New Jersey Governor Chris Christie visited Florida this weekend, on a trip likely intended to boost his profile as a potential presidential candidate. Instead, the scandal-plagued Republican arrived in the Sunshine State under a cloud. On Saturday Dawn Zimmer, the Democrat mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey, claimed in a television interview that two of Christie’s close aides had threatened to withhold Hurricane Sandy relief funds from her city if she continued to oppose a major property development plan backed by the Governor.
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Friday 27 August 2010
Did you know there were E numbers in caviar? No, me neither. But see, even posh food has preservatives. E numbers are in wine too. And peas. They're everywhere, almost – and maybe it's no bad thing. At least that's what food writer Stefan Gates thinks. E numbers, not to mention the range of other edible tricks that manufacturers employ, might actually be OK.
Thursday 26 August 2010
Tuesday 24 August 2010
Monday 23 August 2010
We only get a mere eight bank holidays a year in the UK - and the one in August gives us a chance to enjoy the tail end of summer with some sunshine (hopefully).
Sunday 22 August 2010
Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana on 29 August 2005, devastating New Orleans. The Bush administration's woefully inadequate response and the chaos that ensued revealed a hidden America – one of poverty and injustice. Lola Vollen and Chris Ying report that when Katrina hit New Orleans, 67 per cent of its population were African-American and 22 per cent were living below the poverty line.
Friday 20 August 2010
Wednesday 04 August 2010
BP said today that its "static kill" operation to begin permanently shutting off the Gulf of Mexico oil well had been a success.
Friday 30 July 2010
Monday 26 July 2010
Friday 23 July 2010
Let’s not get too excited about those admittedly very encouraging GDP growth figures. First, there was always going to be an element of bounceback. Bounceback from the bad weather in the first part of the year, and, more significantly a bounceback in firms building up their much-depleted stocks, what economist call the “inventory cycle”, which exaggerates things on the way down and on the way up.
Wednesday 14 July 2010
Four police officers could face the death penalty after being accused of gunning down two unarmed people in the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.
Friday 09 July 2010
It took a lot of muscle to haul her round the sky. Burnt to cinders – like a match. It would do what you wanted it to do. Pure joy. Like flying a brick. Just incredible. It had the wonderful ability to absorb battle damage. It became a good friend right from the start, and I loved it more and more. Very reliable. I never had to worry about that Merlin engine ... you're flying very low, a couple of trees high off the ground, and you do want it to keep going. Cross-wind landings are particularly easy. At 2,000 feet and 200mph, petrol consumption is 30 gallons per hour. The cockpit is weather-proof. Against a fighter, the Hurricane was hopeless."
Sunday 04 July 2010
Monterrey, Mexico, was recovering from Hurricane Alex after flooding destroyed homes, damaged bridges and left six people dead. More than a year's worth of rainfall fell in the space of three days, flooding the normally dry Santa Catarina riverbed near the city.
Saturday 03 July 2010
Washington was preparing a revised offshore oil drilling moratorium and cleanup efforts in the Gulf of Mexico returned to normal yesterday after hurricane Alex passed through the region without doing major damage.
Friday 02 July 2010
Hurricane Alex weakened to a tropical storm yesterday as it moved further inland over north-eastern Mexico, dumping heavy rains that flooded cities, but sparing US oil facilities near its path.
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- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more