NEW YORK (AP) - Millions of people from Maine to the Carolinas awoke Tuesday without electricity, and an eerily quiet New York City was all but closed off by car, train and air as superstorm Sandy steamed inland, still delivering punishing wind and rain. The U.S. death toll climbed to 38, many of the victims killed by falling trees.
BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian warplanes pounded a strategic northern city with three airstrikes Tuesday as ground troops pushed forward in an intensified effort to recapture the area recently taken by rebels, activists said.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tim McGraw has announced a Feb. 5 release date for his first album since leaving Curb Records.
NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Stock Exchange will reopen for regular trading Wednesday after being shut down for two days because of Hurricane Sandy.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - One of two hikers missing in California's Sierra Nevada was found safe Monday as crews searched for a second hiker, authorities said.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - Just 10 when he was arrested for killing his neo-Nazi father, the small, blonde child told police he pulled the gun from a low-lying closet shelf and aimed it at the man's ear while he slept in the family's California home.
NEW YORK (AP) - Superstorm Sandy grounded more than 15,000 flights across the Northeast and the globe, and it could be days before some passengers can get where they're going.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of violent crimes reported to police decreased 3.8 percent last year to 1.2 million, the fifth straight year of declines, the FBI announced Monday.
Sometimes it's not the size of the storm, it's where it hits. As Hurricane Sandy raged through one of the country's most densely populated regions, it created a surge in online traffic Monday as people sought weather-related news and various forms of online entertainment.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Virginia City has emerged as Nevada's "most bearded community" following a weekend contest.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Two teenagers who didn't return from a weekend hike were safe Monday after spending two nights in wet, windy weather.
ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) - An off-duty San Diego police officer is expected to survive a gunshot wound to the back of his head sustained when he was robbed at an ATM machine.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles City Clerk has approved a petition that aims to get a question on next May's ballot asking voters to limit medical marijuana dispensaries in the city.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California jury on Monday convicted a woman of first-degree murder in the gruesome death of her former friend, San Francisco Bay area nursing student Michelle Le, prosecutors said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The California National Guard and the state Emergency Management Agency have dispatched aircraft and rescue personnel to aid the East Coast during Hurricane Sandy.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A team led by Nebraska university scientists has won a federal grant to further develop aerial drones that could hover over and sample water from lakes, ponds and streams that people can't easily reach.
NEW YORK (AP) - Christina Aguilera recently debuted her slimmed-down body, but the singer says she doesn't work out like crazy.
BAGHDAD (AP) - Iranian-backed Shiite militias are threatening to retaliate against American interests inside Iraq if the United States goes ahead with strikes against the Tehran-allied government in neighboring Syria, according to Iraqi security officials and militants themselves.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A fiery explosion caused by a possible gas leak leveled one Southern California home, damaged two others and shook the neighborhood before dawn Friday, jolting awake residents but causing no apparent injuries.
BEIRUT (AP) - The Syrian government sent reinforcements, including tanks and armored personnel carriers, to a predominantly Christian village north of Damascus where rebels have battled regime troops this week, a monitoring group said Friday.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - In the final day of campaigning to host the 2020 Olympics, Madrid promoted its bid Friday as one based on a "responsible budget" that can become the model for future games.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy is producing jobs at a still-subpar pace - a trend the Federal Reserve will weigh in deciding this month whether to slow its bond buying and, if so, by how much.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Security Agency, working with the British government, has secretly been unraveling encryption technology that billions of Internet users rely upon to keep their electronic messages and confidential data safe from prying eyes, according to published reports Thursday based on internal U.S. government documents.