Winter Storm Toby was expected to dump 12 to 18 inches (30 to 45 centimeters) of snow on New York, the US financial capital and country's largest city, home to 8.5 million people, parts of New Jersey and Long Island before tapering off by midnight.
The second big storm to hit the Northeast in less than a week brought wet, heavy snow Wednesday to a corner of the country where tens of thousands of people were still waiting for the power to come back on from the previous bout.
A 20-year-old New Jersey man admitted to planning to travel to Syria so he could join the Islamic State group and to discussing homemade bombs that he would detonate in New York.
The health care worker who sharply criticized being quarantined at a New Jersey hospital last year because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa has filed a lawsuit against Gov. Chris Christie and health officials.
Two Indian nationals conspired with an undercover federal agent to smuggle people from Thailand to New Jersey, prosecutors said Thursday.