US President Barack Obama signed a bill Sunday approving $9.7 billion in emergency disaster aid for victims of superstorm Sandy, after a delay sparked outrage among East Coast Republicans against their own party leadership.
By Larry Neumeister
A lifeguard widely praised as a hero after Superstorm Sandy for rescuing neighbors endangered by rolling floodwaters and a fire that destroyed several homes in a small community where grief has been a frequent visitor has died in a surfing accident in Puerto Rico.
By Michael Gormley
Superstorm Sandy ran up a $42 billion bill on New York, higher than expected, and the state and New York City are making big requests for disaster aid from the federal government, the state’s governor said Monday.
The group Doctors Without Borders has aided victims of war and disease in countries like Sudan, Haiti and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
By Prune Perromat
Thousands of frustrated marathon runners from around the world descended on New York’s Central Park on Sunday to take part in improvised races after the famed event fell victim to superstorm Sandy.