With his victims in court, including wounded former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, 24-year-old Jared Lee Loughner was sentenced for the shooting rampage last year at a congressional event outside a Tucson grocery store. Six people were killed and 13 others injured. He was spared the death penalty in a plea agreement most of the victims had approved with the court.
Many survivors of Hurricane Sandy are still without power. They are cold and tired, but reluctant to leave their homes. Consolidated Edison says some homes need to be certified by an electrician before the utility can flip the switch.
A week-and-a-half after Superstorm Sandy, more than 740,000 customers in the Northeast still don't have power. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is calling for an investigation claiming some of the utilities are badly managed and were not prepared. Some utilities are not able to offer a firm date when power will be restored.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says Hurricane Sandy will have a big impact on state budgets. That storm could cost his state $33 billion in economic damage. The situation is much the same in New Jersey.
Harvey Hilbert served in the Army infantry during the Vietnam War. He was injured in battle and saw a man in his unit killed. "You know, I'm 65 years old, and I can remember clearly that young man — the color of his skin, his face, his cries," Hilbert told StoryCorps.
Car dealers in New York and Massachusetts have filed a lawsuit that seeks to block Tesla from selling its pricey electric vehicles in those states. The dealers say they are defending state franchise laws, which require manufacturers to sell cars through dealers they do not own.
Political historian Allan Lichtman says he sees elections the way geophysicists see earthquakes — as events fundamentally driven by structural factors deep beneath the surface, rather than by superficial events at the surface.
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