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Family impacted by Hurricane Sandy wins lottery

Beachwood - The phrase "this storm shall pass" has proven true for the Endreson family. They recently won a $20 million lottery jackpot, two years after infamous Hurricane Sandy destroyed much of their community.

Feds investigate Gov. Chris Christie over Hurricane Sandy funds

Trenton - Just days after defending himself in a scandal over the George Washington Bridge lane closures, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie now faces an investigation into the use of federal aid meant to assist with relief efforts following Superstorm Sandy.

Senator Paul knocks Obamacare, Gov Christie in latest comments

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) continued to pursue a fiscally conservative position this week, calling national attention to the costs associated with Obamacare and questioning Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) over Hurricane Sandy relief.

Another Superstorm Sandy is unlikely

Research suggests that the unusual atmospheric circumstances that allowed Hurricane Sandy to slam directly into New Jersey could become even rarer in the future.

NJ Gov. Christie calls Small Business Administration a 'disaster'

New Jersey's Gov. Chris Christie is not happy with the response of the Small Business Administration in the Sandy aftermath and is making no secret about his feelings. In a speech this week, the N.J. governor called the agency a "disaster."

Mayor Bloomberg signs a bills addressing NYC disaster management

Earlier this week, New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, signed into law nine bills relating to the city’s disaster preparedness.

Sandy victims being charged for water they are not using

Residents, of Staten Island, whose homes were damaged by Superstorm Sandy say that the city is charging them hundreds of dollars for water they have not used ever since the storm.

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Spring Lake rebuilds a boardwalk Special

Spring Lake - Despite the recent Stronger Than The Storm advertising campaign in support of the Jersey shore's resilience in the face of Hurricane Sandy, the Spring Lake area is still weathering the damage.

The U.S. has to get used to extreme weather warn scientists

Boston - Scientists meeting at this week’s annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Boston have warned that extreme weather events like Hurricane Sandy and the Texas drought are here to stay.

Economic contraction shadows Obama's reelection

Washington - While the Obama administration touts gun control and seeks to relax immigration laws, the U.S. economy recorded its first contraction of economic growth in over three years.

Staten Island looters stealing hurricane Sandy recovery items

Staten Island - Looters are stealing items from a Staten Island church meant for Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts. The items include both food and non-perishable goods.

NJ Gov. Chris Christie renews demand of money for Sandy relief

On Tuesday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie renewed his call to Congress asking them to pass the relief package for Superstorm Sandy.

Op-Ed: Gerritsen Beach residents ask for winterized FEMA trailers

New York - A petition is being addressed to Governor Cuomo, Mayor Bloomberg and FEMA Coordinator Mike Byrne, asking them to please send unused and winterized trailers to the residents of Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn, who are still homeless from Hurricane Sandy.

Boehner ignores bipartisan pleas for Sandy vote, adjourns House

Washington - The final session of the 112th House of Representatives convened on Wednesday with a swirl of controversy and accusations of a lack of leadership on the part of House Speaker John Boehner.

Boehner refuses vote on aid for Hurricane Sandy victims

Washington - With the majority of attention being placed on the fiscal cliff negotiations, many around the United States may have forgotten that another key piece of legislation was awaiting a House vote.

Sandy Hook labeled in Batman film, conspiracies light up Internet

Sandy Hook - Since last week's tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, the conspiracies have already lit up. The latest one theorizes that the filmmakers behind "The Dark Knight Rises" foresaw the shooting, which is referenced in one scene.

Video: D15 — Sandy survivors' day of action in Rockaways, NY

New York - Residents of Rockaways joined together with Occupy Sandy on December 15, marching the streets and demanding that the government do something to help rebuild the neighborhood after Hurricane Sandy.

FEMA has up to 1000 trailers — why not give to Sandy victims?

New York - Around 11,000 families still have nowhere to live following Hurricane Sandy. With freezing temperatures coming, victims want to know why FEMA is not supplying housing, when they have hundreds of winter-ready trailers parked and standing.

Whitney Houston heads top six US searches on Google for 2012

Trillions of searches were performed on the Google search engine this year. Now Google is letting us know the top six search terms across the USA for 2012.

Taco Bell to give free tacos to residents in US northeast region

Irvine - Taco Bell will give a free Doritos Locos Taco to customers at Hurricane Sandy-affected franchises in the northeast region. The offer is only good today from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

NYPD and Occupy worked well together after Sandy

New York - Despite problems in the past between the NYPD and the Occupy movement, officers with the New York Police Department are crediting Occupy Wall Street members for helping curb crime in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

'Secret Santa' gives away $100 bills in Sandy-battered areas

Santa has arrived early this year in some areas in New York and New Jersey that had been battered severely by Superstorm Sandy. An anonymous businessman has been giving out $100 bills to people.

