FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2014, a man inspects an ice covered downed tree that took out an utility line and landed atop a minivan, after a winter storm in Philadelphia.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Utility crews chip away at outages

A small army of electricity restoration crews labored Friday to reconnect nearly 300,000 customers in Pennsylvania and Maryland.

40fce3ad371a06054b0f6a706700e637

GI Joe Turns 50

The birthday of what is called the world’s first action figure is being celebrated this month by collectors and the toy maker that introduce…

Utility violated rules before blast

Missouri Gas Energy failed to take “prompt and adequate” steps to ensure safety before a fatal restaurant explosion in Kansas City, accordin…

People watch huge waves approaching the lighthouse outside the fishing village of Nazare, in the central coast of Portugal on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. Many ports, most in in the north of the country, were closed due to the rough seas. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)

Photos: Top 10 things to see

This week’s collection includes Ukrainian opposition supporters making soup for their comrades and the Olympic rings in Sochi, Russia.