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  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • Eastern US braces for dangerous superstorm

    NEW YORK (AP) — From Washington to Boston, big cities and small towns Sunday buttoned up against the onslaught of a superstorm that could endanger 50 million people in the …


  • Sandy and storm surge pose ‘worst case scenario’

    KENSINGTON, Md. (AP) — The projected storm surge from Hurricane Sandy is a “worst case scenario” with devastating waves and tides predicted for the highly populated New York City metro …


  • AP PHOTOS: Sandy forming into a rare hybrid storm

    As a deadly Hurricane Sandy treks north from the Caribbean to meet two other powerful winter storms, experts say it doesn’t matter how strong the storm is when it hits …


  • Megastorm could wreak havoc across 800 miles of US

    SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. (AP) — Tens of millions of people in the eastern third of the U.S. in the path of the unprecedented freak storm had hours Sunday to prepare …


  • ‘Frankenstorm’: Worse than sum of its parts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The storm that is threatening 60 million Americans in the eastern third of the nation in just a couple of days with high winds, drenching rains, extreme …


  • ‘Frankenstorm’: Worse than sum of its nasty parts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The storm that is threatening 60 million Americans in the eastern third of the nation in just a couple of days with persistent high winds, drenching rains, …


  • US superstorm threat launches mass evacuations

    SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. (AP) — Forget distinctions like tropical storm or hurricane. Don’t get fixated on a particular track. Wherever it hits, the rare behemoth storm inexorably gathering in the …


  • Emergencies declared ahead of Eastern superstorm

    SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. (AP) — With much of the Eastern Seaboard in the path of a rare behemoth storm, governors in the nation’s most densely populated corridor declared states of …


  • Amid dire forecast, Sandy a hurricane again

    SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. (AP) — With much of the Eastern Seaboard in the path of a rare behemoth storm, residents of the nation’s most densely populated corridor contemplated whether to …


  • Sandy leaves Bahamas after killing 43 in Caribbean

    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Hurricane Sandy spun away from the Bahamas late Friday after causing 43 deaths across the Caribbean, churning northward toward the U.S. East Coast, where it threatens …


  • A year after Irene, US prepares for superstorm

    DUCK, N.C. (AP) — A year after being walloped by Hurricane Irene, residents rushed to put away boats, harvest crops and sandbag boardwalks Friday as the Eastern Seaboard braced for …


  • Sandy leaves Bahamas after killing 40 in Caribbean

    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Hurricane Sandy rolled out of the Bahamas on Friday after causing 40 deaths across the Caribbean, churning toward the U.S. East Coast, where it threatens to …


  • Sandy pounds Bahamas after killing 40 in Caribbean

    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Hurricane Sandy rolled out of the Bahamas on Friday after causing 40 deaths across the Caribbean, churning toward the U.S. East Coast, where it threatens to …


  • Sandy pounds Bahamas after killing 39 in Caribbean

    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Hurricane Sandy raged through the Bahamas on Friday after leaving 39 people dead across the Caribbean, following a path that could see it blend with a …


  • Sandy pounds Bahamas after killing 38 in Caribbean

    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Hurricane Sandy raged through the Bahamas early Friday after leaving 38 people dead across the Caribbean, following a path that could see it blend with a …


  • Sandy pounds Bahamas after killing 29 in Caribbean

    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Hurricane Sandy raged through the Bahamas early Friday after leaving 29 people dead across the Caribbean, following a path that could see it blend with a …


  • East Coast braces for monster ‘Frankenstorm’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When Hurricane Sandy becomes a hybrid weather monster some call “Frankenstorm” it will smack the East Coast harder and wider than last year’s damaging Irene, forecasters said …


  • Sandy pounds Bahamas after killing 21 in Caribbean

    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Hurricane Sandy raged through the Bahamas early Friday after leaving 21 people dead across the Caribbean, following a path that could see it blend with a …


  • East Coast readies for ‘Frankenstorm’ monster

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The pre-Halloween hybrid weather monster that federal forecasters call “Frankenstorm” is looking more ominous by the hour for the East Coast, and utilities and local governments are …


  • Watches, warnings for Sandy along Florida coast

    MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters have issued tropical storm warnings and watches for parts of the southeastern coast of Florida and Keys ahead of Hurricane Sandy that is pounding Jamaica. Forecasters …


  • Experts: Killer shark was probably great white

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Experts say the shark that bit and killed a surfer off California’s central coast probably was a great white and may have been 15 feet long. …


  • Surfer killed by shark off central California

    VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A surfer was killed Tuesday by a shark off a beach at coastal Vandenberg Air Force Base following a summer of shark sightings …


  • California surfer killed in shark attack

    VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A surfer was killed Tuesday by a shark off a beach at coastal Vandenberg Air Force Base following a summer of shark sightings …


  • Hurricane Paul weakens to Caty 2 storm in Pacific

    LOS CABOS, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Paul has weakened to a Category 2 storm in the eastern Pacific but is still swirling near Mexico’s western coast. The National Hurricane Center …


  • Alaska village short of water as winter approaches

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Inupiat Eskimo villagers in a small Alaska community are facing six long months of melting ice and snow nearly every time they want to cook a …


  • Advocates: Cities passing rules targeting homeless

    COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Army veteran Don Matyja was getting by alright on the streets of this city tucked in Southern California suburbia until he got ticketed for smoking …


  • Parasailing a thrill yet peaceful too

    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — I’m not afraid of heights, or flying, or thrill rides. So I didn’t hesitate to take a parasail ride for an Associated Press story about …


  • Fatal parasail accidents renew calls for rules

    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Soaring high above the ocean, tethered to a boat, a parasail ride is at once exhilarating and peaceful, even quiet. But every year, there are …

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