Attacks on US power grid have been subject of extremist chatter for years. DHS bulletin warns of target attacks on critical infrastructure amid other targets

CNN — Attacks on the US power grid have been the subject of extremist discussion for some time, including 2020, the same year, a 14-page how-to guide to low-tech attacks, including grid assault electricity with firearms, circulated among the extremists. communication channels. A Department of Homeland Security bulletin reported by CNN days before a weekend … Read more

Moore County: FBI joins investigation into North Carolina power outage caused by ‘intentional’ attacks on substations as officials work to determine a motive and suspect

CNN — With no suspects or announced motives, the FBI joins the investigation into power outages in a North Carolina county that were allegedly caused by “intentional” and “targeted” attacks on substations that left about 40 000 customers in the dark on Saturday evening, causing a curfew and declaration of emergency. The massive outage in … Read more

Start your week smart: Trump, China, OPEC, Power outage, Messi

CNN  —  With the arrival of December, the year is drawing to a close – and some might say not a moment too soon. What does 2023 hold in store for us? Well, it appears the future looks bright … magenta to be exact.  Here’s what else you need to know to Start Your Week … Read more

A power outage in North Carolina is being investigated as a ‘criminal occurrence,’ authorities say

CNN — A major power outage affecting approximately 40,000 customers in North Carolina’s Moore County is being investigated as a “criminal occurrence” after crews found signs of potential vandalism at multiple locations, authorities announced. Several communities across the county began experiencing power outages just after 7 p.m. Saturday, the Moore County Sheriff’s Office said in … Read more

A pilot and passenger have been rescued after a small plane crashed into power lines in Maryland

CNN — [Breaking news update, published at 12:59 a.m. ET] The pilot and passenger who were trapped in a plane for hours after it crashed into power lines in Montgomery County, Maryland on Sunday have been rescued, the fire department chief said and Montgomery County lifesaver Scott Goldstein early Monday morning. Both were taken to … Read more

Fact check: Biden’s midterms message includes false and misleading claims

Washington CNN  —  President Joe Biden has been back on the campaign trail, traveling in October and early November to deliver his pitch for electing Democrats in the midterm elections on Tuesday. Biden’s pitch has included claims that are false, misleading or lacking important context. (As always, we take no position on the accuracy of … Read more

America and Saudi Arabia are locked in a bitter battle over oil. The stakes are massive

New York CNN Business — The relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia is one of the most important on the planet. And lately, it’s also one of the most troublesome. Angry officials in Washington have vowed ‘consequences’ after Saudi-led OPEC sharply cut oil production earlier this month, driving up prices at the pump … Read more

America’s emergency oil stockpile is at a 38-year low but it’s still got firepower left

New York CNN Business — Presidents don’t have a magic wand to make inflation go away. But they have a powerful tool that can help ease the pain of high gas prices: the strategic petroleum reserve. More than any of his predecessors, President Joe Biden has aggressively leaned on this emergency oil stockpile to bring … Read more

5 things to know for October 19: Midterms, Trump, Ukraine, Gas prices, US currency

CNN — It’s that time of year when fall enthusiasts embrace “sweater time.” But if you live in the eastern United States, you might already be wearing your winter coats. This week was – by far – the coldest of the season in several states. In fact, more than 100 million Americans remain under freeze … Read more

As the US-Saudi oil spat intensifies, what are Biden’s options?

Editor’s Note: A version of this story first appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, a three-times-a-week look inside the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. Abu Dhabi CNN  —  The Saudi-American relationship appears to have hit rock bottom. After a move by the Saudi-led OPEC+ oil cartel to cut oil production, which … Read more