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Users of pilot-alert system that failed report new delays

Jan. 25, 2023 16:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some users of a system that sends messages to pilots reported delays on Wednesday, but federal officials said the problem was not affecting flights. It is the same pilot-alerting system that broke down spectacularly earlier this month, leading the Federal Aviation...

Puerto Rico selects company to privatize power generation

Jan. 25, 2023 13:04 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico privatized its electricity production on Wednesday, selecting Genera PR to take over the operation and maintenance of state power generation units in the U.S. territory as part of an initial $22.5 million annual contract. The announcement...

Microsoft reports outage for Teams, Outlook, other services

Jan. 25, 2023 08:39 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Microsoft said it's seeing some improvement to problems with its online services including the Teams messaging platform and Outlook email system after users around the world reported outages Wednesday. In a status update, the tech company reported “service...

Pakistan's premier apologizes to nation for power outage

Jan. 24, 2023 04:52 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s prime minister on Tuesday apologized to the nation for a major, daylong power outage that disrupted normal life across the country and drew criticism from millions who were left without electricity amid the harsh winter weather. Monday's blackout...

Lights out in Pakistan as energy-saving move backfires

Jan. 23, 2023 13:21 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Most of Pakistan was left without power Monday as an energy-saving measure by the government backfired. The outage spread panic and raised questions about the cash-strapped government’s handling of the country's economic crisis. It all started when electricity...

Arizona lottery resumes ticket sales after system crash

Jan. 20, 2023 19:08 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Lottery officials say ticket sales have resumed after an update to install two new games caused the system to crash for more than a day. The outage began Thursday, and it wasn’t until midday Friday that sales were back online. Officials said it took a bit...

Puerto Rico pushes for private power generation amid secrecy

Jan. 19, 2023 16:49 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Nearly two hours after meeting behind closed doors, the governing board of Puerto Rico’s power company emerged Thursday to briefly announce it was approving a plan to privatize electric generation in the U.S. territory. No other details including the...

US's largest public utility names panel to study blackouts

Jan. 19, 2023 16:08 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The nation’s largest public utility has appointed an independent panel to look into power failures that spurred the decision to implement rolling blackouts during dangerously cold conditions late last year, the Tennessee Valley Authority announced Thursday. ...

Lebanon to take out $116m in loans for ailing electric grid

Jan. 18, 2023 08:33 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's caretaker government Wednesday approved opening credit lines totaling $116 million to help fix its crippled state electricity grid. The cash-strapped country for over two years has struggled with rampant power cuts that have crippled much of public life,...

Gunfire damages North Carolina substation, no outage caused

Jan. 17, 2023 20:07 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina utility said an electricity substation was damaged by gunfire early Tuesday but that it caused no power outages. The damage comes after a gunfire attack on multiple substations in Moore County knocked out power to more than 45,000 customers for...