CES power outage can’t stop tech hotshots from showing off

LAS VEGAS — No power? No problem. Despite an hour-long blackout that left two-thirds of the Las Vegas Convention Center in the dark — forcing thousands of gadget heads to exit the massive building — there were plenty of new tech toys unveiled Wednesday at CES 2018. The folks at

Power outage brings CES to a standstill

A major power outage essentially shut down parts of CES in Las Vegas Wednesday. Lights went out in the Las Vegas Convention Center in the late morning, leaving the booths of major companies like Samsung, LG and Huawei in darkness. The Consumer Electronics Association, host of CES, acknowledged the

Chick-fil-A breaks its own rules for stranded Atlanta travelers

If anything good came out of Sunday’s mass cancellations at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport, it was probably the free Chick-fil-A. The chicken chain, which is normally closed on Sundays, broke tradition following a power outage that crippled the world’s busiest airport on Dec. 17 and began providing food to stranded

FBI joins probe into power outage at Atlanta airport

The FBI has joined the probe of a fire that knocked out power at the Atlanta airport — but the agency said Tuesday there is no sign it was related to terrorism. “There’s no indication at this point of anything nefarious,” FBI spokesman Kevin Rowson said. The federal Bureau of

Power finally returns to Atlanta airport after long blackout

Officials say power has been fully restored at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The airport announced on its Twitter page minutes after its midnight deadline, “Power has been restored on all concourses. 5,000+ meals are being delivered to passengers. Trains will be operational soon.” The world’s busiest airport lost power earlier

Chaos at one of the busiest US airports after power outage

Atlanta’s international airport – one of the busiest in the world – was struck by a power outage Sunday afternoon, leaving passengers trapped in planes for hours or inside crammed terminals. “A power outage has impacted several areas in the airport,” the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International airport Twitter account posted

Eerie satellite photos show Puerto Rico is still in darkness

Eerie satellite images show that most of Puerto Rico remains without power in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The night images, taken by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, compare Puerto Rico before and after the storm, illustrating how most residents remain in the dark. “Satellite night images of #PuertoRico. #HurricaneMaria knocked

School named after Robert E. Lee goes up in flames during Irma power outages

A historic elementary school bearing Confederate general Robert E. Lee’s name was decimated in a blaze amid power outages caused by Hurricane Irma, officials said. “Lord have mercy, Jesus,” said Erica Claitt, whose nine-year-old niece attends the school, as she watched the inferno consume the building Tuesday evening, the Tampa Bay

Utility companies can violate clean air and water laws for Irma repairs

Florida utilities struggling to repair infrastructure and restore electricity in the Irma-ravaged state have been given the green light to violate clean air and water standards for two weeks. The US Environmental Protection Agency said the so-called No Action Assurance granted through Sept. 26 came at the request of the Florida

How to charge your phone when there’s no power

Modern life would quickly grind to a halt if the power supplies were suddenly knocked out. Luckily there are a few clever – and downright crazy – methods of charging up your smartphone without needing to plug it into an outlet. There are obvious ways to get some juice in your gizmo,

Are landline telephones still useful to have?

Dear John: You recently wrote about landline telephones and how they have become obsolete. In an electrical blackout, cell phones and internet phones won’t work, But landlines likely will. So they are still an extra safety net for those who need them. In one blackout, we were able to keep my widowed

Earthquake leaves hundreds in the dark in Oklahoma

EDMOND, Okla. — An earthquake registering a 4.2 magnitude in central Oklahoma disrupted electric power to hundreds of customers. The U.S. Geological Survey initially reported the 4.4-magnitude tremor was detected at 9:56 p.m. Wednesday about 4 miles east-northeast of Edmond, Oklahoma — about 15 miles northeast of Oklahoma City. The USGS

Horror stories from the blackout that turned Brooklyn into a battleground

It was a stifling July night in 1977, 40 years ago, and Bushwick was ready to burst. The city had been trapped in an insufferable heat wave for days, leaving residents of the poverty-stricken Brooklyn neighborhood already near their breaking point. Then an “act of God’’ plunged the area into darkness. At 8:37

LIRR nightmare continues with power outage in Penn station

Power is out to a dozen tracks at Penn Station, causing major delays for Long Island Rail Road commuters. At least six trains have already been cancelled for the evening commute, and the MTA is anticipating more delays and cancellations, officials said. “We are advising riders to anticipate the possibility of cancellation