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UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019, 11:51 a.m.

NYC mayor, running for president, on defense after blackout

New York’s mayor fended off criticism Monday for being in Iowa campaigning for president while Manhattan was in the grips of a major power outage.


Massive blackout hits tens of millions in South America

A massive blackout left tens of millions of people without electricity in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay after an unexplained failure in the neighboring countries’ interconnected power grid.


UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 9:40 p.m.

Excavator blamed for island-wide blackout in Puerto Rico

An island-wide blackout hit Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the U.S. territory struggles to repair an increasingly unstable power grid nearly seven months after Hurricane Maria. Officials said an excavator …


UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 10:48 a.m.

Blackout hits Puerto Rico after 2 power plants shut down

A blackout hit Puerto Rico’s capital and surrounding areas on Thursday after two of the U.S. territory’s main power plants shut down as officials warn the power company is struggling …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, 7:08 p.m.

Blackout hits northern Puerto Rico following fire, explosion

An explosion and fire at an electric substation threw much of northern Puerto Rico into darkness late Sunday in a setback for the U.S. territory’s efforts to fully restore power …


KAYU blacked out on DirecTV over fee dispute

A contract fight has unplugged KAYU-TV’s programs from DirecTV subscribers in the Spokane and North Idaho region. A blackout – which began Aug. 13 – leaves DirecTV customers in need …