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2 feet of snow in Sierra; record rain in Reno; I-80 reopens

Oct. 25, 2021 20:37 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — More than 2 feet (0.7 meters) of new snow snarled traffic in the Sierra on Monday while record rainfall in Reno forced the closure of one school and caused minor flooding that shut down some streets. A winter storm warning remained in effect around...

NTSB chair wants Tesla to limit where Autopilot can operate

Oct. 25, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The head of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is calling on Tesla to act on recommendations to limit where its Autopilot driver-assist system can operate and to put a system in place to make sure drivers are paying attention. In a letter sent...

Traffic delays expected during roundabout construction

Oct. 25, 2021 11:02 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Drivers are advised to avoid construction of a new roundabout at a busy Burlington intersection starting Monday. Traffic delays are expected along Shelburne Street between Flynn Avenue and Howard Street, WCAX-TV reported. ...

Road-blocking climate protesters resume campaign in London

Oct. 25, 2021 08:20 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Environmental protesters pressuring the British government to insulate all homes within a decade resumed a road-blocking campaign in London on Monday ahead of the United Nations' annual climate conference. As commuters headed to work, demonstrators from...

Sudan: Political tensions continue as protesters block roads

Oct. 24, 2021 06:15 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Pro-military protesters briefly blocked major roads and bridges in Sudan’s capital Sunday, amid growing tensions between the generals and the pro-democracy movement that fueled the uprising against autocratic former president Omar al-Bashir. The...

Maine hikes tolls to recoup revenue lost during pandemic

Oct. 23, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Motorists traveling through Maine will pay more in tolls starting in November, as the state looks to make up for revenue lost during the pandemic. The state faces a $60 million financial shortfall caused by less traffic during the pandemic, The...

Two killed in South Dakota crash were from Rapid City

Oct. 22, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Department of Public Safety says two people who died in a traffic crash last weekend near Rapid City were local residents. Mark Cook Jr., 31, and Kayla Hamer, 30, were killed when their compact SUV Kia Niro collided with a GMC...

No jail in plea deal for Elko vehicular manslaughter on I-80

Oct. 18, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — An Elko County woman agreed to a plea bargain deal that will keep her out of jail in the death of a 65-year-old woman struck and killed by a car at a gas station in Elko last year near Interstate 80. Lauren Allen of Spring Creek...

AP review: At least 13 auto safety rules are years overdue

Oct. 16, 2021 20:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After their 16-year-old daughter died in a car crash, David and Wendy Mills wondered whether she would be alive if federal rules on rear seat belt warnings had been issued on time. Four years later, with no rule and traffic fatalities spiking,...

Interstate 5 rest areas close north of Seattle due to trash

Oct. 16, 2021 08:46 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington State Department of Transportation has closed five rest areas north of Seattle along Interstate 5 because of excessive trash, vandalism and a staffing shortage. Rest areas closed Friday in both directions at Smokey Point between Marysville...