California heat wave may trigger blackouts


California heat wave may trigger blackouts — With demand for power on Tuesday expected to exceed Monday’s record, the California grid operator said it might have to trigger rolling blackouts, making it essential for customers to conserve electricity as a killer heat wave blankets the region. (Reuters)

Thousands still powerless in NYC — Thousands of New Yorkers had no power Monday, along with more than 200,000 in the St. Louis area and more than 50,000 in California as hot weather, storm damage and malfunctions took their toll on the nation’s power grid. (USA Today)

Three more loose bolts found in Big Dig tunnel — Traffic was disrupted once again in a key Big Dig tunnel after inspectors found loose bolts in a ceiling panel — the same sort of problem that is believed to have killed a motorist earlier this month. (AP)

Savvy travelers know how to avoid traffic jams — With summer the peak season for road construction and many roads clogged by vacationers, it might be wise for business travelers to consider a growing number of tools that can be used to avoid traffic. The newest wrinkle makes its debut next month when Avis and Budget begin renting Where2 global positioning devices at 125 locations in the USA, Canada and Puerto Rico. (USA Today)

Air Greenland to launch first U.S. route — Air Greenland, the Arctic island’s main airline, will open a route to Baltimore, its first to the United States. The airline, owned by the Greenland government will start flying once a week beginning in May 2007 to the Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. (AP)

Virgin Islands resort plan controversial — A documentary commissioned by the British Virgin Islands Conservation and Fisheries Department is critical of a luxury resort and marina project that the government calls vital to the territory’s tourism economy. (AP)

Flights to Notre Dame games prompt airport expansion — A plan to expand space for airplane parking at South Bend Regional Airport is on the fast track as workers race to finish it before the start of Notre Dame’s football season. (AP)

JetBlue Airways 2Q profit edges up
— JetBlue Airways Corp. said Tuesday its second-quarter profit grew modestly, as revenue jumped 42% but expenses surged at the same time due to rising fuel costs. (AP)

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