Utilities

Private security guards block the road in Pulga, Calif., Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, to where investigators were trying to determine how the deadly Camp Fire started in Northern California that destroyed the town of Paradise. With the cause of the inferno under investigation, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. came under scrutiny after telling state regulators that it had been having a problem with an electrical transmission line in the area before the fire broke out. Investigators with the state fire agency were at the scene of the transmission line Monday. (AP Photo/Peter Banda)
November 12, 2018 - 9:49 pm
PULGA, Calif. (AP) — A day before a deadly blaze destroyed a California town, the giant utility Pacific Gas & Electric Co. got in touch with Betsy Ann Cowley, saying they needed access to her property because their power lines were causing sparks. The cause of the fire is still under...
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Fire crews clear rubble from the road near a building burned in the Camp Fire, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Paradise, Calif. (AP Photo/John Locher)
November 12, 2018 - 9:36 pm
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Authorities have reported 13 more fatalities from a blaze in Northern California that destroyed a town, bringing the total death toll so far to 42 and making it the deadliest wildfire in recorded state...
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Firefighters work to keep flames from spreading through the Shadowbrook apartment complex as a wildfire burns through Paradise, Calif., on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
November 10, 2018 - 12:25 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on California's wildfires (all times local): 9:20 p.m.: A Southern California wildfire continues to burn homes as it runs toward the sea. But winds that drove the ferocious flames have eased. Forecasters say the 50-mph gusts won't return until Sunday, and hard-pressed...
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Trader Vincent Napolitano, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. Stocks are falling as energy companies are dragged lower by the continuing plunge in crude oil prices. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
November 09, 2018 - 4:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell Friday as a combination of weak economic data from China and disappointing earnings hurt technology and internet companies. Crude oil prices fell for the 10th day in a row. Auto sales in China fell in October for the fourth month in a row and are down 13 percent...
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Trader Vincent Napolitano, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. Stocks are falling as energy companies are dragged lower by the continuing plunge in crude oil prices. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
November 09, 2018 - 12:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are falling Friday as technology and internet companies take steep losses. Energy companies are also lower as crude oil heads for its 10th drop in a row. The price of oil has been falling steadily since early October and is now trading at its lowest price since April,...
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November 08, 2018 - 4:52 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's main gas company signed a long-term contract Thursday to receive deliveries of liquefied natural gas from the United States as part of a larger effort to reduce its energy dependence on Russia. The state company PGNiG signed the 24-year deal with American supplier...
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November 07, 2018 - 5:43 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany luxury automaker BMW said Wednesday that its net profit fell 24 percent in the third quarter as the company spent more on new technology and faced market disruptions due to other companies failing to get vehicles certified in time for new European Union emissions...
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Central American migrants, part of the caravan hoping to reach the U.S. border, wait for a ride in Donaji, Oaxaca state, Mexico, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. The migrants had already made a grueling 40-mile (65-kilometer) trek from Juchitan, Oaxaca, on Thursday, after they failed to get the bus transportation they had hoped for. But hitching rides allowed them to get to Donaji early, and some headed on to a town even further north, Sayula. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
November 03, 2018 - 10:48 pm
ISLA, Mexico (AP) — The Latest on the caravans of migrants making their way through Mexico to the United States (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Members of the 4,000-strong caravan of Central American migrants winding their way toward the U.S. border lambasted Mexican officials for directing them...
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FILE- In this Sept. 21, 2018 file photo, fire investigators pause while searching the debris at a home which exploded following a gas line failure in Lawrence, Mass. Federal prosecutors have been conducting a criminal investigation into the natural gas explosions and fires that rocked three communities north of Boston in September. NiSource, the parent company of Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, disclosed Thursday, Nov. 1, it is cooperating with a criminal investigation by U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Andrew Lelling’s office. The Indiana-based utility made the disclosure in its quarterly financial disclosure report to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
November 01, 2018 - 4:15 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal investigation into the natural gas explosions and fires that rocked three communities near Boston in September, a utility company said Thursday. NiSource, the parent company of Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, said it is cooperating with the...
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Saudi Arabia's top prosecutor Saud al-Mojeb walks to board a plane to leave Turkey, in Istanbul, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. A top Turkish prosecutor said Wednesday that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was strangled as soon as he entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul as part of a premeditated killing, and that his body was dismembered before being disposed of. A statement from chief Istanbul prosecutor Irfan Fidan's office also said that discussions with Saudi chief prosecutor Saud al-Mojeb have yielded no "concrete results" despite "good-willed efforts" by Turkey to uncover the truth. (DHA via AP)
October 31, 2018 - 2:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of Republican senators urged President Donald Trump on Wednesday to suspend negotiations with Saudi Arabia on a potentially lucrative atomic energy agreement following the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Lawmakers led by Marco Rubio of Florida said in a letter to the...
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