Sandy's toll was still being tallied Thursday, as clean-up efforts continued in New York City and surrounding areas. Concerns about safety, fuel shortages, and property damage are on people's minds.
On Wednesday night 44 million in the Northeast still had no power. The scale of destruction brought by Hurricane Sandy has been beyond anything power companies have dealt with before.
ConEd said New York City customers served by underground equipment should see electricity restored to service in four days. Those who get power from overhead lines are expected to wait a week. Why will it take so long?
Hurricane Sandy inflicted most of its damage in heavily populated states including New York and New Jersey. The storm also caused three nuclear power plants to shut down.
Hurricane Sandy brings strong winds and rain, but for the New York area, the biggest concern may be the storm surge, which could come ashore in some places as a 13-foot wall of water.
New York City officials envision the Ferris wheel doing for Staten Island what the London Eye did for the south bank of the Thames – making it a top tourist destination with great views.
Birth control – Plan B, morning-after pills – are distributed at 53 schools in New York's 1-million-student school system. About 7,000 15- to 17-year-old New York City girls get pregnant annually.
The person believed to be the shooter is among the dead, a law enforcement official briefed on the shooting told The Associated Press.
A Ugandan team participated for the first time in the Little League World Series last weekend. While it's a boost, critics say much needs to be done to put youth baseball on a solid footing in Uganda.
A federal court ruling that poker is mainly a game of skill and thus not gambling could steer Congress down the wrong path of approving Internet gaming.