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  • Ex-Penn St. president charged in Sandusky case

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The “conspiracy of silence” that protected Jerry Sandusky extended all the way to the top at Penn State, prosecutors said Thursday as they charged former university …


  • Blaze at site of derailment in Ky. to keep burning

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A chemical fire at the site of a train derailment in Kentucky that forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes is expected to continue burning …


  • Mass. man sentenced to 17 years in terror plot

    BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man was sentenced Thursday to 17 years in prison in a plot to fly remote-controlled model planes packed with explosives into the Pentagon and U.S. …


  • Briton in missiles-to-Iran case to enter new plea

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A British businessman is set to change his plea after being charged with trying to buy missile parts from undercover U.S. agents and illegally sell …


  • Prosecutor: Illinois woman stabbed son 100 times

    WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago woman stabbed her 7-year-old son 100 times then turned the knife on a 5-year-old girl who witnessed the killing, as both children begged …


  • Battered NJ confronts how to rebuild its shore

    LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — In its tear of destruction, the megastorm Sandy left parts of New Jersey’s beloved shore in tatters, sweeping away beaches, homes, boardwalks and amusement …


  • Experts: NYC sea barrier could have stopped surge

    NEW YORK (AP) — The vast destruction wreaked by the storm surge in New York could have been prevented with a sea barrier of the type that protects major cities …


  • Chemical fire burns at Ky. train derailment site

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A chemical fire was still burning early Thursday after an explosion at the site of a train derailment in central Kentucky that forced the evacuation of …


  • All 3 of NYC’s major airports back in operation

    NEW YORK (AP) — All three major New York airports are open again after Superstorm Sandy shut them down. LaGuardia reopened Thursday on a limited schedule. Its bigger international counterparts, …


  • Storm-crippled NYC subway creaks back into service

    NEW YORK (AP) — Subways started running again in much of New York City on Thursday for the first time since Superstorm Sandy, but traffic at bridges backed up for …


  • NYC’s subways rolling again, with limited service

    NEW YORK (AP) — The cleanup of miles of New Jersey shorefront ripped apart by Superstorm Sandy has just begun, but New York City moved closer to resuming its normal …


  • Search on for NYC boys ripped from mother by flood

    NEW YORK (AP) — Rescuers in New York City are searching for two young boys who were swept from their mother’s arms by floodwaters. Police say the boys are a …


  • Battered NJ agonizes over whether to rebuild shore

    LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — In its tear of destruction, the megastorm Sandy left parts of New Jersey’s beloved shore in tatters, sweeping away beaches, homes, boardwalks and amusement …


  • Storm invigorates proponents of NYC sea barrier

    NEW YORK (AP) — The vast destruction wreaked by the storm surge in New York could have been prevented with a sea barrier of the type that protects major cities …


  • NYC subway creaking back as region assesses damage

    NEW YORK (AP) — The cleanup of miles of New Jersey shorefront ripped apart by Superstorm Sandy has just begun, but New York City moved closer to resuming its normal …


  • Storm washes away much of ‘Jersey Shore’ town

    SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — The waterfront rides on Casino Pier are gone, swallowed by the sea. A roller coaster bobs lazily in the waves. Sand, leaves and debris choke …


  • San Francisco goes orange, black for Giants parade

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Halloween treat came hours early for San Francisco Giants baseball fans who turned out by the thousand — many climbing trees and rooftops — to …


  • Storm washes away much of ‘Jersey Shore’ town

    SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — The waterfront rides on Casino Pier are gone, swallowed by the sea. A roller coaster floats lazily in the waves. Sand, leaves and debris choke …


  • Not unstoppable: Sandy tapering off in Appalachia

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It felt like Superstorm Sandy would never go away. But its days are numbered. The storm is winding down days after it swamped the East Coast, buried …


  • New Yorkers search for food, water and electricity

    NEW YORK (AP) — The people gathered around the side of a building on Third Avenue looked like refugees huddled around a campfire. But instead of crackling flames, their warmth …


  • ABC News asks judge to toss ‘pink slime’ lawsuit

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Lawyers for ABC News asked a judge Wednesday to toss out a $1 billion defamation lawsuit filed by a South Dakota-based meat processor over a …


  • Louisiana ex-con executed for 2003 Texas killing

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Donnie Lee Roberts, convicted in his girlfriend’s 2003 slaying in Texas, was executed Wednesday for fatally shooting the woman and taking items from her home to …


  • Storm spins death and ‘a lot of tears’ along path

    Death blew in on the superstorm’s wild winds and sea water torrents, claiming 90-year-olds and children with capriciously toppling trees, taking tall-ship adventurers in mountainous Atlantic waves and average folks …


  • Wind kicks up 100-year-old volcanic ash in Alaska

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A smog-like haze that hung over part of Alaska’s Kodiak Island this week was courtesy of a volcanic eruption — 100 years ago. The National Weather …


  • Smugglers’ SUV gets stuck atop Calif. border fence

    YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Suspected smugglers who tried to use ramps to drive an SUV over a 14-foot-tall border fence had to abandon their plan when the Jeep became stuck …


  • As blackouts linger, Northeasterners try to adjust

    NEW YORK (AP) — Homes grew chilly without heat. Food spoiled in refrigerators. Televisions remained silent. And people everywhere scurried for a spot to charge their cellphones. Two full days …


  • Big Apple improvises to reopen for business

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two days after Superstorm Sandy brought business in New York City to a standstill, stores that lost power are again serving customers, albeit by flashlight. Companies …


  • Another Superstorm casualty: Trick-or-treating

    NEW YORK (AP) — Seventh-grader Samantha Bertolino was especially proud of her Halloween costume this year. She was going to be a vampire, and she really had it together this …


  • Amtrak plans to restore some NYC service on Friday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Amtrak says it plans to restore some service on Friday to and from New York City, which has been without intercity train service since it was walloped …


  • Justices: Do drug-sniffing dogs pass smell test?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Can you trust what a dog’s nose knows? Police do, but the Supreme Court considered Wednesday curbing the use of drug-sniffing dogs in investigations following complaints of …