| Dec 18, 2014
| 5:17 PM
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...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 5:28 AM
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...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 4:00 PM
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...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 4:00 AM
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...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 9:31 AM
The National Weather Service is about to boost its computing power by more than tenfold, which officials hope will translate to better forecasts.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's two supercomputers will more than triple in...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 5:38 PM
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...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 9:56 AM
Thousands of police officers, state troopers, sheriff's deputies and others from law enforcement agencies big and small across the country gathered at the New York City funeral of a slain officer killed with his partner in a brazen daytime ambush a week...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Half of this year's top 10 happened to involve early music. Don't ask why; it's probably just a coincidence. But we need perspective in our hyperactive culture, which maybe, down deep, is not changing as fast as Silicon Valley would like us to believe....
| Jan 6, 2015
| 8:20 AM
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...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 6:31 PM
Even though her street was buried under 3 feet of snow, Jean Ulrich considered herself lucky so far. The octogenarian and lifelong resident of Bowmansville, just outside Buffalo, has seen lots of snow before — but never, she said, like last week....
| Dec 10, 2014
| 11:12 AM
A1A was noticeably drier north of Sunrise Boulevard Wednesday morning, a day after a stretch of the road was swamped with water from high waves at high tide.
A combination of the moon phase, seasonal high tide and strong winds brought waves over a...