Sandy

  • Watch: Fireworks at the Statue of Liberty as US celebrates Independence Day 05-07-2013 11:39 AM

    The Statue of Liberty reopened on July 4, eight months after Superstorm Sandy shuttered the national symbol of freedom, as Americans around the country celebrated with fireworks and parades its Independence Day. ...
  • Statue of Liberty reopens as US celebrates Independence day 05-07-2013 02:22 AM

    New York: The Statue of Liberty reopened on the July 4, eight months after Superstorm Sandy shuttered the national symbol of freedom, as Americans around the country celebrated with fireworks and parades and President Barack Obama urged citizens to live up to the words of the Declaration of Independence. Hundreds...
  • 2012 was the hottest year in US history 09-01-2013 11:15 AM

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  • Connecticut shootout: Students return to Newton school 03-01-2013 03:39 PM

    Dozens of people have worked tirelessly over the holidays to bring the school back to normality. ...
  • US school shooting: Funerals begin for victims 17-12-2012 12:57 PM

    Newtown: The small Connecticut town shattered by an act President Barack Obama called "unconscionable evil," holds on Monday the first two of 20 funerals for schoolchildren massacred in their classrooms last week. Meanwhile, schools across the country will reopen their doors to confused and scared children full of questions about...
  • Connecticut: Gunman had hundreds of ammunition rounds 17-12-2012 12:03 PM

    Newtown: The gunman in the Connecticut shooting rampage was carrying an arsenal of hundreds of rounds of especially deadly ammunition - enough to kill just about every student in the school if given enough time, authorities said Sunday, raising the chilling possibility that the bloodbath could have been even worse....
  • Connecticut victims: Lively kids, devoted adults 17-12-2012 08:27 AM

    Newton, Connecticut: At the very start of their lives, the schoolchildren are remembered for their love of horses, or for the games they couldn't get enough of, or for always saying grace at dinner. The adult victims found their life's work in sheltering little ones, teaching them, caring for them,...
  • Connecticut school shooting: Fourth-grader recounts horror 16-12-2012 09:04 AM

    Authorities in Connecticut say they have now identified all 26 people killed in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. ...
  • Watch: 12.12.12 Concert for Sandy Relief 13-12-2012 09:02 AM

    New York: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band opened an all-star benefit concert for victims of Superstorm Sandy on Wednesday, in what producers promised was "the greatest line-up of legends ever assembled on a stage." The "12-12-12" concert at New York's Madison Square Garden features a who's who of...
  • US: Northeast digs out from snow following Sandy 09-11-2012 01:29 AM

    New York: New York City and much of the US Northeast on Thursday dug out from a snowstorm that hammered a region still struggling to recover from the devastation of superstorm Sandy. The unseasonably early winter storm dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of Connecticut and slapped...
  • US NE coast deals with power outages after new storm 08-11-2012 03:50 PM

    New York: The nor'easter, as promised, brought gusting winds, rain, snow and the threat of flooding. It menaced travelers with icy roads, snarled the Long Island Rail Road and knocked out power to people who had only recently gotten it back after Superstorm Sandy. But for the weary, relief is...
  • New storm bears down Sandy-battered NY, NJ 08-11-2012 07:18 AM

    New York: A nor'easter blustered into New York and New Jersey on Wednesday with rain and wet snow, plunging homes right back into darkness, stopping commuter trains again and inflicting another round of misery on thousands of people still reeling from Superstorm Sandy's blow more than a week ago. Under...
  • US: Fear of looting grips NY as new storm threatens 07-11-2012 11:06 AM

    New York: Richard Chan prowled around his cold, dark Staten Island home with knives and a sword to protect it from thieves, standing his ground as another East Coast storm threatened and police went through neighborhoods with loudspeakers warning people to get out. "I still have some valuables. I just...
  • Voters in New York, New Jersey not deterred by storm's effects 07-11-2012 01:27 AM

    Point Pleasant, New Jersey: Election Day turnout was heavy on Tuesday in several storm-ravaged areas in New York and New Jersey, a welcome change from crisis to catharsis for many who saw exercising their civic duty as a sign of normalcy amid lingering devastation. Lines were long in Point Pleasant,...
  • US elections: New York, New Jersey go out to vote 06-11-2012 10:35 PM

    New York: Residents of New York and New Jersey, the two US states worst hit by the superstorm Sandy, braved near freezing temperatures and adjusted to changes in polling procedures as they came out in large numbers to vote for the country's next president on Tuesday. Amid concerns that the...
  • US Elections: Storm-wrecked New Yorkers may get extra day of voting 05-11-2012 05:37 PM

    New York: For the first time, voters in some counties in New York may get an extra day to vote if disruptions caused by Superstorm Sandy prevent enough people from showing up at the November 6 Presidential polls, a state official has said. County election officials could ask the New...