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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, center, speaks during a news conference addressing a snowstorm that hit the northern New Jersey region a day earlier, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Woodbridge, N.J. Murphy is under fire because many commuters were stranded on highways during the snowstorm that hit during the rush hour traffic. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
November 16, 2018 - 1:56 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Public officials were on the defensive Friday after the season's first, surprisingly strong snowstorm stranded thousands of motorists for hours and forced some students to stay overnight in their schools. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said "lousy" forecasts were partly to blame...
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In this photo taken Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018., a replica of the International Prototype Kilogram is pictured at the International Bureau of Weights and Measures, in Sevres, near Paris. The golf ball-sized metal cylinder at the heart of the world's system for measuring mass is heading into retirement. Gathering this week in Versailles, west of Paris, governments on Friday Nov. 16, 2018, are expected to approve a plan to instead use a scientific formula to define the exact weight of a kilo. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
November 16, 2018 - 1:48 pm
VERSAILLES, France (AP) — In a historic vote, more than 50 nations unanimously approved an overhaul of the international measurement system that underpins global trade and other human endeavors, uniting Friday behind new definitions for metric units such as the kilogram in a way they fail to do on...
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This cover image released by Crown shows "Becoming," by Michelle Obama. Crown Publishing told The Associated Press on Friday that the former first lady’s memoir had sold more than 725,000 copies after its first day of publication. “Becoming” came out Tuesday, the same day Obama launched a national book tour. (Crown via AP)
November 16, 2018 - 1:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — First day sales for Michelle Obama's "Becoming" topped 725,000 copies, making it one of the year's biggest debuts. Crown Publishing told The Associated Press on Friday that the figures include sales and pre-orders for the former first lady's memoir include hardcover, audio and e-...
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November 16, 2018 - 1:27 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian Soyuz rocket has put a cargo ship en route to the International Space Station, clearing the way for the next crewed mission. Friday's launch of the Progress MS-10 resupply ship from Baikonur in Kazakhstan marked the fourth successful liftoff of a Soyuz since last month's...
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November 16, 2018 - 1:25 pm
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — The LPGA will have either 25 or 26 different winners in 32 events this season, depending on what happens when the final putt of the CME Group Tour Championship drops Sunday. Commissioner Mike Whan is just fine with that sort of diversity. Whan delivered his annual "state of the...
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FILE- In this Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 file photo a sign stands at a community destroyed by the Camp fire in Paradise, Calif. Most homes are gone, as are hundreds of shops and other buildings. The supermarket, the hardware store, Dolly-O-Donuts & Gifts where locals started their day with a blueberry fritter and a quick bit of gossip, all gone. The town quite literally went up in smoke and flames in the deadliest, most destructive wildfire in California history. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
November 16, 2018 - 1:21 pm
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — There's a sweet legend about this town: On a blazing summer day in the 1850s, a lumber mill crew with a wagon and ox took a break under a grove of tall evergreens. The air was cool, the pine needles fragrant. "Boys," said the team boss, "this is paradise." Thus, more than...
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This cover image released by Crown shows "Becoming," by Michelle Obama. Crown Publishing told The Associated Press on Friday that the former first lady’s memoir had sold more than 725,000 copies after its first day of publication. “Becoming” came out Tuesday, the same day Obama launched a national book tour. (Crown via AP)
November 16, 2018 - 1:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama's "Becoming" is already well on its way to selling a million copies. Crown Publishing tells The Associated Press on Friday that the former first lady's memoir had sold more than 725,000 copies after its first day of publication. "Becoming" was released on Tuesday, the...
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Firefighters walk arrive at decimated Paramount Ranch for a meeting with U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, in Agoura Hills, Calif. The landmark film location burned to the ground by the Woolsey Fire. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
November 16, 2018 - 1:05 pm
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California's wildfires (all times local): 10 a.m. Shares of Pacific Gas & Electric Co. have soared after California's top utility regulator said his agency will help the company deal with potentially crippling liability costs from wildfires. Stock prices...
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Israeli protesters hold flags and chant slogans during a demonstration against the cease-fire between Israel and Gaza's Hamas in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
November 16, 2018 - 11:25 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel moved closer to early elections Friday after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main coalition partner, the ultra-nationalist Jewish Home party, said it wants a vote "as soon as possible," and will press for consultations on a date on Sunday. The call for early elections...
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A pedestrian makes their way through a parking lot along South Main Street in Wilkes Barre, Pa., during a snowstorm, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (Dave Scherbenco/The Citizens' Voice via AP)
November 16, 2018 - 7:48 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The first snowstorm of the season has given way to rain and high winds in the New York City area, as commuters here and across New Jersey and elsewhere were facing slow rides to work. NJ Transit bus passengers should expect substantial delays and cancellations Friday because many...
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