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Car dealerships are being disrupted by a multi-day outage after cyberattacks on software supplier

Jun. 21, 2024 16:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Car dealerships across North America have faced major disruptions this week. CDK Global, a company that provides software for thousands of auto dealers in the U.S. and Canada, was hit by back-to-back cyberattacks on Wednesday. That led to an outage that continued to...

A major power outage hits Balkan region as countries swelter in an early summer heat wave

Jun. 21, 2024 12:12 PM EDT

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — A major hourslong power outage hit much of the Balkans on Friday as the southern European region sweltered in an early heat wave that sent temperatures soaring to more than 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit). Montenegrin authorities said that...

Still need your landline? California regulators just stopped AT&T from pulling the plug

Jun. 21, 2024 12:03 PM EDT

California’s Public Utilities Commission rejected AT&T’s application to stop providing landlines and other services in areas where there is no other option. Its 4-0 vote Thursday came after a judge determined the application by AT&T California was “fatally flawed.” ...

Navigating through darkness: Ukraine’s emergency blackouts return after Russia pounds infrastructure

Jun. 21, 2024 01:22 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — During daytime, entire districts of Ukraine's capital are disconnected from the power grid to save energy. Traffic lights stop, choking traffic, accompanied by the constant rumble of generators installed outside cafes and shops. Ukraine, including Kyiv, is...

Power outage leaves millions of Ecuadorians in the dark after transmission line fails

Jun. 19, 2024 20:07 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A failure in an energy transmission line on Wednesday produced an unexpected blackout throughout Ecuador, the government said, days after announcing that there would be power outages in the country due to production problems. Ecuador's Minister of Energy...

Firewall to deter cyberattacks is blamed for Massachusetts 911 outage

Jun. 19, 2024 12:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A firewall designed to prevent cyberattacks and hacking was to blame for the 911 outage that hit Massachusetts this week, state officials said Wednesday. Massachusetts' 911 system was down for about two hours Tuesday, making it impossible for anyone to reach emergency...

The 911 system across Massachusetts is restored after going down for hours

Jun. 18, 2024 17:52 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The 911 system across Massachusetts was restored Tuesday after going down for several hours, which made it impossible for anyone to reach emergency services through the call number. The Massachusetts State Police announced around 3:45 p.m. that the system had been...

In Burundi, shortages and power cuts slow a return from international isolation

Jun. 18, 2024 00:15 AM EDT

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Burundi seems to be running short of everything but patience. A deadly nationwide political crackdown in the East African nation is now in the past. But the return to international favor, and benefits like development assistance that come with it, has been...

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...