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MAGALIA, Calif. (AP) — Ten years ago, as two wildfires advanced on Paradise, residents jumped into their vehicles to flee and got stuck in gridlock. That led authorities to devise a staggered evacuation plan — one that they used when fire came again last week.

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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.

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Smoke masks. Eye drops. No outdoor exercise. This is how Californians are trying to cope with wildfires choking the state, but experts say an increase in serious health problems may be almost inevitable for vulnerable residents as the disasters become more commonplace.

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COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh's plans to begin repatriating Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar on Thursday were scrapped because officials were unable to find anyone who wanted to return to the country that has been accused of driving out hundreds of thousands in a campaign of ethnic cl…

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's acrimonious battle for the U.S. Senate headed Thursday to a legally required hand recount after an initial review by ballot-counting machines showed Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson separated by less than 13,000 votes.

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SAN DIEGO and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Sophiris Bio Inc. (NASDAQ: SPHS) (the "Company" or "Sophiris"), a biopharmaceutical company studying topsalysin (PRX302), a first-in-class, pore-forming protein, in late-stage clinical trials for the treatment of patien…

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SAN DIEGO, Nov. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Tocagen Inc. (Nasdaq: TOCA), a clinical-stage, cancer-selective gene therapy company, today announced that Lori Kunkel, M.D. has been named acting chief medical officer, effective November 26, 2018. Asha Das, M.D., senior vice president and chief medi…

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TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — More buses of exhausted people in a caravan of Central American asylum seekers reached the U.S. border Thursday as the city of Tijuana converted a municipal gymnasium into a temporary shelter and the migrants came to grips with the reality that they will be on the Mexi…

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ADELAIDE, Australia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 15, 2018--General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), the world’s leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), has been advised that, following consideration by the Australian Government, it has been selected to provide …

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SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Maryland's attorney general on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review an order for state officials to draw up a new congressional redistricting plan that isn't tainted by partisan gerrymandering.

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CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 15, 2018--Logistics Property Company, LLC (LPC), a logistics real estate platform focused on the acquisition, development and management of state-of-the-art modern logistics properties in key North American markets, today announces it has acquired a 210-gross-ac…

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 15, 2018--Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) pays homage to Wayne Gretzky with the announce and launch of the EA SPORTS™NHL®19 ‘99 Edition’, available worldwide today for a limited time as a digital download on the PlayStation ® 4 and Xbox One . The …

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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 15, 2018--BlackRock Advisors, LLC announced today that the Boards of Directors/Trustees of the below BlackRock municipal closed-end funds (the “Funds”) have authorized open market share repurchase programs (the “Repurchase Programs”) pursuant to which each Fund…

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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 15, 2018--BlackRock Advisors, LLC announced today that the Board of each of BlackRock Municipal 2018 Term Trust (NYSE:BPK), BlackRock New York Municipal 2018 Term Trust (NYSE:BLH), and BlackRock California Municipal 2018 Term Trust (NYSE:BJZ) (each, a “Fund” an…

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CHARLESTON, S.C., Nov. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- PlyFASTner LLC, purveyor of code-certified hurricane protection systems for windows and doors, proudly announces the revival of the U.S. patent covering its technology, and the approval of trademark registrations for the trademarks, PLYFASTNER®…

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--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 15, 2018--Established in 2004 by the Colorado General Assembly, the Statewide Internet Portal Authority (SIPA) is a self-funded government organization created to be Colorado's single most comprehensive delivery channel for electronic government (eGovernment) services.…

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MEMPHIS, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 15, 2018--ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV), a leading provider of termite and pest control, cleaning and restoration services in both the residential and commercial markets, today announced the details for its investor day to be held on Tu…

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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Two U.S. Navy SEALs and two Marines have been charged in the strangulation death of an Army Green Beret while the service members were stationed in the African country of Mali last year, the Navy said on Thursday.

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ATLANTA (AP) — As the candidates in the disputed race for Georgia governor retreated further into their corners, counties across the state on Thursday began a court-ordered process of reviewing absentee ballots and counting those previously rejected for missing or incorrect dates of birth.

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IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 15, 2018--Endologix, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELGX), a developer and marketer of innovative treatments for aortic disorders, today honored four innovators of aortic therapy at the 45 th Annual Symposium on Vascular and Endovascular Issues, Techniques, Horizons (VEIT…

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DUBUQUE, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 15, 2018--Flexsteel Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLXS), one of the oldest and largest manufacturers, importers and marketers of residential and contract upholstered and wooden furniture products in the United States, today announced that is has retained Financ…

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WASHINGTON, D.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 15, 2018--The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) Educational Foundation held its fall board meeting and third annual gala on November 13, 2018 in New York City. The gala celebrates the foundation’s mission of happier, healthier lives throug…

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HAYWARD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 15, 2018--Pulse Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLSE) (“Pulse Biosciences” or the “Company”), a novel medical therapy company bringing to market its proprietary CellFX™ Nano-Pulse Stimulation™ (NPS™) platform, announced today that the Compensation Committee o…