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New York – Occupy Sandy: Onetime Protesters Find New Cause

November 10, 2012 at 11:27 PM
New York - The social media savvy that helped Occupy Wall Street protesters create a grass-roots global movement last year is proving to be a strength in the wake of Superstorm Sandy as members and organizers of the group fan out across New York to deliver aid including hot meals, medicine and blankets. They're the ones who took food and water to Glenn Nisall, a 53-year-old resident of Queens'...

New York – Congressmen Ask White House to Send Army Corps to Help LI Get Power

November 10, 2012 at 11:06 PM
New York - Two congressmen from Long Island are asking the White House to send federal employees to Long Island to take the lead role in restoring power to a region where tens of thousands of people remain in the dark 12 days after Superstorm Sandy. U.S. Reps. Peter King and Steve Israel said they were sending a letter Friday requesting that personnel from the Army Corps of Engineers and...

New York, NY – City Resumes Recycling Sun. After Storm Suspension

November 10, 2012 at 10:35 PM
New York, NY - New York City residents, get ready to recycle again. The city Sanitation Department announced Friday that it will resume picking up paper, cardboard, metals, plastic and glass for recycling Sunday. The collections were suspended after Superstorm Sandy so the city could repair some recycling centers and assign sanitation workers to pick up storm debris. On Sunday, the city...

Mount Laurel, NJ – ‘Disaster After The Disaster’: Unwanted Donations

November 10, 2012 at 10:00 PM
Mount Laurel, NJ - Superstorm Sandy has brought out generosity far and wide in the biggest U.S. relief effort for the American Red Cross and other groups since Hurricane Katrina swamped the Gulf Coast in 2005. And while the response is heartwarming, some of that is also helping create a "second disaster after the disaster," in the words of one expert. It's a common quandary after natural...

New York – Can Customers Sue Power Companies For Outages?

November 10, 2012 at 09:33 PM
New York - Scott Kreppein of the law firm Hagney, Quatela, Hargraves & Mari lives and works on Long Island, where about 90 percent of the customers of the Long Island Power Authority lost power in last week's storm. He still doesn't have electricity or heat at his house in Smithtown, New York. Last week he got by on flashlights and a small gas-powered generator. Over the weekend, he and his wife...

New York – Questions And Answers On The Gasoline Crisis

November 10, 2012 at 08:47 PM
New York - Many drivers in New York and New Jersey are still struggling to find gasoline nearly two weeks after Superstorm Sandy battered the region's energy infrastructure. To help alleviate long lines at service stations, a gas rationing plan that lets motorists fill up every other day went into effect in New York on Friday. New Jersey instituted a similar plan last week. Local officials say...

New York – 1,000 NYC Houses Destroyed, Mayor Announces Sandy Home Repair Program

November 10, 2012 at 08:23 PM
New York, NY - The city is helping homeowners take a key first step in repairing damage from Superstorm Sandy -- finding people to do the work. Officials are lining up plumbers, electricians and other contractors who will concentrate on fixing storm damage and will be dispatched to the homes of residents who sign up for the city's new NYC Rapid Repairs program, Mayor Michael Bloomberg...

New York – Drivers Grapple With NYC Gas Rationing After Sandy

November 10, 2012 at 07:59 PM
New York - Some of society's most vulnerable have been pushed to the brink in the powerless, flood-ravaged neighborhoods struggling to recover from Superstorm Sandy. The storm disrupted the fragile support networks that allowed the elderly, the disabled and the chronically ill to get by. It has closed pharmacies, kept home care aids from getting to clients and made getting around in a...

New York – Frustrated Residents Protest Outside NY Utility

November 10, 2012 at 07:28 PM
New York - Even as the lights came for many who lost power in New York and New Jersey during the superstorm and a later nor'easter, hundreds of residents protested Saturday outside a Long Island utility, frustrated by its slow response to the power outages. Power restoration has been slower on New York's suburban Long Island than in other areas hit by Superstorm Sandy, sparking criticism of...

Washington – Official: Emails From Paramour Led To FBI Probe

November 10, 2012 at 07:08 PM
Washington - The scandal that brought down CIA Director David Petraeus started with harassing emails sent by his biographer and paramour, Paula Broadwell, to another woman, and eventually led the FBI to discover the affair, U.S. officials told The Associated Press on Saturday. Petraeus quit Friday after acknowledging an extramarital relationship. The official said the FBI investigation...

New York – Reuters/Ipsos Exit Poll Ranked As No. 1 in Predictive Accuracy

November 10, 2012 at 07:02 PM
New York - A Fordham University examination of polls conducted during the 2012 election cycle has ranked Reuters/Ipsos as No. 1 in predictive accuracy. In addition to nearly 120,000 respondents surveyed onlinefrom January to November 5, 2012, on a range of political and social issues, Reuters/Ipsos conducted an exit poll that garnered some 40,000 responses from early voters and those who cast...

Washington – Gen. David Petraeus: Soldier, Scholar, Statesman

November 10, 2012 at 07:00 PM
Washington - At the close of his time commanding U.S. forces in Iraq, at the height of a legendary military career, Gen. David Petraeus was lauded by his boss, then-Defense Secretary Robert Gates, as "one of our nation's great battle captains." The depth of admiration for Petraeus' decades of accomplishment in uniform make it all the more remarkable that barely a year after retiring to head...

Miami, FL – Wife of Jewish American Jailed in Cuba Pins Hopes on Obama’s Re-Election

November 10, 2012 at 06:47 PM
Miami, FL - The wife of Alan Gross, the U.S. contractor jailed in Cuba for crimes against the state, said she hopes President Barack Obama's re-election will soon help lead to her ailing husband's release from the communist-ruled country. Gross, 63, has been locked up in Cuba since December 2009 for his work on behalf of a semi-covert U.S. program aimed at promoting political change on the...

St. Petersburg – Four Days After Election, Obama Wins Florida

November 10, 2012 at 06:13 PM
St. Petersburg - President Barack Obama was declared the winner of Florida's 29 electoral votes Saturday, ending a four-day count with a razor-thin margin that narrowly avoided an automatic recount that would have brought back memories of 2000. No matter the outcome, Obama had already clinched re-election and now has 332 electoral votes to Romney's 206. The Florida Secretary of State's...

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