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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Man faces fallout for spreading false Sandy reports on Twitter

Man faces fallout for spreading false Sandy reports on Twitter


Man faces fallout for spreading false Sandy reports on Twitter

Posted: 31 Oct 2012 03:44 PM PDT

As Superstorm Sandy slammed into the East Coast on Monday night, one Twitter user in New York City posted a flurry of alarming reports about fallout from the storm -- from plans to shut down all power in Manhattan to floodwaters pouring into the New York Stock Exchange.

Down many flights of stairs, National Guard evacuates patients from hospital

Posted: 31 Oct 2012 10:24 PM PDT

They called them the "human bucket brigade."

Huge plugs could have spared subways from flooding, developers say

Posted: 31 Oct 2012 07:23 PM PDT

Huge inflatable plugs -- now being developed by the federal government to protect subway tunnels from terrorist attacks -- likely could have saved some of New York's subway tunnels from storm-related flooding, according to plug developers, some of whom are wistful that development wasn't completed in time for Hurricane Sandy.

Jeep gets stuck trying to drive over U.S.-Mexico border fence

Posted: 31 Oct 2012 06:32 PM PDT

Tunnels under the U.S.-Mexico border are nothing new, but authorities spotted two smugglers taking a different approach this week: driving a Jeep over the 14-foot fence dividing the two countries.

Why Election Day won't be postponed

Posted: 31 Oct 2012 03:34 PM PDT

With Superstorm Sandy leaving communities under water, stranding millions without power and consuming public resources in several states, could next Tuesday's vote for president be moved to a later date?

At least 8 killed after storm tears into southern Indian coast

Posted: 31 Oct 2012 09:00 PM PDT

At least eight people were killed and thousands displaced after powerful Cyclone Nilam roared into India's southeastern coast, authorities said Thursday.

Pregnancy rumors envelop North Korea

Posted: 31 Oct 2012 05:57 PM PDT

Is she or isn't she? Pregnancy rumors and speculation are swirling around the world but the lady in question is saying nothing.

Romney's other 47% problem

Posted: 31 Oct 2012 12:05 PM PDT

A fixture of the presidential race has been Mitt Romney's 47% problem: Those Americans who don't pay federal income tax that Romney has described as freeloaders. Of course, Romney has retracted his remark. But if he still wants to attack those who freeload off of U.S. taxpayers, there is a better target: Our wealthy overseas allies.

Don't let superstorm sway your vote

Posted: 31 Oct 2012 07:09 AM PDT

Giant natural disasters have a way of putting everything in perspective. When it comes to politics, they sometimes put it all in the wrong perspective.

Can elections be blown off course by natural disasters?

Posted: 31 Oct 2012 09:03 AM PDT

When disaster strikes, it seems someone has to take the blame.