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South Korean rain turns roads into rivers, leaves 9 dead

Some of the heaviest rain in decades swamped South Korea's capital region, turning Seoul's streets into car-clogged rivers and sending floods cascading into subway stations. At least nine people were killed -- some drowning in their homes -- and six others were missing, with more rain forecast, officials said Tuesday.

California's last nuke plant might run longer

An aggressive push toward renewable energy has run headlong into anxiety over keeping the lights on in California, where the largest utility is considering whether to try to extend the lifespan of the state's last operating nuclear power plant.