In many areas with power outages, the temperature in homes is barely 50 degrees, and trick-or-treating has been canceled because of concerns about downed wires.
Folks in the Northeast remember the Blizzard of '78 and the April Fool's Day Blizzard, which hit in '97. They'll be talking about the limb-snapping, electricity-killing Halloween Nor'easter for a long time, too.
Halloween trick-or-treating is in trouble in some parts of New Jersey, New England, and even Miami in the wake of major storms.
Pumpkin shortage in Northeast? Bad weather and hurricane Irene hurt this year's crop, but predictions of a pumpkin shortage are common.
Grace Potter and musician Michael Franti will be performing live from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday on Green Mountain Coffee's Facebook page.
MLK Memorial plans have been dogged by controversy over links to China. The MLK Memorial was built by a Chinese sculptor from Chinese granite. But backers are pleased with the result.
A Christian Science perspective: The new memorial to Martin Luther King Jr. to this viewer honors the eloquence, strength, and inspiration of a leader and spiritual thinker.
Unemployment benefits: Fewer people applied for unemployment benefits last week, though some of that was due to technical factors. And the economy grew slightly more in the April-June quarter than previously estimated.
The recent Republican plan to offset hurricane relief through budget cuts reflects an outmoded 'scarcity doctrine' that invites limitation in society. Applying a loaves-and-fishes 'abundance model' does the opposite. A small liberal arts college in North Carolina shows why.