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Manhattan power outage third big one in 16 years

An explosion and fire in a power station -- believed caused by an electrical malfunction -- blacked out sections of Manhattan from Times Square to Wall Street, trapping hundreds in elevators, slowing street traffic and subways, and shutting down the stock exchanges. Wednesday's 4 1/2-hour outage was New York's third major blackout in 16 years.

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