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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,...

Police: 1 dead in wrong-way crash on Interstate 85

Nov. 15, 2018 7:28 PM EST

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Highway Patrol says one person is dead after a crash involving a wrong-way driver on Interstate 85. News outlets report troopers said a driver entered the southbound lanes of the interstate and headed north before hitting another car around 5 p.m. Thursday. Trooper...

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...

Guardsman arrested at border fired last year by sheriff

Nov. 15, 2018 5:44 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A National Guard member arrested on a sexual assault charge while serving on the U.S.-Mexico border lost his job as a county jailer last year after being arrested for drunken driving and allegedly lying to investigators. Luis Carlos Ontiveros, 30, was arrested Monday in Alpine, Texas, and...

Driver pleads not guilty in deadly crash outside school

Nov. 15, 2018 5:15 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Springfield man pleaded not guilty plea in a crash that killed a 10-year-old outside an elementary school. Police say Lonnie Yeager had a seizure when he hit and killed Riddick Tudor in September 2017 outside Campbell Elementary School. Four other people were injured. KYTV...

Father: Threats to driver won't bring justice for slain kids

Nov. 15, 2018 4:48 PM EST

ROCHESTER, Ind. (AP) — The father of one of three Indiana children who were struck and killed by a pickup truck as they crossed a road to board a school bus said Thursday that threats against the driver and her family won't bring justice for his daughter or help those she left behind. Michael Stahl spoke...

Early snowstorm closes eastern Missouri schools, businesses

Nov. 15, 2018 3:37 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The snow arrived early in eastern Missouri this year, forcing hundreds of schools and many businesses to close Thursday and causing numerous traffic accidents. The snowstorm moved into the region Wednesday night and dumped up to 8 inches (20 centimeters) of powder on parts of the St. Louis...

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...

Newlyweds' helicopter crashed into hillside, report says

Nov. 15, 2018 2:23 PM EST

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — A helicopter that crashed shortly after leaving a Texas wedding reception, killing the bride and groom and a pilot, had collided with a steep hillside near the ranch where the nuptials were held. That's according to a preliminary report released earlier this week by the National...

FBI investigating death of American woman on cruise ship

Nov. 15, 2018 2:05 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The FBI is investigating the death of 52-year-old woman who was a passenger on a cruise ship heading from Florida to Aruba. The Santa Clarita, California-based cruise line said in a statement that the American woman died early Tuesday aboard the Royal Princess. Cruise officials said her death...