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  • AP PHOTOS: Long gas lines after destructive Sandy

    NEW YORK (AP) — Filling stations with “No Gas” signs taped to the pumps are confronting drivers across New York City and coastal New Jersey amid fuel shortages following Superstorm …


  • 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 …


  • 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 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • NYC utility prepped for big storm, got bigger one

    NEW YORK (AP) — Blame a very high tide driven by a full moon, the worst storm surge in nearly 200 years, and the placement of underground electrical equipment in …


  • 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 …


  • ConEd prepped for big storm, got even bigger one

    NEW YORK (AP) — Blame a very high tide driven by a full moon, the worst storm surge in nearly 200 years, and the placement of underground electrical equipment in …


  • Scientists look at climate change, the superstorm

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Climate scientist Michael Oppenheimer stood along the Hudson River and watched his research come to life as Hurricane Sandy blew through New York. Just eight months earlier, …


  • 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, …


  • Crippled NYC subways could hamper storm recovery

    NEW YORK (AP) — The floodwaters that poured into New York’s deepest subway tunnels may pose the biggest obstacle to the city’s recovery from the worst natural disaster in the …


  • 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’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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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, …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


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