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PHOTOS: Lake-effect snow buries Western New York

Lake-effect snow pummeled areas around Buffalo for a second straight day, leaving residents stuck in their homes as officials tried to clear massive snow mounds with another storm looming.


Photos: World Trade Center reopens 13 years after 9/11

(AP) — Thirteen years after the 9/11 terrorist attack, the resurrected World Trade Center has again opened for business — marking an emotional milestone for both New Yorkers and the nation.


PHOTOS: Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crashes in Mojave Desert

A Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded Friday after taking off on a test flight, killing one person aboard and seriously injuring another while scattering wreckage in Southern California’s Mojave Desert, witnesses and officials said.


PHOTOS: Unmanned NASA rocket explodes after liftoff

These images taken from video provided by NASA TV show Orbital Sciences Corp.’s unmanned rocket blowing up over the launch complex at Wallops Island, Va., just six seconds after liftoff on Tuesday, October 28, 2014.


PHOTOS: Cardinals’ Oscar Taveras dies in car accident

Authorities say St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras has died in a car accident in the Dominican Republic.


PHOTOS of Therapy Dog, Comfort Dog Walk-a-thon West Haven

(Photographs by Peter Hvizdak – New Haven Register) Newtown Kindness holds its second annual Therapy/Comfort Dog Walk-a-thon Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Sea Bluff Beach near the Charlotte Bacon Playground in West Haven, Connecticut to support therapy dog programs in educational and societal settings. Funds from the walk-a-thon will support Charlotte’s Litter ongoing efforts to […]


PHOTOS: The Loma Prieta Earthquake – Oct. 17, 1989

On October 17, 1989, the Loma Prieta earthquake hits the San Francisco Bay Area. The 6.9 earthquake, centered in the Santa Cruz Mountains, took the lives of 63 Bay Area residents and injured more than 3,700 others. Forty-two of the quake’s victims died in the collapse of the double-deck Cypress St. viaduct of Interstate Highway […]


PHOTOS: The Great California ShakeOut – A look back at the 1994 Northridge Earthquake

Californians will take part this morning in a coordinated earthquake drill called the ShakeOut. Millions of people worldwide will practice how to “Drop, Cover, and Hold on” during the ShakeOut drills, which began in California in 2008. Southern California has not experienced a devastating quake since the 1994 Northridge disaster that killed 60 people and […]


PHOTOS: First lady Michelle Obama hosts White House garden harvest

The first lady, clad in dirt-stained black pants and sneakers, was joined by school children Tuesday to harvest squash, lettuce, sweet potatoes and tomatoes in the White House Kitchen Garden.


Photos: Half Moon Bay celebrates giant pumpkins with annual weigh-off

Pumpkin growers started gathering in the wee hours to see whose lovingly tended monster gourd would claim the heavyweight title at the 41st annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. John Hawkley, of Napa, set a North American record with his 2,058-pound pumpkin and won the […]


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Photos: The Game Harvard defeats Yale

Harvard defeated Yale 31-24 Saturday in The Game to win the Ivy League title. Photos by Associated Press.


PHOTOS: Thanksgiving Love – Gift of Food in New Haven

(Photographs by Peter Hvizdak – New Haven Register) Approximately 2,000 bags of food were packaged by volunte


PHOTOS: A magnitude-6.8 earthquake struck near Nagano, Japan

A strong earthquake late Saturday struck a mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics,