US celebrates Independence Day

2013-07-05 09:00

Extravagant displays of Independence Day fireworks have lit up the skies around the United States, including 19 single bursts in Arizona to remember the firefighters killed in a wildfire.

Obama to tackle oil dependence in cars

2013-02-13 08:29

US President Barack Obama has told divided lawmakers he will act on climate change, vowing to set ambitious long-term goals such as ending the car's dependence on oil.

US House passes $50.5bn in Sandy aid

2013-01-16 12:25

The House of Representatives has approved $50.5bn in long-delayed federal disaster aid to victims of Superstorm Sandy, but not before Republicans flexed their budget-cutting muscle.

US House passes Sandy insurance bill

2013-01-04 20:05

The US House of Representatives has approved $9.7bn in initial federal funds for victims of Superstorm Sandy, with New York and New Jersey lawmakers still seething over delays.

Sandy hero dies in surfing accident

2012-12-25 10:19

A lifeguard widely praised as a hero after Superstorm Sandy for rescuing neighbours endangered by rolling floodwaters, visitor has died in a surfing accident.

Rock stars shine at Sandy benefit gig

2012-12-13 12:50

Music royalty, including the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Pink Floyd's Roger Waters and Paul McCartney, have joined in a stellar line-up to raise money for victims of superstorm Sandy.

9/11 memorial reopens after Sandy flooding

2012-11-20 10:00

The 11 September memorial in New York, hit by flooding during superstorm Sandy, has reopened, its president says.

Madonna bares bum for charity

2012-11-15 22:17

Madonna has raised $60 000 to benefit the victims of hurricane Sandy by showing her bottom to a crowd in New York.

Fate of pets adds to stress after Sandy

2012-11-14 11:01

Entwined with the human costs of superstorm Sandy is another significant toll — that of the cherished pets that died or were left behind as families fled for their lives.

Justin, Jessica help clean up after Sandy

2012-11-12 21:17

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel have been spotted passing out emergency supplies and cleaning streets in New York after Superstorm Sandy left the city ravaged.

Residents protest in New York

2012-11-11 08:54

Hundreds of US residents have protested in New York out of frustration with the slow response to power outages in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

US Northeast gas rationing expands

2012-11-09 11:00

The US Northeast is digging out from a snowstorm that has hammered a region struggling to recover from the devastation of superstorm Sandy, as gasoline rationing expands.

Lady Gaga donates $1m to Sandy victims

2012-11-08 09:34

Lady Gaga has announced that she is donating $1m to the Red Cross to aid those affected by Superstorm Sandy.

Broadway hit hard by Superstorm Sandy

2012-11-07 11:13

New York's Broadway circuit has taken a big hit from Superstorm Sandy, with the industry reporting a loss of more than $6m.

1.4million homes in US still powerless

2012-11-05 22:31

Nearly 1.4 million homes, businesses and offices are still without electricity, nearly a week after the US's northeastern coast was blasted by Superstorm Sandy.

Sandy blamed for at least 113 US deaths

2012-11-05 14:01

Nov 4 - Deaths in the United States and Canada blamed on Sandy, the ferocious storm that tore across the U.S. East Coast last week, were at least 113 on Sunday.


Donations help Sandy victims

2012-11-05 10:35

US citizens not affected by Superstorm Sandy have rallied around those who have been in extraordinary acts of selflessness. Watch.

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Voting a 'challenge' in storm-struck NYC

2012-11-05 09:04

As many as 143 000 New York City voters will have to find new places to vote other than their regular polling locations due to disruptions caused by superstorm Sandy, says Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

New York faces Sandy housing crisis

2012-11-04 22:12

New York is confronting a growing housing crisis with tens of thousands left homeless by Superstorm Sandy as temperatures plunge and giant queues build up for fuel.

Sandy: New York neighbourhood 'forgotten'

2012-11-03 14:01

Many residents are angry over what they see as a lack of government attention to Staten Island, the least densely populated of New York City's five boroughs, after superstorm Sandy.

Katie Holmes seeks refuge from Sandy

2012-11-02 21:14

Katie Holmes and her six-year-old daughter, Suri, have been forced to seek refuge in a hotel following Superstorm Sandy after they lost power in their apartment block.

'Carbon-loading is a climate steroid'

2012-11-02 12:25

Human-induced climate change will make extreme weather events like Superstorm Sandy the norm and not the exception in the future.

Obama, Romney return to attack

2012-11-02 11:02

President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney have gone back on the attack, breaking a storm-induced campaign truce to hit the road and pound home their closing messages.

Sandy: Search ends for HMS Bounty captain

2012-11-02 08:23

The Coast Guard is halting its search for the captain of a tall ship that sank off the North Carolina coast during Hurricane Sandy.

US storm toll soars as NY subway re-opens

2012-11-02 07:59

The death toll from superstorm Sandy is almost at 100 even as New York struggles back to life amid all the suffering, with the first subway trains rolling in four days.


