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Angela Saez, 35, strikes a match to light her stove Tuesday in New York City’s Brooklyn borough. While most utilities have restored electricity to nearly all of their customers, the Long Island Power Authority still has tens of thousands of customers in the dark. The company has said Superstorm Sandy was worse than anyone could have imagined. (Associated Press)

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Say hello, Assad: See the Navy warships off the coast of Syria

The Navy has sent four warships — USS Ramage, USS Mahan, USS Gravely and USS Barry — armed with ballistic missiles into the eastern Mediterranean Sea amid violence in Syria. Navy ships are capable of a variety of military actions, including launching Tomahawk cruise missiles as they did against Libya in 2011.