Emergency management

FILE - In this June 1, 2018 file photo, a child shines a light on hundreds of shoes at a memorial for those killed by Hurricane Maria, in front of the Puerto Rico Capitol in San Juan. Puerto Rico has conceded that Hurricane Maria killed more than 1,400 people on the island last year and not just the 64 in the official death toll. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
August 09, 2018 - 10:21 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico is now estimating that Hurricane Maria killed more than 1,400 people, far more than the official death toll of 64, in a report to Congress seeking billions to help the island recover from the devastating storm. The government, relying on updated statistics...
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FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2017, file photo, people fly into the air as a vehicle drives into a group of protesters demonstrating against a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va. Efforts to take down America’s monuments honoring slain Confederate soldiers and the generals who led them gained explosive momentum following the deadly violence a year ago in Charlottesville. The vehicle plowed into a crowd protesting a gathering of white supremacists whose stated goal was to protect a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee. (Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress via AP, File)
August 08, 2018 - 4:05 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and the city of Charlottesville on Wednesday proactively declared a state of emergency ahead of the one-year anniversary of a violent white nationalist rally that left one person dead and dozens of others injured. Officials said the declaration would...
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Locals view the devastation of a collapsed Jamiul Jamaah Mosque in Bangsal, North Lombok, Indonesia, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. The north of Lombok was devastated by the powerful quake that struck Sunday night, damaging thousands of buildings and killing a large number of people. Rescuers were still struggling to reach all of the affected areas and authorities expect the death toll to rise. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
August 08, 2018 - 4:59 am
BANGSAL, Indonesia (AP) — Aid began reaching isolated areas of the Indonesian island struggling after an earthquake killed at least 131 people as rescuers intensified efforts Wednesday to find those buried in the rubble. Volunteers and rescue personnel erected more temporary shelters for the tens...
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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2017, file photo, smoke rises from the Arkema Inc. owned chemical plant in Crosby, near Houston, Texas. An internal EPA watchdog is reviewing whether federal and state officials kept the public appropriately informed last year about potential air quality threats after Hurricane Harvey ravaged southeastern Texas. The office of EPA Inspector General Arthur Elkins issued notice Thursday of the audit, which will scrutinize the agency’s response following several high-profile accidents and spills following the historic storm, including the explosions and fire at the an Arkema Inc. chemical plant outside Houston. (KTRK via AP, File)
August 02, 2018 - 5:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An internal watchdog at the Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday it will review whether federal and state officials kept the public appropriately informed last year about potential air quality threats after Hurricane Harvey ravaged southeastern Texas. The office of...
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July 31, 2018 - 6:27 pm
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it has obligated more than $1 million in assistance to Maine stemming from a severe storm and flooding last fall. The agency says the storm impacted 13 of the state's 16 counties. It hit the state hard from Oct. 29 to Nov. 1. FEMA...
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Two little girls ride their scooters through the shimmering heat on the tarmac of a former military airport in Frankfurt, Germany, on a hot Monday, July 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
July 31, 2018 - 3:41 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German Farmers' Association is asking the government for 1 billion euros ($1.17 billion) in subsidies to help cover losses from this year's harvest, affected by the continuing drought and heat across large stretches of Europe. Association president Joachim Rukwied says German...
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July 30, 2018 - 6:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The former head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's personnel office had improper sexual relationships with subordinates and created a "toxic" work environment that included giving preferential treatment to his fraternity brothers, according to a summary of an internal...
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July 26, 2018 - 12:58 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A group of Democrats in Congress says fishermen are headed for a financial disaster due to increasing tariffs, and the government should be prepared to provide relief. The effort is led by Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts. It's designed to help fishermen who are hurt by...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2017 file photo, Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority workers repair distribution lines damaged by Hurricane Maria in the Cantera community of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Federal lawmakers demand Wednesday, July 25, 2018 that Puerto Rico quickly privatize its bankrupt power company in a bid to end its turmoil and allow others to provide stable electricity in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File)
July 25, 2018 - 6:15 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Federal lawmakers demand Wednesday that Puerto Rico quickly privatize its bankrupt power company in a bid to end its turmoil and allow others to provide stable electricity in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Frustration grew as consultants and local and federal...
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President Donald Trump greets supporters after arriving at the Kansas City International Airport to attend the national convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 24, 2018 - 6:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced Tuesday it will provide $12 billion in emergency relief to ease the pain of American farmers slammed by President Donald Trump's escalating trade disputes with China and other countries. However, some farm-state Republicans quickly dismissed the...
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