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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Wednesday 24 October 2012
British holidaymakers on Jamaica were braced for the arrival of Tropical Storm Sandy which is expected to reach hurricane force when it reaches the Caribbean island later today.
Tuesday 16 October 2012
Scientists use tidal data to link frequency and intensity of storms to rises in temperature
Friday 12 October 2012
Beasts of the Southern Wild, a deliciously dreamy tale about a fictional Bayou community in the backwaters of Louisiana, does not so much jump off the screen as float effortlessly off it.
Tuesday 09 October 2012
You can understand why these tours exist - and even their appeal - but at their worst they're stunningly callous. No wonder residents are fighting back.
Sunday 07 October 2012
This son of a Lancashire miner, born in 1923, grew up in a theatrical boarding house in Blackpool and started work at 14, servicing one-arm bandits along the Golden Mile. Prone to a debilitating stammer (later brought under control by a hypnotist), Desmond Bagley moved to South Africa to escape his difficult family and began writing radio scripts on science subjects.
Thursday 30 August 2012
New Orleans' flood defences appeared to withstand Hurricane Isaac, but thousands of people to the north and south of the city had to be evacuated or rescued as the storm lingered over the US Gulf Coast with whistling winds and constant rain. At least two deaths were reported.
Hurricane Isaac: New Orleans battered by powerful winds as torrential rain brings heavy flooding to the city's suburbs
Wednesday 29 August 2012
New Orleans was battered by powerful winds and torrential rain today, as Hurricane Isaac tore across the Gulf Coast, bringing storm damage and heavy flooding to under-protected suburbs of the City.
Tuesday 28 August 2012
After delaying the GOP convention, Isaac threatens to strike on Katrina anniversary
Monday 27 August 2012
Organisers of key party gathering forced to put off Ann Romney's speech until tomorrow
Sunday 26 August 2012
Thousands of people in Haiti remain at risk from flooding and disease despite the earthquake-ravaged nation avoiding the worst of tropical storm Isaac, according to British aid agencies.
Monday 02 July 2012
Overlooking the Bussey Building, where Victorian industrialist George Bussey once made a killing by manufacturing everything from roller-skates to cricket bats, the upper levels of this disused Peckham car-park have been swept and filled with Art.
Wednesday 27 June 2012
Debby, the guest that wouldn't leave, is ruining things for a lot of other visitors despite weakening to a tropical depression and leaving Florida's Gulf Coast behind.
Monday 28 May 2012
Tropical Storm Beryl made landfall in north-east Florida today, bringing heavy rain and strong winds to the south-eastern US coast.
Sunday 13 May 2012
When the VII photography collective was established in 2001, little could its members have known quite how timely was their alliance. For just three days later, two airplanes were flown into New York's World Trade Center – and an agency that had dedicated itself to documenting the impact of modern conflict was instantly in the thick of one of the greatest crises experienced by the West for many a year.
Friday 13 April 2012
'For a good holiday, you need someone to hate'
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
- 1 Double chins could be 'cured' without surgery or dieting using new injection
- 2 The BBC has just done more to eradicate ‘terrorism’ than all our wars since 9/11
- 3 Dog thinks owner is drowning in lake, dives in and tries to pull him out
- 4 Thank heavens for Louise Mensch and her foul-mouthed tweets to world leaders