Sandy victims return from Thanksgiving holiday; find homes looted

Breezy Point - Many tri-state area residents experienced tremendous hardship after Hurricane Sandy slammed into the region. If the injury hadn't been damaging enough, now some residents are dealing with looters.

50 Cent & Birdman help feed the hungry

Hip-Hop moguls 50 Cent and Birdman took some time out of their busy schedules to serve Thanksgiving meals to people in need in their respective communities.

Rising global sea levels – upward trend resumes, reports NASA

In a study issued today, NASA has reported that global sea levels have resumed their long term upward trend after a blip in 2010/11. The study was based on multi-sourced data from NASA and European Topex/Poseidon, Jason-1 and Jason-2 satellites.

Small town makes huge impact on Hurricane Sandy relief efforts Special

Port Huron - This is a story about of small community's effort to provide relief to victims of Hurricane Sandy by gathering goods and raising funds to deliver those goods to the affected areas.

Pot dealer donates sales proceeds to Hurricane Sandy victims

Rockaway Park - A New York drug dealer is "giving back" to the community, donating the proceeds of his sales to victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Dozens of WW II-era love letters soaked by Sandy are preserved

A stack of World War II era love letters written by a New Jersey woman to her boyfriend washed up on shore after Superstorm Sandy tore through the northeast. Another family is carefully preserving old WWII-era letters they found during flooding.

NY attorney files lawsuit over Long Island power failures

Long Island City - A Long Island attorney has initiated a class action lawsuit on behalf of Long Island residents, many of who are still without power over two weeks since Hurricane Sandy swept through the northeast.

Sandy volunteer suffers broken face bones at hand of irate local

Hempstead - A volunteer lineman from Florida who traveled to New York to help get the lights back on after superstorm Sandy had his lights punched out by an irate assailant who cold-cocked him, breaking his jaw and cheek bones and sending him to the hospital.
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Occupy Sandy organizer Diego Ibañez in Far Rockaway
Occupy Sandy organizer Diego Ibañez in Far Rockaway
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Mayor Cory Booker responds to a resident after Hurricane Sandy.
Mayor Cory Booker responds to a resident after Hurricane Sandy.
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Expect rainfall totals associated with Hurricane Sandy.
Expect rainfall totals associated with Hurricane Sandy.
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Hurricane Sandy hits New York
Hurricane Sandy hits New York
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Flood waters entered the Long Island Rail Road s West Side Yard. All trains had been removed from th...
Flood waters entered the Long Island Rail Road's West Side Yard. All trains had been removed from the yard prior to the arrival of the storm.
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The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 13 (GOES-13) captured this image of Hurricane ...
The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 13 (GOES-13) captured this image of Hurricane Sandy at 1:45 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (17:45 Universal Time) on October 28, 2012. A line of clouds from a continental weather system runs south to north along the Appalachians, approaching from the west to meet the offshore storm.
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Mayor Booker ordered food for residents taking refuge in his home after Hurricane Sandy.
Mayor Booker ordered food for residents taking refuge in his home after Hurricane Sandy.
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A home was swept off of it s foundation and crashed into the Mantoloking Bridge after Hurricane Sand...
A home was swept off of it's foundation and crashed into the Mantoloking Bridge after Hurricane Sandy.
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President Barack Obama participates in a briefing with federal agency partners on preparations for H...
President Barack Obama participates in a briefing with federal agency partners on preparations for Hurricane Sandy at FEMA's National Response Coordination Center. At right is FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate
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A caravan of Xcel Energy trucks seen on I-78 East in Pennsylvania on Sunday
A caravan of Xcel Energy trucks seen on I-78 East in Pennsylvania on Sunday
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One New Jersey community destroyed by Hurricane Sandy
One New Jersey community destroyed by Hurricane Sandy
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President Barack Obama participates in a briefing with federal agency partners on preparations for H...
President Barack Obama participates in a briefing with federal agency partners on preparations for Hurricane Sandy at FEMA's National Response Coordination Center. At right is FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate
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Police divers search for two young boys swept away by Hurricane Sandy flood waters.
Police divers search for two young boys swept away by Hurricane Sandy flood waters.
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A wrecker responds to stuck vehicles on one West Virginia roadway.
A wrecker responds to stuck vehicles on one West Virginia roadway.
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FEMA trailers sitting doing nothing  while people are homeless and cold after Hurricane Sandy
FEMA trailers sitting doing nothing, while people are homeless and cold after Hurricane Sandy
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Hurricane Sandy from space
Hurricane Sandy from space
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Submerged homes due to Hurricane Sandy in Rodanthe  NC
Submerged homes due to Hurricane Sandy in Rodanthe, NC
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Mitik the orphaned walrus.
Mitik the orphaned walrus.
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Employees from MTA New York City Transit worked to restore the South Ferry subway station after it w...
Employees from MTA New York City Transit worked to restore the South Ferry subway station after it was flooded by seawater during Hurricane Sandy.
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Hurricane Sandy from space
Hurricane Sandy from space
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