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New York struggles back, 2 days after killer storm
NEW YORK (AP) -- New Yorkers won't be seeing life return to normal for at least several more days, but they've taken several big steps today toward recovery from Hurricane Sandy -- which is now linked to at least 62 deaths.
The stock market is back in business, two of the New York area's airports are seeing some flights come and go, and officials are planning to open some parts of the subway system tomorrow. Today, buses were the only mass transit available -- and they were crowded so heavily, they skipped stops and rolled past waiting passengers.
Large numbers of people walked across the Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan -- in a reverse of the exodus of 9/11.
Much of New York is still without power. At luxury hotels and drugstores, and at Starbucks shops, people have been gathering around outlets and electrical strips, desperate to recharge their phones. In all, more than six million homes and businesses are still in the dark in the aftermath of the storm -- about two thirds of them in New York and New Jersey.
In Hoboken, N.J., National Guardsmen in trucks have been delivering meals to residents trapped by floodwaters, and helping to evacuate people from high-rises and brownstones.
Some of the state's barrier islands, which took a direct hit from Sandy, remain nearly cut off.
EPA grants 16 states clean gas waivers after Sandy
By JOSH LEDERMAN
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is temporarily waiving some Clean Air Act requirements in 16 states and the District of Columbia to reduce fuel disruptions from Superstorm Sandy.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson says in a letter to governors that extreme circumstances related to Sandy will prevent enough gasoline from reaching consumers.
The waiver lets conventional gasoline be sold instead of cleaner-burning reformulated gasoline in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia and the District of Columbia. A blend of reformulated and regular gasoline will be allowed in Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina, and North Carolina.
The waivers last through Nov. 20.
The EPA also says New Jersey residents can use heating oil in emergency generators and pumps if cleaner diesel is unavailable.
Nets opener postponed by Sandy; NYC Marathon on
By The Associated Press
The Nets' regular-season debut in Brooklyn will have to wait. The New York City Marathon, however, is good to go.
With mass transportation still crippled in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg asked the NBA to postpone Thursday's highly anticipated opener between the Knicks and Nets at the Barclays Center, and the league agreed.
"It's a great stadium, it would have been a great game, but the bottom line is: There is not a lot of mass transit. Our police have plenty of other things to do," Bloomberg said at a news conference Wednesday.
The Barclays Center sits above the Atlantic Avenue subway station complex which hosts nine subway lines and a Long Island Rail Road station, and was expanded as part of the $1 billion arena's construction.
Posted: Wednesday, October 31 2012, 05:50 PM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Education board to consider waivers for Moore
May 23, 2013 01:15 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma State Board of Education is expected to consider waivers for public schools in the tornado-ravaged community of Moore.
The State Board of Education meets Thursday in Oklahoma City. It's slated to consider waivers for Moore Public Schools relating to instructional days and filing deadlines for certain reports.
The Central Oklahoma chapter of the American Red Cross is also expected to attend the meeting to discuss storing donated supplies after a monstrous tornado hit Moore Monday and killed 24 people, including 10 children.
Seven of the children were pulled from the rubble of the Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore.
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Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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IN THE NEWS: TEENS MOVING TO TWITTER TO DODGE PARENTS, OTHER BORES
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If you're one of those parents who are on Facebook in part to keep an eye on what your kids are up to -- here's a news flash: your kids are on to you and have moved to Twitter.
DOG BEACH WEAR
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- From bikinis to Hawaiian shirts -- it's time to gear up for the beach.