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The move, which will require companies to report to the government any significant attacks, is a response to the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attacks.
The payment clears the way for gas to begin flowing again, but it risks emboldening other criminal groups to take American companies hostage by seizing control of their computers.
But some energy warned of possible shortages and higher prices if the suspension continues into the week.
The operator, Colonial Pipeline, said it had halted systems for its 5,500 miles of pipeline after being hit by a ransomware attack.
The operator of the system, Colonial Pipeline, said it had shut down its 5,500 miles of pipeline, which takes refined gasoline and jet fuel along the East Coast.
The intense but fast-moving storm promises to create havoc for travelers on Super Bowl Sunday and be followed by single-digit temperatures, forecasters said.
A nor’easter is expected to stall off the coast of New Jersey and may drop more than two inches of snow an hour in some parts of the region, the National Weather Service said.
Forecasters predict blizzards in the Midwest. Freezing temperatures in the South. Flooding and power outages in the Northeast. And maybe tornadoes in Florida.
Some areas north and west of the Interstate 95 corridor in New Jersey and Pennsylvania may get more than a foot of snow on Wednesday, the National Weather Service said.
Forecasters are watching “a strong storm system” that will cover a long swath of the East Coast, from Georgia to New England.
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The 10th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, Josephine is not expected to hit the Caribbean islands or the mainland United States, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Twin emergencies on two coasts this week — Hurricane Isaias and the Apple Fire — offer a preview of life in a warming world and the steady danger of overlapping disasters.
Isaias, now a tropical storm, made landfall as a hurricane in North Carolina, and is causing widespread power outages as it cuts a path north.
Storm surges of three to five feet were possible in the Bahamas, “on top of astronomical tides,” the director of the National Hurricane Center said.
As states reopen, experts say socially distant outdoor activities, like swimming or running along the shore, are some of the safer ways to re-engage with the world. Here, tips for how to enjoy the beach now.
Regional partnerships may offer a new framework for dealing with urgent issues on which Washington has failed to lead.