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  • White House launches initiative to combat heroin use

    August 17, 2015 11:22 AM

    EDGARTOWN, MA - The White House is launching a new $5 million initiative to combat heroin use and trafficking of the drug, particularly in states along the East Coast. About half of the money will fund a program to link public health and law enforcement agencies, with the goal... more »
  • Millions hunker down as Northeast storm totals downgraded

    January 27, 2015 2:23 AM

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Tens of millions of people along the East Coast hunkered down for a storm that for most failed to live up to predictions that it would be one of the worst they'd ever seen. Forecasters originally said the storm could bring 1 to 3 feet of... more »
  • East Coast tsunami?

    June 25, 2013 8:02 PM

    PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND- A storm that blew through the East Coast this month may have produced a rare tsunami. NOAA says tsunami-like conditions were recored on June 13 at more than 30 tide gages from Puerto Rico to Bermuda to the East Coast of the U.S. Researchers are still trying... more »
  • Sandy dumped 11B gallons of sewage in waterways

    April 30, 2013 8:09 AM

    NEW YORK - Superstorm Sandy released 11 billion gallons of sewage from East Coast treatment plants into bodies of water from Washington, D.C., to Connecticut. That's according to a study by the nonprofit science journalism group Climate Central. It says that's equivalent to having Central Park covered 41 feet high... more »
  • NYC, New England brace for up to 3 feet of snow

    February 8, 2013 6:36 AM

    BOSTON - Schools across New England have closed and thousands of flights have been scratched as the Northeast hunkers down for a storm poised to dump up to 3 feet of snow. The snow is expected to start Friday morning, with the heaviest amounts falling at night and into Saturday.... more »
  • Snapshots of Sandy: Group restores victims' photos

    February 4, 2013 2:39 AM

    NEW YORK - Of all the images of Superstorm Sandy's destruction, the pictures that linger for victims are the warped, stained ones that sat on their walls and shelves. But volunteers scattered around the world are about to start digitally mending Sandy victims' personal photos. A group called Operation Photo... more »
  • Congress to vote on Sandy aid

    January 4, 2013 7:22 AM

    WASHINGTON - $9.7 billion measure to pay flood insurance claims is set for a vote in Congress, boosting prospects for relief for the many home and business owners flooded out by Superstorm Sandy. If the House, as expected, approves the flood insurance proposal today, the Senate plans to follow with... more »
  • Sandy death toll now 55

    October 31, 2012 7:54 AM

    NEW YORK - The death toll from superstorm Sandy is now at least 55 people along the Atlantic Coast. Meanwhile, communities are slowly recovering from the storm. In hard-hit New York City, hundreds of thousands of customers are still without electricity, but buses are running and Wall Street... more »
  • Sandy gains power and aims for Northeast

    October 29, 2012 10:27 AM

    NEW YORK - Hurricane Sandy is gaining strength and has taken a left turn toward the East Coast and its date with two other weather systems. An official with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is calling it "the worst-case scenario." The storm, with tropical storm-force winds extending almost 500... more »
  • East Coast readies for 'Frankenstorm' monster

    October 26, 2012 8:05 AM

    WASHINGTON - Meteorologists say the pre-Halloween hybrid weather monster nicknamed "Frankenstorm" is looking more ominous by the hour for the East Coast. So utilities and local governments are getting ready. Forecasters expect a natural horror show of high wind, heavy rain, extreme tides and maybe snow to the west... more »
  • Hybrid of Sandy, winter storm threatens East Coast

    October 25, 2012 1:20 PM

    WASHINGTON - Government forecasters say a big storm that they're calling "Frankenstorm" is likely to blast most of the U.S. East Coast next week. The storm is an unusual mix of a hurricane and a winter storm. The worst of it could be focused around New York City and New... more »
  • Irene tests military's revamped disaster response

    August 29, 2011 11:40 AM

    DENVER - Helping the East Coast recover from Hurricane Irene will test the military's new plan to avoid the chaos that plagued the response to Hurricane Katrina. The Defense Department says National Guard officers have been appointed as "dual-status commanders" to direct both active-duty and Guard troops helping civilian... more »
  • Google to invest in offshore wind power project

    October 12, 2010 1:10 PM

    A consortium of technology and investment companies including Google has devoted $1.8 billion to building a network of transmission lines to connect future offshore wind farms along the Atlantic from New Jersey to Virginia. Google Inc. has teamed up with investment firm Good Energies, Japanese industrial conglomerate Marubeni and... more »
  • Earl weakens, but still expected to be a hurricane

    September 3, 2010 12:30 PM

    Forecasters say they think Earl will still be a hurricane when it passes Cape Cod in Massachusetts later today. But the winds have decreased to just 85 miles an hour, making it a Category 1 storm. Earl is expected to reach New England late tonight, passing close to Cape Cod,... more »
  • Earl weakens slightly, now Cat 3

    September 2, 2010 1:09 PM

    Hurricane Earl is weakening slightly but it's still packing winds near 125 mph as it blows toward North Carolina's coast. Earl is now a Category 3 hurricane, and it's expected to pass the Outer Banks of North Carolina as a powerful storm tonight. The Canadian Hurricane Centre has... more »
  • Hurricane Danielle now a major storm

    August 27, 2010 12:57 PM

    Parts of the U.S. East Coast could see some dangerous rip currents in the days ahead. Hurricane Danielle is still far out over the Atlantic, headed toward Bermuda. Swells from the storm could begin arriving on U.S. shores tomorrow. Farther east, Tropical Storm Earl is racing west... more »
  • Hurricane Danielle forms in Atlantic

    August 23, 2010 3:50 PM

    Hurricane Danielle has formed far from land in the Atlantic with winds of 75 mph, and it's expected to strengthen in the next couple of days. Danielle is the second Atlantic hurricane of the year. On Monday afternoon, it was about 1,320 miles east of the Lesser Antilles islands.... more »
  • Tropical depression isn't expected to become a hurricane

    August 2, 2010 10:55 AM

    The National Hurricane Center says a tropical depression far out in the Atlantic Ocean is expected to track off the East Coast and probably won't reach hurricane strength. Forecasters don't expect the storm to have a direct impact on the Gulf of Mexico, which is good news for BP... more »
  • South Florida, East Coast likely spared oil impact

    July 30, 2010 12:30 PM

    Government scientists are saying South Florida and the East Coast will likely not see any oil impact from the massive Gulf of Mexico spill. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Friday that an analysis shows most surface oil remaining in the Gulf has degraded to a thin sheen.... more »
  • NC expert: Gulf oil unlikely to reach East Coast

    July 29, 2010 10:16 AM

    An expert on marine sciences and coastal circulation says it's unlikely oil from BP's massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico will reach the East Coast. Roy He of North Carolina State University said Thursday the chances are low in part because the well is capped for now. BP... more »
  • East Coast Heat Wave

    July 5, 2010 11:07 AM

    There's no relief coming right away for temperatures that are high even for July in parts of the Northeast and mid-Atlantic region. In the nation's capital, the snowcones being sold to Fourth of July visitors along the Mall were nearly as big an attraction as the fireworks. Forecasters... more »
  • Worry that Gulf oil spreading into major current

    May 17, 2010 8:42 AM

    It looks like the oil spill may already be on its way to the Florida Keys and up the East Coast. A researcher says computer models show the oil may have already seeped into the powerful water stream called the loop current. A boat will be sent later this week... more »

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