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Refineries scale back as storm moves in; oil falls

October 30, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

A stranded car sits parked along a street near downtown Norfolk, Va., Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. Rain and wind from Hurricane Sandy are hitting the area. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) The biggest refineries in the Northeast shut down or throttled back on Monday in advance of Hurricane Sandy, and oil prices fell sharply as it appeared [&hellip...

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Storm will keep financial markets closed Tuesday

October 30, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Sand bags protect the front of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. Hurricane Sandy continued on its path Monday, forcing the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents fleeing, and threatening a...

Eastern US braces for dangerous superstorm

October 29, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Gozde Guldosuren stocks up on bread at a Manhattan grocery store, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in New York. Tens of thousands of people were ordered to evacuate coastal areas Sunday as big cities and small towns across the U.S. Northeast braced for the onslaught of...

HI tsunami smaller than feared; ports reopened

October 29, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Visitors and Oahu residents watch the water level in the Ala Wai Harbor waiting for the arrival of a tsunami Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, in Honolulu. A tsunami warning has been issued for Hawaii after a 7.7-magnitude earthquake rocked an island off the west...

Obama: Storm is ‘serious and big,’ and slow-moving

October 29, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama speaks as he attends a briefing with Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Craig Fugate, right, at the National Response Coordination Center at FEMA Headquarters in Washington, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn...

Former suspect in Etan Patz case to be freed

October 29, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE- In this May 28, 2010 file photo provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, inmate Jose A. Ramos is shown. Ramos, a convicted child molester who was found civilly liable in the death of Etan Patz, is due to be released from prison in...

‘Frankenstorm’: Worse than sum of its parts

October 27, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

McKayla Walker and her mother, Holly, fight the wind and enjoy their first time to see hurricane waves on the Atlantic Ocean, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 in Atlantic Beach, N.C. (AP Photo/The Jacksonville Daily News, Chuck Beckley) WASHINGTON (AP) — The storm...

Romney woos Florida early vote; Obama eyes NH

October 27, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign rally at the Pensacola Bay Center in Pensacola Fla., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Spooneybarger) PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Juggling politics and...

Romney on economy: Obama ‘made the problem worse’

October 27, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Vice President Joe Biden urges supporters to re-elect President Barack Obama during a speech at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh that largely focused on criticism of Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan of Janesville Friday,...

NHL cancels games through November

October 27, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this June 11, 2012, file photo, New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur skates towards center ice during a timeout in the second period against the Los Angeles Kings during Game 6 of NHL hockey’s Stanley Cup finals in Los Angeles. The...