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  • *Legal woes cloud restart of Japan's nuclear industry. IWAKI, Japan, Aug 17- Four and a half years after the Fukushima disaster, and as Japan tentatively restarts nuclear power elsewhere, the legal challenges are mounting for the crippled plant's operator. Rather, the cases could further increase opposition to nuclear restarts- which consistently beats support...

  • Rescuers work to clear China blast site to beat rain Sunday, 16 Aug 2015 | 8:17 PM ET
    Volunteers and paramilitary soldiers wearing masks stand on patrol outside a temporary shelter after the explosions in Tianjin on August 14, 2015.

    Rescuers searched for toxic materials at the blast site in China city Tianjin to clear chemicals before any rainfall can create further toxic gas.

  • Trigana plane crashes in remote Indonesian region Sunday, 16 Aug 2015 | 8:11 PM ET
    JAKARTA, INDONESIA: Indonesia's Transport Minister Ignasius Jonan (C) speaks during a press conference in Jakarta on August 16, 2015, announcing that a missing plane carrying 54 people crashed into a mountain in eastern Indonesian province of Papua.

    An aircraft with 54 people on board crashed in Indonesia's remote region of Papua, the latest in a string of aviation disasters in Southeast Asia.

  • *Legal woes cloud restart of Japan's nuclear industry. IWAKI, Japan, Aug 17- Four and a half years after the Fukushima disaster, and as Japan tentatively restarts nuclear power elsewhere, the legal challenges are mounting for the crippled plant's operator. Rather, the cases could further increase opposition to nuclear restarts- which consistently beats support...

  • Man looking for cellphone killed by roller coaster Friday, 14 Aug 2015 | 7:45 AM ET
    In this July 2, 2014, file photo, Matt Ouimet, chief executive of Cedar Fair Entertainment Co., greets a guest at Cedar Point amusement park, in Sandusky, Ohio. A man who entered a restricted area at the amusement park to look for a lost cellphone has been struck by a roller coaster and killed Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015.

    A man entered a restricted area at Ohio's Cedar Point amusement park to look for a lost cellphone and was struck and killed by a roller coaster.

  • A survivor has been pulled out from the wreckage left by the huge explosion in Tianjin, China, more than a day after the deadly blast, according to reports.

  • China experts focus on chemicals in Tianjin blast Friday, 14 Aug 2015 | 1:19 AM ET
    A damaged road sign near the site of the explosions at the Binhai new district, Tianjin, August 13, 2015.

    Investigators searched for clues on Friday to identify what caused the Tianjin explosions, as foreign and local companies assessed the damage.

  • Explosive China catastrophe Thursday, 13 Aug 2015 | 4:29 PM ET
    Explosive China catastrophe

    A Tianjin explosion leaves dozens dead and areas of Chinese port city devastated. NBC's Ian Williams reports.

  • The oil dispersant, Corexit EC9500A, was deployed during the deadly Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had concluded in a June 2010 report that Corexit 9500 A was "slightly toxic" to mysid shrimp found in the Gulf of Mexico. Canadian Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq proposed in July that energy...

  • A Turkish special force police officer is pictured during clashes with attackers on August 10, 2015 at the Sultanbeyli district in Istanbul. Turkey's largest city Istanbul was Monday shaken by twin attacks on the US consulate and a police station

    A bomb attack at a police station has killed three people, while the city's U.S. consulate has also come under fire, news agencies have reported.

  • Can Fukushima evacuees ever go home again? Saturday, 8 Aug 2015 | 5:02 PM ET

    Some Japanese evacuees have cheered the chance to return to Fukushima, but many more have rejected it, The NY Times reports.

  • West Texas Investors Club: All-New Tuesday 10p ET/PT Friday, 7 Aug 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    West Texas Investors Club: All-New Tuesday 10p ET/PT

    After a YouTube star pitches what he claims is the world's best BBQ sauce, Butch and Rooster put him to the test against the top pitmaster in West Texas. Later, a single mother tries to sell the investors on a website that helps parents save for their child's college education.

  • West Texas Investors Club: The Butch and Rooster School Of Business

    Business Tip #190 - Butch and Rooster explain what they believe is important for a business. Tuesdays 10p ET/PT.

  • Gunman identified in Louisiana theater shooting Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 5:55 AM ET
    An employee places gun locks on guns for sale at Cabela's in Hamburg, Pennsylvania.

    A gunman killed two and wounded nine after opening fire during a screening of the movie "Trainwreck" in Lafayette, Louisiana, police said. NBC reports.

  • Final trade: Halliburton holds up Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 12:59 PM ET
    Final trade: Halliburton holds up

    Fast Money Halftime Report trader Joe Terranova says this one energy name has managed to hold up in spite of oil's collapse.

  • July 20- Omaha Public Power District said on Monday its Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant in Nebraska was manually taken offline to repair a water leak on one of its four reactor coolant pumps. The maintenance outage on the 479- megawatt Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant will not cause an interruption of electrical service to OPPD customers, the statement from...

  • American Greed: 'Vintage' Wine Friday, 17 Jul 2015 | 12:25 PM ET
    American Greed: 'Vintage' Wine

    Counterfeit wine dealer Rudy Kurniawan dominates the fine wine scene, making millions selling his cheap basement blends through elite auction houses.

  • President Obama on Chattanooga shooting Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 5:30 PM ET
    President Obama on Chattanooga shooting

    President Obama comments on the shooting incident in Chattanooga Thursday, killing at least four Marines.

  • NBC News: Chattanooga shooting suspect identified Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 4:11 PM ET
    NBC News: Chattanooga shooting suspect identified

    CNBC's Sue Herera reports the latest on the Chattanooga shooting incident. The suspect's name is Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez.

  • Chattanooga Mayor: 4 people dead in shooting Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 3:10 PM ET
    Chattanooga Mayor: 4 people dead in shooting

    CNBC's Sue Herera reports the shooting incident in Chattanooga at a military facility left 5 people dead, including the shooter themself.