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PG&E lines blamed for deadliest wildfire in California history

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FILE PHOTO: PG&E works on power lines to repair damage caused by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, U.S. November 21, 2018. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – State fire investigators have determined that transmission lines owned by Pacific Gas & Electric Co caused the deadliest and most destructive wildfire on record in California, a Read More

PG&E proposes court order for CEO, board to tour town destroyed by wildfire

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FILE PHOTO: A statue stands in front of a home destroyed by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, U.S., November 17, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester/File Photo (Reuters) – PG&E Corp on Monday submitted a proposed order to a U.S. District Court judge that would require the power provider’s chief executive and board to visit the California Read More

PG&E seeks U.S. court approval for $105 million fund to help wildfire victims

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – PG&E Corp on Wednesday sought court approval for a $105 million fund to help house victims of the wildfires blamed on the bankrupt California power provider. FILE PHOTO: A statue stands in front of a home destroyed by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, U.S., November 17, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester PG&E Read More

PG&E get approval to pay employees $350 million to meet safety goals after wildfires

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – PG&E Corp can pay employees up to $350 million in bonuses this year to spur them to help meet the bankrupt California power provider’s safety goals to prevent wildfires, a judge said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: A PG&E truck carrying an American Flag drives past PG&E repair trucks in Paradise, California, Read More

WikiLeaks ‘dead man’s switch’? Assange’s arrest prompts speculation about possible major data dumps

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The arrest of WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange has re-ignited speculation about the so-called “insurance” – large encrypted files uploaded by the website. What they are and when they will be opened is still unknown. Also on rt.com If we lose WikiLeaks, we lose a whole stratum of freedom — Pilger Assange’s seven-year exile ended on Read More

WikiLeaks ‘dead man’s switch’? Assange’s arrest prompts speculation on possible major data dumps

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The arrest of the WikiLeaks co-founder, Julian Assange, has re-ignited speculation around the co-called “insurance” – large encrypted files, uploaded by the website. What they are and when they will get opened is still not known. Also on rt.com If we lose WikiLeaks, we lose a whole stratum of freedom — Pilger Assange’s seven-year exile Read More

California governor proposes fund to pay for wildfire liabilities; PG&E shares rise

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(Reuters) – California Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday proposed a new fund to pay for wildfire liabilities and said he would hold the state’s largest utility more accountable for insuring safety against the growing number of blazes in the state. FILE PHOTO: Governor of U.S. state of California Gavin Newsom visits the premises of a Read More

U.S. judge defers ruling on PG&E $350 million bonus plan

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A U.S. bankruptcy judge on Tuesday deferred a ruling on whether to approve a PG&E Corp plan to pay up to $350 million in bonuses to 10,000 employees, saying he wants more details from the California power producer that is facing bankruptcy following last year’s wildfires. FILE PHOTO: PG&E crew work Read More

U.S. judge defers hearing on PG&E $350 million bonus plan

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FILE PHOTO: PG&E crew work on power lines to repair damage caused by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, U.S. November 21, 2018. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A U.S. bankruptcy judge on Tuesday deferred a ruling on whether to approve or reject a motion by PG&E Corp to pay up to $350 million Read More