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Over 946,000 Customers Still Without Power After Storms in Texas, Louisiana

More than 946,000 homes and businesses in Texas, Louisiana and other Gulf Coast states were still without power on Friday morning after killer storms battered the region on Thursday, according to meteorologists and data from PowerOutage.us. The storm with hurricane-force …

Earthquake in Northwestern China Kills at Least 127 People, Deadliest in 9 Years

BEIJING (AP) — A strong overnight earthquake rattled a mountainous region of northwestern China, authorities said Tuesday, destroying homes, leaving residents out in a below-freezing winter night and killing 127 people in the nation’s deadliest quake in nine years. The …

Videos Put Scrutiny on Downed Power Lines as Possible Cause of Deadly Maui Wildfires

Awakened by howling winds that tore through his Maui neighborhood, Shane Treu went out at dawn and saw a wooden power pole suddenly snap with a flash, its sparking, popping line falling to the dry grass below and quickly igniting …

Hurricane Deaths at Nursing Home: Accident or Manslaughter?

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida nursing home administrator charged with causing the overheating deaths of nine patients after Hurricane Irma in 2017 went on trial Monday, with a prosecutor calling him a “captain who abandoned ship” while his …

Duke Energy: Plant, Purchase Failures Contributed to Outages

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy Corp. executives on Tuesday blamed a convergence of widespread extreme cold, higher than projected demand, malfunctioning plant equipment and the inability to buy power elsewhere for rolling blackouts on Christmas Eve — the first …

4th Washington State Electrical Substation Vandalized

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A fourth electrical substation was vandalized late on Christmas Day in Washington state, leaving homes in Kapowsin and Graham temporarily without power, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office. By 7 a.m. Monday, more than 10,500 …

3 Washington State Electric Substations Vandalized

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Vandalism at three power substations in western Washington early Sunday initially cut power to about 14,000 utility customers, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office said. The attacks come as federal officials are warning that the U.S. power …

Hawaii Winter Storm: Thunder, Hail and Power Outages

HONOLULU (AP) — A strong winter storm downed trees, knocked out power and flooded soccer fields as it moved across the Hawaiian Islands. Snow fell on the Big Island’s tallest peaks. National Weather Service meteorologist Scott Rozanski said Tuesday that …

Tens of Thousands Without Power After California Earthquake

RIO DELL, Calif. (AP) — Tens of thousands of homes and businesses along the Northern California coast remained without power Tuesday evening, nearly a day after a powerful earthquake jolted people awake and shook homes off foundations, injuring at least …

Magnitude 6.4 Earthquake Shakes Parts of Northern California

FERNDALE, Calif. (AP) — A strong earthquake shook parts of Northern California early Tuesday, jolting residents awake, cutting off power to thousands, and causing some damage to buildings and roads, officials said. Two injuries were reported. The magnitude 6.4 earthquake …