A crippling and potentially historic winter storm was approaching a large swath of the northeastern United States Sunday, which officials and forecasters warned could dump up to three feet of snow, produce high winds and cause power outages and flight cancellations between Monday and Wednesday.
In our news wrap Thursday, the first major winter storm of 2014 shut down cities in the Midwest as it barreled towards the Northeast. Heavy snow is expected across New England. Also, Sunni militants linked to al-Qaida battled for control of two Iraqi cities, storming government buildings and police stations. Continue reading
In other news Monday, a string of tornadoes whipped through Mississippi Sunday, injuring 60 people and damaging or destroying 200 homes. No fatalities were reported. Also, former U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha was awarded the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest honor, by President Obama in a ceremony at the White House. Continue reading
Parts of the Northeast and New England prepared to be blanketed by a potentially record-breaking blizzard. The storm, commonly referred to as "Nemo," may cover some areas with three feet of snow. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Bernie Rayno of AccuWeather about how the storm formed and if it will hit areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. Continue reading
Though foul weather cleared in the Northeast, the death toll rose to at least 63, people faced property destruction and suspension of transportation and millions still had no power. Judy Woodruff reports on Sandy’s aftermath and Gwen Ifill talks to Warren Levinson of The Associated Press for more on the situation in New York. Continue reading
Hurricane Sandy was downgraded to a post-tropical storm on Monday after it made landfall on the New Jersey coast. But the super storm packed a punch, leaving 8.1 million homes and businesses without power, closing transportation. The damage is currently estimated at $20 billion and rising. These photos show the aftermath. Continue reading
Amid worsening economic prospects, marked by Friday’s Labor Department report announcing new unemployment highs, the class of 2008 faces a tough job markets for new college graduates. Two career-development experts discuss the challenges ahead for new job-seekers. Continue reading
The National Hurricane Center forecast Monday four to six major hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico this year. Continue reading