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German police probe balloon that caused mass blackout

BERLIN (AP) — German police are investigating the source of a balloon that caused a massive blackout in and around the eastern city of Dresden. Authorities said the metal foil balloo...

2 more deaths from heat attributed to Ida in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two deaths in the Baton Rouge area have now been attributed to Hurricane Ida, the Louisiana Health Department said Monday. That raises the state's death toll ...

The Latest: Virus on rise in eastern Chinese city of Nanjing

BEIJING — New coronavirus cases continue to grow in the major eastern Chinese city of Nanjing, with another 38 reported on Monday, bringing the total to more than 60 over recent days. ...

2 COVID patients dead after power outage at Jordan hospital

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Two coronavirus patients died at a hospital in the Jordanian capital of Amman on Sunday after a short circuit knocked out power at the facility's intensive care unit, the country'...

Power outages hit Iraq amid scorching temperatures

BAGHDAD (AP) — A widespread power outage hit Iraq on Friday as temperatures reached scorching levels, affecting millions of Iraqis, including those in affluent areas in the capital of Baghdad and stir...

Firefighter, Indonesian caregiver among 4 killed in quarantine hotel fire in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A firefighter and an Indonesian migrant worker were among the four who perished in a fire in an epidemic prevention hotel in Changhua City on Wednesday evening (June 30). ...

Vegas' offensive shortfalls create questions for offseason

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Another season that began with expectations of winning a Stanley Cup concluded with a bitter taste for the Vegas Golden Knights. The surprising Montreal Canadiens, w...

Power outage hits 337K in Puerto Rico amid growing outrage

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A sudden power failure left more than 337,000 customers in the dark across Puerto Rico late Wednesday, enraging many who were recovering from a massive outage that hit the...

COVID information website for New Taipei goes live

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei has launched a website that provides visualized information about COVID-19 hotspots and city resources for better disease management. The website’s e-m...

Taiwan’s power supply crunch to ease as two generators join operation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The tight power supply in Taiwan, characterized by multiple recent outages, is beginning to ease, as two generators began to operate on Thursday (May 20) following yearly ...

'E,' 'F' groups to face power outages next time under new system: Taipower

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Those who are designated as in the "E" or "F" groups by Taiwan Power Co (Taipower) on their electricity bill will face outages during the next round of...

Power to go out in some parts of Taiwan Monday night

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's state-run power company Taipower issued a cell phone alert Monday night (May 17) to warn that power would go out in some regions of the country that night bec...

Taiwan to compensate households affected by country-wide power outage

Update: 05/14 02:08 p.m. Economic Minister Wang Mei-hua (王美花) announced Friday (May 14) that a total of NT$470 million (US$16.8 million) will be given to households affected by the nationwide power...

Taiwan’s TSMC experienced short power dip amid nationwide outage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) said that some of its facilities had a “brief power dip” after Taiwan experienced rolling blackouts on Thursday (...

Taiwan’s top chipmakers come out of nationwide power blackout unscathed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following a nationwide power outage Thursday (May 13), the country’s top chipmakers said they had not been affected. Some of the world’s biggest semiconduct...