High winds, driving rain and some snow brought down more power lines across a region still trying to recover from Superstorm Sandy. The storm added "insult to injury," NPR's Martin Kaste reports from Atlantic City, N.J.
California voters rejected a ballot measure that would have ended the death penalty in the state. But they did pass a proposition that weakens the state's three-strikes law, which served as a model for other states around the nation.
After the election, many conservatives are pondering their losses. Some say their anti-abortion principles weren't the problem; it was the Republican Party's failure to run a truly conservative candidate. They're vowing to change the party and continue their fight to restrict abortion.
Mexican immigrant Robert Silva says he just wanted to form a union. The Milwaukee pizza factory worker is one of several dozen employees embroiled in a labor dispute against a frozen pizza company founded by Italian immigrants.
Lower Manhattan, the financial center of New York, is only in the initial stages of recovering from Superstorm Sandy. The extent of the damage to hundreds of residential and commercial buildings remains unclear, and experts say full recovery could take years.
Most of New York City's one million public school students went back to class on Monday, a week after Hurricane Sandy struck. But dozens were flooded, damaged or without power and had to relocate to other schools.
The effects of a nor'easter is bringing wintry weather to the Northeast. The storm began blowing along the coast Wednesday — bringing new misery to those in New York and New Jersey. A lot of residents there are already without heat, power or in some cases, a place to live.
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