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October 31, 2012 | By Cindy Carcamo
Children in New Jersey will have to wait for Halloween this year after Gov. Chris Christie signed an executive order postponing trick-or-treating and other holiday celebrations across the state. Executive Order 105 will postpone Halloween activities until Nov. 5 because of the dangerous conditions left in the wake of super storm Sandy. “I've taken this action to minimize additional risks to lives and the public safety as we begin the process of rebuilding and recovering from Hurricane Sandy,” Christie announced in a written statement.
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SCIENCE
November 6, 2012 | By Jon Bardin
As the water began to pour into lower Manhattan on Oct. 29, sliding under door frames and into basements, scientists who work in NYU's Smilow Research Building began to realize that something horrible was happening -- something entirely separate from the loss of human life and shelter that would soon follow. Because of the flooding, thousands of mice drowned in Smilow's basement animal facility, which had lost power and seen its generators fail. Their loss wiped away years of careful breeding and meticulous experimental research on heart disease, schizophrenia and other diseases.
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NATIONAL
October 30, 2012 | By Amy Hubbard
As Sandy whipped the East Coast, states struggled to deal with the widespread damage from the super storm, which is blamed in the deaths of at least 33 people in seven states. New York saw Wall Street closed for a second day.  Schools were shuttered and hundreds of thousands of people were without power after New Yorkers awoke to scenes of flooding and destruction. On Tuesday morning, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo tweeted: "Gov: The construction of this city did not anticipate these type of conditions -- subway, bldg foundations, 911 site nr Hudson.
NATIONAL
November 4, 2012 | By Brian Bennett
VALLEY STREAM, N.Y. - Six days after Sandy blasted the south shore of Long Island, Robert Brown's street smells like low tide. He lives three doors down from a creek that feeds into Jamaica Bay on the eastern edge of John F. Kennedy International Airport. During last Monday's storm, he saw the creek water rise out of the storm drain and inch its way up the block like a killer blob of slime in a horror movie. In an hour, it was at his doorstep. His 30-year-old daughter Melissa's bedroom in the basement was submerged.
BUSINESS
October 30, 2012 | By Hugo Martin
  Airline cancellations continued to mount, with a few carriers beginning to cancel flights scheduled for Thursday. Super storm Sandy is now blamed for the cancellation of 18,100 flights, stretching from Saturday to Wednesday, according to the travel monitoring site, Flightaware.com. The canceled flights were primarily to and from storm-ravaged cities along the East Coast. About 50 or so flights were already canceled for Thursday. The website Flightstats.com has animated the effects of the storm on flights in an online video, shown above.
SPORTS
November 2, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
NASCAR and five-time Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson, along with Johnson's team and one of his main sponsors, are helping send relief to victims of super storm Sandy. Johnson, who's racing for a sixth title this season, felt the impact of Sandy first-hand because the lower floors of his New York apartment were flooded and the building remained closed. "So it's impacted us in a small way, to many others in a much greater capacity," Johnson told reporters Friday at Texas Motor Speedway, site of Sunday's next Sprint Cup race.
BUSINESS
November 1, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
Estimates of the economic losses caused by Hurricane Sandy earlier this week reached $50 billion as experts assessed the costs of severe property damage, shut-down subways and power outages. On Thursday, Eqecat Inc. said it expects storm-related losses to fall between $30 billion and $50 billion. Of that, $10 billion to $20 billion will be insured, according to the firm, which calculates estimates for insurers. Earlier this week , Eqecat had said that damages could reach $20 billion, with up to $10 billion in insured losses.
NATIONAL
November 4, 2012 | By Brian Bennett
VALLEY STREAM, N.Y. - Six days after Sandy blasted the south shore of Long Island, Robert Brown's street smells like low tide. He lives three doors down from a creek that feeds into Jamaica Bay on the eastern edge of John F. Kennedy International Airport. During last Monday's storm, he saw the creek water rise out of the storm drain and inch its way up the block like a killer blob of slime in a horror movie. In an hour, it was at his doorstep. His 30-year-old daughter Melissa's bedroom in the basement was submerged.
BUSINESS
October 30, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
Hurricane Sandy is moving west and losing steam, according to the latest report from AccuWeather.com. But the damage has been done.  As of Tuesday morning, the death toll from Sandy is at 38 people, and more than 8 million homes are without power from North Carolina to Maine to Michigan The New York Times  reports . Crews are working hard to restore electricity, but some additional power loss is expected as weakened trees fall and take power...
