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San Onofre nuke plant demolition approved

Associated Press

The California Coastal Commission has approved a plan to dismantle much of the San Onofre nuclear power plant that was closed six years ago.

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

- Associated Press

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. Week of October 16, 2019:

Cubs shake up player-development operation

Associated Press

The Chicago Cubs shook up their player-development operation, with Matt Dorey taking over as senior vice president of player development and directors of pitching and hitting being appointed.

FAA employees participate in a demonstration of an airline cabin filling with smoke, in a simulator at the FAA Civil Aerospace Medical Institute in the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, in Oklahoma City. Federal researchers, using 720 volunteers in Oklahoma City, will test whether smaller seats and crowded rows slow down airline emergency evacuations. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

FAA to test whether packed planes affect evacuation time

- Associated Press

The size of your seat and how much legroom you'll get on a future flight could be decided by 720 Oklahomans taking part in a first-of-its-kind test to determine if jam-packed planes slow emergency evacuations.

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2019, file photo, Salvador Espinosa sweeps in the kitchen of a Mary's Pizza Shack restaurant during a Pacific Gas and Electric Co. power shutdown in Santa Rosa, Calif. The California Senate will investigate a California utility's process for cutting off power to more than 2 million people to prevent wildfires. In a memo to the Senate Democratic Caucus on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins asked the Senate Energy, Utilities, and Communications Committee to "begin investigating and reviewing options to address the serious deficiencies" with PG&E's current process of shutting off power to prevent wildfires. (Christopher Chung/The Press Democrat via AP, File)

California utility chief pledges to improve communications

- Associated Press

California's largest utility pledged to improve communications. But it reminded state regulators that its difficult decision to pre-emptively shut off power to more than 2 million people last week may have prevented deadly wildfires.

Pipeline protestors block trains at Port of Vancouver

Associated Press

Environmental activists staged a protest at the Port of Vancouver, blocking train tracks with the goal of disrupting the transport of pipe bound for the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project in Canada.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Georgetown University, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Facebook CEO defends refusal to take down some content

- Associated Press

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday defended the social media platform's refusal to take down content it considers newsworthy "even if it goes against our standards." But while he promoted free expression, limitations were place on coverage of his remarks at Georgetown University.