Power outages

November 15, 2017 - 9:37 pm
ALLEGANY, N.Y. (AP) — A campus-wide power outage postponed the Maryland-Eastern Shore at St. Bonaventure game on Wednesday night. The first flicker happened roughly half an hour before the scheduled 7 p.m. tipoff at Reilly Center, knocking out power to several dormitories in addition to the...
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Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Chair Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, left, greets Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello, center, and U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp, at a hearing on hurricane recovery, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
November 14, 2017 - 3:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Puerto Rico's bankrupt electric utility ignored advice from its own lawyers before signing an expanded contract worth $300 million with a tiny Montana company to repair its damaged power grid, newly released documents show. The law firm, Greenberg Traurig, recommended that the...
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Resident Commissioner Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon, who represents Puerto Rico as a nonvoting member of Congress, listens as Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello speaks during a news conference to urge Congress to include Puerto Rico in the Supplemental Disaster Relief Package, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 13, 2017 - 1:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor on Monday asked the federal government for $94.4 billion as the island struggles to recover from the damage inflicted by Hurricane Maria, with much of the U.S. territory without power and thousands still homeless. Ricardo Rosello also urged Congress to adopt...
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Waritza Alejandro embraces her mother-in-law Maritza Ortiz, before boarding a flight to Tampa with her husband Christian Vega and their daughter Tiana, in Carolina, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. The couple lost their home to Hurricane Maria. The disaster wrought by Maria has set off an anguished debate across Puerto Rico, where friends, family and co-workers are arguing fiercely over the morality of leaving the blacked-out island vs. staying to fulfill a patriotic duty to rebuild. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
November 09, 2017 - 6:52 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The disaster wrought by Hurricane Maria has set off an anguished debate across Puerto Rico, where friends, family and co-workers are arguing fiercely over the morality of leaving the blacked-out island for the U.S. mainland versus fulfilling a patriotic duty to rebuild...
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Natalie Jaresko, executive director, with the financial oversight and management board for Puerto Rico, speaks during a House Committee on Natural Resources hearing to examine challenges in Puerto Rico's recovery and the role of the financial oversight and management board, on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
November 07, 2017 - 5:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Puerto Rico has suffered such extensive devastation from Hurricane Maria that its recovery will fail unless the island gets more help from the Trump administration and Congress, the head of a federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico's finances said Tuesday. Natalie Jaresko...
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November 06, 2017 - 6:53 am
CELINA, Ohio (AP) — At least eight people have been injured after a possible tornado hit a small Ohio city. Mercer County officials say six people were hurt when a restaurant in Celina (suh-LEYE'-nuh) was damaged during Sunday's storms. One person was injured at another business, and one was hurt...
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A car leaves a trail of light as it passes under power lines weighed down by toppled trees in Freeport, Maine, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. Utility crews scrambled to restore power throughout New England on Tuesday, one day after a severe storm packing hurricane-force wind gusts and torrential rain. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
November 01, 2017 - 8:27 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Drought conditions, recent rainfall and an unusual storm path in Maine may have contributed to the large numbers of trees that toppled during a storm that walloped the Northeast this week, officials said. The storm cut power to nearly 1.5 million homes and businesses in the...
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A car leaves a trail of light as it passes under power lines weighed down by toppled trees in Freeport, Maine, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. Utility crews scrambled to restore power throughout New England on Tuesday, one day after a severe storm packing hurricane-force wind gusts and torrential rain. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
October 31, 2017 - 2:02 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Hundreds of out-of-state reinforcements bolstered utility crews struggling to restore power throughout New England on Tuesday, a day after a powerful storm blew down trees and postponed Halloween activities in many communities. The storm, packing gusts that topped 80 mph (129...
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Lights from automobile traffic leave trails on a street in Freeport, Maine, where most outlet shopping stores are closed due to a severe storm knocked out electricity, Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. The severe storm packing hurricane-force wind gusts and soaking rain swept through the Northeast early Monday, knocking out power for nearly 1.5 million homes and businesses and forcing hundreds of schools to close in New England. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
October 30, 2017 - 8:57 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A storm packing hurricane-force wind gusts and soaking rain brought trees and power lines crashing down early Monday, knocking out power for nearly 1.5 million homes and businesses and forcing hundreds of schools to close in New England. Thousands of trees were toppled, some...
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A motorist turns around after finding downed trees blocking Flying Point Road during a storm in Freeport, Maine, Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. A strong wind storm has caused widespread power outages. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
October 30, 2017 - 8:20 pm
The Latest on a severe storm packing heavy rain and high wind sweeping through the Northeast (all times local): 8:10 p.m. New England residents still without power this week may want to bundle up. The National Weather Service says temperatures in the region will stay close to normal Monday night,...
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