Hurricane Sandy has gained strength as it swirls toward the East Coast.
Students and some municipal workers in Virginia are being spared the challenge of going out into the rough weather.
Federal offices are closed to the public Monday.
Hurricane Sandy's death toll rises to 65 as flooding continues in Haiti
President Barack Obama has spent months trying to balance his re-election bid with running the government. Now, just when his campaign needs him the most, with little more than a week before the election, his official job is beckoning.
Hurricane Sandy threatens to bring as much as a foot of rain, winds of up to 80 mph and a wall of water 4 to 11 feet high to coastal areas.
The projected storm surge from Hurricane Sandy is a "worst case scenario" with devastating waves and tides predicted for the highly populated New York City metro area, government forecasters said Sunday.
1. A NORTHBOUND HURRICANE
As Americans braced Sunday for Hurricane Sandy, Haiti was still suffering.
Obama signs District of Columbia emergency declaration as Hurricane Sandy approaches
From Washington to Boston, big cities and small towns Sunday buttoned up against the onslaught of a superstorm that could endanger 50 million people in the most heavily populated corridor in the nation, with forecasters warning that the New York area could get the worst of it _ an 11-foot wall of water.
1. A NORTHBOUND HURRICANE
The D.C. Board of Elections has suspended early voting Monday ahead of Hurricane Sandy.
District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray has asked the White House for a federal disaster declaration in anticipation of major damage from Hurricane Sandy.
Airlines hurried to fly passengers and planes out of the Northeast Sunday as Hurricane Sandy moved up the coast. The massive storm threatens to bring a near halt to air travel for two days in a key region for both domestic and international flights.
A debate between Maryland U.S. Senate candidates has been canceled because of Hurricane Sandy.
The storm that is threatening 60 million Americans in the eastern third of the nation in just a couple of days with high winds, drenching rains, extreme tides, flooding and probably snow is much more than just an ordinary weather system. It's a freakish and unprecedented monster.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency offers tips on how to prepare for Hurricane Sandy and other tropical storms. Sandy is expected to be especially disastrous when it merges with a winter storm system, bringing powerful winds, rain, snow and storm surge along the Eastern Seaboard.
Amtrak says it is canceling service across the northeastern U.S. on Monday as Hurricane Sandy threatens to create a wet, windy mess in the region.
The Statue of Liberty has officially reopened to the public after a renovation project. The public will just have wait until a massive storm has passed to see it.
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