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Technology to Keep Lights on Could Help Prevent Wildfires

LOS ANGELES — B. Don Russell wasn’t thinking about preventing a wildfire when he developed a tool to detect power line problems before blackouts and bigger disasters. “If we can find things when they start to fail, if we can find things that are in the proc...
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New Evacuations Ordered Because of Florence Flooding

WILMINGTON, N.C. — A new round of evacuations was ordered in South Carolina as the trillions of gallons of water dumped by Hurricane Florence meanders to the sea, raising river levels and threatening more destruction. "I'm so sad just thinking about all the...