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Puerto Rico officials say all of island now has power again

Aug. 14, 2018 5:40 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Power has been restored to all of Puerto Rico for the first time since Hurricane Maria struck nearly 11 months ago, officials said Tuesday. The island's electric utility announced that crews working in the southern city of Ponce reconnected the last neighborhood that had been...

Storm leaves thousands without electricity in Las Vegas area

Aug. 12, 2018 3:11 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Around 12,000 customers in the Las Vegas area still are without electricity in the aftermath of a powerful storm. National Weather Service meteorologists say winds in excess of 60 mph buffeted parts of the Las Vegas Valley on Saturday night. The Las Vegas Fire Department reported downed...

Storm causes power outage in some northwestern Arizona towns

Aug. 12, 2018 11:29 AM EDT

BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Nearly 23,000 Mohave Electric Cooperative customers are without power in northwestern Arizona after a storm disabled a transformer. Cooperative officials say the towns affected by the outage that began about 7:30 p.m. Saturday include Bullhead City, Mohave, Mohave Valley and the...

The Latest: Western Arizona highway reopens after closure

Aug. 11, 2018 2:26 PM EDT

QUARTZSITE, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on Arizona weather (all times local): 11:30 a.m. A section of U.S. 95 in western Arizona that was closed Saturday morning because of storm runoff flowing through washes over the highway has reopened. The closure was 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of Quartzsite. ___ 9:30...

Tempe freeway reopens after closure due to storm flooding

Aug. 10, 2018 10:36 AM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A Tempe freeway was reopened before the Friday morning commute after being closed several hours due to flooding from storms with heavy rain and strong winds downed power lines and trees across metro Phoenix. State officials said U.S. 60 reopened around 4:40 a.m. after being closed at...

Storms blamed for power outages, fires on Cape Cod

Aug. 9, 2018 5:52 PM EDT

BREWSTER, Mass. (AP) — Powerful thunderstorms have caused thousands of power outages and at least two house fires on Cape Cod. Eversource officials say up to 3,700 homes and businesses in the region lost electricity Thursday morning as trees and utility lines came down. About 700 outages remained late in...

Commuters walk through tunnel when Boston subway loses power

Aug. 9, 2018 3:44 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Hundreds of commuters in Boston had to walk through tunnels under the city after one of the city's subway lines lost power. A spokesman for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority says about 350 passengers were escorted out of a Blue Line tunnel on Thursday morning by transit police...

Utility crews mopping up after severe weather in Maine

Aug. 8, 2018 8:51 AM EDT

Utility crews are restoring power to hundreds of homes and businesses that lost power during severe thunderstorms in Maine. Powerful thunderstorms swept across parts of the state in the late afternoon and evening on Tuesday, knocking down trees and electrical wires. CMP said more than 1,500 homes and businesses...

The Latest: Michigan Dems pick Tlaib to replace Conyers

Aug. 8, 2018 2:03 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on Michigan's primary election (all times local): 2 p.m. Former Michigan state Rep. Rashida Tlaib has won the Democratic nomination to run unopposed for the House seat long held by former Rep. John Conyers and likely will become the first Muslim female elected to Congress....

Power outages threaten subsistence harvests in Tuluksak

Aug. 7, 2018 10:11 AM EDT

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — An ongoing power outage in the community of Tuluksak in western Alaska has caused some residents to lose their summer subsistence harvest. The lack of electricity in the community on the lower Kuskokwim River means freezers storing the salmon harvests are largely not functioning,...