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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George McGovern dies

A family spokesman says former U.S. Sen. George McGovern, the Democrat who lost to President Richard Nixon in 1972 in a historic landslide, has died at the age of 90. The spokesman, Steve Hildebrand, told The Associated Press by telephone that McGovern died at 5:15 a.m. Sunday at a hospice in Sioux Falls, surrounded by family and friends. McGovern was […]

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Presidential contest tied nationally, says NBC News poll

Heading into Monday’s final debate and with just over two weeks until Election Day, President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney are now tied nationally, according the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Obama and Romney both get 47 percent among likely voters in the latest edition of the poll, conducted entirely in the aftermath of the second presidential […]

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