Sandy criticism brings a change
Responding to criticism after Superstorm Sandy, the National Hurricane Center said Thursday it would change the way it warns people about tropical storms that morph into something else. At the height of Sandy, as the hurricane knocked on the Northeast coast, forecasters at the center stopped issuing advisories and warnings because the storm lost its tropical characteristics. Under the new policy, the hurricane center will continue to put out warnings and advisories if a storm threatens people and land.
Possible remains found at 9/11 site
The New York City Medical Examiner's Office says more possible pieces of human remains have been found in newly uncovered debris from the site of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The office says 21 potential human remains were found Wednesday, bringing the total found during the current effort to 39. About 60 truckloads of debris that may contain bone fragments have been unearthed in recent years by construction crews working on the new World Trade Center tower. Investigators will spend 10 weeks looking for remains in the debris. Some 2,750 people died at the site; remains of only 1,634 have been identified.
Hillary Clinton has book deal
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has a book deal. She is working on a memoir and policy book about her years as secretary of state, Simon & Schuster told the Associated Press. The book has yet to be titled and is tentatively scheduled for June 2014. Financial terms weren't disclosed. Clinton reportedly received $8 million for the 2003 memoir Living History.