Pacific Gas and Electric says it has reached a $13.5 billion settlement that will resolve all major claims related to devastating wildfires blamed on its outdated equipment and negligence.
Newsom accused the company of trying to preserve value for its shareholders instead of shoring up its cash and equipment.
PG&E Corp. failed to adequately inspect and maintain its transmission lines for years before a faulty line started the deadliest fire in California history, a state investigation has found.
The storm could bring 10 to 20 inches total by Tuesday morning from Pennsylvania to Maine, forecasters said,
Flight-tracking site FlightAware says there were 506 canceled flights Sunday in the U.S., compared with 407 on Saturday.
As the storm shifted east, flight delays and cancellations continued to pile up.
Downed trees and branches would have likely triggered sparking on power lines 190 times if not for power shutoffs, PG&E says.
The storm is already throwing a wrench in Thanksgiving travelers' plans.
Delta and American Airlines are now issuing waivers for post-Thanksgiving travelers due to massive impending storm.
The storm is expected to track east through the weekend — into the Plains on Friday, the Midwest by Saturday and the Northeast on Sunday.
Authorities in Texas say a massive chemical plant fire that rocked a Gulf Coast town with two major explosions is finally considered contained after three days.
More than 220 flights were delayed, and 5 had been canceled, as of 12 p.m.
Three workers were injured early Wednesday in a massive explosion at a Texas chemical plant that also blew out the windows and doors of nearby homes.
The National Weather Service expected rain to hit the region before dawn Wednesday, with up to an inch possible as the storm moved through.
Most of the thousands of people who fled a raging California wildfire in the mountains north of Santa Barbara were told they could return home Tuesday as an approaching storm offered hope the flames would be doused.
The storm was heading to South Dakota, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin, while a “bomb cyclone” weather phenomenon began toppling trees, knocking out power and dumping snow as it barreled into California and Oregon.
Officials say thousands of Southern California residents have fled their homes because of a wildfire burning in mountains near Santa Barbara.
About a quarter of Denver International Airport’s 1,500 flights on Tuesday were canceled Monday afternoon.
Federal and local governments have spent more than $5 billion to buy tens of thousands of vulnerable properties across the U.S.
No details were immediately provided as to how many people lost electricity, but the shut-offs are expected to affect 375,000 people and last into Thursday.