Pennsylvania's largest utilities brought in hundreds of line-repair and tree-trimming crews. In New Jersey, where utilities were widely criticized last year for slow responses after the remnants of storms Irene and Lee, authorities promised a better performance. Hundreds of homes and businesses were already without electricity early Monday.About 90 miles off the coast of Cape Hatteras, N.C., 17 people abandoned a replica of the 18th-century tall ship made famous in the movie "Mutiny on the Bounty" after the vessel began taking on water, the Coast Guard said.
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