffett entered its final hours Friday with the rare opportunity still available for the relative bargain price of less than a million…

Russian whistleblower death in UK ‘not suspicious’

LONDON (AP) — British police said Friday there were no suspicious circumstances in the death of a Russian whistleblower who was a key witness against Russian officials accused of stealing $230 million from a London hedge fund in…

Retiring Ohio State’s Gee: I’ll get out of the way

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University trustees have thanked and praised retiring President Gordon Gee (ghee) in a board meeting that Gee joked sounded like a funeral. More than a dozen trustees broke from Friday’s agenda to…

Stock market rises sharply after hiring picks up

NEW YORK (AP) — Steady growth in hiring last month is sending the stock market sharply higher. The Dow Jones Industrial average rose 200 points after the government reported that employers added 175,000 jobs last month, slightly more…

Appeals court says USTR can withhold document

WASHINGTON (AP) — An appeals court says the U.S. Trade Representative can withhold a classified position paper prepared during free-trade negotiations. The ruling reverses a lower court that had ordered the paper’s release. The three-judge panel of the…