Utilities

An overturned car is shown at the airport after Super Typhoon Yutu hit the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, in Garapan, Saipan. Residents of the U.S. territory are preparing for months without electricity or running water after the islands were slammed with the strongest storm on Thursday to hit any part of the U.S. this year. (AP Photo/Dean Sensui)
October 25, 2018 - 9:12 pm
The strongest storm to hit any part of the United States this year crumbled concrete houses, smashed cars and killed at least one person in the Northern Mariana Islands, shocking residents and officials used to riding out monster storms in the U.S. territory in the Pacific. A day after Super...
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This satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows Typhoon Yutu east of Guam Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 24, 2018 local time. The storm crossed over the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, producing damaging winds and high surf. The National Weather Service in Honolulu says maximum sustained winds of 180 mph (290 kph) were recorded around the eye of the storm, which passed over Tinian island and Saipan early Thursday morning local time. Waves of 25 to 40 feet (6 to 12 meters) are expected around the eye of the storm. (NOAA via AP)
October 24, 2018 - 9:39 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Super Typhoon Yutu crossed over the U.S. commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands early Thursday as the equivalent of a category 5 hurricane, making it the strongest storm to hit any part of the U.S. this year, the National Weather Service said. Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan,...
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President Donald Trump signs the "America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018" into law during a ceremony in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
October 23, 2018 - 2:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a wide-ranging bill to improve the nation's water infrastructure, including a Florida project intended to reduce toxic algae blooms that have devastated coastal marine life and emptied beaches. The new law will help create a reservoir south...
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In this Oct. 17, 2018 photo, supporters of dam removals and other measures intended to help endangered orca whales stand near a giant inflatable orca outside a building in Tacoma, Wash., where the Southern Resident Killer Whale Recovery Task Force was meeting for a two-day work session. Calls to breach four hydroelectric dams in Washington state have grown louder in recent months as the plight of the critically endangered Northwest orcas has captured global attention. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
October 18, 2018 - 4:04 pm
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Calls to breach four hydroelectric dams in Washington state have grown louder in recent months as the plight of critically endangered Northwest orcas has captured global attention. Some argue the best way to get more salmon to the starving whales is to tear down four dams on...
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October 16, 2018 - 5:07 pm
(KNX 1070) -- C onsumer Watchdog group says it wants the state to stop the utilities from turning off the lights on windy days. In a letter to the California Public Utility Commission , Consumer Watchdog’s Jamie Court is asking the utility companies not only to stop the preemptive blackouts but to...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi walk on embankment of the Olympic Park in Sochi, Russia, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
October 16, 2018 - 12:58 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Egypt's president urged Russia on Tuesday to resume direct flights to Egyptian resorts as he discussed ways to bolster ties with Russian officials and lawmakers. Moscow suspended the flights after a bomb planted by the Islamic State group brought a Russian passenger plane down over...
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2017 file photo, a Pacific Gas & Electric crew works at restoring power along the Old Redwood Highway in Santa Rosa, Calif. Northern California's biggest utility has taken the unprecedented step of cutting electricity for tens of thousands of customers in an attempt to prevent wildfires amid rising winds and official warnings on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, of extreme fire danger. Pacific Gas & Electric began turning off the lights in California's wine country north of San Francisco and Sierra Nevada foothills east of Sacramento Sunday night. The utility said at least 87,000 customers had their power turned off and that more could be put in the dark depending on the weather. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
October 15, 2018 - 11:19 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California utilities were restoring electricity after intentionally cutting it to tens of thousands of people because of extreme fire danger but high winds projected to sweep the area into Tuesday morning could see more outages. Winds strong enough to topple trees and down power...
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Chateau Ste. Shirts manager Christina St. Clair stands in the sunlight at the front door of her business to power her solar powered handheld calculator to total a sale on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in Calistoga, Calif. Northern California's biggest utility has taken the unprecedented step of cutting electricity for tens of thousands of customers in an attempt to prevent wildfires amid rising winds and official warnings on Monday of extreme fire danger. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
October 15, 2018 - 5:36 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Concerned about downed power lines sparking wildfires, two major California utilities took the rare step of cutting power to customers amid high winds — and another power provider was considering similar action. The move came as strong winds swept California, knocking down...
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President Donald Trump meets with farmers impacted by Hurricane Michael, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in Macon, Ga. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 15, 2018 - 3:33 pm
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to areas hit by Hurricane Michael (all times local): 6:30 p.m. President Donald Trump has heard from Georgia farmers whose crops were wiped out by Hurricane Michael. Trump on Monday visited a farm near Macon where fourth...
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A damaged home stands in the background as soldiers with Florida National Guard's Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment, load food and water for the public at an aid distribution point in the wake of Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Fla., Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
October 15, 2018 - 12:25 pm
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Residents of hurricane-ravaged communities in Florida's Panhandle turned to volunteers and each other for help Monday, the fifth day without cell service, electricity or, in many cases, shelter. Trevor Lewis, a member of a six-person search-and-rescue unit, said he watched...
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