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Blizzard Could Leave North Dakotans Without Power for Days

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A combination of ugly weather has left at least 19,000 people in western North Dakota facing days without power and thousands of residents along the Red River that separates that state from Minnesota dealing with flash …

Power Restored in Puerto Rico Nearly 5 Days After Blackout

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A private company announced Monday that power had been fully restored to Puerto Rico’s almost 1.5 million customers nearly five days after a fire at a main power plant sparked an island-wide blackout and …

Magnitude 5.9 Quake Halts Trains in Tokyo Area; 30 Injured

TOKYO (AP) — A powerful magnitude 5.9 earthquake shook the Tokyo area on Thursday night, injuring more than 30 people, damaging underground water pipes and halting trains and subways. Traffic disruptions continued Friday morning, with local trains delayed and commuters …

Severe Storms Topple Trees, Cut Power in Michigan and Illinois

More than 170,000 homes and businesses in western and northern parts of Michigan’s lower peninsula and 90,000 homes in the Chicago area remained without power Wednesday morning after severe overnight thunderstorms damaged power lines. In Michigan, wind gusts reached about …

Power Outage Hits 337K in Puerto Rico Amid Growing Outrage

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A sudden power failure left more than 337,000 customers in the dark across Puerto Rico late Wednesday, enraging many who were recovering from a massive outage that hit the U.S. territory just days ago. …

Puerto Rico Probes Fire That Left 900K Clients Without Power

AN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Authorities said Friday they are investigating what sparked a fire at a key substation that plunged 900,000 customers into darkness across Puerto Rico, with thousands still without power. Wayne Stensby, CEO of Luma Energy, …

Crews Focus on Lingering Hotspots in Phoenix Recycling Fire

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix fire crews made significant progress overnight putting out a huge blaze that swept through multiple recycling yards, destroying businesses and injuring one firefighter. Fire Capt. Todd Keller said more than 30 firefighters were still at the …

Tornado Rips Off Roofs, Knocks Out Power in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A tornado ripped off roofs, knocked down utility polls and cut off power to thousands in New Orleans early Wednesday, but no serious injuries were reported in what one city official called an unexpected “dry run” …

Texas Lawmakers Look to Lay Blame for Deadly Power Blackout

Texas state lawmakers on Thursday dug into the causes and cast blame for deadly power blackouts that left millions shivering in the dark as frigid temperatures caught its grid operator and utilities ill-prepared for skyrocketing power demand. Dual hearings in …

Mother Whose 11-Year-Old Son Died in Texas Freeze Sues For $100M

The mother of an 11-year-old boy who died after they lost electricity and heat in their Texas mobile home during last week’s freeze has filed a $100 million lawsuit against two power companies for gross negligence. Maria Pineda said the …