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ERCOT faces class-action lawsuit, resignations in wake of Texas power outages MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(HOUSTON) — Texas’ embattled power grid operator is facing lawsuits and resignations after more than 4 million customers lost electricity last week during a deadly winter storm.Morgan & Morgan, a Florida-based national law firm with over 700 attorneys, filed a class-action lawsuit on Tuesday against the Electric Reliability Council of Texas…read more »

Tanker trucks, National Guard dispatched to Jackson, Mississippi, water crisis

MivPiv/iStockBy BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News(JACKSON, Miss.) — The governor of Mississippi said he’s dispatching the National Guard and more tanker trucks to the state’s capital city to help bring an end to a water crisis that emerged following severe winter storms that crippled the community’s aging infrastructure.Many residents of Jackson, a city of more than…read more »

FAA orders inspections of some Boeing 777 engines after United failure

TommyIX/iStockBy MINA KAJI, ABC News (NEW YORK) — After an engine on a United 777 failed minutes after takeoff in Denver this past weekend, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is ordering operators to conduct high-tech inspections of all Boeing 777s powered by the same Pratt and Whitney engine that failed “before further flight.”More than 100…read more »

Wreckage of TWA Flight 800 to be destroyed 25 years after crash

Alex Wong/Getty ImagesBy SAM SWEENEY, ABC News (NEW YORK) — The National Transportation Safety Board said it will destroy the remaining wreckage of TWA Flight 800 after nearly 20 years as a training tool.TWA Flight 800 grabbed the world’s attention when shortly after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport in July 1996, the Paris-bound…read more »