| Oct 30, 2012
| 3:15 PM
The new Broadway revival of "The Heiress," with Jessica Chastain and "Downton Abbey" star Dan Stevens, has the bad luck of opening the same week as Hurricane Sandy's big debut. But despite a canceled preview performance, the production will still open...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Hurricane Sandy's devastating intrusion into the final days of the presidential race would have at least one positive result if it inspired President Obama and Mitt Romney to finally address a huge issue they have ignored throughout the long campaign:...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 11:50 PM
On his Comedy Central show Wednesday night, Stephen Colbert charged that hurricanes have a liberal bias -- and who can disagree? Katrina sank President George W. Bush, Isaac knocked a day off the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., and now...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 4:12 PM
Tropical Storm Isaac, expected to make landfall Tuesday, could bring powerful winds, heavy rain and a storm surge of 6 to 12 feet, forecasters predict. Michael Lowry, a meteorologist with the storm surge group at the National Hurricane Center in Miami, ...
| Sep 30, 2012
NEW ORLEANS — The cab careened past Washington Square and onto Frenchmen Street. It was close to 10 p.m., and the neighborhood was filled with locals adorned with tattoos, piercings and lots of ragged black accessories.
"The cab drivers call this...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 10:35 AM
Kathie Lee Gifford made a lot of money in the '80s as the spokeswoman for Carnival Cruise Lines, singing the lyrics "In the morning, in the evening, ain't we got fun?" on TV commercials.
But Gifford's well-honed promotional skills proved ineffective for...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 12:32 PM
The blankets, coats and diapers are all answers to a looming question: What can I do to help victims of Hurricane Sandy? And now there's another, literary solution: the Defiance Literary Benefit to Rebuild Red Hook.
Red Hook, a relatively isolated New...
| Aug 16, 2010
Herman Leonard, a photographer best known for his iconic images of such jazz greats as Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington and Miles Davis, has died. He was 87.
Leonard died Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, a family spokeswoman said. No...
| Jul 27, 2010
Alex "Hurricane" Higgins, a two-time world champion of the billiards sport known as snooker who galvanized the game with his wild antics and quick play, was found dead Saturday at his home in Belfast, Ireland. He was 61.
Despite being diagnosed with...
| May 19, 2011
| 11:37 AM
Preparing for disasters has always been part of the mission of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from hurricanes to flu pandemics.
It was only a matter of time, then, before they decided to weigh in on another calamity of great concern to...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 9:37 PM
Arctic storm sweeping in off the Bering Sea the equivalent of a Category 3 hurricane, authorities say...