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This week's cellphone outage makes it clear: In the United States, landlines are languishing

Feb. 23, 2024 10:07 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — When her cellphone's service went down this week because of an AT&T network outage, Bernice Hudson didn't panic. She just called the people she wanted to talk to the old-fashioned way — on her landline telephone, the kind she grew up with and refuses to get rid of even...

AT&T says the outage to its US cellphone network was not caused by a cyberattack

Feb. 23, 2024 07:02 AM EST

AT&T said the hourslong outage to its U.S. cellphone network Thursday appeared to be the result of a technical error, not a malicious attack. The outage knocked out cellphone service for thousands of its users across the U.S. starting early Thursday before it was restored. ...

Pakistan blocks X for the sixth day as activists criticize the social media platform's shutdown

Feb. 22, 2024 15:07 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's media regulators have blocked the social media platform X, formerly Twitter, with users across the country on Thursday enduring the sixth day of sweeping disruptions, partial and complete shutdowns. There was no comment on the outage by the Pakistan...

AT&T's network is having problems: What you should know while navigating a phone service outage

Feb. 22, 2024 12:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Customers of AT&T, the country's largest wireless provider, reported widespread outages on Thursday. Here's what to know if you are having problems with your phone service. When did the outage start? AT&T had more than 58,000...

Power outages hit Boston transit system during morning rush hour, stranding thousands

Feb. 15, 2024 14:43 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Thousands of commuters were left stranded around Boston Thursday during the morning rush hour, after power outages hit several lines of the beleaguered transit service. To help make up for the morning chaos, fare gates will be open at subway stations on all four...

Pakistan's election: Who's running, what's the mood and will anything change?

Feb. 07, 2024 20:22 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's 127 million voters are choosing members of a new parliament Thursday. The election is the 12th in the country’s 76-year history, which has been marred by economic crises, military takeovers and martial law, militancy, political upheavals and wars with India. ...

Fossil fuel-dependent Puerto Rico can fully shift to clean energy by 2050, a federal study says

Feb. 07, 2024 19:31 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — As Puerto Rico struggles with chronic power outages and a decaying electric grid, federal officials believe the U.S. territory can fully shift from fossil fuels to clean energy by 2050, according to a report Wednesday that has been two years in the making. ...

Power restored to BP oil refinery in Indiana after outage prompts evacuation, shutdown, company says

Feb. 02, 2024 15:36 PM EST

WHITING, Ind. (AP) — Power has been restored to BP’s sprawling oil refinery in northwest Indiana following an outage that prompted the company to temporarily shut down the complex and evacuate workers, BP said Friday. BP spokesperson Christina Audisho said in a statement that...

Power outage at BP oil refinery in Indiana prompts evacuation, temporary shutdown

Feb. 01, 2024 17:17 PM EST

WHITING, Ind. (AP) — BP’s sprawling oil refinery in northwest Indiana was hit Thursday by a power outage that prompted the company to shut it down and evacuate workers, authorities said. Initially, only employees who work at an office building at BP's Whiting refinery were...

Residents of an east Arkansas town have been without water for the past two weeks

Jan. 30, 2024 20:27 PM EST

HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. (AP) — Residents of an east Arkansas town have been without running water for the past two weeks after the state was hit by below-freezing temperatures, and the outage has forced them to line up for bottled water, fill up jugs or take showers at a truck brought in by the...