Photo of the blue light that flashed over Queens, New York

NYC Utility Probes Electric Flash that Lit Sky in Eerie Blue

NEW YORK — Electric utility Con Edison was working Friday to figure out what caused a high-voltage equipment failure that unleashed an otherworldly flash of bright blue light in the night sky over New York City. The event Thursday caused power outages, brie...
Photo of Jose Perez-Santiago, right, holding his daughter Jordalis, 2, as they return to their home for the first time since it was flooded

The Longest Week: Carolinas Worn out by Florence

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Hurricane Florence is still wearing out the Carolinas, where residents have endured an agonizing week of violent winds, torrential rain, widespread flooding, power outages and death. "Amer...
Photo of a member of the North Carolina Task Force search and rescue team wading through flooded neighborhoods

Florence Flooding Spreads as Storm Heads Northeast

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Emergency workers delivered truckloads of food and water to Wilmington, a city of 120,000 people cut off from the rest of North Carolina by Florence's still-rising floodwaters, as helicopters...