Residents of New York are struggling to get back on their feet after Hurricane Sandy flooded much of the city. Some subway lines are back in service this morning, but the traffic in and out of Manhattan is snarled.
The race for the White House revs back up today after both campaigns took brief breaks for the mega storm. President Obama will hold events in Wisconsin, Colorado, Ohio and Nevada, while his challenger, Governor Mitt Romney, will spend the day in Virginia rallying conservative voters.
It's been a long and winding road this election season. After almost two years of speculation, primaries, candidates and campaigns, no matter what happens, one thing is for certain is that it will all be over in only five more days.
For the East Coast, the challenge right now isn't just recovery, but rebuilding. For some, the Sandy superstorm presents a unique opportunity to reevaluate transportation systems, electrical and phone grids, and flood prevention measures.
With less than a week to go before the election, the mayoral race in San Diego has taken a decidedly ugly turn. The frontrunner, 70-year-old Democratic Congressman Bob Filner, has seen his lead disappear and is getting in trouble for his temper.