ENTERTAINMENT
October 30, 2012 | By Joe Flint
David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon didn't let a little nasty weather stop them. Both late-night hosts decided cyclone or not that the show must go on even if no one was around to laugh at their jokes or even watch their shows. Each taped their shows as scheduled Monday night and had guests. Denzel Washington sat with Letterman to promote his new movie "Flight" while Fallon tapped his "Saturday Night Live" buddy Seth Meyers to join him in an empty theater. ABC's Jimmy Kimmel, who had been scheduled to do his show from Brooklyn on Monday night, was preempted but will be back on Tuesday night with Howard Stern as his guest.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 4, 2012 | By Claire Zulkey
In a strong episode hosted by comedian Louis C.K., “SNL” helped lighten the post-Sandy mood but without being too heavy-handed or comparing the storm to Sept. 11 (as Mayor Michael Bloomberg did, to some criticism, when attempting to keep the New York City marathon from being canceled). C.K. did address the seriousness of the storm damage, however, in a separate letter to his fans sent prior to the show. The cold open gently teased the mayor, played by Fred Armisen, as he addressed the city and pointed out that his ban on giant sugary sodas probably prevented the deaths of many obese New Yorkers who would have otherwise floated down the Hudson River.
NATIONAL
November 4, 2012 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Scott Gold, Los Angeles Times
Sandy, the aurora is rising behind us; the pier lights our carnival life forever. - Bruce Springsteen POINT PLEASANT, N.J. - There were all of 21 homes on the little cul-de-sac. There wasn't much space between them and nobody much cared - after all, Riviera Court was surrounded on three sides by water, and everybody's "yard" was a dock, a boat and a route to the sea, which seemed like such a nice thing just a week ago. Lori Rebimbas was at home when Hurricane Sandy arrived with sinister clouds, then shrieking wind.
SPORTS
November 2, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
NASCAR and five-time Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson, along with Johnson's team and one of his main sponsors, are helping send relief to victims of super storm Sandy. Johnson, who's racing for a sixth title this season, felt the impact of Sandy first-hand because the lower floors of his New York apartment were flooded and the building remained closed. "So it's impacted us in a small way, to many others in a much greater capacity," Johnson told reporters Friday at Texas Motor Speedway, site of Sunday's next Sprint Cup race.
SPORTS
November 2, 2012 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers have donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross to assist victims of super storm Sandy . “Although the devastation caused by this hurricane was thousands of miles from Southern California, we consider the Lakers to be part of a much larger community, and we wanted to do our part to help the recovery of those affected,” said Janie Drexel, director of charitable services. Additionally the team has promised to match up to an additional $50,000 of donations from fans, bringing their total contribution to $100,000.
NATIONAL
November 1, 2012 | By Brian Bennett
ASHAROKEN, N.Y. -- The police department, village clerk and mayor's office here all share a three-room, white shingle house 100 feet from the marsh grasses of Northport Bay. In the wake of Sandy, police officers and the clerk were pulling up wet carpet Thursday morning, and there was still no power. The village's 87 years of records were high and dry, stacked in boxes on a large table. The surging bay had flooded the office Monday and filled the road on the other side with four feet of water.
BUSINESS
November 1, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
Estimates of the economic losses caused by Hurricane Sandy earlier this week reached $50 billion as experts assessed the costs of severe property damage, shut-down subways and power outages. On Thursday, Eqecat Inc. said it expects storm-related losses to fall between $30 billion and $50 billion. Of that, $10 billion to $20 billion will be insured, according to the firm, which calculates estimates for insurers. Earlier this week , Eqecat had said that damages could reach $20 billion, with up to $10 billion in insured losses.
NEWS
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.
BUSINESS
November 1, 2012 | By David Undercoffler
Grab any electrical engineer off the street and they'll tell you salt water conducts electricity. So when super storm Sandy pushed seawater into parking lots at New Jersey's Port of Newark, significant damage to recently imported vehicles was inevitable. Fisker and Toyota learned this first-hand. Fisker fell victim to the most dramatic damage. Sixteen of its Karma vehicles caught fire and burned shortly after this week's storm. These luxury plug-in hybrid vehicles cost at least $95,000 each and count Justin Bieber and Leonardo DiCaprio among its celebrity owners.
NATIONAL
October 31, 2012 | By Cindy Carcamo
Children in New Jersey will have to wait for Halloween this year after Gov. Chris Christie signed an executive order postponing trick-or-treating and other holiday celebrations across the state. Executive Order 105 will postpone Halloween activities until Nov. 5 because of the dangerous conditions left in the wake of super storm Sandy. “I've taken this action to minimize additional risks to lives and the public safety as we begin the process of rebuilding and recovering from Hurricane Sandy,” Christie announced in a written statement.
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