Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:08 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:08:12 GMT
Four parents of African-American students at Colerain High School are suing the Northwest Local School District and several Colerain Township Police Department officers alleging their constitutional rightsFull Story >
Four parents of African-American students at Colerain High School are suing the Northwest Local School District and several Colerain Township Police Department officers alleging their constitutional rights were violated.Full Story >
Tuesday, September 2 2014 1:42 PM EDT2014-09-02 17:42:29 GMT
A spokesman says more than 30 teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center and 17 are still being sought.Full Story >
Thirty-two teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center by crawling under a weak spot in a fence late Monday, and nine were still on the run Tuesday, a spokesman said.Full Story >
Ohio's two U.S. senators plan on introducing a bill to authorize $150 million in spending to help a uranium enrichment project in southern Ohio stay afloat, after money forthe project was missing from a last-minute spending bill passed on Saturday.
The Piketon plant would be at the site of a former gaseous diffusion plant that enriched uranium during the Cold War. It would produce enriched uranium for use in generating electricity at nuclear power plants.
Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman spoke with Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu on Saturday and agreed to sponsor bipartisan legislation to move the project forward. The money comes from $106 million in existing Department ofEnergy funds, as well as $44 million in assets at Piketon in the form of "tails," a byproduct of uranium enrichment.
"This isn't about politics," the senators wrote in a joint statement. "This is about national security, protecting tax-payer investments and preserving good-paying Ohio jobs."
The Department of Energy announced in October that it planned to work with USEC Inc., the Bethesda, Md.-based developer, on research and development to reduce technical and financial risks that have held up USEC's application for a $2 billion loan guarantee for the planned American Centrifuge Plant in Piketon. That application is still pending.
Supporters of the project have said that it could bring as many as 4,000 construction jobs and 400 long-term, full-time jobs to Piketon.
The company had said in September that it might have to lay off about 450 workers in Ohio, Tennessee and Maryland if uncertainty about funding meant it had to stop most activity on the project.
After the research and development plan was announced, USEC said it was willing to wait before laying off the workers and would take things day-to-day as discussions continued with federal officials.
The company also had said that two key investors had agreed to sit tight until mid-January. The company and DOE had said that the government's part of the funding of the research program would be capped at $300 million and would have to be approved by congressional committees.
The department had said that it intended to ask for approval to use existing DOE funds for the first $150 million needed for the first phase of the research program.
USEC and its partners would pay for 20 percent of the research program through a technical verification phase involving the construction of the cascade or initial cluster of centrifuges and 80 percent of the phase that would involve building remaining clusters into a train of multiple clusters.
DOE has said it is in the government's interest to have a domestic producer of enriched uranium because nuclear power is an important part of the U.S. fuel supply, representing about 20 percent of the power produced.
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Monday, September 1 2014 10:17 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:17:32 GMT
A part-time computer science UC Professor is missing and his family is desperate to find him. Kentucky State Police says no one has seen or heard from Randy Russ since Aug. 17.Full Story >
A UC Professor is missing and his family is desperate to find him. Kentucky State Police says no one has seen or heard from Randy Russ since Aug. 17 Russ is a part-time computer science professor at UC.Full Story >
Friday, July 18 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:26:33 GMT
It's been an extremely difficult day for family and friends as well as officers. So many people were crying, upset as the body of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson was removed from an abandoned trailer.Full Story >
It's been an extremely difficult day for family and friends as well as officers. So many people were crying, upset as the body of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson was removed from an abandoned trailer. Coroner Gary Hargrove said Janaya's body was found in a bathroom.Full Story >
Monday, September 1 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-09-01 16:29:04 GMT
Dozens of celebrity photos, including some alleged images of actress Jennifer Lawrence nude, began spreading all over the Internet on Sunday evening. Find out how to keep your photos secure here.Full Story >
Dozens of celebrity photos, including some alleged images of actress Jennifer Lawrence nude, began spreading all over the Internet on Sunday evening. Find out how to keep your photos secure here. Full Story >