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Finger pointing, frustration in eastern US storm's aftermath

Nov. 16, 2018 6:05 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Exhausted commuters pointed fingers and demanded answers Friday, a day after a modest snowstorm stranded motorists on slippery roads for hours, paralyzed the public transit network serving New York City and its suburbs and even forced some New Jersey children to stay overnight in their...

Snowstorm slows evening commute in New York City

Nov. 15, 2018 11:22 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 11:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on wintry weather hitting the U.S. (all times local): 10:40 p.m. 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...

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...

Blue Ridge Parkway closed due to dangerous road conditions

Nov. 15, 2018 2:17 PM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The National Park Service has closed the Blue Ridge Parkway to traffic because of dangerous road conditions stemming from snow, sleet and freezing rain. The Asheville Citizen Times reports the park service said the closure Thursday includes the so-called "Asheville commuter zone"...

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...