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Cal Fire's Boggs helitack assist in putting out a 12 acre brush fire in Larkfield Calif., Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP)

Power company plans series of shutoffs to prevent wildfires

Sep. 26, 2020 10:06 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of California's largest power companies announced Saturday it plans to temporarily shut off power to residents of 16 counties and a tribe to prevent wildfires sparked by electrical equipment. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said it will initially shut off power to about 15,000...

Cal Fire air tankers help stop the spread of a brush fire in Larkfield Calif, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP)

California braces for power shutoffs and warm, windy weekend

Sep. 25, 2020 8:49 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Firefighters and officials at California's largest utility company braced for hot, dry and windy weather in northern and central areas of the state this weekend that may fan the flames of several major wildfires or ignite new ones. Pacific Gas & Electric warned Friday it may cut...

Sparks fly as William Huston practices cutting through beveled pipe at Western Welding Academy in Gillette, Wyo., Wednesday Aug. 26, 2020. Since it opened up 11 months ago just outside Gillette, the academy had 15 students graduate. It now has about three dozen students, 85% of whom are from other states like Texas, Louisiana, South Carolina and Florida. (Mike Moore/Gillette News Record via AP)

Wyoming welding academy already draws students from all over

Sep. 5, 2020 9:01 AM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Western Welding Academy looks less like a learning institution and more like a real-world job site, and that’s the goal, said Tyler Sasse, owner and founder of the school. “We run this whole place just like a job site,” he said. “We look at every applicant...

A child salutes for a photo near statues of Chinese military honor guards at the military museum in Beijing on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. Seventy-five years after Japan's surrender in World War II, and 30 years after its economic bubble popped, the emergence of a 21st century Asian power is shaking up the status quo. As Japan did, China is butting heads with the established Western powers, which increasingly see its growing economic and military prowess as a threat. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Analysis: China's rise takes the world into uncharted waters

Sep. 4, 2020 12:26 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Twice in the 20th century, Japan challenged the West, first in a military-led attempt to become an imperial power and then as an industrial powerhouse. Now it is China’s turn to take the global stage. Seventy-five years after Japan’s surrender in World War II, and 30 years...

SC utility, Westinghouse agree to sell nuclear equipment

Aug. 31, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's state-owned utility has reached a settlement with the now bankrupt company hired to build two nuclear plants that were never completed to sell leftover equipment and supplies, three years after construction was halted. The agreement between Santee Cooper and...

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Computer pioneer Arnold Spielberg, Steven's dad, dies at 103

Aug. 26, 2020 7:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Arnold Spielberg, father of filmmaker Steven Spielberg and an innovating engineer whose work helped make the personal computer possible, has died at 103. Spielberg died of natural causes while surrounded by his family in Los Angeles on Tuesday, according to a statement from his four...

NY notifies utility companies of violations for Isaias

Aug. 19, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's utility regulators have threatened steep penalties against several utility companies for a response to Tropical Storm Isaias that the governor called “unacceptable.” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that the state’s Department of Public Service has sent...

Study finds many Michigan eagles die from being hit by cars

Aug. 16, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — America’s iconic national bird, the bald eagle, has made an impressive comeback from its days as an endangered species. But its leading threats remain rooted in human activity, the most comprehensive study ever of bald eagle mortality in Michigan finds. Researchers with the U.S. Fish...