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PG&E: Judge's proposals for fire risk could cost up to $150B

Jan. 23, 2019 8:49 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Proposals by a U.S. judge to prevent Pacific Gas & Electric Co. equipment from causing more wildfires would endanger lives, could cost as much as $150 billion and would interfere with the work of federal and state regulators, the utility said Wednesday in a court filing urging the...

The Latest: PG&E objects to judge's proposals on fire risk

Jan. 23, 2019 3:57 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on proposals by a U.S. judge aimed at preventing Pacific Gas & Electric Co. equipment from causing any wildfires in 2019 (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. says a judge's proposal to prevent the utility's equipment from causing any wildfires in...

Prosecutors urge judge to consult with court monitor on PG&E

Jan. 23, 2019 3:25 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — U.S. prosecutors are urging a federal judge to work with a court-appointed monitor to determine ways Pacific Gas & Electric Co. can prevent its equipment from starting more wildfires. In a court filing Wednesday, the U.S. attorney's office in San Francisco said Judge William Alsup...

US to help Puerto Ricans who lost jobs after hurricanes

Jan. 23, 2019 2:36 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Ricans who lost their jobs after hurricanes Maria and Irma can start applying for disaster unemployment assistance after the U.S. doubled the 26 weeks of benefits, officials announced Wednesday. The National Employment Law Project estimates that more 10,000 Puerto Ricans...

Pouille's drought-breaking Australian run reaches semifinals

Jan. 23, 2019 7:04 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Lucas Pouille had lost every Australian Open match he played until he hired Amelie Mauresmo as coach. A couple of months later, he's into a Grand Slam semifinal for the first time. The 24-year-old Frenchman will next play Novak Djokovic, who is aiming for a men's record seventh...

Elizabeth Warren pledges help during visit to Puerto Rico

Jan. 23, 2019 4:23 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren promised to help rebuild Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria and support laws to give the U.S. territory equal treatment and debt relief as she condemned President Donald Trump during a visit Tuesday to the island, which has become an obligatory...

Predators beat Avalanche 4-1, Laviolette earns win No. 600

Jan. 21, 2019 7:16 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Peter Laviolette and his goaltender had a lot in common — both were skillful in the art of deflecting. In Laviolette's case, it was too much of the credit after earning victory No. 600 as an NHL coach. "Tonight was a team win," the Predators coach said. On a milestone Monday for...

Predators beat Avalanche 4-1, Laviolette earns win No. 600

Jan. 21, 2019 5:51 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Pekka Rinne stopped a penalty shot in making 35 saves and the Nashville Predators knocked off the reeling Colorado Avalanche 4-1 on Monday to help Peter Laviolette capture win No. 600 of his NHL coaching career. Nick Bonino and Viktor Arvidsson scored 1:34 apart in the second period, while...

California storm moving out after battering state for 3 days

Jan. 17, 2019 10:51 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The storm that pummeled much of California for three days began moving east Thursday after causing at least six deaths, forcing wildfire victims threatened by floods to flee their homes and plunging nearly 300,000 utility customers into darkness. The winter storm is forecast to unleash...

Red Sox manager Cora hedges on White House visit

Jan. 17, 2019 6:39 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora, a Puerto Rico native who has been outspoken about its need for hurricane relief, indicated on Thursday that he may skip the World Series celebration at the White House over President Donald Trump's policies toward the island. Cora previously said he would...