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Storm surges a major threat during hurricane

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By far the biggest danger presented by Hurricane Sandy: its storm surge. Latest estimates say it could reach a height of 6-11 feet. To offer some perspective, New York City’s seawall is about 5-feet-high. The topic is particularly pertinent, since Sandy may strike at a time when storm surges will be at their strongest. Storm […] [Read More]
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What local weathermen are saying

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Hurricane Sandy is due to hit Connecticut Sunday night and while the potential for damage varies from town to town, local weathermen agree that the whole state — especially its coastal town — is going to feel the impact. We’ve collected a selection of what local weathermen are predicting for your part of the state. […] [Read More]
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Taylor Swift Splits From BF?

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The country star and Conor Kennedy have reportedly broken up. From The Daily Dish at SFgate.com Singer Taylor Swift is single again after splitting from her boyfriend Conor Kennedy, according to a magazine report. The unlucky-in-love star romanced the 18-year-old son of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. throughout the summer and spent long weekends at his […] [Read More]
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NFL player stars in colorful radio spot supporting marriage equality

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Voters outside the state of Minnesota are missing out on quite the radio spot. The group Minnesotans for Equality burst onto the airwaves yesterday with a spot starring Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe. Kluwe, the author of a now-legendary (and colorfully NSFW) defense of gay rights, uses the editorial’s most memorable phrase in its bleeped-out format [...] [Read More]
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Amityville Horror house on the market

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Just in time for Halloween, the home made famous by the Amityville Horror movie is up for sale – and has been for a while. Located in Toms River, NJ, the house was where the cult film was shot.  The real haunted home though is in the neighboring state, according to AOL Real Estate: The [...] [Read More]
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Apple unveils the iPad mini — and some surprises

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By Caleb Garling Turns out the iPad Mini isn’t quite so mini after all. The new Mini, unveiled today during a media event in San Jose, is a bit larger and more expensive than some of its key competitors, particularly the Google Nexus 7, which starts at $199. Apple’s Mini retails for $329 to start, […] [Read More]
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Rome bans eating in tourist areas

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ABOVE: This guy is totally breaking the law (Photo, Bonnie Bloge/Flickr.com) If the guys I play bocce with are any indication, eating and sitting around are two of Italy’s national pastimes — just don’t do it in Rome. A city which prizes it’s culinary culture and a laid-back way of life has banned eating at [...] [Read More]
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Clark Kent is now unemployed

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If we were given to such expressions, we might say, “Great Caesar’s Ghost!” The Man of Steel has quit his day job. Clark Kent has had a not-so mild-manner nutout at the offices of The Daily Planet and resigned. He started at the rag in 1938. He left after a speech on, you guessed it, [...] [Read More]
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