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As Russia edges toward a possible offensive on Kharkiv, some residents flee. Others refuse to leave

Apr. 20, 2024 02:01 AM EDT

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — A 79-year-old woman makes the sign of the cross and, gripping her cane, leaves her home in a quaint village in northeast Ukraine. Torn screens, shattered glass and scorched trees litter the yard of Olha Faichuk's apartment building in Lukiantsi, north of...

Light pole installation in Missouri hits fiber line, knocks out 911 service in several states

Apr. 18, 2024 18:45 PM EDT

Workers installing a light pole in Missouri cut into a fiber line, knocking out 911 service for emergency agencies in Nebraska, Nevada and South Dakota, an official with the company that operates the line said Thursday. Problems with 911 calls in a Texas city along the U.S. border...

Ecuador rations electricity as drought persists in the northern Andes

Apr. 16, 2024 19:42 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador on Tuesday began to ration electricity in the country's main cities as a drought linked to the El Niño weather pattern depletes reservoirs and limits output at hydroelectric plants that produce about 75% of the nation’s power. The power cuts were...

Lawsuit challenges $1 billion in federal funding to sustain California's last nuclear power plant

Apr. 03, 2024 18:01 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An environmental group has sued the U.S. Energy Department over its decision to award over $1 billion to help keep California’s last nuclear power plant running beyond a planned closure that was set for 2025. The move opens another battlefront in the fight over the future of...

Nationwide tech hiccup interferes with US driver's license offices

Mar. 21, 2024 15:37 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A nationwide technology problem briefly interrupted services Thursday at state offices that handle driver's licenses, officials said. The outage, which lasted from approximately 9:50 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT, was “due to a loss in cloud connectivity,” the...

BP oil refinery in Indiana resumes normal operations weeks after power outage, temporary shutdown

Mar. 19, 2024 13:11 PM EDT

WHITING, Ind. (AP) — BP’s sprawling oil refinery in northwest Indiana has resumed normal operations more than six weeks after a power outage prompted the energy giant to temporarily shut down the complex and evacuate workers. BP spokesperson Christina Audisho said Tuesday that...

Cuba protests US comments following protests against power blackouts, food shortages

Mar. 18, 2024 23:41 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba’s government on Monday protested as interventionist comments from the U.S. Embassy on the island following demonstrations against power blackouts and food shortages by hundreds of people in eastern Cuba. Cuba’s Foreign Ministry delivered a note expressing the...

Cubans in eastern city of Santiago protest blackouts and food shortages

Mar. 17, 2024 23:33 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Small groups of protesters took to the streets in the eastern city of Santiago on Sunday, decrying power outages lasting up to eight hours and food shortages across Cuba. Videos on social media showed demonstrators on the outskirts of the city, which is about 800...

McDonald's apologizes for global system outage that shut down some stores for hours

Mar. 15, 2024 12:00 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — McDonald's apologized Friday for a global technology outage that shuttered some restaurants for hours. The company said the outage was caused by a third-party technology provider and was not a cybersecurity issue. It started around 12 a.m. CDT during a configuration...

Internet outage hits several African countries as undersea cables fail

Mar. 14, 2024 22:56 PM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A dozen countries across Africa suffered a major internet outage on Thursday as multiple undersea telecommunication cables reported failures, network operators and internet watch groups said. The MTN Group, one of Africa’s largest network providers, said the...