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Jennifer Lopez makes up concert interrupted by power outage

Jul. 16, 2019 9:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Lopez kept her word to fans who were disappointed when a power outage in New York City forced her to postpone her concert over the weekend. Lopez returned to the stage Monday at Madison Square Garden, saying she was going to celebrate "no matter what." She called it an "amazing...

Final blast of torrential rains unleashed by weakened Barry

Jul. 15, 2019 9:15 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Depression Barry spared New Orleans and Baton Rouge from catastrophic flooding, but even as it weakened and moved north through Arkansas, its trailing rain bands swamped parts of Louisiana with up to 17 inches (43 centimeters) of rain and transformed part of the Mississippi...

Con Ed: Relay protection system failed, leading to blackout

Jul. 15, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A relay protection system that should have isolated a faulty distribution cable but didn't led to the loss of power that darkened Manhattan for several hours, Con Ed said Monday in a preliminary review. The relay system at a West 65th Street substation should have kept the problem that...

The Latest: Con Ed: Relay system failure led to blackout

Jul. 15, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into the cause of a Manhattan power outage (all times local): 5:30 p.m. A relay protection system that should have isolated a faulty distribution cable but didn't led to the loss of power that darkened Manhattan for several hours. Con Edison says a...

Barry's flood threat lingers as storm slowly sweeps inland

Jul. 14, 2019 10:10 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Depression Barry dumped rain as it slowly swept inland through Gulf Coast states Sunday, sparing New Orleans from a direct hit but stoking fears elsewhere of flooding, tornadoes, and prolonged power outages. Though the system was downgraded to a tropical depression Sunday...

Calls for investigations after power restored in Manhattan

Jul. 14, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Manhattan power outage that temporarily turned off the bright lights of the big city only lasted for a few hours, but left plenty of lingering questions and calls for investigations on Sunday. Con Ed President Tim Cawley insisted the Saturday night blackout that darkened more than 40...

The Latest: Con Ed: Demand didn't cause power problem

Jul. 14, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a power outage in New York City (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Con Ed says a power outage that left parts of Manhattan in the dark for several hours didn't have anything to do with demand on the electrical grid. Con Ed President Tim Cawley says the cause of the Saturday night...

No lights, big city: Power outage KOs Broadway, Times Square

Jul. 14, 2019 4:47 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A power outage crippled the tourist-filled heart of Manhattan just as Saturday night Broadway shows were set to go on, sending theater-goers spilling into siren-filled streets, knocking out Times Square's towering electronic screens and bringing subway lines to a near halt. Electricity was...

The Latest: NYC power fully restored

Jul. 14, 2019 12:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on New York City power outage (all times local): 12:55 a.m. Con Edison and New York officials say power has been restored to hundreds of thousands of customers following a blackout in Manhattan. More than 70,000 customers were left in the dark during the hour-long power outage in...

The Latest: National Guard trying to rescue family of 5

Jul. 14, 2019 12:45 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Barry (all times local): ___ 11:40 p.m. Authorities are trying to rescue a family of five who are trapped by high water in a south Louisiana home. KTBS-TV reports that the family was trapped Saturday night in the town of Franklin. The Shreveport television station reports...