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Review: Danielle Bradbery amazing on 'Blackout' from 'Charlie's Angels' Special

Singer-songwriter Danielle Bradbery ("The Voice" champion) released her stunning song "Blackout," which is featured on the "Charlie's Angels (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)."

Tens of millions hit by Indonesia power blackout

Jakarta - Tens of millions of people on Indonesia's heavily populated Java island were affected by a widespread electricity outage Sunday after the state utility PLN reported disruptions at several power plants.

Venezuela limps back to normal after another blackout

Caracas - Electricity has been restored in all of Caracas and several other regions of Venezuela after a major blackout, the government said Tuesday -- the latest taste of misery for a country mired in economic crisis.

Caracas, other parts of Venezuela hit by power cut

Caracas - Caracas and other parts of crisis-wracked Venezuela were hit by a massive power cut on Monday, AFP journalists and internet users said.

Jennifer Lopez reschedules New York concert following blackout

New York - On July 13, international pop star and actress Jennifer Lopez headlined Madison Square Garden as part of "It's My Party" Tour.

Huge power outage that plunged Manhattan into darkness ends

New York - A power outage that gripped New York's Manhattan ended on Saturday after it plunged Broadway theaters into darkness, brought subways to a halt and flicked off billboards in Times Square.

Huge power outage plunges Manhattan into darkness

New York - A power outage gripped New York's Manhattan on Saturday, sending Broadway theaters plunging into darkness, subways grinding to a halt and flicking off billboards in Times Square.

Venezuelan 'cyber-attack' possible but unlikely, experts say

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government has accused the United States of "cyber sabotage" to knock out the country's central hydroelectric complex and leave the nation largely without electricity since Thursday afternoon.

Crimea brought to standstill after Russian power shutdown

Sevastopol - The annexed Crimea peninsula was brought to a standstill for two hours Friday after a shutdown in Russia hit supplies there, officials said, the latest in a series of cuts.

Central America hit by massive power outages

San Jos - A huge power outage plunged millions of people across Central America into darkness Saturday, as authorities from Panama to Costa Rica to El Salvador scrambled to restore electrical service.

Drunk power plant supervisor responsible for Chinese power outage

Henan - A Nov. 2 power outage that left thousands of Chinese residents in the dark was caused not by energy overconsumption or a faulty grid, but by an intoxicated supervisor put off by how he was treated at a local pub.

Power partly restored in Bangladesh after nationwide blackout

Dhaka - Power was restored in most parts of Bangladesh late Saturday, some 12 hours after a massive nationwide electricity blackout hit the country, plunging Dhaka and other cities into total darkness.

Nationwide blackout hits Bangladesh

Dhaka - A massive nationwide power blackout hit Bangladesh on Saturday after a transmission line failed, leaving homes, businesses and shops in the densely-populated country without electricity.

Temporary blackout hits Venezuela, including parts of capital

Caracas - A power outage hit a wide area of eastern Caracas and several cities in the interior of Venezuela for at least two hours Friday.The outage started at 3:00 pm (1900 GMT) and service began being restored about two hours later.

Blackout leaves most of Venezuela without electricity

Caracas - A power cut left around 70 percent of Venezuela without power on Tuesday. President Nicolás Maduro says sabotage by opposition is responsible for the outage, but his opposition disagrees.

'The Daily Show' plays Sandy edge in Ohio political ad coverage

Comedy Central's 'The Daily Show' rides a fine line between Hurricane Sandy and politics in an analysis of presidential political advertising in Ohio.

Another day another blackout in India - 600 million affected

Just one day after a massive power failure left more than 300 million people in the dark, India's power grid has collapsed again, cutting power to more than 600 million.

300 million people without power as the lights go out in N. India

New Delhi - A massive blackout in New Delhi and 7 northern states is the worst in a decade and highlights infrastructure problems in Asia's third largest economy.

Russian Wikipedia blackout in protest against Internet censorship

Wikipedia's Russian website has declared a 24-hour-long blackout and boycott in protest against a child protection bill which they say would lead to Internet censorship in that country.

New Jersey residents clean up in wake of Hurricane Irene Special

Cranford - Though Hurricane Irene moved through Northern New Jersey as a tropical storm, her impact on the area's many riverside communities was quite devastating.

Rolling Blackouts Begin Monday in Tokyo

Tokyo - Rolling blackouts in the Kanto Plain, including Tokyo, will begin Monday. The schedule will be announced tonight. Two reactors in Fukushima were also damaged.

BBC facing 48-hour news blackout as journalists go on strike

The BBC faces a news blackout on Friday and Saturday as journalists have voted to strike over pensions. Flagship programmes such as Radio 4's Today, BBC1's 10pm bulletin and Newsnight could be hit by the strike.

Massive Power Blackout in Brazil, Paraguay

A huge power blackout hit parts of Brazil and Paraguay Tuesday night. Millions of people were affected, forced to use candles or the light from their cellphones to function.

Solar Storm spells Global Blackout in 2012

According to a startling new discovery by NASA, the world could be pushed back a few hundred years in 2012, when a solar-storm threatens a global blackout.

Associated Press threatens news blackout against Google

Associated Press Chief Executive Tom Curley warned that if Google doesn't strike the right deal with the AP soon, Google will not get AP copy.

Britney Spears new album hits internet one week early

Popstar Britney Spears' new album appeared on the internet in a surprise release Tuesday, one week before it was due to hit stands in the United States.

Music Industry and ISPs Unite to Disconnect Internet Services of Music Pirates

People who illegally download mp3s will have their telephone and internet services cut off under a new plan proposed by the music industry. Beginning in Australia, if this trend takes off, the plug could be pulled worldwide.

Joint US-Canadian Task Force To Investigate Blackout

Canada and The U.S. say they will set up a joint task force to determine the cause of the worst blackout in North American history. The task force was announced late Friday by both the White House and the office of Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chret...

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English version of Wikipedia During the Jan 18th 2012 blackout.
English version of Wikipedia During the Jan 18th 2012 blackout.
Blackout of Wikipedia Russia against new bill.
Blackout of Wikipedia Russia against new bill.
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Danielle Bradbery releases  Blackout
Danielle Bradbery releases 'Blackout'
Danielle Bradbery official cover art for 'Blackout'
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Imperial Palace, Tokyo, Japan
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Satellite imagery of 2003 blackout.
Satellite imagery of 2003 blackout.
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