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Power outages hit Boston transit system during morning rush hour, stranding thousands

Feb. 15, 2024 14:43 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Thousands of commuters were left stranded around Boston Thursday during the morning rush hour, after power outages hit several lines of the beleaguered transit service. To help make up for the morning chaos, fare gates will be open at subway stations on all four...

Pakistan's election: Who's running, what's the mood and will anything change?

Feb. 07, 2024 20:22 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's 127 million voters are choosing members of a new parliament Thursday. The election is the 12th in the country’s 76-year history, which has been marred by economic crises, military takeovers and martial law, militancy, political upheavals and wars with India. ...

Fossil fuel-dependent Puerto Rico can fully shift to clean energy by 2050, a federal study says

Feb. 07, 2024 19:31 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — As Puerto Rico struggles with chronic power outages and a decaying electric grid, federal officials believe the U.S. territory can fully shift from fossil fuels to clean energy by 2050, according to a report Wednesday that has been two years in the making. ...

Power restored to BP oil refinery in Indiana after outage prompts evacuation, shutdown, company says

Feb. 02, 2024 15:36 PM EST

WHITING, Ind. (AP) — Power has been restored to BP’s sprawling oil refinery in northwest Indiana following an outage that prompted the company to temporarily shut down the complex and evacuate workers, BP said Friday. BP spokesperson Christina Audisho said in a statement that...

Power outage at BP oil refinery in Indiana prompts evacuation, temporary shutdown

Feb. 01, 2024 17:17 PM EST

WHITING, Ind. (AP) — BP’s sprawling oil refinery in northwest Indiana was hit Thursday by a power outage that prompted the company to shut it down and evacuate workers, authorities said. Initially, only employees who work at an office building at BP's Whiting refinery were...

Residents of an east Arkansas town have been without water for the past two weeks

Jan. 30, 2024 20:27 PM EST

HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. (AP) — Residents of an east Arkansas town have been without running water for the past two weeks after the state was hit by below-freezing temperatures, and the outage has forced them to line up for bottled water, fill up jugs or take showers at a truck brought in by the...

Microsoft Teams outage blocks access, limits features for some users

Jan. 26, 2024 19:53 PM EST

Microsoft Teams experienced an outage on Friday that blocked access for some and led to what Microsoft calls “multiple issues” for many users. The issue began around 11 a.m. EST and grew rapidly in scope, according to outage tracker DownDetector. Users complained of an inability...

Underground fire and power outage in downtown Baltimore snarls commute and closes courthouses

Jan. 26, 2024 14:31 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — An underground fire and an hourslong power outage in downtown Baltimore snarled Friday morning’s commute and closed the city’s two courthouses. Firefighters called to North Charles Street on Thursday night for a report of an underground fire and a possible...

2 weeks of winter storms kill dozens and cause cold chaos in parts of the US, but a thaw is coming

Jan. 19, 2024 18:04 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two weeks of storms that have turned roads into icy death traps, frozen people to death from Oregon to Tennessee and caused power outages that could take weeks to fix continued to sock both coasts with another round of weather chaos on Friday. The rain, snow,...

Biden administration finalizes a $1.1 billion aid package for California's last nuclear power plant

Jan. 17, 2024 19:16 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Joe Biden's administration on Wednesday finalized approval of $1.1 billion to help keep California’s last operating nuclear power plant running. The funding is a financial pillar in the plan to keep the Diablo Canyon Power Plant producing electricity...