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Falling tree branch kills Polish official in heavy storm

Jun. 22, 2018 11:34 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish officials say the deputy mayor of a town in central Poland was killed by a tree branch toppled by a heavy summer storm. The storm left 10 other people injured and damaged 300 buildings. Police on Friday said Robert Makowski, deputy mayor of Wolomin, a town near Warsaw, died as...

California utility expects to pay $2.5 billion for wildfires

Jun. 21, 2018 7:51 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California utility said Thursday it expects to pay at least $2.5 billion in connection with deadly wildfires that whipped through wine country last October — some of them ignited by its fallen power lines. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. also warned that its liability...

Puerto Rico gov signs bill to privatize power company assets

Jun. 20, 2018 4:26 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor signed a historic bill Wednesday to privatize the U.S. territory's troubled power company in a move many hope will help minimize power outages that have followed Hurricane Maria and stabilize the production and distribution of energy amid an 11-year-old...

Dodgers-Cubs postponed by rain, power outage

Jun. 19, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs waited and waited and waited Monday night. When the lights malfunctioned again and the forecast called for more rain, they finally said enough. The rematch of the last two NL Championship Series was postponed by a mixture of poor weather and a limited...

How do you count deaths from a hurricane?

Jun. 12, 2018 7:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — How many people died in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria? It's a question that has been debated since the powerful storm slammed into the island and devastated the U.S. territory last year. It's also raised questions about how officials go about the challenging task of counting deaths and...

The Latest: 1 man killed in helicopter crash

Jun. 9, 2018 10:35 PM EDT

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a helicopter crash in eastern Wisconsin (all times local): 9:30 p.m. One man has died in the crash of a helicopter in the Fox River in eastern Wisconsin after it hit power lines. The Oshkosh Northwestern says the Winnebago County Coroner's office confirmed the death. The...

Report: Downed power lines sparked deadly California fires

Jun. 9, 2018 1:33 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A dozen wildfires that burned thousands of homes in California's wine country and killed at least 15 people last October were started by Pacific Gas & Electric power lines and utility poles, state fire officials said. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection...

Report: Downed power lines sparked deadly California fires

Jun. 8, 2018 9:44 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Power lines owned by San Francisco-based Pacific Gas & Electric Co. are to blame for a dozen wildfires in Northern California's wine country last fall, including two that killed 15 people combined, the state's Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Friday. Investigators...

California fire agency says 12 wildfires last October, including two that killed 15, were started by downed power lines

Jun. 8, 2018 6:56 PM EDT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California fire agency says 12 wildfires last October, including two that killed 15, were started by downed power lines.

Flights to and from Hamburg resume after power outage

Jun. 4, 2018 2:45 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Flights to and from Hamburg airport have resumed after a power outage forced its closure for much of Sunday. News agency dpa reported that a plane from Turkey landed at 6.30 a.m. Monday, restarting operations. But airport officials said there would still be some disruption, with 10 arrivals...