TODAYS TOP STORIES
At Least 10 Storm Related Deaths in New York
At least 10 people were killed when superstorm Sandy hit New York, city mayor Michael Bloomberg said today, AFP reported.
"Tragically we expect that number to go up," Bloomberg warned at a press conference. Authorities had previously said there was one fatality from the storm which hit Monday night.
US President Barack Obama declared that megastorm Sandy had triggered "major disaster" in the states of New York and New Jersey and freed up federal aid for those who lost homes or businesses, AFP reported.
The declaration came after the massive storm battered the US East Coast, flooding lower Manhattan and coastal New Jersey and leaving millions of people across the densely populated eastern seaboard without power.
At least 12 people were killed in several states by falling trees and other storm hazards, with the toll likely to rise as rescue teams survey the damage.
The disaster declaration makes federal funding available for individuals, including grants and loans for temporary housing and home repairs.
Obama spent Monday at the White House overseeing the response to the disaster, taking a day off from the campaign trail a week before the November 6 presidential election.
Posted: Tuesday, October 30 2012, 10:52 AM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Oklahoma's multicounty grand jury to convene
May 20, 2013 07:59 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma's multicounty grand jury is preparing to convene to hear presentations on potential criminal prosecutions.
The panel is to meet Tuesday through Thursday at the Oklahoma Attorney General's Office.
Officials don't publicly release which cases are going before the grand jury. The panel can investigate criminal matters in all 77 counties.
The grand jury meets monthly.
Sometimes the stories with the most impact come directly from the viewers. If you have a story that needs to be told, we want to hear it. Fill out the form below and let us know what stories need to be told.
From the FOX 25 First Forecast Center..Tornado Watch currently in effect for central and eastern Oklahoma until 11pm tonight. Temps will drop to the mid to upper 60s for the metro. ...
Asian stocks rise on signs of steady US recovery
BANGKOK (AP) -- Evidence of a steady economic recovery in the U.S. helped push Asian stock markets higher today.
BC-US--Dow Record-Three Personal Stories, 1st Ld-Writethru,1173
Dow Record: Three tales of ups, downs and changes
AP Photo FX102, FX103
Eds: With BC-US--Dow Record. Adds photos.
By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: FINANCIAL TIMES SITS HACKED
LONDON (AP) -- Another attack on a media site -- and again, one that is being claimed by the Syrian Electronic Army.
BRAS A FIRE HAZARD?
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- We haven't heard this much about the threat of bra burning since the days of the women's liberation movement.