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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.

Michele Bachmann brushes off Hurricane Irene joke

Republican White House hopeful Michele Bachmann insisted yesterday she was joking when she said a hurricane and quake were God's warning to Washington, in an effort to control the damage from her latest controversial comments.

US counts the cost of hurricane's brutal trail of destruction

The death toll is 13 and the cost will run into tens of billions of dollars, but the storm was not as severe as many had feared

Hurricane Irene makes landfall in New Jersey

Forecasters say Hurricane Irene has hit the New Jersey coast with 75 mph (120-kph) winds.

A Day That Shook The World: Hurricane Katrina lays waste to New Orleans

On 28 August 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit the American city of New Orleans with the force of a nuclear explosion.

Federal Reserve chairman disappoints on QE

Wall Street is this weekend digesting the implications of Federal Reserve's chairman Ben Bernanke's speech to central bankers at Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Weakened Hurricane Irene batters US east coast

Washington and New York among cities braced for storm

Hurricane Irene on way to US

Thousands of holidaymakers on the US east coast have been ordered to head home as Hurricane Irene approaches after pounding the Bahamas islands chain.

Hurricane Irene to hit US east coast

Hurricane Irene strengthened to a Category 3 hurricane over the Bahamas yesterday as it roared up from the Caribbean on a path expected to swipe the east coast of the US at the weekend.

Hurricane Irene howls over Turks and Caicos

Punishing winds from Hurricane Irene howled over Turks and Caicos and the sparsely populated islands of the south eastern Bahamas as residents huddled in darkened homes, hotels and public buildings.

Bahamas hurricane threat grows

A rapidly strengthening Hurricane Irene is heading towards the Bahamas and threatening to become a monster storm.

Hurricane Irene could hit Haiti and the US

Hurricane Irene cut power to more than a million people in Puerto Rico, downing trees and flooding streets today, and forecasters warned it could be a major storm as it threatens Florida and South Carolina by the end of the week.

Bermuda braced for Tropical Storm Gert

Residents of Bermuda were today hauling their boats on to beaches and shuttering their homes as Tropical Storm Gert nears the archipelago.

Summer at last – but not for long

The next fortnight is expected to bring the warmest weeks of summer, before rain returns in the second week of August. Temperatures are expected to hit a high of 25 degrees today, tomorrow and Wednesday along the south coast, in the south-east of England and in London.

Policeman 'fired at wounded men' in aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

A policeman sprayed gunfire at wounded, unarmed people and repeatedly stamped on a dying man on a bridge in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, a court heard.

Analysis: It's about time the connection between climate and weather was investigated scientifically

Meteorologists have always emphasised the difference between climate and weather, summing up the distinction by saying that "climate is what you expect, whereas weather is what you get".

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