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Obama and Christie Unite

 

SEA BRIGHT, N.J. — The power of the image could not have been lost on a politician as savvy as Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey: With days to go before a cliffhanger election, a Democratic president was giving the handshake-back pat to his Republican opponent's most aggressive campaigner as they prepared to embark on a tour of damage from a catastrophic storm.

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Sandy Devastates North East

 

New York and New Jersey awoke Tuesday to devastating flooding, power outages and scattered fires left in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, which stormed ashore overnight and left at least 16 dead from Connecticut to North Carolina.

The powerful storm’s torrential rains and howling winds transformed the streets of Atlantic City into rushing rivers and inundated parts of Lower Manhattan. Swirling water formed white-capped cascades in the Ground Zero construction zone and swamped New York’s financial district.

A 13-foot surge of seawater flooded streets, tunnels, parking garages and parts of the electrical system that powers lower Manhattan, leaving a large swath of the city’s storied skyline dark overnight. The Holland Tunnel and several bridges were closed, and a fire destroyed at least 50 houses in Queens’ flooded Rockaway peninsula and forced the rescue of about 25 people from an upstairs apartment.

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Sandy Hits Coastline: New York Flooding

 

Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on New York City on Monday, reportedly killing one person, causing a crane to collapse and the facade of a four-story building to crumble.

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North East Braces for a Rare Hurricane

New York

At 5 a.m., the huge storm was producing sustained winds of 85 miles an hour after turning due north, according to the National Hurricane Center. It was expected to veer again to the northwest later Monday morning and take dead aim at the coastline of New Jersey.

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg ordered the evacuation of more than 370,000 people in low-lying communities from Coney Island in Brooklyn to Battery Park City in Manhattan and gave 1.1 million schoolchildren a day off on Monday. The city opened evacuation shelters at 76 public schools.

As the storm bore down on some of the nation’s most densely populated areas, city and state officials went into emergency mode. The New York City subway system and all of the region’s commuter trains and buses were shut down. The major stock exchanges called off all trading for Monday and Broadway theaters canceled their shows on Sunday evening and Monday.

 

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Hurricane Sandy Persistant

 

Last week, Hurricane Sandy blasted through Jamaica, Cuba, and the Bahamas, killing 22 people in Cuba and causing heavy rain and flooding. In the past few days, there has been a lot of concern about a monster storm visiting the US East Coast. Why is there so much concern about Sandy?

Sandy is only a Category One hurricane, so why is there so much concern about the storm? Although Sandy was a Category Two hurricane for a little while, by the end of the week Sandy was a Category One hurricane, which is the lowest hurricane power on the Saffir-Simpson scale. On Saturday, October 27th, Sandy even moved downward to Tropical Storm status briefly.

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Hurricane Sandy Update

 

Hurricane Sandy pulled away from the Bahamas on Saturday after killing at least 41 people in the Caribbean, beginning a slow march toward the U.S. East Coast where it threatens to hit as one of the worst storms in decades.

The late-season storm has been dubbed "Frankenstorm" by some weather watchers because it will combine elements of a tropical cyclone and a winter storm. Forecast models show it will have all the ingredients to morph into a massive and potentially catastrophic "super storm."

Governors in states along the U.S. East Coast declared states of emergency on Friday, and officials urged residents to stock up on food, water and batteries in the event the storm develops as forecast.

The U.S. Navy ordered all ships in the Norfolk, Virginia, area, including a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, out to sea to ride out the approaching storm.

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John Sununu Says Colin Powell's Endorsement is Race Based

Colin Powell

 

In a recent CNN interview with anchorman Peirs Morgan, John Sununu of New Hampshire accused Colin Powell of supporting the incumbent president because of race. 

At the height of an election that has been characterized as among the most racially polarizing in years, top Mitt Romney surrogate John Sununu on Thursday suggested that Colin Powell, the former Secretary of State under George W. Bush, endorsed President Obama in part due to race.

New Hampshire and the co-chair of the Romney campaign, downplayed the significance of the endorsement to CNN's Piers Morgan, and suggested Powell, a Republican who also endorsed Mr. Obama in 2008, had a "slightly different reason" for doing so than other prominent politicians.

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25
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Barack Obama Votes Early in Chicago

 

President Barack Obama today returned to the South Side and cast an early vote near his Kenwood home.

While at the Martin Luther King Community Center in Bronzeville, Obama bantered with the election judge when he presented his ID.

"Now ignore the fact that there's no gray hair on that picture," the Democratic president told the elections official. He added: "I'm just glad I renewed my driver's license."

Obama then made a pitch for early voting that was clearly aimed at voters in states where the outcome will be tighter than in his home state.

“For all of you who have not yet early voted, I just want everybody to see what an incredibly efficient process this was thanks to the outstanding folks who are at this particular polling place," the president said. "Obviously, folks in Illinois can take advantage of this. But all across the country we’re seeing a lot of early voting."

Thu
25
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Children Killed by Nanny In Manhattan

 

A mother of three came home to the prestigious upper West Side in Manhattan to find her two youngest children dead in a bathtub and the nanny bleeding out on the floor with a knife in her hand. 

The nanny, whose name was not released, was arrested as soon as the police arrived, according to law enforcement officials. She was taken to New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, where she was in serious condition and was not expected to live.

The mother arrived at the apartment a block from Central Park at 57 West 75th Street around 5:30 p.m. with a third child, the authorities said, and confronted the horrific scene.

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25
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Arabian American Development to Host Conference Call

 

SUGAR LAND, Texas, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Arabian American Development Co. (NYSE: ARSD) announced today that a conference call will be held on October 30, 2012, to discuss 2012 third quarter financial results.  A webcast accompanied by presentation slides may be viewed at: http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=102256

The conference call and live webcast will take place at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, Tuesday, October 30, 2012. Anyone interested in participating should call 1-877-941-8416 if calling within the United States or 1-480-629-9808 if calling internationally. Playback will be available until November 6, 2012. To listen to the playback, please call 1-877-870-5176 if calling within the United States or 1-858-384-5517 if calling internationally. Use pin number 4572526  for the replay.

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