By DAVE CARPENTERAP Business Writer
CHICAGO (AP) - On the eve of the 2012 elections, The Associated Press interviewed dozens of Americans to try to gauge the economic mood of the nation. People were asked about jobs, housing, gas prices, retirement and other issues. Among them were a Chicago
By SCOTT MAYEROWITZAssociated Press Airlines Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Hurricane Sandy has left more than 16,000 flight cancellations in its wake.
Chaos at airports? Hardly.
Not long ago, a powerful storm pounding the Northeast would have brought havoc to some of the nation's busiest airports
By SARAH EL DEEBAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - A delegation from the International Monetary Fund is back in Egypt for critical negotiations over a $4.8 billion loan to help bolster the country's ailing economy, a presidential spokesman said Tuesday.
It is not yet clear when the formal talks
By LEANNE ITALIE and MARILYNN MARCHIONEAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Evoking harrowing memories of Hurricane Katrina, 300 patients were evacuated floor by floor from a premier hospital that lost generator power at the height of superstorm Sandy.
Rescuers and staff at New York University
By PETER SVENSSONAP Technology Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Superstorm Sandy knocked out a quarter of the cell towers in an area spreading across 10 states, and the situation could get worse, federal regulators said Tuesday.
Many cell towers that are still working are doing so with the help of
By JOHN FLESHERAP Environmental Writer
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - The University of Michigan is establishing a research program designed to make sure the federal government bases decisions in its billion-dollar battle to clean up the Great Lakes on solid science, officials said Tuesday.
By DAVID CRARYAP National Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - After all the economy-focused campaign talk, voters in some states will get a chance on Election Day to sound off on intriguing topics that the presidential rivals ignored, including death-penalty repeal, marijuana legalization and assisted
By ALLEN G. BREED and TOM HAYSAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - As superstorm Sandy marched slowly inland, millions along the East Coast awoke Tuesday without power or mass transit, with huge swaths of the nation's largest city unusually vacant and dark.
New York was among the hardest hit,
By TED ANTHONYAP National Writer
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The most devastating storm in decades to hit the country's most densely populated region upended man and nature as it rolled back the clock on 21st-century lives, cutting off modern communication and leaving millions without power Tuesday
By VICKI SMITHAssociated Press
ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) - Wet snow and high winds spinning off the edge of superstorm Sandy spread blizzard conditions over parts of West Virginia and neighboring Appalachian states Tuesday, shutting one interstate as trucks and cars bogged down and knocking out power