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Baker reports from Porta Rico for the last nine oh seven one protests are still going turned out in front of the governor's mansion there's a lot even though earlier today there was another huge demonstration that took place on one of someone it was in the morning and then down people turning out again tonight NPR's lose Baker men as well is in the grips of another major power outage NPR's Phillips reeve says much of the country appears to be impacted the full scale of Venezuela's power failure isn't yet clear but it's believed to be widespread a group monitoring internet activity says most of the country's offline the outage began in the capital Caracas during early evening rush hour the metro shut down though the traffic jams many commuters have to will come but as well as still has painful memories of a nationwide outage in March that lasted up to a week in some areas the U. N. estimates at least forty hospital patients died as a result they're also water and gasoline shortages and oil exports were brought to a standstill president Nicolas Maduro blame sabotaged by the US his opponents blame his government for allowing the infrastructure to fall apart the breeze and beyond use ecofacts could have to pay up to seven hundred million dollars in a settlement reached between the Atlanta based credit bureau fifty states and territories and the federal government has ever heard of member station W. A. B. E. reports it comes true years after a cyber breach compromise the information of about a hundred and fifty million people the Federal Trade Commission says Equifax failed to quote provide reasonable security for the sensitive personal information it manages and profits from the reach happened a few months after the government warned Equifax of the risk many show missile with the FTC says well it's tough to trace identity theft to a specific breach what we do know is that through our complaint database we saw twenty percent spike in complaints about identity theft between twenty seventeen and twenty eighteen any American his information was compromised after the breach will be able to apply for compensation pending court approval of the settlement Equifax says the breach has already cost it roughly one and a half billion dollars for NPR news I'm ever heard in Atlanta president trump and talking greschner leaders say they've agreed on a two year deal to restore the government's ability to borrow one to the next administration and build upon recent large budget increases about the Pentagon domestic agencies well I'm more than one point three trillion agency spending on Wall Street the Dow was up seventeen points this is NPR and this is WNYC in New York on Shawn Carlson more than seventeen thousand con Edison customers are still waiting for power to be restored tonight more than fifty thousand people were without power this weekend that's after con ed cut power to parts of Brooklyn and queens yesterday workers worried that a small electrical burn out could trigger a larger problem I found the cure us as a spokesperson for the utility company our engineers took a really hard look at it and figured out that they that we were about to lose another thirty thousand so instead of letting it go out by itself we pre emptively took this area out of power record energy consumption of the weekend and faulty equipment lead to the initial burn out the agency could not say one repairs would be completed well the worst of this evening's rain is over but in some areas of the region flooding remains particularly in Brooklyn this evening videos on Twitter show garbage bags floating along the sidewalks in Williamsburg knee high water stopping traffic along fourth Avenue in park slope and a car stranded while trying to make it through a very deep puddle in Staten Island the Long Island expressway was temporarily closed but it has since re open the National Weather Service says rain was falling between two and four inches an hour at its peak well we could it look forward to more rain this evening of some thunderstorms as well are possible gusty winds heavy rains and I patchy fog to love about sixty nine degrees tomorrow Tuesday showers a likely probably more so in the morning then the afternoon it's going to be cloudy and mercifully a little bit cooler tomorrow nine your seventy five tomorrow but tomorrow night thirty percent chance of showers patchy fog mostly cloudy we'll see love about sixty nine degrees tomorrow night you're listening to WNYC it's nine oh six support for NPR comes from the Carnegie corporation of New York supporting innovations in education democratic engagement and the advancement of international peace and security more information is available online at Carnegie.