The Daily Populous

Friday February 3rd, 2023 morning edition

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Thousands of frustrated Texans shivered in homes without power for a second day Thursday, most of them around booming Austin, and fading hopes of a quick fix stirred grim memories of a deadly 2021 blackout after an icy winter storm across the southern U.S.

The freeze has been blamed for at least 10 traffic deaths on slick roads this week in Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma.

“We had hoped to make more progress today,“ said Jackie Sargent, general manager of Austin Energy.

Across Texas more than 280,000 customers were without power Thursday night, down from 430,000 earlier in the day, according to

The failures were most widespread in Austin, where impatience was rising among 150,000 customers nearly two days after the electricity first went out, which for many also means no heat.

Power failures have affected about 30% of customers in the city of nearly a million at any given time since Wednesday.

But the differences were little comfort to Austin residents and businesses that also lost power for days two years ago. »

AOC to GOP: Don't tell me you're condemning anti-Semitism when a Republican 'who has talked about Jewish space lasers' gets a plum committee assignment

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She said Republicans have been rewarded with plum committee assignments after doing worse.

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Republicans voted to remove Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee because of her controversial comments in the past about Israel. »

Insomniac’s Wolverine game is reportedly targeting a mature rating

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Insomniac’s Wolverine game is reportedly targeting a mature rating and could release as soon as next year.

“I think an M-rated Wolverine could work, I think an M-rated superhero game could work, and this is probably the right character.”.

“Maybe the surprising thing for me is that I’ve heard two different dates… I’ve heard as early as fall 2024, which would be wild. »

Suspected Chinese spy balloon found over northern U.S.

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“Once the balloon was detected, the U.S. government acted immediately to protect against the collection of sensitive information,” Ryder said.

A senior defense official said the balloon is still over the U.S. but declined to say where it is now.

The official did not say whether the Chinese admitted the balloon was theirs. »