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  • Tired of dark, Sandy victims head to loved ones

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jill Meltz lives in an Upper West Side high-rise — just a one-bedroom, but far from the havoc wreaked by Superstorm Sandy in lower Manhattan. And …


  • 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 …


  • From the Sky: Sandy’s wrath along NJ shore

    OVER THE COAST OF SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — It’s noisy aboard the King Air turboprop There’s a din from the small plane’s engines, and wind is whipping through a …


  • Gas stations scramble in Sandy’s aftermath

    NEW YORK (AP) — There’s plenty of gasoline in the Northeast — just not at gas stations. In parts of New York and New Jersey, drivers lined up Thursday for …


  • Floods render NYC hospitals powerless

    NEW YORK (AP) — There are few places in the U.S. where hospitals have put as much thought and money into disaster planning as New York. And yet two of …


  • Exasperation builds on Day 3 in storm-stricken NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — Frustration — and in some cases fear — mounted in New York City on Thursday, three days after Superstorm Sandy. Traffic backed up for miles at …


  • Shore residents return home to damage, destruction

    POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — Bill Goldberg’s first reaction upon entering his flood-damaged home in this popular Jersey Shore resort community was unprintable. His second was that life as …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 York struggles back 2 days after killer storm

    NEW YORK (AP) — Flights resumed, but slowly. The New York Stock Exchange got back to business, but on generator power. And with the subways still down, great numbers of …


  • Airports and stock exchange reopen; NJ devastated

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two major airports reopened and the New York Stock Exchange got back to business Wednesday, while across the river in New Jersey, National Guardsmen rushed to …


  • A slowed, darkened NYC begins to stir to life

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two days after superstorm Sandy brought New York to a standstill, residents itching to get back to work and their old lives noticed small signs that …


  • Region hit by Sandy struggles to resume daily life

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two major airports reopened and the floor of the New York Stock Exchange came back to life Wednesday, but across the river in New Jersey, the …


  • In darkened NYC, safety on the list of concerns

    NEW YORK (AP) — Faced with the prospect of days without power and swaths of the city plunged into darkness at night, police brought in banks of lights and boosted …


  • 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, …


  • 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 …


  • A day after Sandy, New Yorkers find a changed city

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stripped of its bustle and mostly cut off from the world, New York was left wondering Tuesday when its particular way of life — carried by …


  • Sandy prompts harrowing NYC hospital evacuation

    NEW YORK (AP) — Evoking harrowing memories of Hurricane Katrina, 300 patients were evacuated floor by floor from a premier hospital that lost generator power at the height of superstorm …


  • Sandy’s death toll climbs; millions without power

    NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of people from Maine to the Carolinas waited wearily for the power to come back on Tuesday, and New Yorkers found themselves all but cut …


  • 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 …


  • Sandy leaves death, damp and darkness in wake

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in New York and Long Island. The declaration makes federal funding available to people in the area. It …


  • Coastal areas bear brunt of Sandy’s damaging wrath

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A string of New Jersey’s barrier islands got cut off from the mainland by storm surges. Crashing waves shattered part of a landmark fishing pier …


  • 1 dead, captain missing after Sandy claims ship

    ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — When the Bounty set sail last week, the captain running the ship made famous in Hollywood adventure films believed he could navigate around Hurricane Sandy …


  • 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, …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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, …


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