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Pacific Gas & Electric CEO Bill Johnson waits to appear before a state Senate oversight hearing of the Energy, Utilities and Communications committee, at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. Johnson is scheduled to testify before lawmakers about the utilities' decision to turnoff power for millions of people to prevent California wildfires. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
November 19, 2019 - 10:56 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The head of Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. told angry California lawmakers Monday that the nation’s largest electric utility wasn’t fully prepared for the effects of its unprecedented outages last month even as it plans to shut off power to about 375,000 people this week...
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The road suspension bridge linking the towns of Mirepoix-sur-Tarn and Bessieres, after it collapsed with several vehicles into the Tarn river about 30 kilometres (18 miles) north of the city of Toulouse, in southwest France, Monday Nov. 18, 2019. One 15-year old girl is confirmed dead, and four people were rescued, but several others are feared missing, after the collapse of the bridge the fire service said. (Olivier Le Corre via AP)
November 18, 2019 - 2:30 pm
PARIS (AP) — A 15-year-old girl and a truck driver died Monday when a road bridge collapsed in rural southwest France, dumping several vehicles into a river and prompting nationwide questions about bridge safety. Bystanders were able to rescue the girl’s mother after her car fell into the Tarn...
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November 15, 2019 - 5:19 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's state gas company said Friday it has notified Russia’s Gazprom that it will not extend a long-term deal on gas imports when it expires in three years. The announcement comes as Poland has been working to reduce its dependence on Russian energy sources, which Moscow...
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Strong Santa Ana winds in Chatsworth, Calif., blew across power lines causing them to arc and transformers to explode. Power was out for street signs, businesses and residents along Devonshire St. from Topanga Canyon Blvd. to Variel Ave. on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. (Dean Musgrove/The Orange County Register via AP)
October 10, 2019 - 11:18 pm
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...
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In this Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 photo, Memphis mayoral candidate Willie Herenton poses by a campaign sign on in Memphis, Tenn. Herenton is running against several candidates in the race. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)
October 01, 2019 - 12:29 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Even in an era known for divisive politics nationally, this year's race for Memphis mayor stands out, with accusations of racism, a magazine caricature widely viewed as offensive, a candidate who refuses to mention a female opponent by name and a dustup over homophobic tweets...
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This image made from video provided by Taiwan's Military News Agency shows Nanfangao Bridge, collapsed in Nanfangao, eastern Taiwan, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. The towering arch bridge over a bay collapsed Tuesday, sending a burning oil tanker truck falling onto boats in the water below. (Taiwan's Military News Agency via AP)
October 01, 2019 - 3:58 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A towering arch bridge over a bay in eastern Taiwan collapsed Tuesday, sending a burning oil tanker truck falling onto boats in the water below. An air force helicopter, fishing vessels and more than 60 military personnel, including divers were searching for possible victims...
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September 24, 2019 - 4:27 am
OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Department of Transportation aims to reopen the only highway on Ocracoke Island in time for Thanksgiving. The department says in a news release that it's already coordinated with the National Park Service and other agencies and has a detailed repair plan for...
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September 22, 2019 - 9:44 am
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina officials are taking public comments on six different plans to overhaul the bridges that connect Hilton Head Island to the mainland. The state Department of Transportation held a public meeting Thursday on the U.S. Highway 278 project scheduled to...
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Actress and activist Jane Fonda speaks to a crowd of protestors during a global climate rally at Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. A wave of climate change protests swept across the globe Friday, with hundreds of thousands of young people sending a message to leaders headed for a U.N. summit: The warming world can't wait for action. (AP Photo/David Swanson)
September 20, 2019 - 8:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the global climate protests being held in cities around the world (all times local): 8:25 p.m. In downtown Los Angeles, hundreds of people, many of them schoolchildren, marched to City Hall for a rally. Some wore yellow T-shirts urging "Say no to fossil fuels." Protest...
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September 15, 2019 - 10:51 am
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Conservation groups say they "remain skeptical" that machines injecting oxygen into the Savannah harbor will offset threats to fish caused by deepening the busy shipping channel. However, the Southern Environmental Law Center says the groups won't return to court to fight the $...
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