Service outages

In this photo taken Sept. 27, 2016, the Dulles International Airport Air Traffic Control Tower is seen from the door of a Boeing 777 aircraft in Sterling, Va. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) isn't prepared to handle major air traffic control outages despite promises to update contingency plans made after extended disruptions in 2014 and 2015, a government watchdog said Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
January 13, 2017 - 12:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration still isn't prepared to handle major air traffic control outages despite promises to update plans, a government watchdog said Friday. The FAA has been working on new contingency plans since a fire at control facility in the Chicago area in 2014...
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Vineyards remain flooded in the Russian River Valley, Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Forestville, Calif. A massive storm system stretching from California into Nevada lifted rivers climbing out of their banks, flooded vineyards and forced people to evacuate after warnings that hillsides parched by wildfires could give way to mudslides. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
January 09, 2017 - 3:05 pm
FORESTVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A massive storm system stretching from California into Nevada lifted rivers climbing out of their banks, flooded vineyards and forced people to evacuate after warnings that hillsides parched by wildfires could give way to mudslides. Northern California's Russian River...
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A motorist drives through a snow storm in Durham, Maine, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016. A nor'easter is expected to drop 12 to 18 inches of snow on parts of Maine, according to the National Weather Service. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
December 30, 2016 - 4:39 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The most powerful nor'easter in nearly two years brought heavy snow, powerful winds and even thunder and lightning to northern New England, leaving tens of thousands of people in the dark Friday and burying some towns under 2 feet of snow. More than 100,000 homes and...
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The driver of a pickup appears to have swapped out his general use tires (in the truck's bed) in favor of snow tires just in time to deal with the snow-covered streets if Auburn, Maine, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016. A nor'easter is expected to drop 12 to 18 inches of snow on parts of Maine, according to the National Weather Service. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
December 30, 2016 - 2:07 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The most powerful nor'easter in nearly two years brought heavy snow, powerful winds and even thunder and lightning to northern New England, leaving tens of thousands of people in the dark Friday and burying some towns under 2 feet of snow. More than 100,000 homes and...
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NHP and Metro Police officers block off the entrance off Flamingo Road to the Rio Hotel & Casino after reports of smoke coming from the 21st floor of the Masquerade Tower led to guests being evacuated Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016. The Rio casino in Las Vegas scrambled to find alternate lodging for guests Thursday after a power outage led to the evacuation of 900 rooms just before the busy New Year’s Eve weekend, officials said. Nobody was injured, but emergency responders helped some guests with disabilities get to the bottom of the tower.(Yasmina Chavez/Las Vegas Sun via AP)
December 29, 2016 - 6:25 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Rio casino in Las Vegas scrambled to find alternate lodging for guests Thursday after a power outage led to the evacuation of 900 rooms just before the busy New Year's Eve weekend, officials said. A fuse shorted in a backup generator that was powering the hotel's Masquerade...
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A car parked on a street in downtown Bismarck, N.D., is covered by a snowdrift on Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, after Sunday's Christmas Day blizzard. The state's Highway Patrol and Department of Transportation said Monday that a no-travel advisory is still effective. Officials say the Jamestown area has limited lodging and truck facilities. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)
December 27, 2016 - 9:34 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The furious winter storm that swept into the northern Great Plains on Christmas Day weakened Tuesday, but thousands remained without power in the Dakotas and Michigan. High winds and drifting snow continued to make travel hazardous in the Dakotas, even as vast stretches of highways...
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Vehicles piled high with snow in Mandan, N.D., Monday, Dec. 26, 2016. The combination of freezing rain, snow and high winds that forced vast stretches of highways in the Dakotas to be shut down Sunday continued into Monday, and authorities issued no-travel warnings for much of North Dakota. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)
December 27, 2016 - 7:53 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The furious winter storm that swept into the northern Great Plains on Christmas Day weakened Tuesday, but thousands remained without power in the Dakotas and Michigan. High winds and drifting snow continued to make travel hazardous in the Dakotas, even as vast stretches of highways...
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Vehicles piled high with snow in Mandan, N.D., Monday, Dec. 26, 2016. The combination of freezing rain, snow and high winds that forced vast stretches of highways in the Dakotas to be shut down Sunday continued into Monday, and authorities issued no-travel warnings for much of North Dakota. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)
December 27, 2016 - 4:06 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The fury of the winter storm that swept into the northern Great Plains on Christmas Day weakened heading into Tuesday, but thousands remained without power in the Dakotas and Michigan. High winds and drifting snow continued to make travel hazardous in the Dakotas, even as vast...
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Madori Griffin, who said her car was snowed in, climbs over a snowbank to get to Sanford Hospital early Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, in Bismarck, N.D. The combination of freezing rain, snow and high winds that forced the shutdown Sunday of vast stretches of highways in the Dakotas continued into Monday morning, and authorities issued no-travel warnings for much of North Dakota. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)
December 27, 2016 - 1:32 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The fury of the winter storm that swept into the northern Great Plains on Christmas Day weakened heading into Tuesday, but thousands remained without power in the Dakotas and Michigan. High winds and drifting snow continued to make travel hazardous in the Dakotas, even as vast...
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Madori Griffin, who says her car was snowed in, makes her way through an intersection while walking to work in the intensive care unit of Sanford Hospital early Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, in Bismarck, N.D. The combination of freezing rain, snow and high winds that forced the shutdown Sunday of vast stretches of highways in the Dakotas continued into Monday morning, and authorities issued no-travel warnings for much of North Dakota. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)
December 26, 2016 - 10:10 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The fury of the winter storm that swept into the northern Great Plains on Christmas Day was weakening Monday evening, but blowing and drifting snow continued to hamper travel in many areas. The combination of freezing rain, snow and high winds that forced vast stretches of highways...
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