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Snowstorm slows evening commute in New York City

Nov. 15, 2018 7:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The first snowstorm of the season to hit the New York City area brought several inches of snow, slowing Thursday's evening commute to a crawl, after contributing to at least seven deaths as it swept across the country. From St. Louis to the South and into the Northeast, snow, freezing rain,...

The Latest: Sprawling wintry weather reaches New York City

Nov. 15, 2018 7:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on wintry weather hitting the U.S. (all times local): 7:18 p.m. The first snowstorm of the season to hit the New York City area brought several inches of snow and slowed the evening commute to a crawl. The wet snowfall and wind gusts Thursday downed numerous tree branches...

Electronic driving systems don't always work, tests show

Nov. 15, 2018 3:13 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Testing by AAA shows that electronic driver assist systems on the road today may not keep vehicles in their lanes or spot stationary objects in time to avoid a crash. The tests brought a warning from the auto club that drivers shouldn't think that the systems make their vehicles...

The Latest: Dead identified in bus crash near Memphis

Nov. 14, 2018 11:09 PM EST

The Latest on the winter storm hitting parts of the South (all times local): 6 p.m. A Mississippi official is identifying two women killed in a tour bus crash on an icy road near Memphis, Tennessee. DeSoto County Coroner Joshua Pounders says the dead are 70-year-old Betty Russell and 61-year-old Cynthia Hardin,...

Ukrainians protest as gas dispute leaves scores freezing

Nov. 13, 2018 8:57 AM EST

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Angry Ukrainians took to the streets and blocked roads Tuesday as hundreds of thousands remain without heating at a time when temperatures are plunging because of a dispute between the national gas company and regional utility providers. The crisis, which affects mostly Ukraine's...

The Latest: Sheriff: 6 more bodies found; total of 29

Nov. 11, 2018 9:41 PM EST

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the California wildfires (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Authorities have reported 6 additional deaths in a Northern California, raising the death toll to 29 and making it the deadliest wildfire on record in California history. Butte County Sheriff Cory Honea said the...

The Latest: Trump threatens to withhold federal payments

Nov. 10, 2018 4:40 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on California's wildfires (all times local): 1:30 a.m. President Donald Trump is threatening to withhold federal payments to California, claiming its forest management is "so poor." Trump says Saturday via Twiitter that "there is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly...

At least 9 dead as fire incinerates N. California town

Nov. 9, 2018 11:10 PM EST

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — A fierce wildfire in Northern California incinerated most of a town of about 30,000 people with flames that moved so fast there was nothing firefighters could do, authorities said Friday. Nine people died in what quickly grew into the state's most destructive fire in at least a...

Man sentenced to 354 years in prison in highway shootings

Nov. 6, 2018 2:19 PM EST

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A man who randomly shot at motorists in two central California counties over a two-month span was sentenced to 354 years to life in prison. Jorge Gracia was sentenced Monday by a Fresno judge, the Fresno Bee reported . A jury last month found Gracia guilty of shooting randomly at cars...

Uber wants to resume self-driving car tests on public roads

Nov. 2, 2018 6:15 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Nearly eight months after one of its autonomous test vehicles hit and killed an Arizona pedestrian, Uber wants to resume testing on public roads. The company has filed an application on with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to test in Pittsburgh, and it has issued a lengthy...