Superstorm Sandy slams Northeast

Superstorm Sandy surged inland late Monday, hitting the New Jersey shore and New York Harbor with incredible force, killing at least 10 people, plunging more than 7 million others into darkness and crippling transportation with historic flooding across a huge swath of the East Coast. The mammoth storm began breaking up as it hit the New Jersey shore Monday evening […]

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Sandy disrupting life in the nation’s eastern portion

Ahead of Hurricane Sandy’s landfall in the U.S., the storm already is causing widespread disruptions for millions of travelers, with thousands of flights cancelled, mass transit shutdowns in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C., and Amtrak cancellations across the Northeast. More than 7,000 flights were cancelled Sunday and Monday, affected travelers around the world. Further cancellations were likely […]

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Rescue operation Monday for crew of HMS Bounty

A helicopter rescue operation was under way Monday for 17 people who abandoned the HMS Bounty as the ship was sinking off the coast of North Carolina, the U.S. Coast Guard said.  The ship issued a distress signal late Sunday after taking on water, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The owner of the 180-foot, three mast ship — which was […]

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Final debate set for tonight as Presidential race tightens

The Sunshine State has earned a permanent prominence in America’s presidential elections and this year is no different. Both presidential candidates see their path to victory either enhanced or hindered by the outcome there.  A CNN poll released Friday showed a statistical tie in Florida, with Romney at 49 percent and Obama at 48 percent. Florida’s dead heat between Romney […]

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Giants force Game 7

The San Francisco Giants and the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals are headed to a deciding Game 7 in the National League Championship Series after the Giants beat the Cardinals 6-1 Sunday night in San Francisco to even up the series at 3-3. It was the second straight game that the Giants had won to stave off elimination, […]

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