Archive for October, 2012

Northeast struggling to get back to normal

Oct 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

Commuters make their way across the Brooklyn Bridge in New YorkAirports reopened and the NYSE came back to life, while in New Jersey, Guardsmen are rescuing flood victims and fires still rage.


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    NYC warned of flood problems in September

    Oct 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

    Handout of the South Ferry Whitehall St. subway exit in Lower Manhattan is shown in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in this still image taken from videoIn a prescient New York Times article in September, scientists warned that New York City could become paralyzed for a month or more if a storm–or rising sea levels caused by climate change–caused significant flooding. This passage, flagged by Reuters' Felix Salmon, stands out in particular: Consolidated Edison, the utility that supplies electricity to most […]


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      Photos: Sandy devastates New Jersey

      Oct 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

      Photos: Sandy devastates New JerseyAerial views shows the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast taken during a search and rescue mission by 1-150 Assault Helicopter Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard on October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Mark C. Olsen/U.S. Air Force/Handout (UNITED STATES – Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

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        Obama back on campaign trail Thursday in final push

        Oct 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

        Supporters of U.S. president Barack Obama march with others to deliver ballots to a polling place in DenverThe president is launching a frenetic final push with stops in Wisconsin, Colorado and Nevada.


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          Dow, S&P rise after reopening, volume low

          Oct 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

          Sandbags block the entrance of New York Stock Exchange in downtown Manhattan as Hurricane Sandy made its approach in New YorkStock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wednesday as equity markets reopened after a damaging storm in the Northeast forced a two-day market closure.


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            Obama and Romney make young girl cry

            Oct 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

            Obama and Romney make girl cry.After months of buildup leading to the presidential election in November, 4-year-old Abigael Evans has had enough.


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              Climate change concerns mount in wake of ‘superstorm’

              Oct 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

              Fishing huts destroyed by Hurricane Sandy are seen on an island near Fire Island, New YorkSandy will raise pressure on Congress and the next president to address the impacts of climate change as the price tag for extreme weather disasters escalates.


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                Death toll from meningitis outbreak hits 28 nationwide

                Oct 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

                Handout image of Exserohilum rostratum, a type of fungi(Reuters) – Three more patients have died after contracting fungal meningitis from potentially tainted steroid injections supplied by a Massachusetts company, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday, bringing the death toll from the outbreak to 28 nationwide. Two of the new deaths were in Michigan, which now has reported seven fatalities, and one in Tennessee which has confirmed 11 deaths, the CDC said. The two states have been the hardest hit by the outbreak, first discovered in Tennessee late last month. …


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                  How one Twitter user became Hurricane Sandy’s biggest villain

                  Oct 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

                  On Tuesday, the man behind the Twitter handle @ComfortablySmug apologized for spreading false information about conditions in New York City during Superstorm Sandy.GOP consultant Shashank Tripathi is getting deserved grief for tweeting fake bad news during the Frankenstorm


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                    Ghost stories part of the White House’s legacy

                    Oct 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

                    Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States.The White House is the best-known residence in the nation and a few of its famous residents are rumored to be long-term tenants.


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