BOGOTA, Oct 13 (Reuters) – Violence ahead of local
elections serves as a reminder that Colombia has yet to fully
escape its bloody past even as the Andean nation has benefited
from foreign investment and rising oil and mining business.
At least 36 candidates have been killed ahead of Oct. 30
elections, when voters will chose governors, mayors, and town
councilors. Another 13 activists have been murdered, the
independent Electoral Observation Mission (MOE) says.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie could be about to turn down his best chance of becoming U.S. president, saying “no” just when his political fortunes may be at their peak.
Privately and publicly, influential Republicans are urging Christie to run and are prepared to raise money. That’s because Democratic President Barack Obama is politically vulnerable with little prospect for an ascendant economy to provide a boost before the November 2012 election and none of the current Republican candidates have distanced themselves from the field.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A Republican upset in a historically Democratic congressional district of New York City put President Barack Obama and his party on high alert going into November 2012 elections.
“We are not going to sugar coat it, this was a tough loss,” the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee wrote in an open memo on Wednesday, a day after Republican Bob Turner scored a 6-point victory over Democrat David Weprin.
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – New York police amassed a display of force on Friday including checkpoints that snarled traffic in response to intelligence about a car or truck bomb plot linked to the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
Officers armed with automatic weapons were stationed at city landmarks including Wall Street, Times Square and the September 11 memorial site where the Twin Towers once stood.
NEW YORK, Sept 7 (Reuters) – Tourists flock to Times Square
for the bright lights and Broadway shows. There they find
another spectacle: helmeted police with machine guns patrolling
the subway station on the lookout for would-be bombers and
Ten years after the Sept. 11 attacks of 2001, the United
States has altered the balance between freedom and security,
turning an open and casual society into an ever-vigilant one.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Vermont struggled with its worst flooding in 80 years and reconnaissance teams scoured Massachusetts to assess the devastation on Monday after a weakened Hurricane Irene slammed an already soaked New England with torrential rain.
Spared from Irene’s worst fury, New York City went back to work on Monday despite a partially crippled mass transit system and power outages that left 100,000 customers in the metropolitan area without electricity.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – New Yorkers faced a hellish commute on Monday and millions of Americans throughout the northeastern United States were left in the dark and flooded after Hurricane Irene battered the region before moving into
Downgraded to a tropical and then a post-tropical storm, Irene pelted eastern Canada with rain and 50-mph (80-kph) winds after killing 20 people in the United States. It cut power to five million homes and businesses and choked towns with floodwaters.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hurricane Irene lashed New York with heavy winds and driving rain Sunday, knocking out power and flooding some of Lower Manhattan’s deserted streets but so far the feared major devastation was avoided as the storm lost some of its punch.
Irene was downgraded to a tropical storm Sunday morning after marching up the East Coast, leaving 11 dead, as many as 3.4 million households without electricity and forcing the cancellation of thousands of flights.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hurricane Irene lashed New York with heavy winds and driving rain on Sunday, knocking out power and flooding some of Lower Manhattan’s deserted streets but so far the feared major devastation was avoided as the storm lost some of its punch.
Irene was downgraded to a tropical storm on Sunday morning after marching up the East Coast, leaving 11 dead, as many as 3.4 million households without electricity and forcing the cancellation of thousands of flights.
NEW YORK, Aug 27 (Reuters) – Hurricane Irene began to
hammer New York City late on Saturday, prompting Mayor Michael
Bloomberg to warn New Yorkers to stay inside and ride out a
storm that is on a direct path for the world’s financial
“Conditions are expected to deteriorate rapidly,” a tired
looking Bloomberg told a news conference. “The storm is now
finally hitting New York City. The winds will increase, the
rain will increase and the tidal surge will increase.”