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Power outage briefly halts operations at Israeli gas rig

Feb. 11, 2020 9:52 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Energy Ministry said Tuesday that a power outage at the country's newly operational offshore natural gas platform halted operations for several hours overnight. Residents of northern Israel reported a loud blast at 3:40 a.m., and Homeland Guards, an Israeli watchdog group...

A view of a Toyota car in a sinkhole which appeared overnight in the aftermath of Storm Ciara, in Brentwood, England, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. Storm Ciara battered the U.K. and northern Europe with hurricane-force winds and heavy rains Sunday, halting flights and trains and producing heaving seas that closed down ports. Soccer games, farmers' markets and cultural events were canceled as authorities urged millions of people to stay indoors, away from falling tree branches. (Nick Ansell/PA via AP)

Fierce storm causes deaths, damage and delays across Europe

Feb. 10, 2020 2:58 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A storm battered Europe with hurricane-force winds and heavy rains, killing at least seven people and causing severe travel disruptions as it moved eastward across the continent Monday and bore down on Germany. After striking Britain and Ireland on Sunday, the storm moved on, leaving a trail...

Winston-Salem Fire Department firefighters with the Rescue Task Force rescue James Benjamin from his home at Liberty Landing Apartments as flood waters rise around the building on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Andrew Dye/The Winston-Salem Journal via AP)

Bad weather moves into Eastern states; 5 dead in South

Feb. 7, 2020 6:12 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Extreme wind gusts, blowing snow and widespread flooding made traveling treacherous on Friday as a storm system moved into the northeastern United States, leaving rising water and at least five deaths in its wake across the South. More than 400,000 homes and businesses were without...

The Bristol Tennessee Fire Department's Swift Water Rescue team brings a couple and their 3 dogs to safety after the Shadrack Campgrounds flooded Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 in Bristol Tennessee. (Andre Teague/Bristol Herald Courier via AP)

Storms sweep over Southeast with rain, wind, floods; 4 dead

Feb. 6, 2020 9:38 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A powerful winter storm raked the Southeast on Thursday with high winds, rain and floods that killed at least four people and injured several more across a dozen states. Rescue crews repeatedly pulled people from cars that got stuck in high water, but couldn't reach a person whose...

Man dies in snow-trapped car in Serbia amid bad weather

Feb. 6, 2020 7:16 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — An elderly man has died in his snow-trapped car in Serbia, while blizzards and strong winds left villages and roads blocked during a spate of bad weather in central and eastern Europe. Serbian police said Thursday they found the man's body while rescuing around 20 people, including...

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2018, file photo, smoke billows around power transmission lines as the Camp Fire burns in Big Bend, Calif. Pacific Gas & Electric Co., the nation's largest electric utility, filed for bankruptcy last year after facing an estimated $50 billion in damages from several Northern California wildfires that were linked to its equipment, including one blaze in 2018 that killed 85 people and destroyed about 19,000 buildings. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

California bill would make utilities pay some blackout costs

Jan. 23, 2020 8:19 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians left in the dark by electric companies that shut off their power to prevent wildfires could get paid for things such as lost wages or spoiled food under a bill that advanced Thursday in the Legislature. In the state plagued by catastrophic blazes started by strong...

A woman photographs the Mediterranean sea as the waves hit the breakwater during a storm in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. A winter storm lashed much of Spain for a third day Tuesday, leaving 200,000 people without electricity, schools closed and roads blocked by snow as it killed four people. Massive waves and gale-force winds smashed into seafront towns, damaging many shops and restaurants. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Winter storm lashes Spanish coast, leaves 4 dead, power cuts

Jan. 21, 2020 11:43 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — A winter storm lashed much of Spain for a third day Tuesday, leaving 200,000 people without electricity, schools closed and roads blocked by snow as it killed four people. Massive waves and gale-force winds smashed into seafront towns, damaging many shops and restaurants and flooding some...

French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech as he visits a plant of British-Swedish pharmaceutical group Astrazeneca in Dunkirk, northern France, Monday, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. French President Emmanuel Macron is hosting 180 international business leaders at the Palace of Versailles in a bid to promote France's economic attractiveness despite over six weeks of crippling strikes over his government's planned pension changes.(Denis Charlet/Pool Photo via AP)

Changing tack, French strikers turn off power to press govt

Jan. 21, 2020 9:09 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Opening another front in their battle against the French government, protesting workers cut power to thousands of Parisians on Tuesday, plunging homes into darkness and shutting down trains to one of the capital's main airports. The deliberate outage lasted around two hours. It hit users in...

Power restored to Washington mountain towns after a week

Jan. 18, 2020 11:10 AM EST

SKYKOMISH, Wash. (AP) — Power has been restored to hundreds of people in the Washington mountain towns of Gold Bar and Skykomish after storms and heavy snow caused a week-long outage. Bellevue television station KIRO reported Puget Sound Energy utility crews were able to restore the power to the area...

Luke Stanton, 12, and his sister, Hannah, 6, both of Lewiston, Idaho, sled hill at Sunset Park on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Lewiston, Idaho. (Pete Caster/Lewiston Tribune via AP)

Power still out, no school for some as storms continue

Jan. 17, 2020 6:58 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Hundreds of people without power for as long as a week are slowly seeing their lights come back on after storms that brought feet of heavy snow to Western Washington, while thousands in Southern Oregon lost power in a Thursday snowstorm. Puget Sound Energy estimates that power to hundreds...