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In this May 2011 file photo, a worker is seen in the area surrounding a tree farm in North Perry, Ohio, near the two cooling towers of the Perry Nuclear Power Plant looming in the background. The risk of an earthquake causing a severe accident at a nuclear power plant is up to 24 times greater than previously believed, according to an AP analysis of preliminary government data, and the nation's nuclear regulator believes that a quarter of reactors may need modifications to make them safer. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says more than two dozen plants in the eastern and central U.S. may need upgrades because they're more likely to get hit with an earthquake larger than the one their design was based on. It's a belated conclusion; for more than a decade, regulators ignored the evidence of increased quake risks. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)
The lawyer for a jailed Akron businessman who got caught trying to run an income tax business while imprisoned withdrew his client’s request for early release after a stern judge made it clear how she felt about the request.