Burned by long power outages last fall, utility companies are prepping for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, which is expected merge with a winter storm and create what forecasters are branding "Frankenstorm." As many as 50 million people could be effected by Sandy.
Hurricane Sandy knocked down trees, clogged streets and killed at least three people in the Caribbean. The storm is expected to hit the U.S. East Coast over the weekend and into next week. Flooding, high winds and downed trees are of concern.
Maine earthquake: The 4.0 temblor hit around 7:12 p.m. Tuesday and its epicenter was about 20 miles west of Portland, Maine. The Maine earthquake shook buildings and rattled dishes, but caused no injuries or serious damage.