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PG&E Gets Subpoena Over Dixie Fire, Expects to Take $1.15B Loss

PG&E Corp said on Monday it had received a subpoena from the U.S. attorney’s office seeking documents from the California utility related to the Dixie Fire, and expects to take a loss of $1.15 billion from the blaze this year. …

PG&E will Spend at Least $15 Billion Burying Power Lines

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric plans to bury 10,000 miles (16,000 kilometers) of its power lines in an effort to prevent its fraying grid from sparking wildfires when electrical equipment collides with millions of trees and …

Five Dead After Hot Air Balloon Crashes in Albuquerque Street

A hot air balloon hit a power line and crashed onto a busy street in Albuquerque on Saturday, killing all five people on board, including the parents of an Albuquerque police officer, police said. The crash happened around 7 a.m. …

PG&E Fights Criminal Charges Over 2019 California Wildfire

Utility giant PG&E Corp. rejected criminal liability for its role in a 2019 wildfire that burned 78,000 acres in Northern California, arguing that a local prosecutor is twisting state law in an attempt to find the company culpable. Sonoma County …

California Fire Victims See Little Payout From Settlement

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A trust approved by a federal judge to help compensate victims of deadly California wildfires sparked by Pacific Gas & Electric equipment paid survivors just $7 million while racking up $51 million in overhead in its …

Flood Threats Persist as Storms Continue to Drench the South

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Relentless wind and rain keeps pummeling much of the southeastern United States, spawning tornadoes, sparking a flash flood emergency in Alabama and damaging homes from Texas to Virginia. The storms have prompted boat rescues and toppled …

California Power Regulators Cast Doubt on Utility’s Plans

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — California power regulators are poised to reprimand Pacific Gas & Electric for continuing to neglect its electrical grid that has ignited a series of deadly in Northern California and could order the utility to do …

PG&E Faces Criminal Charges Over 2019 Kincade Fire

Utility giant PG&E Corp. faces criminal charges for its role in a 2019 wildfire that burned 78,000 acres in Northern California, another blow to a company with a checkered history of being blamed for disasters and endangering public safety. The …

Tornadoes Reported in Texas Panhandle, No Injuries Reported

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — Several suspected tornadoes touched down Saturday afternoon in the Texas Panhandle between Lubbock and Amarillo, according to the National Weather Service, but no injuries or fatalities were reported. Two possible tornadoes touched down south of Amarillo, …

High Winds Leave Tens Out Thousands Without Power

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 130,000 homes and businesses were without power across New England and New York on Tuesday as winds reaching 70 mph or more knocked down power lines across the region. The wind gusted to 71 …