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Superstorm Sandy breaks records

Superstorm Sandy, which New York Mayor Bloomberg called "a storm of unprecedented proportions," will likely not set records for most costly or most deadly.

Halloween by the numbers

Here is a look at Halloween - By the numbers: $8 billion: Total Halloween consumer spending expected for 2012. 71.5: Percent of Americans who plan on celebrating Halloween this year.

Google maps Sandy flooding, power outages

Google has used its wealth of data to compile an interactive crisis map for massive storm Sandy, giving users up-to-date information about storm surges, power outages, shelters and evacuation routes.

Republican groups launch almost $50 million ad blitz in final week

Key Republican-leaning groups are launching a final week ad blitz totaling almost $50 million.

Sandy's impact: State by state

States along the East Coast were pummeled as superstorm Sandy came crashing ashore. The storm officially made landfall along the coast of southern New Jersey, but it is affecting a much wider area.

Sandy closes major U.S. airports, flights grounded worldwide

Airlines around the world canceled flights to and from the northeast United States as a massive storm slammed into the coast of southern New Jersey late Monday.

Sandy's trail of devastation: 16 dead, millions in the dark -- and it's not over

The destruction caused by Superstorm Sandy mounted Tuesday morning as electrical fires and record power outages added to the misery of devastating flooding in the Northeast.

U.S. violent crime down for fifth straight year

Violent crime in the United States fell for the fifth consecutive year in 2011 with murder, rape and robbery all going down, although crime remains a serious problem in many urban areas, the FBI said on Monday.

Sandy introduces big unknown into campaign

The beauty of being a president and a candidate is that when a monster storm stalks up the East Coast, you can run over to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and be seen as a president on the job.

Hurricane Sandy grounds thousands of flights worldwide

Airlines around the world have cancelled flights to and from the northeast United States because of the growing threat from deadly Hurricane Sandy.