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PG&E restoring power to thousands in California

Nov. 21, 2019 12:51 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric began restoring power Thursday to some of the 120,000 people it intentionally blacked out to ease the risk of catastrophic wildfires. The utility said about 10,000 customers — or 25,000 people — had power restored and the rest should have their...

The Latest: PG&E restoring power to thousands in California

Nov. 21, 2019 12:33 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on power outages in California (all times local): 9 a.m. Pacific Gas & Electric has started restoring power to some of the 120,000 people whose electricity was shut down amid windy, dry weather. The utility said Thursday about 10,000 customers — or 25,000 people...

Earthquake shakes Thailand, Laos, sways Bangkok high-rises

Nov. 21, 2019 4:47 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — A strong earthquake shook a border area between northern Thailand and Laos early Thursday, swaying high-rises in Bangkok and Vietnam’s capital. Residents of Chiang Mai, northern Thailand’s biggest city, felt prolonged shaking but saw no major damage. Chiang Mai resident...

Blackouts hit Northern California again during fire danger

Nov. 20, 2019 9:47 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric turned off electricity Wednesday for about 120,000 people in Northern California to prevent power lines from sparking wildfires during a new bout of windy, warm weather. However, favorable weather allowed the nation’s largest utility to drastically...

The Latest: PG&E says it may restore power Thursday

Nov. 20, 2019 9:24 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on power outages in California (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Pacific Gas & Electric says it expects to get the all-clear before dawn Thursday to begin the process of restoring power to more than 100,000 people hit by a planned blackout. The utility says 48,000 customers...

The Latest: Defense official testifies on aid to Ukraine

Nov. 20, 2019 8:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment inquiry (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Democrats controlling the panel conducting the impeachment inquiry have killed five Republican attempts to issue subpoenas for witnesses and documents, including the anonymous intelligence...

Burisma means Biden? Diplomats say the link escaped them

Nov. 20, 2019 3:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Back in May, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, mentioned a connection between a Ukrainian gas company and Hunter Biden, the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, to The New York Times. Giuliani hammered his point relentlessly on cable news and he discussed...

PG&E boss says it wasn’t fully ready for California outages

Nov. 19, 2019 10:56 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The head of Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. told angry California lawmakers Monday that the nation’s largest electric utility wasn’t fully prepared for the effects of its unprecedented outages last month even as it plans to shut off power to about 375,000 people...

The Latest: House panel wraps up 5-hour hearing

Nov. 19, 2019 10:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the public impeachment hearings into President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine (all times local): 8:30 p.m. The House Intelligence Committee has concluded a five-hour hearing with two former Trump administration officials. Kurt Volker, the former U.S. special...

Ukrainian gas executive cooperating in US probe of Giuliani

Nov. 19, 2019 5:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors are planning to interview an executive with Ukraine’s state-owned gas company as part of an ongoing probe into the business dealings of Rudy Giuliani and two of his Soviet-born business associates. A lawyer for Andrew Favorov confirmed Tuesday that he is...