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Arizona Leads Multi-State Probe Into Older iPhones Slowing, Shutting Down

SAN FRANCISCO — Arizona is leading a multi-U.S. state investigation into whether Apple Inc’s deliberate slowing of older iPhones violated deceptive trade practice laws, documents reviewed by Reuters on Wednesday showed. In the ongoing probe since at least October 2018, …

Apple to Pay Up to $500 Million to Settle U.S. Lawsuit Over Slow iPhones

Apple Inc. has agreed to pay up to $500 million to settle litigation accusing it of quietly slowing down older iPhones as it launched new models, to induce owners to buy replacement phones or batteries. The preliminary proposed class-action settlement …

Everyone’s Favorite Climate Solution Has a Fire Problem

The explosion ruptured the dusk settling over the desert in Surprise, Arizona. For hours, smoke had poured from a metal shed packed with lithium-ion batteries at a small electric substation. The batteries were tied to the electric grid, and somehow …

Residents Seek Backup Power as Storms, Fires Cause Blackouts

NEW YORK — Climate change has led to deadlier wildfire seasons in the American West and more severe hurricanes and storms barreling up the Southern and Eastern coasts. The dramatic weather frequently knocks out power, leading some residents of storm-ridden …

Tesla and NIO Fires in China Spur Electric-Car Safety Checkups

China is ordering carmakers to conduct checks on electric vehicles after cars made by Tesla Inc. and NIO Inc. caught on fire, spurring anxiety over the safety of battery-powered automobiles. Companies need to check for potential safety hazards with battery …

Bus Vandalism Closes Indiana School District

Authorities say thieves stole the batteries from more than two dozen buses belonging to a suburban Indianapolis school district, leading it to cancel classes for the day. The damage to the Warren Township district buses was discovered about 5:30 a.m. …

Auto Batteries Becoming Hot Targets for Georgia Thieves

Authorities say more than 77 batteries have been stolen from cars, trucks, tractors, forklifts and even golf carts in recent weeks in Macon and Bibb County. Macon police Lt. David Freeland tells The Telegraph of Macon that batteries have become …