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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Saturday 05 February 2011
The waves came crashing in on Blackpool yesterday as high winds gusted across northern Britain.
Sunday 23 January 2011
As Master Minded repelled Somersby by the width of his whiskers after a down-and-dirty scrap in the mud to take the Victor Chandler Chase here at Ascot yesterday, the first reaction of his trainer,Paul Nicholls, was consternation. A win it was for the eight-year-old, his seventh at Grade One level, but the former two-mile champion is associated with imperious wide margins, not desperate, diminishing short-heads.
Saturday 22 January 2011
Hawaii's mild climate, warm ocean and gentle breezes make it the perfect holiday destination to visit any time of the year, but the variations in the weather across the islands can be quite surprising. Hawaii boasts 11 of the 13 climate zones in the world, each with unique weather characteristics. On the nightly local news, you'll find surf reports for each side of the islands, along with wind and rainfall forecasts.
Friday 07 January 2011
Motorists have been warned to expect "the worst driving conditions imaginable" by the AA as snow is forecast to return to much of Britain today.
Friday 31 December 2010
Mist and lingering fog threatens to mar revellers' enjoyment of tomorrow night's New Year's Eve firework displays, forecasters said.
Sunday 26 December 2010
Tuesday 21 December 2010
The Premier League has said that it is confident that there will be no serious long-term disruption to fixtures after a weekend of games cancelled due to the weather.
Friday 17 December 2010
Temperatures are plummeting across the UK with widespread ice and snow set to return.
Thursday 16 December 2010
It was certainly worth the wait, and for Willie Mullins it came within an ace of being a perfect day. In the end, however, it turned out that jump racing remains every bit as cruel as the weather that had caused its prolonged suspension in Ireland. Mullins had already won two of the big prizes compressed into an extraordinary card at Fairyhouse yesterday and, jumping into the lead over the last in the Drinmore Novice Chase, it looked as though Mikael d'Haguenet would prove every bit as impressive as Hurricane Fly and Zaidpour. What's more, he positively flew the fence – only for his forelegs to give way beneath him, leaving Jessies Dream to see off Realt Dubh by five lengths.
Wednesday 15 December 2010
Saturday 11 December 2010
A New Orleans police officer who opened fire on an unarmed black man and enlisted colleagues in a macabre attempt to cover up his crime in the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina has been convicted of manslaughter.
Saturday 04 December 2010
Saturday 06 November 2010
With little to protect them beyond plastic sheets and flimsy tents, Haitians displaced by this year's earthquake cowered again yesterday as Hurricane Tomas roared past, lashing their struggling land with rains and fierce winds.
Friday 05 November 2010
Hurricane Tomas flooded the earthquake-shattered remains of a Haitian town today, forcing families who had already lost their homes in one disaster to flee another.
Tuesday 02 November 2010
Aid workers rushed to prepare for a hurricane that forecasters said could hit Haiti this week.
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