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Duke Energy power equipment in Durham found damaged from gunfire after power outage, police say

Jun. 13, 2024 18:13 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Damage to a utility's power equipment by gunfire found in Durham was associated with an outage that left hundreds of people without power earlier this week, the company said. About 730 people experienced a power outage for about two hours on Monday after...

Puerto Rico restores power after a massive blackout as lawmakers call for a state of emergency

Jun. 13, 2024 15:31 PM EDT

BAYAMÓN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A power company in Puerto Rico announced Thursday that it has restored electricity to most areas affected by a massive outage that hit the U.S. territory the previous day. The outage left over 340,000 customers in the capital, San Juan, and neighboring...

Widespread outage hits Puerto Rico as customers demand ouster of private electric company

Jun. 12, 2024 22:39 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A widespread power outage hit Puerto Rico Wednesday night, leaving more than 340,000 customers without electricity after two of the U.S. territory’s power plants shut down. The capital of San Juan was left without power, as well as neighboring...

Community health centers' new crisis: The need for backup power

Jun. 11, 2024 08:13 AM EDT

HEALDSBURG, Calif. (AP) — The 2017 Tubbs Fire, which killed 22 people and destroyed 5,600 buildings, was already a stressful time at Alliance Medical Center’s clinic here, as workers who picked grapes in the nearby vineyards streamed into the nonprofit community health center with burns,...

Extended power outage that hit Puerto Rico angers and worries many during heat advisories

Jun. 10, 2024 14:29 PM EDT

COAMO, Puerto Rico (AP) — Towns in central and southern Puerto Rico are struggling to emerge from a prolonged power outage that forced authorities in the U.S. territory to activate an emergency response team on Monday and request food distribution to those in need. The outage...

Boil-water advisory lifted in Atlanta after water system problems

Jun. 06, 2024 11:28 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Residents in Atlanta no longer must boil water before drinking it, officials said Thursday, six days after a water main break west of downtown affected service and spurred the advisory. Normal water flow and pressure was restored citywide on Wednesday, but more time...

Atlanta mayor pledges to aid businesses harmed by water outages as he looks to upgrade system

Jun. 05, 2024 18:05 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta’s mayor on Wednesday pledged support of a plan to spend $5 million to reimbursing businesses for losses during water outages in the city since Friday, as he promised an assessment of the city’s infrastructure and to deploy monitors to detect leaking pipes. ...

New Orleans plans to spiff up as host of next year's Super Bowl

Jun. 04, 2024 17:11 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans hosts its 11th Super Bowl next year and the preparations involve showcasing the city's heralded architecture, music, food and celebratory culture while addressing its myriad challenges, including crime, pockets of homelessness and an antiquated drainage system. ...

Puerto Rico Gov. Pedro Pierluisi concedes defeat in surprise primary upset by Jenniffer González

Jun. 03, 2024 10:20 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico congressional representative Jenniffer González defeated Gov. Pedro Pierluisi in a surprise upset during a primary election held Sunday by their pro-statehood party. The two ran on the same ticket four years ago under the New Progressive...

Water begins to flow again in downtown Atlanta after outage that began Friday

Jun. 02, 2024 19:20 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Water pressure was returning to downtown Atlanta and nearby neighborhoods on Sunday after a two-day water outage shut down businesses and left faucets dry at many homes. A large swath of the city remained under an order to boil water before drinking it, but Mayor...