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Three held in Southern California construction site thefts

May. 27, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Police arrested three men and recovered more than 160 electrical breaker switches that were allegedly stolen from newly constructed homes in Southern California. The Fontana Police Department said it received a report early Wednesday that three people were observed via a security...

French President Emmanuel Macron, center, wearing a protective face mask, listens to explanations by an employee as CEO of France-based multinational automotive supplier Valeo Jacques Aschenbroicha looks on, in Etaples, , northern France, Tuesday May 26, 2020. Emmanuel Macron announced a 8 billion euro ($8.8 billion) plan to save the country's car industry from huge losses wrought by virus lockdowns, including a big boost for electric vehicles. The plan includes government subsidies for car buyers and longer-term investment in innovative technology, especially in battery-powered cars. (Ludovic Marin, Pool via AP)

France deploys $8.8 billion to rescue ailing car industry

May. 26, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France’s government is injecting more than 8 billion euros ($8.8 billion) to save the country’s car industry from huge losses wrought by virus lockdowns, and wants to use the crisis to make France the No. 1 producer of electric vehicles in Europe. Starting next week, consumers...

FILE - This Jan. 14, 2019, file photo shows Pacific Gas & Electric vehicles parked at the PG&E Oakland Service Center in Oakland, Calif. A decision was announced Friday, May 1, 2020, that Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. will sweep out three quarters of its board of directors to start with a mostly clean slate when it emerges from a bankruptcy case triggered by deadly wildfires ignited in Northern California by the utility's neglected electrical grid. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Officials: Email delays key vote on PG&E's bankruptcy plan

May. 21, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California power regulators unexpectedly delayed a key vote Thursday on Pacific Gas & Electric's plan for getting out of bankruptcy after saying one of the utility's most outspoken critics sent an improper email attacking the company's proposal to pay wildfire victims. ...

Japan suspects missile data leak in Mitsubishi cyberattack

May. 20, 2020 6:42 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is investigating a possible leak of data including details of a prototype missile in a massive cyberattack earlier this year on Mitsubishi Electric Corp., officials said Wednesday. The suspected leak involves sensitive information about a prototype of a cutting-edge high speed gliding...

California Gov. Gavin Newsom discusses his revised 2020-2021 state budget during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, May 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool)

Billions in cuts proposed as California revenue plunges

May. 14, 2020 9:23 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed $14 billion in budget cuts on Thursday because of the coronavirus, with more than half coming at the expense of public schools already struggling to educate children from afar during a pandemic. The cuts are part of a plan to cover a $54.3...

Allie Arredonodo, wears a face mask as she tries on shoes at Journey's shoe store in the Yuba Sutter Mall in Yuba City, Calif., Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Several dozen shoppers streamed into the first California mall to reopen Wednesday, despite Gov. Gavin Newsom's orders restraining businesses because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Life in a pandemic: job cuts, Peloton sales, homemade bread

May. 6, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Wednesday related to central governments, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ JOB LOSSES: The pandemic jolted the global economy and millions of jobs have...

FILE - This Oct. 13, 2017 file photo shows a row of chimneys standing in a neighborhood devastated by the Tubbs fire near Santa Rosa, Calif. Pacific Gas & Electric will face another legal challenge to a $13.5 billion settlement with more than 80,000 Northern California victims worried they're being shortchanged in a deal that's supposed to repay them for losses caused by the utility's negligence. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

PG&E: Wildfire victims backing bankruptcy plan so far

Apr. 16, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — A Pacific Gas & Electric lawyer told a federal judge that the beleaguered company's plan for getting out of bankruptcy is winning support from the victims of Northern California wildfires ignited by the utility's crumbling equipment, despite concerns they will be shortchanged in...

Thieves lift generators from Hawaii shop during virus curfew

Apr. 14, 2020 10:25 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Security cameras filmed thieves stealing electric generators from a Hawaii equipment rental business during nighttime curfew hours. The footage showed the theft from Hawaiian Rent-All in Honolulu around 4:30 a.m. Sunday. Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell instituted a curfew from 11 p.m. to 5...

Another member of fire panel resigns, criticizes PG&E plan

Apr. 3, 2020 8:13 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The former chief financial officer for a Northern California city destroyed in a 2018 wildfire caused by Pacific Gas & Electric equipment is trying to upend the utility's plan for getting out of bankruptcy because she believes the company is shortchanging the people devastated...