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Massive fire destroys 50 homes in submerged Queens neighborhood

A fire that broke out in Queens around 11 p.m. during the pounding rains and rising floodwaters of Hurricane Sandy ultimately destroyed 50 homes as nearly 200 fire fighters waded through submerged streets to rescue trapped New Yorkers. Video from the scene shows first responders in water up to their…

Huge fireball as Con Ed transformer in Manhattan explodes

A Consolidated Edison power station in lower Manhattan erupted into a gigantic fireball on Monday night as electrical transformers at the station exploded in the midst of Hurricane Sandy’s lashing of New York City. According to DNAinfo, the explosion ocurred at the company’s plant near East 14th Street, leaving residents…

The story behind the HMS Bounty, the ship sunk by Hurricane Sandy off North Carolina coast

The story behind the HMS Bounty, sunk by Sandy off N.C. coast (+video) Hurricane Sandy has already claimed a well-known victim, as the massive storm has sunk the tall ship HMS Bounty off the coast of North Carolina. Two US Coast Guard helicopters rescued 14 of the ship’s 16 crew…

Clinton slams Romney: Jeep ad the ‘biggest load of bull in the world’

Former President Bill Clinton on Monday blasted Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney over a misleading advertisement his campaign recently released. “Now it turns out that Jeep is reopening in China because they made so much money here they can afford to do it and they are going on with their…

Times Square eerily vacant as Hurricane Sandy hits east coast

Amateur video uploaded to YouTube on Monday night showed a nearly empty Times Square — a rare sight in an area of New York City that is almost always jammed full of cars and people. The brightly-lit area is a major hub for the entertainment industry and a frequent destination…

Romney surrogate: Romney’s Jeep ad is ’100 percent correct and accurate’

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) on Monday said that GOP hopeful Mitt Romney’s ad suggesting that Chrysler was moving Jeep production to China was “100 percent correct and accurate” — even though fact checkers have determined the claim is false. “I saw a story today that one of the great manufacturers…

GOP strategist: Romney ‘right on the button’ in knocking FEMA

A Republican strategist defended his party’s presidential candidate Monday for saying he would privatize disaster relief programs or leave states to fend for themselves. “Most people don’t have a positive impression of FEMA,” Ron Bonjean said Monday. “I think Mitt Romney was right on the button.” Bonjean was referring to…

Anti-LGBT pastor blames Hurricane Sandy on ‘the homosexual agenda’

A fundamentalist Christian minister has become the first to link Hurricane Sandy to marriage equality and the “homosexual agenda.” Gay Star News first reported on Monday that Defend and Proclaim the Faith ministries founder John McTernan had posted on his blog that Hurricane Sandy is proof that “God is systematically…

Trump insists effort to extort Obama for charity has ‘tremendous momentum’

For some reason, “Fox & Friends” actually wanted to know on Monday what President Barack Obama’s response has been to Donald Trump’s attempt at extortion. There’s of course been no response, but that didn’t stop them from asking. “First of all, I have to tell you there’s tremendous momentum,” he said.…

‘Horsehead’ jogger caught on camera amid hurricane’s approach

As television viewers around the country monitored the progress of Hurricane Sandy Monday morning, WRC-TV stumbled into one man apparently dealing with the storm by taking an unusual morning jog. Reporter Megan McGrath discovered the unidentified man, jogging shirtless and wearing a horse mask over his head, while filing a…

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