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A Gusty Northeast Cleans Up After Storm for the Record Books

BOSTON — A record-breaking autumn storm plunged hundreds of thousands of people into the dark, toppled trees, canceled schools and delayed trains in the Northeast, while persistent winds Thursday hampered efforts to clean up and restore power. The nor’easter brought …

Safety Board Says Corroded Pipe Led to Philadelphia Refinery Fire

NEW YORK, Oct 16 — An old, degraded piece of metal pipe that had not been tested for corrosion led to a June fire and explosions at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions oil refinery, the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation …

Nor’easter Steering Toward New York City With Flooding Rainfall

A nor’easter barreling up the East Coast is aiming to soak the New York metro region starting around 4 p.m. today, whipping coastal areas with high winds and dropping a wet blanket on the baseball playoff game between the Yankees …

New York Sues Online E-Cigarette Sellers Amid Vape Crackdown

New York City sued more than a dozen online retailers for allegedly selling e-cigarettes to underage residents, expanding a U.S. crackdown on the industry after a wave of lung illnesses tied to vaping. The city asked a federal judge in …

Former Police Officer, Insurance Analyst Among B-17 Victims

HARTFORD, Conn. — A former police officer and an insurance analyst were among the seven people killed in the crash of a B-17 bomber at a Connecticut airport, officials and relatives said Thursday. The World War II-era plane with 13 …

State Protects Abusers, Women Harassed in Public Jobs Say

ALBANY, N.Y. — He was accused of calling his female co-workers “whores,” grabbing one woman’s head and forcing it between his legs, threatening another with sexual assault and exposing himself in the office. Now, more than a year after he …

Propane Explosion Kills Firefighter, Injures 6 Other People

FARMINGTON, Maine — A powerful propane explosion leveled a recently opened nonprofit center after crews arrived to investigate the smell of gas Monday morning, killing one firefighter and injuring six other people, including fellow firefighters, officials said. The building had …

Bankrupt Philadelphia Refinery Expects $50M Advanced Insurance Payment

Insurers of a fire-damaged Philadelphia refinery have indicated they would make a $50 million initial advance payment in connection with a June blaze that led to the plant’s closure, court documents showed. The infusion of funds would buy cash-strapped Philadelphia …

Delaware Jury to Decide If Mayor, Fire Chief Liable for Fatal Fire

A federal lawsuit over an arson fire that killed three firefighters can proceed against the city of Wilmington and its former mayor and fire chief. The Delaware News Journal reports Judge Mary Pat Thynge dismissed some claims, but recommended that …

Skirting Statute of Limitations, Men Suing Pennsylvania Diocese Claim Cover-Up

Frustrated by the Pennsylvania Legislature, four men are taking advantage of a shifting legal landscape to file suit against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Scranton over decades-old allegations of clergy sexual abuse. The plaintiffs, who range in age from 45 …

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