November 1st, 2012
08:03 PM ET

Signs of progress, though damage and heartache remain after Sandy

Editor's note: The aftermath of Superstorm Sandy focused Thursday on a search for the missing and restoration of power. The storm's overall death toll stood at 161, including at least 92 people in the United States, two in Canada and 67 in the Caribbean.

[Updated at 4:30 a.m.] The New York Police Department said early Friday morning that the death toll from the storm had gone up four more to 41 in New York City.

 

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Pennsylvania governor, former Penn State president in war of words over Sandusky
Gov. Tom Corbett calls the former Penn State president's accusation the "ranting of a man who has just been indicted for covering up for a convicted pedophile."
November 1st, 2012
05:24 PM ET

Pennsylvania governor, former Penn State president in war of words over Sandusky

Former Penn State President Graham Spanier blasted the charge against him for allegedly covering up years of sexual abuse as a "desperate act" by the state's "vindictive and politically motivated" governor - an accusation that drew a biting retort from Gov. Tom Corbett. FULL POST

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Fresh charges filed against ex-Penn State officials in Sandusky case
Former Penn State President Graham Spanier faces charges in the Jerry Sandusky scandal.
November 1st, 2012
11:40 AM ET

Fresh charges filed against ex-Penn State officials in Sandusky case

[Updated at 1:01 p.m. ET] New charges have been filed against three former Penn State officials in the Jerry Sandusky child rape scandal, accused of having "used their positions to conceal and cover up for years the activities of a known child predator," Pennsylvania's attorney general said Thursday.

Former Penn State University President Graham Spanier charged for the first time in the case and former Athletic Director Tim Curley and ex-Vice President Gary Schultz now face the same five charges: obstruction of justice, perjury, conspiracy, endangering the welfare of children and failure to report allegations of child abuse.

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November 1st, 2012
08:59 AM ET

Watch live spacewalk via astronauts' helmet cameras

They've strapped on their gear, exited the International Space Station, and now astronauts Sunita Williams and Aki Hoshide are doing a spacewalk with cameras on their helmets, allowing the world to watch their every move.

The two astronauts are working to fix an ammonia leak.

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November 1st, 2012
08:36 AM ET

Initial jobless claims fall

The number of people filing for initial jobless claims fell by 9,000 in the latest week to 363,000, the U.S. government just announced.

U.S. private-sector employers added 158,000 jobs in October, payroll-processor ADP says.

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Syrian government using 'vacuum bombs,' opposition says
Destruction in the Suleiman al-Halabi nieghborhood in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo this week.
November 1st, 2012
07:17 AM ET

Syrian government using 'vacuum bombs,' opposition says

An array of explosives, from shells to barrel bombs, fell on Syrian cities in another day of bloodshed Thursday, according to activists fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad.

The Local Coordination Committees accused the government of using "vacuum bombs." CNN cannot independently confirm the claims because the Syrian government has limited access to international journalists. Damascus has not commented on the accusations.

Also known as thermobaric explosives, they are effective at spreading destruction through urban areas, according to military experts. The LCC also repeated claims that the government used cluster bombs.

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November 1st, 2012
06:49 AM ET

Several injured at USC Halloween party shooting

[Updated 6:54 a.m. ET] A Halloween party erupted in gunfire that left several people wounded at the University of Southern California at Los Angeles, campus officials said.

The shooting occurred during an argument between two men Wednesday night, according to Capt. David Carlisle of the university's department of public safety. Officials lifted a campus lockdown after a few hours. FULL POST

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22 killed in fuel tanker explosion in Saudi Arabia
Rescue workers inspect the scene of Thursday's blast in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
November 1st, 2012
06:20 AM ET

22 killed in fuel tanker explosion in Saudi Arabia

[Updated at 1:51 p.m. ET] A fuel tanker rammed into a bridge and exploded into a ball of fire Thursday, killing 22 people and sending flames sweeping over the Saudi Arabia capital, state television reported.

In addition to the fatalities, at least 111 others were wounded, according to the report.

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November 1st, 2012
06:08 AM ET

3 killed in crush at Madrid Halloween party

Three young women were killed and two others are in serious condition after being crushed in a crowd at a Halloween party in Madrid early Thursday morning, the spokesman for Madrid's ambulance service told CNN.

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