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  • Company continues search; 1 hospitalized man fair

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As crews searched Sunday for a worker still missing after an oil platform explosion and fire, doctors said one of four men burned in the blaze …


  • Correction: Gulf Rig Fire story

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In a story Nov. 17 about an oil platform fire in the Gulf of Mexico, The Associated Press erroneously described the Bureau of Safety and Environmental …


  • Company vows continued search near burned Gulf rig

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Doctors say one of four men burned in an oil platform explosion and fire has improved to fair condition. But two remain in critical condition and …


  • Coast Guard: Body found near burned Gulf oil rig

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Divers hired by the owner of an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico that caught fire recovered a body in the waters near the site …


  • Coast Guard ends search for 2 after oil rig fire

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Coast Guard on Saturday evening called off its search for two workers missing after a fire broke out on an oil platform in the Gulf …


  • Coast Guard searches for 2 after oil platform fire

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two oil workers remained lost at sea Saturday, a day after a torch being used to cut an oil pipe ignited a blaze that severely burned …


  • Coast Guard searches for 2 after Gulf rig fire

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The eruption of a fire on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico — which left two workers missing and four others badly burned — …


  • 2 missing, 4 badly burned in Gulf platform fire

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Coast Guard was searching late Friday for two workers missing after a fire erupted on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico, sending an …


  • Obama vows not to forget storm victims rebuilding

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama vowed Thursday to stick with New Yorkers still struggling 17 days after Superstorm Sandy “until the rebuilding is complete” after getting an up-close …


  • Obama views Sandy recovery in tour of NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama vowed Thursday to stick with New Yorkers still struggling 17 days after Superstorm Sandy “until the rebuilding is complete” after getting an up-close …


  • Obama views Sandy recovery in aerial tour of NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama got his first look Thursday at the devastation that Superstorm Sandy waged on New York City, with a helicopter tour above flood-ravaged and …


  • Amid political storm, Obama to view Sandy recovery

    NEW YORK (AP) — In the midst of a political tempest that has engulfed his former CIA director and his top military commander in Afghanistan, President Barack Obama traveled Thursday …


  • Indy neighborhood devastated by explosion, 1 dead

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A roaring explosion that leveled two homes and set two others ablaze in a huge fire forced about 200 people from a devastated Indianapolis neighborhood where at …


  • Gas rationing begins in NY; power outages persist

    NEW YORK (AP) — A new gasoline rationing plan that lets motorists fill up every other day went into effect in New York Friday morning as a nor’easter that knocked …


  • Cuomo: NY superstorm damage could total $33B

    NEW YORK (AP) — Damage in New York state from Superstorm Sandy could total $33 billion when all is said and done, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday as the state …


  • Where will housing be found for Sandy’s victims?

    NEW YORK (AP) — Government leaders are turning their attention to the next crisis unfolding in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy: finding housing for potentially tens of thousands of people …


  • 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 …


  • Power returning after Sandy but gas problems rise

    NEW YORK (AP) — More New Yorkers got power Saturday for the first time since Superstorm Sandy struck the region, but frustrations mounted over gasoline shortages as refueling sites turned …


  • ‘What can I do?’: New Yorkers seek ways to help

    NEW YORK (AP) — Normally on a Saturday morning, Erica Siegel, a 33-year-old real estate agent, would be working or taking a run. But this weekend found her packing rolls …


  • 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 …


  • Obama gets storm update, sends officials to states

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Saturday that “there’s nothing more important than us getting this right” as he visited the headquarters of the Federal Emergency Management Agency for …


  • 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 …


  • Coast Guard probing cause of tall ship’s sinking

    ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — The Coast Guard has ordered a formal investigation into the sinking of a famous tall ship off the coast of North Carolina during Hurricane Sandy. …


  • Timeline of events surrounding Libya rescue effort

    U.S. intelligence officials offered a timeline Thursday of the CIA’s response to the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, from its annex less than a mile from the …


  • 2 NYC boys found dead, swept away by storm waters

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two young brothers swept from the arms of their mother by the violent sea at the height of Superstorm Sandy were found dead in a marsh …


  • US officials: No delays in rescue effort in Libya

    WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA security officers went to the aid of State Department staff less than 25 minutes after they got the first call for help during the attack on …


  • 3-day search ends for ship captain off NC coast

    ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard halted its search Thursday for the captain of a tall ship that sank off the North Carolina coast during Hurricane Sandy …


  • Search on for NYC boys ripped from mother by flood

    NEW YORK (AP) — Rescuers in New York City are searching for two young boys who were swept from their mother’s arms by floodwaters. Police say the boys are a …


  • New Yorkers search for food, water and electricity

    NEW YORK (AP) — The people gathered around the side of a building on Third Avenue looked like refugees huddled around a campfire. But instead of crackling flames, their warmth …


  • Storm spins death and ‘a lot of tears’ along path

    Death blew in on the superstorm’s wild winds and sea water torrents, claiming 90-year-olds and children with capriciously toppling trees, taking tall-ship adventurers in mountainous Atlantic waves and average folks …