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Li Peng, Chinese premier during Tiananmen crackdown, dies

Jul. 23, 2019 11:50 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The legacy of former Chinese Premier Li Peng is reflected in modern China itself, where extended and broad-based economic growth is inextricably coupled with authoritarian political controls. Li, who died Monday at 90, warned Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protesters in May 1989 that "the...

Insurers offer competing plan to rescue PG&E from bankruptcy

Jul. 23, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Insurance companies that say Pacific Gas & Electric owes them more than $20 billion from wildfire claims wants to take over the California utility and pull it out of bankruptcy. The group of insurers filed court documents Tuesday seeking to end PG&E's exclusive right to file a...

Lawmakers OK tax break for struggling coal-fired power plant

Jul. 23, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers have overwhelmingly approved a bill to give a tax break to a struggling coal-fired power plant. The Senate and the House of Delegates passed the measure Tuesday without much debate, sending it to the governor's office as the House ended its side of the...

Bonneville faces promise and perils in changing markets

Jul. 23, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

GRAND COULEE DAM, Wash. (AP) — When workers started pulling apart the three largest hydroelectric units in North America — capable of supplying more than enough power for all of Seattle — they found the damage far worse than expected. They encountered large cracks, worn-out bearings and a...

Lawmakers approve financial rescue for Ohio's nuclear plants

Jul. 23, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A roughly $1 billion financial rescue for Ohio's two nuclear power plants is on the way after lawmakers and the governor signed off on a plan Tuesday that will add a new fee to every electricity bill in the state. Backed mostly by Republicans, the legislation will hand over $150 million...

The Latest: Ohio governor OKs rescue for nuclear plants

Jul. 23, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on Ohio's financial rescue of nuclear plants (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Ohio has become the latest state to hand out a billion-dollar financial rescue for its nuclear power plants. Republican Gov. Mike DeWine quickly signed the plan Tuesday hours after lawmakers approved...

Hawaii utility cuts power service to customers after outage

Jul. 23, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii electric utility has asked customers to conserve energy while it periodically cuts off their electrical service while the utility recovers from a widespread power outage, officials said. Kauai Island Utility Cooperative asked for voluntary energy reductions due to its limited...

The Latest: Venezuela government says attack caused blackout

Jul. 23, 2019 7:37 AM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on Venezuela's blackout (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Venezuela's socialist government is blaming a nationwide blackout on an "electromagnetic attack" against the nation's hydroelectric system. Communications Minister Jorge Rodríguez read a statement broadcast on...

Much of Venezuela in the dark again after massive blackout

Jul. 23, 2019 12:00 AM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The lights went out across much of Venezuela, reviving fears of the blackouts that plunged the country into chaos a few months ago as the government once again accused opponents of sabotaging the nation's hydroelectric power system. The power in the capital went out after 4 p.m....

Venezuelan government: nationwide blackout appears to have been caused by 'electromagnetic attack' on hydroelectric dam

Jul. 22, 2019 7:34 PM EDT
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan government: nationwide blackout appears to have been caused by 'electromagnetic attack' on hydroelectric dam .