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October 30, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Electrons work for free, except, of course in major storms -- as several prominent websites discovered. When the former Hurricane Sandy -- now technically a cyclone -- hit the New York area, it cut power to hundreds of thousands of people, including some major Internet providers. Many seeking news, gossip and other information found themselves temporarily bereft and relying on other technologies such as television and radio and newspaper websites. PHOTOS: Sandy's huge impact Lost sites beginning Wednesday night included the Huffington Post, Gawker and the blog Mediaite.
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NATIONAL
November 24, 2010 | By Nicholas Riccardi, Los Angeles Times
An early winter storm swirled toward the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains late Tuesday after wreaking havoc in the Northwest and promising to make the busiest travel day of the year that much more complicated. The storm has created misery from Alaska to Washington state, where it is blamed for three deaths. In Utah, the state department of transportation closed Interstate 84 at the Idaho border as snow began to fall during rush hour. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir canceled its Tuesday night concert, and the University of Utah and Utah State University closed their campuses in the early afternoon.
SPORTS
March 1, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski was so upset at the Virginia fans storming the court after the No. 3 Blue Devils were upset by the Cavaliers, 73-68, on Thursday night, that he reportedly cursed at them . According to another report, the Atlantic Coast Conference will address the issue of security in instances when fans appear ready to storm the court. As you can see from the videos above and below, fans storming the court can create a chaotic scene, especially for players and coaches of a visiting team trying to leave the court.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 2014 | By Joseph Serna and Ruben Vives
The bigger, badder of two rainstorms that weather forecasters had predicted arrived on schedule late Thursday, drenching a very parched California while causing a slew of hazards along the way. The system is forecast to hover over California through at least Saturday, dumping several inches in some regions - including Los Angeles - before it leaves. Already, Van Nuys had measured nearly two inches of rain in just six hours Friday, with weather forecasters warning of another wave expected to hit the area in the afternoon.
NATIONAL
October 29, 2012 | By Joseph Tanfani, David Zucchino and Scott Gold
 PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. - Cyclone Sandy roared ashore Monday night with 80 mph winds in southern New Jersey, battering the most populous region of the United States, paralyzing epicenters of power and commerce, and plunging smaller coastal communities into crisis. After days of dire warnings and bustling preparations, the storm crashed ashore a little after 8 p.m. EDT, leaving more than 3 million people without power and at least two people dead. Although its winds reached low hurricane strength, officials called it a post-tropical cyclone.
NATIONAL
October 30, 2012 | By Michael Muskal and Tina Susman
Floods and fires, seawater surges and electrical outages, fierce rains and lashing winds continued to pummel parts of the Northeast as Sandy continued its destructive march on Tuesday. From Chicago to the Atlantic Ocean, through major cities including New York, Philadelphia and Washington, the impact of the storm continued to grow. Transportation systems in New York and New Jersey were crippled. More than 16,000 airlines flights have been canceled. Sandy continued to generate wind gusts up to 80 mph and dump up to a foot of rain and as much as 2 feet of snow in some areas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 2009 | Anna Gorman
Light drizzle and cloudy skies are expected throughout much of Los Angeles today. Temperatures will be in the 60s in most of the region, well below normal for this time of year, said Jamie Meier, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. On Tuesday, a big storm is expected to hit the area with heavy rainfall continuing through Wednesday, Meier said. The rain is needed, Meier said, but it could put some of the areas burned in the recent Station fire at risk of debris flows.
BUSINESS
August 28, 2011 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
Irene shut down Broadway, took a bite out of Hollywood's box office, closed casinos in New Jersey and canceled thousands of East Coast flights. But the economic fallout had been predicted to be far worse. The full cost of the storm, which caused widespread flooding and has so far resulted in at least 22 deaths, was still uncertain as insurance experts began tallying the estimated damage Sunday. Overall, the storm, which was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical depression Sunday, could cost insurers $1.5 billion to $3 billion to cover claims for damaged homes, vehicles and businesses, said Jose Miranda, director of client advocacy at Eqecat Inc., a catastrophic risk management firm in Oakland.
SPORTS
October 27, 2012 | Wire reports
The megastorm expected to create massive problems along the Eastern Seaboard over the coming days is already affecting sports. Weather concerns prompted former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue to postpone a scheduled Tuesday appeals hearing that he was to oversee in the New Orleans Saints' bounty-related case, with no new date immediately announced. And the Boston Celtics will make their first road trip of the NBA season a day earlier than planned, choosing to fly into Miami on Sunday instead of Monday in an effort to beat the storm.
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