3 dead and one missing due to rain in New Zealand’s largest city

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Three people have died and at least one is missing after record levels of rain battered New Zealand’s largest city, causing widespread disruption, authorities said Saturday. Prime Minister Chris Hepkins flew to Auckland on a military plane after declaring a state of emergency in the region. “Our priority is ensuring … Read more

Turning off the lights in Pakistan is counterproductive to saving energy

ISLAMABAD (AP) – Most of Pakistan was left without electricity on Monday as an energy-saving measure by the government backfired. The power outage spread panic and raised questions about the cash-strapped government’s handling of the country’s economic crisis. Officials said it all started when electricity was cut during low-use hours overnight to save fuel across … Read more