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Hurricane Sandy (2012)

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  • Boehner's restive Republican caucus hinders bid to build legacy

    WASHINGTON John Boehner's official online biography as speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives boasts that he eliminated legislative pork spending and required bills to be posted three days before a vote. It's not exactly the legacy of a Henry...
  • Staten Island DA hopes Democrats won't make chokehold case an issue in his congressional bid

    Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan, who handled the Eric Garner chokehold case, said Sunday he hopes Democrats won't make the case an issue as he runs for a vacated congressional seat. "I would hope that they would respect the fact that there...
  • Supercomputers to boost weather forecasts

    Supercomputers to boost weather forecasts
    Hurricane predictions are about to become more accurate – and possibly more long-range. That's thanks to two government supercomputers, which will be upgraded this month to perform a staggering 1.5 quadrillion operations per second, an enormous...
  • 'It was terrifying,' Bushkill Twp. woman says of Tuesday electric power surge

    'It was terrifying,' Bushkill Twp. woman says of Tuesday electric power surge
    The smoking televisions, popping light bulbs and sparking wall plugs in Bushkill Township homes Tuesday night followed the failure of a Met-Ed transformer, a utility company spokesman said Wednesday. "We had a transformer failure and it affected about...
  • Celebrities convene for holiday event at the Alex Theatre

    Celebrities convene for holiday event at the Alex Theatre
    It’s not often that an artist is as involved with civic concerns as Norman Mamey. The conductor, producer and musical director has a C.V. a mile long, which includes a Grammy (for an album with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra), movie, stage and TV...
  • Here's how to determine if that charity is worth your dollars

    Here's how to determine if that charity is worth your dollars
    When my sister and I were children and flew to summer camp together, our mother always asked us to call her once we arrived to let her know we landed safely. When we got older, my sister and I put our own twist on this practice: If my sister was giving me...
  • Flood, drought risks must be managed, with or without climate change

    In one case a major metropolis was flooded within hours, leaving thousands homeless, millions without power, transportation and businesses shut down, and a mass human crisis. In the other case, three years of sunshine and blue skies have left water...
  • Storm Sandy Insurers Battle Flood Claim Lawsuits

    Storm Sandy Insurers Battle Flood Claim Lawsuits
    The havoc storm Sandy wrought up and down the East Coast has for most people receded into the past. But not for everyone. A barrage of federal lawsuits accuse a number of insurance companies — including The Hartford Financial Services Group...
  • Amid climate change, what's more important: Protecting money or people?

    At the latest round of international climate talks this month in Lima, Peru, melting glaciers in the Andes and recent droughts provided a fitting backdrop for the negotiators' recognition that it is too late to prevent climate change, no matter how fast...
  • New York's unusual wreath show lets it all hang out

    New York's unusual wreath show lets it all hang out
    Countless questions spring to mind as you wander the gallery in the Central Park Arsenal, taking in the annual holiday wreath show. Let's start with the obvious. Why, oh why, is there a wreath made of dead bugs? And whose idea was it to create a...
  • NYPD officer mourned at funeral as tensions linger

    NYPD officer mourned at funeral as tensions linger
    Thousands of police officers from across the nation packed a church and spilled onto streets Saturday to honor Officer Rafael Ramos as a devoted family man, aspiring chaplain and hero, though an air of unrest surrounding his ambush shooting was not...