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Vermont State Police phone lines have been repaired

Nov. 26, 2019 10:27 AM EST

WILLISTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say repairs have been completed to phone lines to a dispatch center that went down after a routine upgrade. Police said that for several hours Tuesday morning, anyone calling the Vermont State Police barracks in Williston, St. Albans, Middlesex, Derby, or St....

PG&E restores power to thousands in California

Nov. 21, 2019 10:16 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric restored power Thursday to 120,000 people it intentionally blacked out to ease the risk of catastrophic wildfires. The nation’s largest utility cut power Wednesday in parts of 11 Northern and central California counties because of concerns that dry,...

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

Nov. 21, 2019 10:00 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on power outages in California (all times local): 7 p.m. Pacific Gas & Electric says it’s restored power to 120,000 people whose electricity was cut because of windy, dry weather. The utility blacked out 11 Northern and central California counties on Wednesday out...

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...

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...

Beer insulting California utility PG&E brews backlash

Nov. 13, 2019 5:13 PM EST

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Anger over devastating California wildfires sparked by Pacific Gas & Electric power lines is coming to a head — in a beer. And an outcry is brewing. Steve Doty, owner of Shady Oak brewery in Santa Rosa, announced a new beer called “F--- PG&E,”...

Iran begins pouring concrete for 2nd nuclear power reactor

Nov. 10, 2019 8:39 AM EST

BUSHEHR, Iran (AP) — Iran began pouring concrete Sunday for a second nuclear reactor at its Bushehr power plant, a facility Tehran points to as its reason to break the enrichment limit set by its unraveling 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. While celebrating the start of construction, the politics of...

Appeals court rejects challenge to proposed JCP&L power line

Nov. 1, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey appeals court on Friday ruled in favor of Jersey Central Power & Light's plans to build a new power line in Morris County, rejecting arguments by a local school board seeking to stop the plan because the line would pass close to a middle school. The utility company, the...

Water authority, Clark County argue over Nevada pipeline

Nov. 1, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Clark County officials have proposed a public lands bill aiming to create new conservation areas and allow for more development, but critics in Nevada and Utah say its language could allow the construction of a proposed water pipeline. Dozens of regional organizations, tribes and...

Thousands still without power in NW Indiana after high winds

Oct. 22, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Several thousand homes and businesses remain without power in northwestern Indiana, one day after high winds toppled power lines in the region. Northern Indiana Public Service Co.'s website shows that more than 7,000 of the utility's customers were still in the dark late Tuesday...