The Impossible Decisions That Faced Those Trapped in the Buffalo Blizzard

The Impossible Decisions That Faced Those Trapped in the Buffalo Blizzard

On Friday afternoon, Abdul Sharifu left his house in Buffalo, N.Y., to go to the market to buy milk for his two young children. He hadn’t gotten far when his car got stuck in one of the deadliest blizzards in the history of the city.  Mr. Sharifu, a 26-year-old refugee from Congo, sat in his … Read more

Airlines Cancel Flights as Winter Storm and High Winds Snarl Christmas Travel

Airlines Cancel Flights as Winter Storm and High Winds Snarl Christmas Travel

Airlines are canceling hundreds of flights as a severe winter storm is expected to bring freezing temperatures, gusty winds and snow across swaths of the country in the coming days. Over 1,200 U.S. flights originally scheduled for Thursday had been canceled as of Wednesday afternoon, according to FlightAware, a flight tracking site. Airports in Denver … Read more

James Patterson to Complete Unfinished Michael Crichton Book

James Patterson to Complete Unfinished Michael Crichton Book

Author James Patterson says he has always been a fan of the late thriller writer Michael Crichton. Now he is going to finish writing one of Mr. Crichton’s books. The untitled novel, based on a partially finished manuscript provided by Mr. Crichton’s estate, is expected to be published in 2024 by Little, Brown & Co., … Read more

Ukraine Hits Hotel Hosting Russian Military

Ukraine Hits Hotel Hosting Russian Military

KHERSON, Ukraine—Kyiv’s military demolished a hotel complex hosting dozens of Russian military personnel overnight with U.S.-supplied long-range artillery, while more Russian drone strikes continued to destroy Ukraine’s electricity grid.  Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said 1.5 million people in Ukraine’s southern Odessa region were left without power after strikes late Saturday. Only critical infrastructure was connected … Read more

Most Power Is Restored in Kyiv as Russian Strikes Hit Southern Ukraine

Most Power Is Restored in Kyiv as Russian Strikes Hit Southern Ukraine

MYKOLAIV, Ukraine—Ukrainian officials said Sunday that they had managed to restore most of the electricity to the capital city of Kyiv, even as Russian strikes hit cities across southern Ukraine and intense fighting continued in the country’s eastern Donetsk region. Even though parts of Ukraine’s electricity grid have been hobbled by Russian strikes over the … Read more

Andy Warhol’s Colossal ‘Crash’ Sells for $85.4 Million at Sotheby’s

Andy Warhol’s Colossal ‘Crash’ Sells for $85.4 Million at Sotheby’s

When Andy Warhol’s colossal view of a car accident first came at auction in 1987, the silk-screen sold for $660,000. On Wednesday, bidders got another chance at it—and the work resold at Sotheby’s for $85.4 million. Looming 12 feet over audiences like an oversize reel of film reel stuck on pause, Warhol’s “White Disaster (White … Read more

Ukraine Races to Restore Electricity, Water Supplies After Russian Strikes

Ukraine Races to Restore Electricity, Water Supplies After Russian Strikes

Utility crews across Ukraine were working to restore water and electricity supplies after a barrage of Russian missiles a day earlier knocked out service to hundreds of thousands of people, while Russian authorities expanded the movement of civilians out of the southern Kherson region. Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said the water supply in the city … Read more

Jobless claims drop to three-week low of 214,000 as Hurricane Ian effects fade

Jobless claims drop to three-week low of 214,000 as Hurricane Ian effects fade

The numbers: The number of people who applied for unemployment benefits fell by 12,000 in mid-October to a three-week low of 214,000, as more people who couldn’t work after Hurricane Ian returned to their jobs. Economists polled by the Wall Street Journal had forecast new claims to total 230,000 in the seven days ended Oct. … Read more

Home Buyers Flock to Florida Cities Devastated by Hurricane Ian

Home Buyers Flock to Florida Cities Devastated by Hurricane Ian

Less than a month after Hurricane Ian caused widespread devastation to southwestern Florida, investors and other buyers are scouring for housing deals in a region where home prices have soared in recent years. Demand remains strong from both locals and out-of-staters, according to residential real-estate agents in Naples, Fla., and other areas near the path … Read more

New England Risks Winter Blackouts as Gas Supplies Tighten

New England Risks Winter Blackouts as Gas Supplies Tighten

New England power producers are preparing for potential strain on the grid this winter as a surge in natural-gas demand abroad threatens to reduce supplies they need to generate electricity. New England, which relies on natural-gas imports to bridge winter supply gaps, is now competing with European countries for shipments of liquefied natural gas, following … Read more