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Transformer fire shuts down part of Indian Point power plant

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 10:02

Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks to reporters near the main entrance of the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan, N.Y. on Saturday, May 9, 2015 after an Entergy company spokesperson said a transformer failed and caused a fire at the Unit 3 nuclear power plant. The fire was extinguished and the unit shut down automatically according to the company. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) — A transformer failed Saturday at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in suburban New York, causing a fire that forced an automatic shutdown of a reactor. The fire was quickly extinguished and the reactor was deemed safe and stable, said a spokesman for owner Entergy Corp.


Indian Point Nuclear Reactor Shuts Down After Transformer Fire

New York Times Headlines - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 09:53
Officials said the fire had been extinguished and the plant north of New York City was stable after residents reported hearing an explosion and smoke at the site.







Transformer fire causes shut-down of nuclear reactor north of New York City

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 09:51

Smoke is seen over the Indian Point nuclear power plant in New YorkBy Scott DiSavino and Lisa Lambert NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A nuclear power reactor 40 miles (65 km) north of New York City was shut down on Saturday after a transformer fire, but officials said the Indian Point plant was stable and there was no threat to residents nearby. People in the area reported an explosion and smoke coming from the plant at Buchanan in New York state. They are not unheard of and the plant responded as designed," NRC spokesman Eliot Brenner said in a statement. The NRC designated the incident an "unusual event," which is the lowest of four categories the agency gives to potential safety or security threats at nuclear plants.


Indian point nuclear plant fire not a high risk: nuclear regulator

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 09:51
The transformer fire at the Indian Point nuclear power plant north of New York City is not a high-level risk and does not pose a threat to the people nearby, according to the U.S. regulator for nuclear power. "There is no threat to area residents," said Eliot Brenner, director of public affairs for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Woman charged with tossing hot oil at children

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 09:48

Woman charged with tossing hot oil at childrenA 23-year-old New York woman is under arrest after she allegedly tossed hot cooking oil at her son and her cousin's son - both 2 years old.


Clint Dempsey’s two goals not enough for Sounders in 3-2 loss to Crew

NBA - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 09:45
Kei Kamara scores twice for Columbus as it holds on for a 3-2 victory over Seattle to snap the Sounders’ three-game winning streak.
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Clint Dempsey’s two goals not enough for Sounders in 3-2 loss to Crew

Seattle Seahawks - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 09:45
Kei Kamara scores twice for Columbus as it holds on for a 3-2 victory over Seattle to snap the Sounders’ three-game winning streak.
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Clint Dempsey’s two goals not enough for Sounders in 3-2 loss to Crew

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 09:45
Kei Kamara scores twice for Columbus as it holds on for a 3-2 victory over Seattle to snap the Sounders’ three-game winning streak.

Quotes and video: Tyler Lockett

NBA - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 09:42
Seattle invested a lot to get Tyler Lockett in the third round, trading fourth, fifth and sixth-round picks (including those acquired for Percy Harvin and Jimmy Graham) to Washington to move up and get him. Through two days of rookie mini-camp, though, Lockett has looked the part, making a variety of plays. After Saturday’s practice, […]
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Quotes and video: Tyler Lockett

Seattle Seahawks - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 09:42
Seattle invested a lot to get Tyler Lockett in the third round, trading fourth, fifth and sixth-round picks (including those acquired for Percy Harvin and Jimmy Graham) to Washington to move up and get him. Through two days of rookie mini-camp, though, Lockett has looked the part, making a variety of plays. After Saturday’s practice, […]
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Quotes and video: Tyler Lockett

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 09:42
Seattle invested a lot to get Tyler Lockett in the third round, trading fourth, fifth and sixth-round picks (including those acquired for Percy Harvin and Jimmy Graham) to Washington to move up and get him. Through two days of rookie mini-camp, though, Lockett has looked the part, making a variety of plays. After Saturday’s practice, […]

Campus Debates on Israel Drive a Wedge Between Jews and Minorities

New York Times Headlines - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 09:38
Student groups nationwide are proposing that their colleges divest from companies that do business with Israel, a sign that a campaign is gaining traction.







Shooting of airman near Whiteman AFB under investigation

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 09:37
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. (AP) — Local law enforcement officials are investigating the shooting of an airman near Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri.

Washington State kindergartener leaves school grounds alone, walks a mile ... - FOX31 Denver

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 09:36

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Washington State kindergartener leaves school grounds alone, walks a mile ...
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LACEY, Wash. — A kindergartener is home safe after a scare earlier this week in Washington State. John Canales told Q13 FOX News his 5-year old son managed to leave school grounds and walk at least a mile home all by himself. Canales is outraged and ...

Turkish coup leader, former president, Evren dies at 97

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 09:34

The ailing former general who later ruled as president for seven years, died at Ankara's GATA military hospital.

       

Medical-marijuana activist takes state to task for safety of recreational pot

NBA - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 09:33
A Missouri doctor questions the safety of marijuana in Washington state’s pot system. But labs and the state agency that regulates pot question his findings and tactics.
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Medical-marijuana activist takes state to task for safety of recreational pot

Seattle Seahawks - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 09:33
A Missouri doctor questions the safety of marijuana in Washington state’s pot system. But labs and the state agency that regulates pot question his findings and tactics.
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Medical-marijuana activist takes state to task for safety of recreational pot

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 09:33
A Missouri doctor questions the safety of marijuana in Washington state’s pot system. But labs and the state agency that regulates pot question his findings and tactics.

Local high schools soar in national rocket contest

NBA - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 09:33
Bellevue’s Newport High School and Seattle’s Ingraham High School took second and third place Saturday in a national rocketry competition.
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Local high schools soar in national rocket contest

Seattle Seahawks - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 09:33
Bellevue’s Newport High School and Seattle’s Ingraham High School took second and third place Saturday in a national rocketry competition.
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