Service outages

72-year-old Elizabeth Guzman Espitia holds a candle in herwindowless room she calls her “little cave” during a blackout in the Santa Cruz of the East neighborhood, in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, March 14, 2019. I’ve never see a crisis like this. It’s the first time,” Espitia said. “It makes me so sad.” Venezuela’s power grid crashed March 7, throwing almost all of the oil-rich nation’s 30 million residents into chaos for nearly a week. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
March 15, 2019 - 5:27 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — In the week since a massive blackout left millions in Venezuela without power, both the government and opposition have put forward disputing theories on what caused the outage without providing any evidence. Now two Venezuelans with expertise in engineering and geospatial...
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Mary Roncka and her husband Gene Roncka, right, accompanied by neighbor Kevin Mandina are evacuated as floodwaters rise Thursday, March 13, 2019, in Ashland, Neb. Evacuations forced by flooding have occurred in several eastern Nebraska communities, as western Nebraska residents struggled with blizzardlike conditions. (Brendan Sullivan/Omaha World-Herald via AP)
March 14, 2019 - 9:13 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A blizzard that paralyzed parts of Colorado and Wyoming barreled into the Midwest on Thursday, bringing whiteout conditions to western Nebraska and dumping heavy rain that prompted evacuations in communities farther east. Emergency crews responded after a vehicle was swept off a...
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Mary Roncka and her husband Gene Roncka, right, accompanied by neighbor Kevin Mandina are evacuated as floodwaters rise Thursday, March 13, 2019, in Ashland, Neb. Evacuations forced by flooding have occurred in several eastern Nebraska communities, as western Nebraska residents struggled with blizzardlike conditions. (Brendan Sullivan/Omaha World-Herald via AP)
March 14, 2019 - 3:27 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A blizzard that paralyzed parts of Colorado and Wyoming barreled into the Midwest on Thursday, bringing whiteout conditions to western Nebraska and dumping heavy rain that prompted evacuations in communities farther east. Emergency crews responded after a vehicle was swept off a...
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Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps are are displayed on an iPhone on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in New York. Facebook says it is aware of outages on its platforms including Facebook, Messenger and Instagram and is working to resolve the issue. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane)
March 14, 2019 - 12:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook says its lengthy outages over the past day were the result of a "server configuration change." The outages affected countless users and advertisers worldwide. Some people weren't able to reach Facebook's website and apps, including Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and...
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People wait in line to fill up containers with water from a public fountain in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Most people have been deprived of power, water and communications since last Thursday when nationwide power outages first hit, abruptly worsening conditions in a nation already struggling with hyperinflation and shortages of food and medicine. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
March 12, 2019 - 3:40 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on the political and economic crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Like many other Venezuelans, they were sick and tired of the blackout. Colombian authorities say 10 people close to President Nicolas Maduro tried to enter the country Monday seeking...
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People collect water falling from a leaking pipeline along the banks of the Guaire River during rolling blackouts, which affects access to running water in people's homes, offices and stores, in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, March 11, 2019. The blackout has intensified the toxic political climate, with opposition leader Juan Guaido blaming alleged government corruption and mismanagement and President Nicolas Maduro accusing his U.S.-backed adversary of sabotaging the national grid. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
March 12, 2019 - 8:35 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The U.S. said late Monday that it is pulling its last remaining diplomats from Venezuela, saying their continued presence at the country's embassy in Caracas had become a "constraint" on U.S. policy as the Trump administration aggressively looks to oust socialist President...
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FILE - This Sept. 12, 2008 file photo, shows the U.S. embassy in Caracas, Venezuela. The U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced on Monday, March 11, 2019, that it will withdraw all remaining U.S. personnel from the U.S. Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela this week. (AP Photo/Howard Yanes, File)
March 12, 2019 - 7:11 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on Venezuela's political and economic crisis (all times local): 7:10 a.m. Russian state oil company Rosneft has rejected accusations by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that it is violating sanctions on Venezuela. Pompeo said Monday that Rosneft CEO Igor...
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FILE - This Sept. 12, 2008 file photo, shows the U.S. embassy in Caracas, Venezuela. The U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced on Monday, March 11, 2019, that it will withdraw all remaining U.S. personnel from the U.S. Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela this week. (AP Photo/Howard Yanes, File)
March 12, 2019 - 3:32 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on Venezuela's political and economic crisis (all times local): 12:20 a.m. Tuesday U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the United States is withdrawing the last of its staff from its embassy in Venezuela, citing the deteriorating situation. Pompeo announced...
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FILE - This Sept. 12, 2008 file photo, shows the U.S. embassy in Caracas, Venezuela. The U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced on Monday, March 11, 2019, that it will withdraw all remaining U.S. personnel from the U.S. Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela this week. (AP Photo/Howard Yanes, File)
March 12, 2019 - 12:40 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on Venezuela's political and economic crisis (all times local): 12:20 a.m. Tuesday U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the United States is withdrawing the last of its staff from its embassy in Venezuela, citing the deteriorating situation. Pompeo announced...
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People collect water falling from a leaking pipeline along the banks of the Guaire River during rolling blackouts, which affects access to running water in people's homes, offices and stores, in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, March 11, 2019. The blackout has intensified the toxic political climate, with opposition leader Juan Guaido blaming alleged government corruption and mismanagement and President Nicolas Maduro accusing his U.S.-backed adversary of sabotaging the national grid. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
March 12, 2019 - 12:39 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The United States announced late Monday that it is pulling the remaining staff from its embassy in Venezuela, citing the deteriorating situation in the South American nation. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the decision as Venezuela struggles to restore...
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