UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) - The chief operating officer of a utility company heavily criticized for its response to Superstorm Sandy is stepping down.
The Long Island Power Authority announced Tuesday that Michael Hervey had tendered his resignation, effective at the end of the year. Hervey has been
By The Associated Press
SPARKING ANGER: While most utilities have restored electricity to nearly all their customers after Superstorm Sandy, the Long Island Power Authority has left tens of thousands of customers in the dark weeks after the storm passed.
SHOCKED: The company said that the storm
By ROD McGUIRKAssociated Press
PERTH, Australia (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arrived in Australia on Tuesday before a summit about deepening defense links between Australia and the United States.
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is scheduled to arrive later. They
By BRIAN MURPHYAssociated Press
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - The United Arab Emirates set stricter Internet monitoring and enforcement codes Tuesday that include giving authorities wider leeway to crack down on Web activists for offenses such as mocking the country's rulers or calling
By BRIAN MURPHY and ELIZABETH A. KENNEDYAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Nearly 20 months into the Syrian uprising, President Bashar Assad's message to the world has been nothing if not consistent: His military is strong, his enemies are mere terrorists and he will prevail in the end.
By AMY TEIBELAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel is considering resuming its contentious practice of assassinating militant leaders in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip in an effort to halt intensified rocket attacks on Israel's south, according to defense officials.
That Israel might renew a
NBCNEWS.COM - An online petition that calls for the State of Texas to withdraw from the U.S. and create its own government on Monday reached the required signature threshold to receive an official response from The White House.
The petition on WhiteHouse.gov asks the Obama
By ROBERT BURNSAP National Security Writer
ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT OVER THE PACIFIC (AP) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Monday the Obama administration is nearing a decision in the next few weeks on how many U.S. troops would remain in Afghanistan - and for what purposes - after
By KEN MILLERThe Associated Press
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A Tulsa man was arrested after police found his 18-month-old daughter locked in a metal dog cage, his naked 4-year old daughter outside on a cold afternoon and him asleep in a drug or alcohol "induced stupor," police said Monday.
By THOMAS J. SHEERANAssociated Press
VERMILION, Ohio (AP) - A mother's frantic plea for help for her disabled 18-month-old son - "He's stiff as a board" - sent an ambulance crew to a reclusive family's home where they found the undersized boy and six other children, most