Long Island Power Company Sued Over Outages

The head of Long Island Power Authority resigned on Tuesday after a group of customers filed a class-action lawsuit accusing LIPA of being “grossly negligent” in its response to Hurricane Sandy, which left 945,000 of its customers without power. An estimated 45,000 are still without power in the area. LIPA chief Michael Hervey’s resignation comes as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the formation of a commission to investigate how prepared power companies were for the storm.

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Stop and Frisk from Nina Berman on Vimeo. Nina Berman is a documentary photographer based in New York City with a particular interest in the American political and social landscape. She is the author of two monographs, "Purple Hearts -

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Confined Space: As Labor Day approaches, we note that the median hourly wage for American workers has declined 2 percent since 2003, after factoring i

Mean Jean

Marathon runners of America I ask your help to investigate this race! The photo shows Schmidt near the finish line at the marathon with a time clock