The destruction caused by Superstorm Sandy mounted Tuesday morning as electrical fires and record power outages added to the misery of devastating flooding in the Northeast. Freezing Cold and People Without Power By early Tuesday, more than 7 million customers shivered without electricity in 10 states and the District of Columbia in Sandy’s […]
West Virginia coal mine rescue crews race against time Attempts to contact 4 missing miners prove fruitless. Workers drill a new ventilation hole at site where 25 men were killed Monday; governor says there’s only ‘a sliver of hope’ of finding survivors. Reporting from Washington and Montcoal, W. Va. Emergency teams stepped up a frantic […]
An "extremely dangerous" Hurricane Jimena bore down Tuesday on the Mexican peninsula of Baja California, with the resort town of Cabo San Lucas lying in its path. The government of Mexico extended a hurricane warning northward along the west coast of the Baja peninsula to Puerto San Andresito and east to the city of Loreto, the U.S. National Weather Service said in an advisory at 5 a.m
Greek officials have arrested a prison warden and suspended eight guards two days after the dramatic helicopter escape of two inmates. The justice minister is also cracking down on mobile phone use by prisoners, saying Sunday’s escape could have happened only with inside help.