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Aug 28, 2011

Hurricane Irene batters shuttered New York

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.

Aug 28, 2011

Irene begins to hit New York, mayor says stay inside

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
capital.

“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.”

Aug 26, 2011

New York takes unprecedented steps ahead of Irene

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York City on Friday ordered the evacuation of more than 250,000 people and prepared to shut down its entire mass transit system, both unprecedented measures ahead of the expected battering from Hurricane Irene.

The powerful and unusually large storm trudged up the U.S. East Coast on Friday, threatening 55 million people including more than 8 million in New York City, which was expecting heavy winds late on Saturday or early on Sunday.

Aug 26, 2011

New York orders evacuations ahead of rare hurricane

NEW YORK, Aug 26 (Reuters) – New York City on Friday
ordered the evacuation of more than 250,000 people and prepared
to shut down its entire mass transit system ahead of Hurricane
Irene’s expected arrival over the weekend.

“We’ve never done a mandatory evacuation before and we
wouldn’t be doing it now if we didn’t think this storm had the
potential to be very serious,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg told a
news conference.

Aug 26, 2011

New York evacuates infirm ahead of rare Hurricane Irene

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A quarter million New Yorkers may have to evacuate from a hurricane that threatens New York institutions from Wall Street to Coney Island’s famed “Cyclone” roller coaster.

Homebound elderly and hospital patients in low-lying areas began forced evacuations on Friday and a mass transit system that moves 8.5 million people a day prepared for a total shutdown due to Hurricane Irene, making its way up the U.S. East Coast.

Aug 26, 2011

New York evacuates infirm ahead of rare hurricane

NEW YORK, Aug 26 (Reuters) – A quarter million New Yorkers
may have to evacuate from a hurricane that threatens New York
institutions from Wall Street to Coney Island’s famed “Cyclone”
roller coaster.

Homebound elderly and hospital patients in low-lying areas
began forced evacuations on Friday and a mass transit system
that moves 8.5 million people a day prepared for a total
shutdown due to Hurricane Irene, making its way up the U.S.
East Coast.

Aug 25, 2011

New York considers possible hurricane evacuations

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York City prepared to evacuate coastal areas and rescue stranded New Yorkers with a fleet of police boats in case the city gets socked by Hurricane Irene this weekend.

“We hope for the best but we prepare for the worst and that’s why I think this city is ready for this weekend,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg told reporters on Thursday while outlining the city’s hurricane preparations.

Aug 24, 2011

Strauss-Kahn criminal sexual assault case dropped

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A New York judge dropped all criminal sexual assault charges against ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Tuesday, leaving him free to return to France and rebuild a shattered career.

The decision to drop the case ended three months of sordid headlines on both sides of the Atlantic about a hotel maid who accused the International Monetary Fund director of forcing her to perform oral sex.

Aug 23, 2011

Strauss-Kahn sexual assault case dismissed, appealed

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A New York judge dropped all criminal sexual assault charges against ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Tuesday after prosecutors lost faith in the credibility of his accuser.

But the formal end of the case awaited the outcome of a last-ditch emergency appeal.

Aug 23, 2011

New York judge set to dismiss Strauss-Kahn charges

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A New York judge was expected to drop criminal sexual assault charges against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Tuesday and free him to return to France after prosecutors asked for the case to be dismissed

due to the faulty credibility of his accuser.

The man once seen as the leading contender to be the next president of France will get his passport back and walk away free of criminal liability if New York State Supreme Court Justice Michael Obus accepts the prosecutors’ request for dismissal.

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      "Daniel Trotta joined Reuters as a correspondent in 1993, starting in Nicaragua and moving Mexico City (1996) and Madrid (2000) before coming to New York in 2005. As a U.S. General News correspondent, his specialty is writing the lead story on major breaking news. Trotta also travels the United States producing in-depth features and helps edit the national news file from the Reuters headquarters in New York. Outside the office, he is the manager of the New York Express of the New York City Metro Baseball League."
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