Power outages

Passengers wait for news during travel disruption on the East Coast mainline at Peterborough Station, Peterborough, England, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. London and large chunk of the U.K. were hit with a power cut Friday afternoon that disrupted train travel and snarled rush-hour traffic. U.K. Power Networks, which owns and maintains electricity cables in London and southern England, said a network failure at power supplier National Grid was affecting its customers. (Martin Keene/PA via AP)
August 09, 2019 - 1:32 pm
LONDON (AP) — A power cut disrupted rail travel and snarled rush-hour traffic across large chunks of Britain, including London, on Friday, leaving passengers stuck on trains or unable to get home for the weekend. Power supplier National Grid said two generators failed at the same time around 5 p.m...
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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2011 file photo, a traveler walks past an information kiosk at Terminal C at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, Calif. The Southern California airport has cancelled all flights after a power outage left all its terminals in the dark. John Wayne Airport in Orange County diverted all arriving flights and cancelled departing flights after the outage hit at around Friday evening, Aug. 2, 2019. The airport's emergency power kicked in after about a half-hour but flights still remained grounded. (Michael Goulding/The Orange County Register via AP, File)
August 02, 2019 - 9:39 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California airport has cancelled all flights after a power outage left all its terminals in the dark. John Wayne Airport in Orange County diverted all arriving flights and cancelled departing flights after the outage hit at around 7:30 p.m. Friday. The airport's...
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July 31, 2019 - 1:58 pm
San Francisco emergency officials gathered more than 100 private and nonprofit businesses together to urge them to plan in advance of Pacific Gas & Electric’s fire safety power outages. Officials say too many people don't believe so-called "PSPS" are going to happen in the city. PG&E plans...
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People wait at the St Pancras International train station to board the Eurostar in London, Friday, July 26, 2019. A power outage at one of France's busiest train stations is disrupting travel on the Eurostar to and from London and other routes around the region. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
July 26, 2019 - 5:45 am
PARIS (AP) — A power outage at one of France's busiest train stations disrupted travel Friday on the Eurostar to and from London and other routes around the region. Eurostar urged passengers to avoid travel to or from Paris on Friday as workers fixed an overhead power line at the Gare du Nord train...
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People cross a street during a blackout in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, July 22, 2019. The lights went out across much of Venezuela Monday, reviving fears of the blackouts that plunged the country into chaos a few months ago as the government once again accused opponents of sabotaging the nation's hydroelectric power system. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
July 22, 2019 - 9:00 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The lights went out across much of Venezuela, reviving fears of the blackouts that plunged the country into chaos a few months ago as the government once again accused opponents of sabotaging the nation's hydroelectric power system. The power in the capital went out after...
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Sharice Allen, left, and others line up to get dry ice from a Con Edison truck in a neighborhood without power in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Monday, July 22, 2019. Mayor Bill de Blasio called for an investigation Monday of power outages that came at the end of this weekend's oppressive heat, saying he no longer trusts utility Con Edison after it decided to turn off power to thousands of customers. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
July 22, 2019 - 7:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio called for an investigation Monday of power outages that came at the end of this weekend's oppressive heat, saying he no longer trusts utility Con Edison after it decided to turn off power to thousands of customers. Around 30,000 customers in Brooklyn were taken...
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July 21, 2019 - 9:37 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on a power outage on the island of Kauai (all times local): 6:15 p.m. A utility company says it has restored power to nearly all of its 33,000 customers on Kauai. The Kauai Island Utility Cooperative says that the island-wide power outage began at 2:30 p.m. when the main...
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Colorado Rockies' Daniel Murphy applies sunscreen before a baseball game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium, Sunday, July 21, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
July 21, 2019 - 7:20 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The East Coast on Sunday sweated through another day of extreme heat and humidity as organizers in Boston canceled a benefit run, Delaware Civil War re-enactors got the day off and the New York Police Department implored residents to take it easy. "Sunday has been canceled," the NYPD...
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FILE - In this May 6, 2019 file photo, Jennifer Lopez performs on NBC's "Today" show at Rockefeller Plaza in New York. Lopez kept her word to fans who were disappointed when a power outage in New York City forced her to postpone her concert. Lopez returned to the stage in Madison Square Garden on Monday, July 15, saying they were going to celebrate “no matter what.” She called it an “amazing night.” Her show was cut short on Saturday night when problems at a substation left parts of Manhattan without electricity. The Garden, Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts were all evacuated. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP File)
July 16, 2019 - 6:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Lopez kept her word to fans who were disappointed when a power outage in New York City forced her to postpone her concert over the weekend. Lopez returned to the stage Monday at Madison Square Garden, saying she was going to celebrate "no matter what." She called it an "...
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A man tries to bike through the flooding from the rains of storm Barry on LA Hwy 675 in New Iberia, La., Sunday, July 14, 2019. Tropical Depression Barry dumped rain as it slowly swept inland through Gulf Coast states Sunday. (Henrietta Wildsmith/The Shreveport Times via AP)
July 14, 2019 - 10:18 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Even though Tropical Depression Barry did not unleash catastrophic flooding in Louisiana, many across the Gulf Coast were urged to take heed of tornado and flash-flood warnings Monday as the storm moved north. Barry was downgraded from a tropical storm on Sunday afternoon but...
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