utilities disruptions

Lawsuit: NYC prison violated inmates' 6th Amendment rights

A nonprofit legal organization has filed a lawsuit against the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, New York, where inmates were subject to cold and darkness as a result of a fire in the switch gear room that caused a partial power outage.

Inmates without power at NY prison shivering in their cells for days

Many inmates at the federal detention center in the New York borough of Brooklyn were still sitting in their cold and dark cells Saturday because of a partial power outage, the director of Federal Defenders of New York David Patton and a representative for the union representing the facility's workers said.

Winter storm clears but thousands left in dark

The Southeast's first winter storm of the season has faded, with clear conditions expected Tuesday, but tens of thousands of people remain without power after the weekend's record-setting snow.

Snowstorm slams eastern US, killing 8

A strong wintry storm still was dumping snow Friday in far northern New England after creating traffic havoc that claimed at least eight lives across the country's eastern half and knocked out power for tens of thousands of people.