Divers hired by the owner of an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico that caught fire recovered a body in the waters near the site Saturday evening, according to the U.S. Coast Guard and the rig's owner.
The last taboo: American power Belkin: When I entered "David Petraeus" into a Google News search box this week, the results included 530 stories published over the previous 24 hours. That is a lot of column inches.
Just the facts, ma'am The NYPD is closing in on a record that will deserve great celebration. The city is on track to finish 2012 with the fewest homicides since police started keeping reliable figures more than a half-century ago.
Empty beds can save lives Pardes: In the first hours of superstorm Sandy, the health care system of New York City had to respond rapidly to the evacuation of five hospitals and the loss of 2,000 acute-care beds. Of course, they did.
Climate for fracking Good news on the climate-change front: A shift from coal to natural gas by U.S. power plants — made possible by the drilling technology known as fracking — has cut the nation's planet-warming carbon dioxide emissions by 500 megatons a year.
Store owner's murder linked to other killings Police are hunting a cold-blooded serial killer who gunned down three Brooklyn storeowners in four months — executing them in separate incidents with the same handgun, police sources said Saturday.