Articles by Zachary Fagenson and Daniel Trotta

Irma Update: Tropical Storm Exits Florida for Georgia After Flooding Cities, Cutting Utilities

Downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm, Irma flooded several northern Florida cities with heavy rain and a high storm surge on Monday as it headed out of the state after cutting power to millions and ripping roofs off …

U.S. Fights Growing Wildfire Threat with Shrinking Budget

The tragedy came without warning. Wind split the Arizona wildfire in two, trapping 19 firefighters from the Granite Mountain Hotshots between twin walls of flame that would take their lives. The erosion of U.S. firefighting resources has been much more …

Oklahoma Tornadoes Take 13 Lives Including 3 Storm Chasers

Three storm chasers were among 13 people killed by tornadoes that rampaged through central Oklahoma on Friday, underscoring the high risk of tracking tornadoes and forcing the media to rethink how they cover deadly twisters. Tim Samaras, 55, a leading …

Update: Sandy Strengthens; Thousands Evacuate; Wall Street Closes

Hurricane Sandy, the monster storm bearing down on the U.S. East Coast, strengthened on Monday after hundreds of thousands moved to higher ground, public transport shut down and the U.S. stock market suffered its first weather-related closure in 27 years. …

9/11 Families Seek Meeting on News Corp. Phone Hacking Reports

Relatives of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks have asked to meet the FBI and the U.S. Justice Department to discuss the agencies’ preliminary inquiry into reports that News Corp. reporters may have tried to hack the phones of 9/11 …

Financial Crisis Handing Spitzer Chance at Political Comeback: Author

The financial crisis and its aftermath may yet revive the political career of disgraced former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, the author of a new book about Spitzer says. Other politicians might have been finished by the scandal surrounding Spitzer, …

Huge Hacking Case Highlights Companies’ Vulnerability to Breaches

Consumers and companies are vulnerable to hackers and identity thieves even after U.S. authorities arrested a man they said was a master hacker who stole 170 million credit and debit card numbers. Estimates on the total financial impact of breaches …

Huge Hacking Case Highlights Companies’ Vulnerability to Breaches

Consumers and companies are vulnerable to hackers and identity thieves even after U.S. authorities arrested a man they said was a master hacker who stole 170 million credit and debit card numbers. Estimates on the total financial impact of breaches …