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  • TUESDAY, OCT. 30, 2012, 12:36 P.M.

    Sandy prompts harrowing NYC hospital evacuation

    NEW YORK (AP) — Evoking harrowing memories of Hurricane Katrina, 300 patients were evacuated floor by floor from a premier hospital that lost generator power at the height of superstorm …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 30, 2012, 12:31 P.M.

    Tiny NYC beachfront burns in floodwaters

    NEW YORK (AP) — A tiny beachfront neighborhood told to evacuate before Sandy hit New York burned down as it was inundated by floodwaters, transforming a quaint corner of the …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 30, 2012, 11:57 A.M.

    Diplomat: Texas agents should have seen people

    McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Texas law enforcement agents were close enough to a pickup truck to see it was carrying people, not drugs, before one opened fire, killing two Guatemalan …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 30, 2012, 8:52 A.M.

    Sandy’s death toll climbs; millions without power

    NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of people from Maine to the Carolinas waited wearily for the power to come back on Tuesday, and New Yorkers found themselves all but cut …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 30, 2012, 7:24 A.M.

    Coast Guard hopeful about finding ship’s captain

    ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — The Coast Guard used ships and airplanes to search the Atlantic on Tuesday for the captain of the HMS Bounty, which went down during Hurricane …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 30, 2012, 6:57 A.M.

    Water, fire, destruction: NYC after the superstorm

    NEW YORK (AP) — The massive storm that pummeled the East killed 10 people in New York City and left the nation’s largest city eerily quiet Tuesday, with no running …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 30, 2012, 5:38 A.M.

    At least 80 flooded houses destroyed by NYC fire

    NEW YORK (AP) — A huge fire destroyed 80 to 100 houses in a flooded beachfront neighborhood Tuesday, forcing firefighters to undertake daring rescues and injuring three people. More than …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 30, 2012, 4:54 A.M.

    Water, fire and darkness: NYC after the superstorm

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City awakened Tuesday to a flooded subway system, shuttered financial markets and hundreds of thousands of people without power a day after a wall …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 30, 2012, 2:54 A.M.

    Sandy leaves death, damp and darkness in wake

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in New York and Long Island. The declaration makes federal funding available to people in the area. It …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 30, 2012, 1:57 A.M.

    Superstorm now ashore, its work is far from done

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The storm that was Sandy isn’t done just yet. After lashing coastal cities and inundating parts of New York City with 13 feet of water, the …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 30, 2012, 1:49 A.M.

    At least 50 flooded houses destroyed by NYC fire

    NEW YORK (AP) — A huge fire destroyed at least 50 homes in a flooded neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens. More than 190 firefighters were trying …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 30, 2012, 12:49 A.M.

    Coastal areas bear brunt of Sandy’s damaging wrath

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A string of New Jersey’s barrier islands got cut off from the mainland by storm surges. Crashing waves shattered part of a landmark fishing pier …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2012, 11:39 P.M.

    1 dead, captain missing after Sandy claims ship

    ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — When the Bounty set sail last week, the captain running the ship made famous in Hollywood adventure films believed he could navigate around Hurricane Sandy …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2012, 11:37 P.M.

    Superstorm Sandy causes flooding in New York City

    NEW YORK (AP) — Superstorm Sandy slammed into the New Jersey coastline with 80 mph winds Monday night and hurled an unprecedented 13-foot surge of seawater at New York City, …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2012, 10:45 P.M.

    Power out at NYC hospital; 200 patients evacuate

    NEW YORK (AP) — A backup generator failed at a New York City hospital Monday night, forcing it to move out more than 200 patients, including 20 babies from neonatal …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2012, 6:42 P.M.

    Mammoth storm Sandy plunges NYC into darkness

    NEW YORK (AP) — Much of New York was plunged into darkness Monday by a superstorm that overflowed the city’s historic waterfront, flooded the financial district and subway tunnels and …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2012, 5:56 P.M.

    Mammoth storm shutters NYC, sends crane dangling

    NEW YORK (AP) — Superstorm Sandy zeroed in on New York’s waterfront with fierce rain and winds that shuttered most of the nation’s largest city Monday, darkened the financial district …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2012, 5:35 P.M.

    Superstorm Sandy slams into New Jersey coast

    NEW YORK (AP) — Superstorm Sandy slammed into the New Jersey coastline with 80 mph winds Monday night and hurled an unprecedented 13-foot surge of seawater at New York City, …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2012, 5:32 P.M.

    Hurricane claims famous tall ship off NC coast

    ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — The final hours of the HMS Bounty were as dramatic as the Hollywood adventure films she starred in, with the crew abandoning ship in life …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2012, 3:15 P.M.

    Coast Guard finds 1 missing crew member of ship

    ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — The Coast Guard says it has found one of the missing crew members of a tall ship that went down off the North Carolina coast, …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2012, 2:51 P.M.

    Crane dangles from NYC high-rise, clearing streets

    NEW YORK (AP) — A construction crane atop a $1.5 billion luxury high-rise in midtown Manhattan collapsed in high winds Monday and dangled precariously, prompting plans for engineers and inspectors …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2012, 2:49 P.M.

    Crew of ship that went down in Sandy identified

    ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — The Coast Guard is identifying the crew of a replica 18th-century sailing vessel that went down off the North Carolina coast and says the missing …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2012, 1:45 P.M.

    Superstorm Sandy takes aim at Atlantic coast

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Stripped of hurricane status but every bit as dangerous, the weather monster known as Sandy wheeled toward the New Jersey and Delaware coast Monday after …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2012, 12:46 P.M.

    New Yorkers try for normalcy as Sandy approaches

    NEW YORK (AP) — Defiant New Yorkers jogged, pushed strollers and took snapshots of churning New York Harbor on Monday, trying to salvage normal routines in a city with no …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2012, 8:41 A.M.

    NYC waters rise to Irene levels before superstorm

    NEW YORK (AP) — Waves splashed over the sea walls at the southern tip of Manhattan, already at Hurricane Irene levels Monday hours before the worst of a mammoth storm …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2012, 8:23 A.M.

    Sandy gains power and aims for Northeast

    NEW YORK (AP) — A fast-strengthening Hurricane Sandy churned north Monday, raking ghost-town cities along the Northeast corridor with rain and wind gusts. Subways and schools were closed across the …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2012, 3 A.M.

    East Coast grinds to a halt as superstorm nears

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hurricane Sandy bore down on the Eastern Seaboard’s largest cities Monday, forcing the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents fleeing, and …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2012, 1:19 A.M.

    NYC braces for wall of water from superstorm

    NEW YORK (AP) — After days of seeming to take a looming superstorm in stride, New Yorkers gathered supplies or tried to get out of the way as forecasters warned …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2012, 12:17 A.M.

    NYC braces for megastorm; evacuations ordered

    NEW YORK (AP) — After days of seeming to take a looming superstorm in stride, New Yorkers scrambled to gather supplies and get out of the way as forecasters warned …


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 28, 2012, 8:13 P.M.

    HI tsunami smaller than feared; ports reopened

    HONOLULU (AP) — Officials in Hawaii reopened the state’s ports on Sunday after canceling a tsunami advisory due to fears of waves generated from a powerful earthquake off the coast …


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