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The imminent arrival of Hurricane Sandy saw many parts of New York turned into a ghost town. Authorities ordered the closing of most public transit lines and major highways, and are helping residents to evacuate the city.
Tuesday, 30 October 2012 04:51

Deadly Sandy Floods Cities, Leaves 12 Dead

Monster storm Sandy left at least 12 people dead in the United States and Canada as it swept a wall of churning sea water and driving rain onto the eastern seabord, flooding major cities and leaving chaos in its wake.
A group of 300 people, mainly skateboarders, filled an intersection of Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, throwing bottles at police and clashing with officers.
Tuesday, 09 October 2012 17:57

Dozens Arrested At San Francisco Protest

About 22 protesters were arrested in an “unpermitted” San Francisco march while police officers tried to disperse them for blocking traffic. Demonstrators wore black clothing, masks and threw rocks, paint and flares at police, injuring one officer.
The Philadelphia Police Department is in hot water after a video has surfaced showing an officer with the force striking a woman in the face during this weekend’s Puerto Rican Day parade.
The gunman who opened fire inside a Minneapolis sign-making business killed four people before fatally shooting himself, police said early Friday.
Hundreds of police barricaded the New York Stock Exchange as Occupy Wall Street protesters swarmed the Financial District for the movement’s one-year anniversary, with over 180 reportedly arrested.
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 06:56

Anti-Islam Film Sparks Libya, Egypt Protests

A movie insulting Prophet Muhammad (PBUH and his progeny) has sparked assaults on U.S. diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt on Tuesday.
It’s not your beverage, it’s your behavior: that’s the excuse the TSA gave for refusing to let a woman fly out of a Houston, Texas airport recently after she became argumentative when security officers demanded they inspect her bottled water.
Thursday, 30 August 2012 11:10

Isaac Pushes Inland, Levee System Holding

A dusk-till-dawn curfew has been imposed in New Orleans as Isaac, now downgraded to a tropical storm, moves inland. Meanwhile, Louisiana officials are preparing to cut a hole in a levee to prevent the floodwater from damaging the system.