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Communication outage hits flood-stricken city in Libya, further complicating search efforts

Sep. 20, 2023 15:12 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A day-long communication outage in a flood-stricken city in eastern Libya further complicated the work of teams searching for bodies under the rubble and at sea Wednesday. The country’s chief prosecutor, meanwhile, vowed to take “serious measures” to deliver...

California Legislature approves plan allowing the state to buy power

Sep. 15, 2023 00:14 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Legislature voted Thursday to give Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration permission to buy massive amounts of electricity, a move aimed at avoiding blackouts by shoring up the state's power supply while jumpstarting the West Coast's fledgling...

Power is restored in Nigeria after nationwide outage caused by electrical grid failure

Sep. 14, 2023 08:46 AM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria experienced a nationwide power outage for about 10 hours Thursday after the country’s electrical grid collapsed due to a fire, authorities and the nation's electricity distribution companies reported. The grid has collapsed multiple times in recent...

EXPLAINER: Challenges from intense summer heat raise questions about Texas power grid's reliability

Sep. 08, 2023 18:51 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas’ power grid has been under tremendous stress during this summer’s sweltering heat, with the state setting 10 new records for electricity demand. The grid's reliability has been questioned by residents and lawmakers since a deadly winter blackout in 2021...

Cash App and Square down? Payment services are 'steadily' recovering after hours-long outages

Sep. 08, 2023 14:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands Cash App and Square customers were unable to access their accounts or send money Thursday and early Friday due to system outages impacting both payment services. Outage reports for both platforms picked up around the same time Thursday afternoon, according...

Texas heat brings the state's power grid closest it has been to outages since 2021 winter storm

Sep. 07, 2023 22:19 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas’ power grid manager on Thursday again asked residents to cut their electricity use as the state endures another stretch of sizzling summer heat. The request carried fresh urgency, coming the day after the system was pushed to the brink of outages for the first time since a...

As Africa Climate Summit promotes solar, off-grid power ramps up below the Sahara

Sep. 06, 2023 22:50 PM EDT

NAIROBI (AP) — A walk through the busy business district of Mombasa Road in Nairobi, or even a rural community in Kisii County, Kenya, highlights something that's getting attention at the African Climate Summit in Nairobi this week — solar power that is not connected to the grid. ...

2 men plead guilty to vandalizing power substations in Washington state on Christmas Day

Sep. 06, 2023 21:49 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Two men have pleaded guilty to vandalizing power substations in Washington state in attacks that left thousands without power on Christmas Day. Jeremy Crahan, of Puyallup, admitted Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Tacoma that he and Matthew Greenwood...

United Airlines says the outage that held up departing flights was not a cybersecurity issue

Sep. 05, 2023 17:22 PM EDT

United Airlines said Tuesday that a software update triggered a glitch that forced it to halt departures nationwide, briefly crippling one of the nation's biggest carriers on a busy travel day. Federal officials said United crews had been unable to contact airline dispatchers through...

US aviation officials say United Airlines has halted flights nationwide due to an equipment outage

Sep. 05, 2023 13:54 PM EDT
CHICAGO (AP) — US aviation officials say United Airlines has halted flights nationwide due to an equipment outage.