Superstorm Sandy debris threaten tourism

2013-02-18 14:01

Coastal areas of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut are racing to remove tons of debris from waters hit by the Sandy superstorm before the swimming and boating seasons begin.

Congress approves $50bn Sandy aid

2013-01-29 11:57

Congress has finally approved more than $50bn in emergency disaster aid for Hurricane Sandy, 13 weeks after the superstorm ravaged the coastal US northeast and left thousands homeless.

Obama signs Sandy flood claims bill

2013-01-06 22:24

President Barack Obama has signed into law a $9.7bn bill to pay flood insurance claims from Superstorm Sandy.

Sandy tops 2012 insurance claims

2013-01-03 18:45

A leading US insurance company has said natural disasters cost the industry $65bn last year and that Superstorm Sandy accounted for nearly two-fifths of the total.

Insurer flooded with claims after Sandy

2012-12-17 17:34

Swiss insurer Zurich Insurance Group says it has been hit it with claims worth about $700m after Superstorm Sandy.

Sandy's total cost at $42bn

2012-11-27 09:02

Superstorm Sandy has run up a $42bn bill on New York and the state and New York City are making big requests for disaster aid from the federal government, says the state's governor.

Obama views Sandy recovery in tour of NYC

2012-11-16 09:01

President Barack Obama has vowed to stick with New Yorkers still struggling after Superstorm Sandy "until the rebuilding is complete" after getting an up-close look at devastated neighbourhoods.

Psy joins Madonna onstage

2012-11-14 19:07

Gangnam Style star Psy jas joined Madonna onstage during her show at Madison Square Garden where she collected money for those affected by Superstorm Sandy.

Sandy help gets social with apps

2012-11-12 22:07

People eager to support relief efforts following Hurricane Sandy can use apps that provide creative ways of donating to charity and nudge friends to do the same.

New Yorkers clean up after Sandy

2012-11-12 10:00

New Yorkers have taken to the streets to reinforce recovery from superstorm Sandy, volunteering to help clean up devastated neighbourhoods and collecting donations.

Fuel rationing in New York City

2012-11-10 12:44

New York City has started rationing fuel as tempers remained short, lines remained long and panic buying continued after Hurricane Sandy.

Jerry Seinfeld donates to Sandy victims

2012-11-08 16:43

Jerry Seinfeld has pledged to donate all proceeds from his three comedy shows in New York in aid of victims affected by Superstorm Sandy.

NY, surrounds prepare to evacuate

2012-11-07 16:35

Coastal residents of New York and New Jersey are facing a new warning to evacuate as a new storm threatens the Hurricane Sandy-battered area.

Problems as US votes

2012-11-07 00:46

Several US states have reported problems at polling stations across the country, among them confusion over voter ID requirements.

New storm looms as US shivers after Sandy

2012-11-05 16:28

A new storm is expected to hit the New York-New Jersey region still shivering and cleaning up after last week's Superstorm Sandy.

New Jersey governor stays loyal to Romney

2012-11-05 13:02

New Jersey's Republican Governor Chris Christie says President Barack Obama deserves praise for helping his state recover from Superstorm Sandy but he is still going to vote for Mitt Romney.

Surviving the Tempest

2012-11-05 10:29

Koos Kombuis poses the question: How did Bob Dylan know what was in store for America after the release of his latest album Tempest?

Sandy benefit concert draws $23m

2012-11-05 07:44

NBC has said its benefit concert for Superstorm Sandy victims, which included performances by Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi, drew nearly $23m in donations to the American Red Cross.

NY state: Thousands need housing

2012-11-04 17:42

Looming colder weather adds urgency to recovery efforts in areas hit hard by Superstorm Sandy.

Bruce Springsteen hails damaged hometown

2012-11-02 22:10

New Jersey rocker Bruce Springsteen has said his home state will rebound from the devastation of Superstorm Sandy.

More bodies found in Sandy's path

2012-11-02 17:20

The region hit by Superstorm Sandy is a patchwork of returning normality and despair, as bodies of the more than 90 dead across several US states continue to be found.


NY still in darkness

2012-11-02 11:05

Although Superstorm Sandy has passed, much of New York is still without electricity. Watch.

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Sandy 'refugees' flood upper Manhattan

2012-11-02 09:13

While people living north of New York's Times Square have been largely spared from the crippling effects of Sandy, they are now dealing with a different kind of flood: Guests.

US storm damage could hit $50bn

2012-11-02 07:59

Damage from the deadly superstorm that blasted the US East Coast could hit $50bn, economists say, but the impact on the broader economy will be minor.

Americans take to social media to help

2012-11-01 23:11

As the US East Coast slowly cleaned up from superstorm Sandy, those hoping to help the millions without power or food took to tweeting, posting and crowdsourcing to mobilize much-needed aid.

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