The 'Frankenstorm' Hits
Hurricane Sandy is the biggest Atlantic storm in history, spanning an area broader than Texas and has caused at least 50. U.S. deaths. Millions of people in Northeast U.S. are still struggling to return to normalcy in its wake.
The number of New Jersey residents without power from superstorm Sandy fell below 1 million yesterday, Governor Chris Christie said. Yet a fresh storm may be just a few days away, bringing high winds and flooding rain.
Rudi Reichert arrived from Linz, Austria, hours before the New York City Marathon was canceled three days ago. Instead of racing yesterday, he spent the day helping victims of Hurricane Sandy on Staten Island.
New York-area residents head into their first full week of commuting since superstorm Sandy crippled the biggest U.S. mass-transit network, even as a new storm threatens a fresh set of disruptions to daily routines.
Companies like Wal-Mart Stores Inc. that opened their wallets to relief efforts almost before Sandy’s floodwaters had fully receded have won the heartfelt thanks of elected leaders working around the clock to improve their communities’ lives.
New York state and localities including Westchester County borrowed a record $1.4 billion to cover retirement contributions this year, showing how even the wealthiest communities are struggling to make the payments.
Raising taxes for top earners was anathema to Representative Dave Camp. Still, there he was on New Year’s Day 2013 backing a plan to do just that -- averting a U.S. fiscal crisis -- to help John Boehner.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the agency that runs the bridge at the center of the scandal surrounding Governor Chris Christie, should stop funding “zero-return” projects and revamp a management structure that divides it into political fiefdoms, according to a report.
Global warming is depleting fresh water and crops, destroying coral reefs and melting the Arctic, the United Nations said today in a report that concludes the world is ill-prepared to face many new threats.
A report commissioned by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie blamed former aides and allies for a four-day traffic jam that imperils his possible presidential bid, while portraying him as a decisive chief executive seeking the truth.