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Apocalyptic scenes as New York bears brunt of Sandy

NEW YORK (AFP) - Hurricane Sandy turned New York into a disaster zone on Monday as a record storm surge sent seawater pouring into Manhattan, sweeping cars down streets as the city was plunged into darkness.

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New York City mayor orders schools closed, some evacuation

(Reuters) - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Sunday ordered public schools closed on Monday and said that areas of the city from City Island to Coney Island to Battery Park City were under mandatory evacuation because of approaching Hurricane Sandy.

Community

18-year-old student showcases her artwork

IT has been said that, to know where you are going, you must first know where you came from — because ones present is correlated to the past.

World

Scorching heat, dry conditions stifle July 4 celebrations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Millions of Americans headed for parades and fireworks shows on Wednesday to mark a sweltering Fourth of July holiday, some even celebrating as the nation's founders did - without electricity.

World

Scorching heat, dry conditions stifle July 4 celebrations in U.S.

(Reuters) - Millions of Americans headed for parades and fireworks shows on Wednesday to mark a sweltering Fourth of July holiday, some even celebrating as the nation's founders did - without electricity.

World

California man eats 68 hot dogs to win annual Coney Island event

NEW YORK: In an annual Fourth of July rite of indigestion, champion hot dog-eater Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut matched his own world record by chowing down 68 wieners and buns in just 10 minutes on Wednesday at New York's Coney Island.

World

Scorching heat, dry conditions stifle July 4 celebrations

(Reuters) - Millions of Americans headed for parades and fireworks shows on Wednesday to mark a sweltering Fourth of July holiday, some even celebrating as the nation's founders did - without electricity.

World

Space shuttle Enterprise docks at New York museum home

NEW YORK: The space shuttle Enterprise - named after the spaceship in Star Trek - achieved lift-off on Wednesday when it was hoisted by a crane onto a floating museum in New York's Hudson River.

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Lifestyle

Gone to the dogs

It was chomp, chomp, and chomp at the first hot dog eating challenge last weekend.