One week after Superstorm Sandy beat up the Northeast, tearing apart homes and lives in New Jersey, New York and other areas, there's another worry on the horizon: A nor'easter is coming. Rain will start to move in early Wednesday morning and will gradually become heavier, according to CNN meteorologists. As the day goes on, the weather will get worse with temperatures hovering in the 40s -- bad news for about 1.2 million people who are still without power in the area.
As if they haven't had enough headaches in New Jersey in the past week, on Monday morning they added a small earthquake to the list.
It happened in seconds. A 2-year-old boy slipped over a railing, bounced into a safety net, bounced again, and tumbled into an exhibit of African painted dogs, which mauled him to death. The heartbreaking scenario came to light Monday as the Pittsburgh Zoo released details of the child's death Sunday. If someone had jumped in to save him, would it have helped? "In my professional opinion, no," zoo President Barbara Baker, a veterinarian, said at a news conference today. "There were 11 dogs in the exhibit."
Some patients who developed fungal meningitis in an outbreak linked to a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy are experiencing more health woes, officials said. Patients are not only developing meningitis, inflammation of the thin tissue surrounding the brain and spinal cord; some are also developing an epidural abscess, which is a collection of pus between the outer covering of the brain and spinal cord and the bones of the skull or spine.
President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney will spend the final hours of the campaign making a mad dash through a number of battleground states on Monday in a final push to sway a closely divided electorate ahead of Tuesday's election.
A day before Tuesday's election, millions of people in key states have already cast absentee or early ballots despite long lines, legal disputes over poll procedures and damage inflicted by Superstorm Sandy. But complications have emerged.
New Jersey residents displaced by Superstorm Sandy will be allowed to vote in Tuesday's elections via e-mail or fax, the first time civilians in the state have been allowed to vote remotely.
President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are neck-and-neck in national polls, while Obama has an edge in crucial battleground states that will decide Tuesday's election. The dynamic sets up a possible outcome that has happened rarely in American politics and could undermine the credibility of the victor -- Romney beats Obama in the overall vote, but the president gets reelected by winning the decisive Electoral College.
The day before the presidential election, an average of the eight national polls released Sunday and Monday indicates the race for the White House is all knotted up.
It's all tied up, according to a new national poll released two days before the presidential election. And the CNN/ORC International survey not only indicates a dead heat in the race for the White House, but also on almost every major indicator of President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney that was tested in the poll.
New polls released Monday indicate the presidential race is neck and neck in two battleground states. A CNN Poll of Polls show President Barack Obama has a narrow two-point edge over Mitt Romney in New Hampshire, 50%-48%, and a three-point edge over his Republican challenger in Iowa, 48%-45%.
A new CNN Poll of Polls on Monday indicates the race in Ohio--perhaps the most decisive battleground this presidential cycle--is locked in a statistical dead heat.