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UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 7:40 p.m.

Finger pointing, frustration in eastern U.S. storm’s aftermath

Exhausted commuters pointed fingers and demanded answers Friday, a day after a modest snowstorm stranded motorists on slippery roads for hours, paralyzed the public transit network serving New York City …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 9:11 p.m.

Warming hurting shellfish, aiding predators, ruining habitat

Valuable species of shellfish have become harder to find on the East Coast because of degraded habitat caused by a warming environment, according to a pair of scientists that sought …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 3:01 p.m.

In simulation, Category 4 hurricane devastated East Coast

Just months ago, disaster planners simulated a Category 4 hurricane strike alarmingly similar to the real-word scenario now unfolding on a dangerously vulnerable stretch of the East Coast.


Third nor’easter in 2 weeks on the horizon

The Northeast is bracing for its third nor’easter in less than two weeks, while some people are still feeling the effects of the last storm that dumped more than 2 …


UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 4:49 p.m.

Nor’easter grounds flights, halts trains along East Coast

A nor’easter pounded the Atlantic coast with hurricane-force winds and sideways rain and snow Friday, flooding streets, grounding flights, stopping trains and leaving 1.6 million customers without power from North …


UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 2:59 p.m.

Nor’easter, life-threatening flooding to sweep East Coast

People across the East Coast are preparing for a major Nor’easter to hit the region.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 4:29 p.m.

East Coast locked in wickedly cold weekend of sub-zero temps

About 100 million people faced a new challenge after the whopping East Coast snowstorm: a gusty deep freeze, topped Saturday by a wind chill close to minus 100 on New …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 10:06 p.m.

Storm gone, but cold will stick around through weekend

Frigid temperatures, some that felt as cold as minus 30 degrees, moved across the East Coast on Friday as the region dug out from a massive winter storm that brought …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 7:25 p.m.

Blizzard rolls up the East Coast, with cold blast to follow

A massive winter storm roared into the East Coast on Thursday, threatening to dump as much as 18 inches of snow from the Carolinas to Maine and unleashing hurricane-force winds …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 9, 2017, 5:33 p.m.

Nate remnants drench Northeast; most power back on in South

Nate slogged its way across the U.S. East Coast on Monday, dumping heavy rains and bringing gusty winds to inland states as a tropical depression, a day after Hurricane Nate …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 9:12 p.m.

Caribbean islands begin preparations for Hurricane Irma

Islands at the eastern end of the Caribbean Sea made preparations Sunday for approaching Hurricane Irma, a Category 3 storm that could threaten the area beginning Tuesday.


Sharks should be happy about new Google Earth survey of seal populations

Gray seals are booming. They’ve flocked to coastal Massachusetts, where hunters once killed the animals wholesale. Where seals go, sharks often follow. Great white sightings in Cape Cod increased from …


Northeast digs out from March snowstorm as ski areas revel

The Northeast was in dig-out mode Wednesday, a day after a treacherous storm packing strong winds and accompanying plummeting temperatures left some residents dealing with rock-hard ice and others with …


Northeast blizzard could dump 18 inches of snow on New York

The Northeast is bracing for winter’s last hurrah – a blizzard expected to sweep the New York region starting Monday with possibly the season’s biggest snowstorm dumping up to 18 …


Spy ship departs, worry about Russia remains

A Russian spy ship has left the waters off the coast of Connecticut, but Democratic lawmakers remain convinced its prowling up and down the East Coast is an act of …


Snow pounds parts of East Coast, spares several big cities

Snow and sleet pounded a large swath of the U.S. East Coast on Saturday, coating roads with ice and causing hundreds of crashes. Thousands of people lost power and forecasters …


House approves $9.7 billion in Sandy flood aid

WASHINGTON — More than two months after Superstorm Sandy struck, the House today overwhelmingly approved $9.7 billion to pay flood insurance claims for the many home and business owners flooded …


Guard evacuates people, takes in food to NJ city

HOBOKEN, N.J. — National Guard troops delivered food and supplies to residents in this heavily flooded city across from Manhattan today as officials sent out a plea for boats, generators …


Airports and stock exchange reopen; NJ devastated

NEW YORK — Two major airports reopened and the floor of the New York Stock Exchange came back to life today, while across the river in New Jersey, National Guardsmen …


Sandy leaves death, damp and darkness in wake

NEW YORK — As superstorm Sandy marched slowly inland, millions along the East Coast awoke this morning without power or mass transit, with huge swaths of the nation’s largest city …


A state-by-state look at the East Coast superstorm

Hurricane Sandy is churning off the East Coast and is expected to join up with two other weather systems to create a huge and problematic storm affecting 50 million people. …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2012, 10:17 a.m.

Sandy gains power and aims for Northeast

NEW YORK — Gaining strength and threatening 50 million people, Hurricane Sandy chugged north today, raking ghost-town cities along the Northeast corridor with rain and wind gusts. Subways and schools …


At least 22 dead after storms cut power in East

WASHINGTON — Millions of people in a swath of states along the East Coast and farther west went into a third sweltering day without power today after a round of …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 31, 2011, 1:45 p.m.

Relief, cleanup continue in Northeast

Running low on food and money, Vermont residents stranded by flooded roads relied upon provisions dropped by National Guard troops to get by today while the rest of the East …


East Coast in snow’s grip

NEW YORK – A ferocious storm packing freezing rain, heavy snow and furious wind gusts paralyzed most of the East Coast on Monday, sending dozens of cars careening into ditches, …


Rare snow blankets Southeast U.S.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A potent March snowstorm blanketed much of the Southeast with snow Sunday before barreling toward the Northeast, where officials prepared snowplows and road salt for a wintry …