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  • EPA turns down states’ request for ethanol waiver

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday denied requests from several governors to waive production requirements for corn-based ethanol. A renewable fuels law requires that 13.2 billion gallons …


  • Obama vows not to forget storm victims rebuilding

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama vowed Thursday to stick with New Yorkers still struggling 17 days after Superstorm Sandy “until the rebuilding is complete” after getting an up-close …


  • Obama views Sandy recovery in tour of NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama vowed Thursday to stick with New Yorkers still struggling 17 days after Superstorm Sandy “until the rebuilding is complete” after getting an up-close …


  • Obama views Sandy recovery in aerial tour of NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama got his first look Thursday at the devastation that Superstorm Sandy waged on New York City, with a helicopter tour above flood-ravaged and …


  • What does it take to get people to flee a storm?

    NEW YORK (AP) — Despite days of dire forecasts and explicit warnings, hundreds of thousands of people in New York and New Jersey ignored mandatory evacuation orders as Superstorm Sandy …


  • Superstorm priorities for some include saving pets

    NEW YORK (AP) — Superstorm Sandy drove New York and New Jersey residents from their homes, destroyed belongings and forced them to find shelter for themselves — and for their …


  • Sandy likely biggest US relief effort since 2005

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Widespread destruction from Superstorm Sandy will likely make this the largest U.S. relief effort for the American Red Cross, Salvation Army and other groups since Hurricane Katrina’s …


  • Gas rationing begins in NY as power outages abate

    NEW YORK (AP) — A gasoline rationing plan that lets motorists fill up every other day went into effect in New York on Friday morning, as utility crews made some …


  • Gas rationing begins in NY as power outages abate

    NEW YORK (AP) — A gasoline rationing plan that lets motorists fill up every other day went into effect in New York on Friday morning, as utility crews made some …


  • Gas rationing begins in NY; power outages persist

    NEW YORK (AP) — A new gasoline rationing plan that lets motorists fill up every other day went into effect in New York Friday morning as a nor’easter that knocked …


  • FEMA sending manufactured housing to Sandy zones

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is moving manufactured housing into areas in New York and New Jersey that were hit hardest by Superstorm Sandy, the Federal Emergency Management Agency …


  • FEMA to use manufactured housing in Sandy zones

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is moving manufactured housing into areas in New York and New Jersey that were hit hardest by Superstorm Sandy, the Federal Emergency Management Agency …


  • Housing, voting, power: Problems abound post-Sandy

    NEW YORK (AP) — From trying to figure out where people would live to how they would be able to vote and when all the lights will finally come on, …


  • Where will housing be found for Sandy’s victims?

    NEW YORK (AP) — Government leaders are turning their attention to the next crisis unfolding in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy: finding housing for potentially tens of thousands of people …


  • Cold weather and new storm add to victims’ misery

    NEW YORK (AP) — Shivering victims of Superstorm Sandy went to church Sunday to pray for deliverance as cold weather settling in across the New York metropolitan region — and …


  • ‘What can I do?’: New Yorkers seek ways to help

    NEW YORK (AP) — Normally on a Saturday morning, Erica Siegel, a 33-year-old real estate agent, would be working or taking a run. But this weekend found her packing rolls …


  • Mayor defends move to hold marathon, tempers boil

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Manhattan skyline was expected to be mostly lit for the first time in five days Friday night, a sign of progress undercut by long gas …


  • Long lines, rising tempers seen at gas stations

    NEW YORK (AP) — Motorists increasingly desperate for a fill-up fumed in long lines at gas stations and screamed at each other Friday as fuel shortages in Superstorm Sandy’s wake …


  • Isolated NYC borough says help is slow after Sandy

    NEW YORK (AP) — The mother grabbed her two boys and fled their home as it filled with water, hoping to outrun Superstorm Sandy. But Glenda Moore and her SUV …


  • Isolated NYC borough says help is slow after Sandy

    NEW YORK (AP) — The mother grabbed her two boys and fled their home filling with water, hoping to outrun Superstorm Sandy. But Glenda Moore and her SUV were no …


  • Obama to NJ residents: ‘We are here for you’

    BRIGANTINE, N.J. (AP) — President Barack Obama, swooping in for a somber look at Sandy’s storm-whipped destruction, pledged to the hurting people of New Jersey and beyond on Wednesday that …


  • Guard evacuates people, takes in food to NJ city

    HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — National Guard troops delivered food and supplies to residents in this heavily flooded city across from Manhattan on Wednesday as officials sent out a plea for …


  • NJ’s barrier islands are scenes of devastation

    MANTOLOKING, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s delicate barrier islands, long and slender strips of land cherished by generations of sunbathing vacationers and full-time residents alike, are a hazardous wasteland of …


  • National Guard comes to aid of flooded Hoboken, NJ

    HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey National Guard arrived Tuesday evening in Hoboken to help residents of the heavily flooded city on the Hudson River across from New York …


  • Disarray, millions without power in Sandy’s wake

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The most devastating storm in decades to hit the country’s most densely populated region upended man and nature as it rolled back the clock on 21st-century lives, …


  • Crippled NYC subways could hamper storm recovery

    NEW YORK (AP) — The floodwaters that poured into New York’s deepest subway tunnels may pose the biggest obstacle to the city’s recovery from the worst natural disaster in the …


  • Romney, Obama, talk of Sandy week before election

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney edged back into active campaigning on Tuesday while President Barack Obama stayed close to the White House, rival candidates calibrating their responses …


  • Nuclear plants shut down units as storm hits coast

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Parts of two nuclear power plants were shut down late Monday and early Tuesday, while another plant — the nation’s oldest — was put on alert after …


  • Nuclear plant shuts down unit as storm hits coast

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Part of a nuclear power plant was shut down late Monday while another plant — the nation’s oldest — was put on alert after waters from superstorm …


  • 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 …


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