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  • 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, …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • Power out at NYC hospital; 200 patients evacuated

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City hospital is moving out more than 200 patients after its backup generator failed when the power was knocked out by a superstorm. …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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, …


  • 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 …


  • Survival tips for Superstorm Sandy power outages

    Here are some tips on how to handle threats to or loss of electrical power: If you still have power but it could go out at any time:


  • AP NewsAlert

    NEW YORK (AP) — Consolidated Edison utility cuts power to part of lower Manhattan to avoid storm damage.


  • Boy faces murder charge in neo-Nazi dad’s death

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Just 10 when he was arrested for killing his neo-Nazi father, the small, blonde child told police he pulled the gun from a low-lying closet shelf …


  • 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, …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • Amtrak cancels Tuesday service in Northeast

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Amtrak says it has canceled all Tuesday service in the Northeast due to high winds and heavy rain from Hurricane Sandy. The railroad said passenger service between …


  • AP PHOTOS: Scenes from the Romney campaign

    After waking up in Tampa, Fla., Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney walked down a hotel hallway carrying his own bags as he prepared to leave one swing state behind and …


  • AP PHOTOS: Images of the East Coast superstorm

    Superstorm Sandy lashed the Eastern United States as it made landfall along the New Jersey coast Monday, packing torrential rains and wind gusts and knocking out electricity to more than …


  • City sweeps up after rowdy Series celebration

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police made dozens of arrest during a rowdy World Series celebration in the hours after the San Francisco Giants clinched the World Series. The San Francisco …


  • Obama on storm: If they say evacuate, do it now

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama delivered a sober warning to millions in the path of Hurricane Sandy on Monday, declaring that even though food, water and generators have been …


  • Court skeptical about tossing surveillance suit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seemed skeptical Monday of a government request to invalidate a lawsuit challenging the expansion of a surveillance law used to monitor conversations of foreign …


  • 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 …


  • Extra inspectors to nuclear plants as storm nears

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Additional inspectors are being sent to nuclear power plants in five states as Hurricane Sandy approaches the East Coast. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says its headquarters and …


  • Rowdy fans take to streets after Giants’ victory

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands of baseball fans took to the streets of San Francisco to celebrate the Giants’ World Series victory, with revelers gathering on corners, in parks and …


  • Supreme Court in session with rest of town shut

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Maybe their robes are water repellent. No matter that the rest of Washington was shut tight to await Hurricane Sandy, it was business as usual Monday at …


  • FBI: Crime reported to police fell last year

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of violent crimes reported to police decreased 3.8 percent last year to 1.2 million, the fifth straight year of declines, the FBI announced Monday. Meanwhile, …


  • 14 rescued, 2 missing from tall ship off NC

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The Coast Guard rescued 14 members of a crew forced to abandon the tall ship HMS Bounty caught in Hurricane Sandy off the North Carolina Outer …


  • US seeks Algeria’s support in possible Mali move

    ALGEIRS, Algeria (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton sought Algeria’s assistance on Monday for any future military intervention in Mali, pressing the North African nation to provide …


  • Fans fill SF streets to celebrate Giants’ win

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands of baseball fans took to the streets of San Francisco to celebrate the Giants World Series victory, with revelers gathering on corners, in parks and …