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PG&E: Company’s equipment may have ignited Camp Fire

NEW YORK (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric says its equipment may have ignited the 2018 Camp Fire, which killed 86 people and destroyed an entire town in Northern California. The embattled utility, which filed for bankruptcy protection in January, said Thursday it’s taking a $10.5 billion charge for claims connected to the Camp Fire … Continue reading PG&E: Company’s equipment may have ignited Camp Fire

NEW YORK | Trump to call for investment in artificial intelligence

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order directing federal agencies to prioritize research and development in the field of artificial intelligence. The plan, called the American AI Initiative, is intended to enhance national and economic security and improve Americans’ quality of life. It directs federal agencies to make data … Continue reading NEW YORK | Trump to call for investment in artificial intelligence

SUVs compete for spotlight at Los Angeles Auto Show

As buyers flock to SUVs and pickup trucks instead of sedans, automakers are revealing their latest offerings for the growing market at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Companies that have specialized in making smaller SUVs are now making roomier models and competing on technology features that enhance safety and pleasure. Some of the latest models … Continue reading SUVs compete for spotlight at Los Angeles Auto Show

NEW YORK | Transit riders, drivers brace for influx of Amazon employees

NEW YORK — Commuters beware: New York and Washington‘s clogged streets and creaky subway systems are about to feel more pain as 50,000 more people descend on the two metro areas when Amazon opens its second headquarters there. Not everyone will be hurting. Amazon won the rights to a helipad at its Long Island City, … Continue reading NEW YORK | Transit riders, drivers brace for influx of Amazon employees

NEW YORK | New York says Exxon misled investors about climate risks

NEW YORK  — New York’s attorney general on Wednesday sued Exxon Mobil, saying the Texas energy giant has misled investors about the risks that climate change poses to its operations. The lawsuit filed by Attorney General Barbara Underwood is the latest in a series of actions against the company claiming it has not been forthcoming … Continue reading NEW YORK | New York says Exxon misled investors about climate risks

An old problem: Aging pipelines lead to deadly explosions

The natural gas pipeline in the United States is vast, sprawling across 2.5 million miles in a complex pressurized system that delivers a quarter of the energy consumed nationwide, according to the American Gas Association. Many of the pipes are old, and utilities are in various stages of replacing them to improve safety. There have … Continue reading An old problem: Aging pipelines lead to deadly explosions