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.


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.

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