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California outages ease after wind, fire danger move south

Oct. 12, 2019 12:13 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The lights were back on Friday for most of the nearly 2 million Northern California residents who lost electricity when the state's largest utility switched it off this week in an effort to prevent wildfires. The threat of widespread outages loomed in Southern California after the...

Latest: Son: Mother, 89, missing after California homes burn

Oct. 10, 2019 11:32 PM EDT

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on power outages in California (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Don Turner says his 89-year-old mother is missing after a wind-driven wildfire destroyed dozens of Southern California mobile homes. Turner says Lois Arvickson's neighbors saw her getting into her car in her garage...

California utility faces gripes over deliberate blackouts

Oct. 10, 2019 11:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even as the winds gusted dangerously as forecast, California's biggest utility faced hostility and second-guessing Thursday for shutting off electricity to millions of people to prevent its equipment from sparking wildfires. Gov. Gavin Newsom criticized Pacific Gas & Electric and...

Bed Bath & Beyond, Intel jump while PG&E, ADTRAN tumble

Oct. 10, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Wednesday. Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., up $2.15 to $12.09 The struggling home goods retailer named former Target executive Mark J. Tritton as its new CEO. Ra Pharmaceuticals Inc., up $22.95 to $45.64 The biotechnology company is being...

Markets Right Now: Stocks climb on hopes for trade progress

Oct. 10, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are closing broadly higher on Wall Street as traders turn hopeful that meetings in Washington will yield progress on the long-running U.S.-China trade dispute. Markets were encouraged Thursday after President...

California power outage: Isn't there an easier way?

Oct. 10, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses has been cut off, affecting millions of people in California. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. said a forecast of extreme wind and dry weather has created fire danger of an unprecedented scope, prompting it to initiate the largest...

California power outage: What happens when the lights go out

Oct. 9, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses went out early Wednesday, affecting millions of people in California. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. said a forecast of extreme wind and dry weather has created fire danger of an unprecedented scope, prompting it to initiate the...

The Latest: PG&E says massive power outage is 'last resort'

Oct. 8, 2019 10:58 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on power shutoffs in California to prevent wildfires (all times local): 8 p.m. Pacific Gas & Electric is defending its decision to shut off power to potentially millions of Californians to prevent deadly wildfires. PG&E wildfire safety expert Sumeet Singh says...

PG&E agrees to pay $65M to settle California records claims

Oct. 4, 2019 12:56 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has agreed to pay $65 million to settle California claims that it falsified records about how it notified construction workers about underground gas and electric lines. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, regulators alleged that PG&E employees...

Fire threat brings power cuts to thousands in California

Sep. 25, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tens of thousands of Northern Californians will find themselves without electricity Wednesday as Pacific Gas & Electric cuts power to reduce the threat of hot, dry, gusty weather knocking down power lines and sparking wildfires. The utility announced it would shut off power to more...