Power outages

A bundled-up commuter makes their way through the loop early Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 in Chicago. A deadly arctic deep freeze enveloped the Midwest with record-breaking temperatures triggering widespread closures of schools and businesses. (Rich Hein/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
January 30, 2019 - 7:13 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A blast of polar air enveloped much of the Midwest on Wednesday, cracking train rails, breaking water pipes and straining electrical systems with some of the lowest temperatures in a generation. The deep freeze closed schools and businesses and canceled flights in the nation's third-...
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January 20, 2019 - 12:46 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's new prime minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, has visited Basra, a city that last summer saw riots over acute water pollution and crippling power outages. Demonstrators at the time set fire to nearly every government building in the unrest, as anger over failing services reached a...
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Horses stand in the snow in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, Monday. Jan. 7, 2019, after large parts of southern Germany and Austria were hit by heavy snowfall. (Angelika Warmuth/dpa via AP)
January 08, 2019 - 7:54 am
BERLIN (AP) — Deadly winter weather blasted Europe for yet another day Tuesday, trapping hundreds of people in Alpine regions, whipping up high winds that caused flight delays and cancellations and raising the risks of more deadly avalanches in the mountains. At least 12 people have been killed in...
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In this Sunday, Jan. 6, 2018 photo, California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) crews work to clear mud and rocks that tumbled onto Pacific Cost Highway in Malibu, Calif. In Southern California, light to moderate rain fell early Monday as a second system followed heavy Saturday night downpours that unleashed massive mud flows from the fire-scarred Santa Monica Mountains. Cleanup work kept about 13 miles (21 kilometers) of the scenic highway closed from western Malibu to Ventura County. Caltrans said the closure might last into Tuesday. (Caltrans via AP)
January 07, 2019 - 5:11 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Utility crews worked Monday to restore power to thousands of people after a winter storm swept through Northern California, toppling utility poles and trees and prompting the temporary closure of a major highway. Strong winds and downed trees knocked out electricity for nearly...
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January 06, 2019 - 7:45 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Alaska Airlines flights are back in the air after a nationwide ground stop that was apparently caused by a power outage. The airline says all its flights were grounded between about 4:20 a.m. and 5:15 a.m. after a power outage in the Seattle area, where the airline's operations are...
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A car is pulled over the barrier after it went down the embankment due to patches of black ice on East Hudson Boulevard Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, in Gastonia, N.C. (Mike Hensdill/The Gaston Gazette via AP)
December 11, 2018 - 10:41 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Seesawing temperatures across several southern states were gradually melting snow from a wintry storm, but also "transforming slushy roads into treacherous ice," one governor warned Tuesday. Scores of schools in Virginia and North Carolina were closed for a second day, and tens...
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Pigs wander the shoulder of Interstate 40 near the state line with Tennessee in Haywood County, North Carolina, after a crash on Monday Dec. 10, 2018. The crash caused delays while local farmers helped authorities corral the pigs. (North Carolina Department of Transportation via AP)
December 10, 2018 - 6:59 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Snowed-in Southerners made the best of a day without work or school Monday while officials warned that roads remained treacherous even as the worst of a wintry storm departed. Snow, sleet and freezing rain tapered off across states from Georgia to West Virginia that were...
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The Malibu, Calif., villa of German TV presenter Thomas Gottschalk lies in ruins from the Woolsey fire Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018.(AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
November 13, 2018 - 6:40 pm
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Southern California's huge wildfire roared to life again Tuesday in a mountain wilderness area. But in a sign of significant progress against the blaze, more neighborhoods were reopened to thousands of residents who fled last week. A massive plume rose suddenly at midmorning...
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Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams finishes addressing supporters during an election night watch party, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Atlanta. Abrams expects a runoff with Republican opponent Brian Kemp. (AP Photo/John Amis)
November 07, 2018 - 7:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Election Day (all times local): 1:54 a.m. Democrat Stacey Abrams says votes remain to be counted in the tight Georgia governor's race and vows to wait for them all. Abrams told supporters at her election night party that they would "have a chance to do a do-over" in...
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Nancy Register weeps as she is comforted by Roxie Cline, right, after she lost her home and all the contents inside to Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. Register said she doesn't know how she and her husband will make it through this, saying they only have money to last them four more days. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
October 17, 2018 - 2:17 pm
MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — With stunned faces and tears, residents of hard-hit Mexico Beach returned home for the first time Wednesday about a week after Hurricane Michael hit to find pieces of their lives scattered across the sand and a community altered. Nancy Register sobbed uncontrollably after...
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