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  • Despite storm damage, election officials hopeful

    NEW YORK (AP) — Power generators are being marshaled, polling locations moved and voting machines hurriedly put into place as officials prepare to hold an national election in storm-ravaged sections …


  • Lights in lower Manhattan, misery in outer regions

    NEW YORK (AP) — The lights were back on Saturday in lower Manhattan, prompting screams of sweet relief from residents who had been plunged into darkness for nearly five days …


  • UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2012, 11:14 a.m.

    Power returning after Sandy but weariness grows

    NEW YORK (AP) — More New Yorkers awoke Saturday to power being restored for the first time since Superstorm Sandy pummeled the region, but patience was wearing thin among those …


  • Power sputters back after storm; weariness mounts

    NEW YORK (AP) — More New Yorkers awoke Saturday morning to power being restored for the first time since Superstorm Sandy pummeled the region, and those whose lights were back …


  • With can-do stance on marathon, mayor misreads NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg tried to sell the New York City Marathon as a symbolic victory for the city after a devastating storm, invoking two of the …


  • Battered by storm, Staten Islanders feel forgotten

    NEW YORK (AP) — Gazing at her bungalow, swept from its foundation and tossed across the street, Janice Clarkin wondered if help would ever come to this battered island off …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • Texas county returning alleged shakedown cash

    DALLAS (AP) — Authorities in a Texas county where a drug enforcement program was allegedly used to shake down black and Latino highway travelers are returning more than $100,000 taken …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • Guard evacuating people, taking in food to NJ city

    HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey National Guard trucks are delivering ready-to-eat meals and evacuating the city of Hoboken. About half the city remains flooded two days after superstorm Sandy …


  • Champion SF Giants to be celebrated on Halloween

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Orange-and-black clad hordes will flood the streets of San Francisco for a Halloween Day ticker-tape parade celebrating the 2012 World Series champion Giants. With the victory …


  • 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 …


  • Q&A: Could Sandy postpone the election?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One week before a close election, superstorm Sandy has confounded the presidential race, halted early voting in many areas and led some to ponder whether the election …


  • Water, fire, destruction: NYC after the superstorm

    NEW YORK (AP) — The massive storm that pummeled the East killed 10 people in New York City and left the nation’s largest city eerily quiet Tuesday, with no running …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • NYC braces for wall of water from superstorm

    NEW YORK (AP) — After days of seeming to take a looming superstorm in stride, New Yorkers gathered supplies or tried to get out of the way as forecasters warned …


  • NYC braces for megastorm; evacuations ordered

    NEW YORK (AP) — After days of seeming to take a looming superstorm in stride, New Yorkers scrambled to gather supplies and get out of the way as forecasters warned …


  • Megastorm could wreak havoc across 800 miles of US

    SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. (AP) — Tens of millions of people in the eastern third of the U.S. in the path of the unprecedented freak storm had hours Sunday to prepare …


  • Still on the rebound, Detroit hosts World Series

    DETROIT (AP) — An ace pitcher and some of the game’s best sluggers are the winning combination that has put the Detroit Tigers in the World Series for the second …


  • East Coast readies for ‘Frankenstorm’ monster

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The pre-Halloween hybrid weather monster that federal forecasters call “Frankenstorm” is looking more ominous by the hour for the East Coast, and utilities and local governments are …


  • Eastern utilities brace for expected super storm

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Utilities and governments along the East Coast are working to head off long-term power failures as forecasters predict a major storm to hit a region already …


  • NY cop killed in traffic stop called ‘exemplary’

    BELLEROSE TERRACE, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban New York City police officer killed after being shot in what started out as a traffic stop was an “exemplary officer,” a county …