Thursday November 8, 2012 Happening Now

A huge nor'easter blew through already storm-ravaged parts of the Northeast. Not what people without power or heat need. It also doesn't help at past capacity transit system that is still nowhere close to repaired from Superstorm Sandy. Locations up and down the coast got anywhere from 3-8 inches of snow. Dangerous, but it sure was pretty last night!

We'll check in on struggling communities up and down the East coast. Anny Koiman, David Lee Miller, and our Fox Weather team of Janice Dean and Rick Reichmuth covering all the action today.

In the aftermath of the 2012 elections, we're suddenly hearing a lot about bipartisanship. President Obama reaching out to GOP leaders after the election, and there have been some positive words from both sides. Of course there's also been a lot of finger-pointing and "lines in the sand" talk. We'll spend some time talking about what's ahead as the country faces a massive fiscal cliff.

We get weekly jobless numbers today, but they may be skewed by Hurricane Sandy.. so bear that in mind when we report it.

Markets had a steep sell-off yesterday in part on concerns about that looming fiscal cliff. The Dow closed down more than 3%. We'll talk with Sam Chanden about what's ahead for the economy now that some of the economic uncertainty has been resolved by the re-election of President Obama. Futures point to a rise at the open of trade.

Jared Lee Loughner, who pled guilty in the Arizona shooting rampage will be sentenced today. He shot Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, and killed six people. Sentencing begins at Noon.. so we'll be sure to get that in. (no cameras in court)

Syria's dictator Bashar Assad insists he won't leave the country in a new interview. A Syrian civil war has killed more than 36,000 people. Leland Vittert reporting.

That huge earthquake in Guatemala killed at least 48 people Rick Folbaum will do a hit for us.

Clint Henderson is the Executive Producer for “Happening Now” and an avid traveler. Follow his adventures on Twitter, ClintPHenderson, and Instagram, clintpage1.