New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy recently signed into law subsidies for two aging nuclear power plants. Some say the deal will help New Jersey meet its climate protection goals, but others have criticized the measure.
The 113th Congress opened for business on Thursday and they're already embroiled in a controversy. House leaders, in the fact of fierce criticism, reversed course and said they'd schedule a vote for Friday on the first installment of relief for victims of Superstorm Sandy.
New York City drivers face new restrictions on when they may buy gas as the region deals with a major fuel shortage, an enduring problem from Hurricane Sandy's tear through the area. So far, reports are that the rationing system is cutting lines at filling stations, making it easier to get the gas that is available.
Astronauts on the International Space Station celebrated Halloween Wednesday with some treats, but before long it was back to the tricks, keeping the ship running and monitoring Earth, including the progress of post-Hurricane Sandy.
The 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was not marked with speeches, but rather with somber silence. With the exception of one memorial in Pennsylvania, memorials to the about 3,000 people who died in the violent terrorists attacks were marked with reading of names, laying of wreaths and moments of silence.
Last week New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced he would defy a federal ban on sports gambling. He intends to allow bets to be places on sporting events at casinos and other gambling areas. Many feel sports gambling should be legalized and that it would generate revenue for the government.
Last week, the Maryland Senate approved a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in the state. The bill, which follows a similar one from 2011 that died in Maryland's House of Delegates, now awaits the Governor's signature — scheduled for Thursday.
Anna Sale, reporter for WNYC's It's a Free Country, looks back at the independent presidential campaign of Ross Perot in 1992.