February 25, 2013 |
ROME - After more than a year of stable but unelected government, Italy appeared headed for a period of uncertainty Monday as results from a closely watched election showed a major backlash against the political establishment and signs of gridlock in Parliament. An inconclusive outcome threatens to unnerve investors and spark a flare-up of Europe's debt crisis. Investors are worried that prolonged instability in Italy could compromise efforts to improve competitiveness and to turn around a lingering recession in the Eurozone's third-largest economy.
January 15, 2013 |
A month after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the gun control debate rages across the country, and especially on the cable airwaves. Since returning to the air last week, both Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have pursued the subject relentlessly. No one, though, quite comes close to CNN host Piers Morgan, who's spoken of almost nothing but guns over the last few weeks. On Tuesday night, Morgan paid a visit to "The Colbert Report" to discuss the issue, but that didn't stop Colbert from having a little fun at his guest's expense first.
January 9, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- A commuter ferry involved in a crash Wednesday in Lower Manhattan that left 57 people injured, two of them critically, underwent significant renovations last summer that replaced its high-speed four-engine system with a propeller system that left it lighter and more fuel efficient. The changes to the Seastreak Wall Street, a 140.7-foot-long catamaran with three decks, were detailed in the online shipping magazine Marinelog in an August 2012 report , which explained how the engines had been swapped out for propellers by a Louisiana-based company.
January 9, 2013 |
NEW YORK - A commuter ferry carrying hundreds of people from New Jersey to New York City hit a slip at a Lower Manhattan pier Wednesday, then kept going and smashed into a second slip, injuring at least 57 people, two of them critically. One person was hurtled through a glass door and another fell down a flight of stairs as the Seastreak Wall Street, a triple-decker ferry carrying 326 passengers and five crew members, jerked to a halt, officials said. The accident tore a gash in the right front of the boat, which had left New Jersey at 8 a.m. for the roughly 45-minute trip to the Wall Street area.
January 9, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- At least 57 people were injured, two critically, when a commuter ferry smashed into a dock in lower Manhattan's financial district on Wednesday, officials said. Investigators from the Coast Guard and the National Transportation Safety Board were expected to arrive at Pier 11 to begin investigating the ferry accident involving the Seastreak Wall Street, part of the fleet operated by Seastreak. The New Jersey-based company operates daily ferry service between Manhattan and New Jersey.
January 8, 2013 |
It is a rare person indeed who can make Piers Morgan seem understated, but on Monday night conspiracy theorist and gun rights advocate Alex Jones did just that. In what's become the clip heard 'round the world, Jones, who started the White House petition (now with over 100,000 signatures) to have Morgan sent back to England, joined him for what could politely be called a “spirited conversation,” but which played more like the unhinged ramblings of an extremist. Since the massacre last month in Newtown, Conn., Morgan has been outspoken about his support for tighter gun control measures, repeatedly getting into shouting matches with various 2nd Amendment enthusiasts, but last night Morgan mostly just sat quietly as Jones let loose.
December 16, 2012 |
In response to the horrific massacre in Newtown, Conn., CNN's Piers Morgan devoted his Friday broadcast to coverage of the tragedy and to a discussion - make that a shouting match - about gun control. Joining him were Steve Dulan of the Michigan Coalition of Responsible Gun Owners, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), Dan Gross of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and gun-rights advocate John Lott. The conversation got heated when Morgan asked “why on Earth” anyone would advocate for more guns, given the unspeakable carnage at Sandy Hook.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 2012 |
Jordan and Stephanie Martinez planned to celebrate their one-month wedding anniversary with a night out at their favorite Thai restaurant. But what's a date without fishing? So first, they drove in from Alhambra for a little pole time at Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier in Long Beach. Carrying folding camp chairs and tackle boxes, the Martinezes joined a handful of lone fishermen and families staking out spots along the pier's metal railing and dropping their lines. From Vietnamese, Filipino, Mexican and African American backgrounds, they shared bait, admired each other's catches flopping around in plastic buckets of ice, and traded fish stories.
November 7, 2012 |
A pair of otherworldly photos from Superstorm Sandy will be forever etched in my memory of the historic hurricane. The first photo showed up in much of the mainstream media coverage and became a symbol of the storm: A seemingly intact roller coaster poking out of the Atlantic Ocean off the Jersey Shore like the skeleton of a sea serpent. The second image ricocheted around the Internet via social media sites and became a symbol of vulnerability and resilience following the storm: An undamaged carousel inside an eerily lit enclosure completely surrounded by water that looked like a glowing jewelry box floating off the New York City coast.
October 29, 2012 |
PHILADELPHIA - For a man who lives on a pier that juts into the rapidly rising Delaware River, Cain Carducci was remarkably calm Monday afternoon. Carducci, 23, planned to spend the night inside his condominium on Pier 3, a former municipal produce pier on the Delaware. He was not overly worried that Hurricane Sandy, forecast as possibly the most destructive and treacherous storm in modern Philadelphia history, would propel the river's roiling gray waters into his living room. "This building is all steel and concrete," Carducci, a respiratory therapist, said as the river pitched and roared below his second-floor condo.