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  • SATURDAY, NOV. 3, 2012, 6:13 A.M.

    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 …


  • SATURDAY, NOV. 3, 2012, 12:04 A.M.

    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 …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 2, 2012, 2:53 P.M.

    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 …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 2, 2012, 12:55 P.M.

    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 …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 2, 2012, 10:51 A.M.

    Bloomberg: NYC Marathon will go on

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg came under fire Friday for pressing ahead with this weekend’s New York Marathon in a city still reeling from Superstorm Sandy, with some …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 2, 2012, 7:34 A.M.

    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 …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 2, 2012, 12:06 A.M.

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 1, 2012, 12:48 P.M.

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 1, 2012, 11:34 A.M.

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 1, 2012, 7:07 A.M.

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 1, 2012, 4:38 A.M.

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 1, 2012, 1:28 A.M.

    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 …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31, 2012, 2:33 P.M.

    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 …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31, 2012, 1:32 P.M.

    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 …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31, 2012, 7:23 A.M.

    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 …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31, 2012, 6:46 A.M.

    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 …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31, 2012, 2:07 A.M.

    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 …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31, 2012, 12:51 A.M.

    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 …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 30, 2012, 3:15 P.M.

    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, …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 30, 2012, 1:19 P.M.

    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 …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 30, 2012, 12:47 P.M.

    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 …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 30, 2012, 6:57 A.M.

    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 …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 30, 2012, 12:49 A.M.

    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 …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2012, 2:51 P.M.

    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 …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2012, 12:46 P.M.

    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 …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2012, 8:41 A.M.

    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 …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2012, 1:19 A.M.

    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 …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2012, 12:17 A.M.

    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 …


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 28, 2012, 2:41 P.M.

    Eastern US braces for dangerous superstorm

    NEW YORK (AP) — From Washington to Boston, big cities and small towns Sunday buttoned up against the onslaught of a superstorm that could endanger 50 million people in the …


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 28, 2012, 1:47 P.M.

    Sandy and storm surge pose ‘worst case scenario’

    KENSINGTON, Md. (AP) — The projected storm surge from Hurricane Sandy is a “worst case scenario” with devastating waves and tides predicted for the highly populated New York City metro …


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