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  • Some electricity restored in Texas, but water woes grow

    AUSTIN, Texas - Power was restored to more homes and businesses Thursday in states hit by a deadly blast of winter that overwhelmed the electrical grid and left millions shivering in the cold this week. But the crisis was far from over in parts of the South, where many people still lacked safe drinking water.
  • Power outages linger for millions as another icy storm looms

    AUSTIN, Texas - Millions of Americans endured another frigid day without electricity or heat in the aftermath of a deadly winter storm as utility crews raced to restore power before another blast of snow and ice sowed more chaos in places least equipped to deal with it.
  • Ikea set to open only East Coast store, touting it as Canada's most sustainable

    HALIFAX - Ikea is set to officially open its only store in Atlantic Canada on Wednesday as thousands from across the region are expected to descend upon the popular Swedish furniture chain's new Halifax-area location.
  • Duke Energy to pay $975K penalty, do environmental work to settle case over coal-fired plants

    RALEIGH, N.C. - Duke Energy and the Obama Administration are settling a 15-year-old lawsuit over claims that the largest U.S. electric company violated federal clean air laws by modifying coal-fired power generators without required air pollution control equipment, company and administration officials said Thursday.

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