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WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Tuesday assured the survivors of Oklahoma’s deadly tornado that the nation is “there for them” and that the government will keep its focus on the rescue effort as long as is needed. As emergency workers...
WASHINGTON--President Obama called Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin on Monday evening to offer federal support for the communities hit by a devastating tornado, the White House said in a statement. Obama expressed his concern for those affected and offered all...
Britain's Prince Harry expressed astonishment at the damage still evident on the New Jersey shore from Hurricane Sandy on Tuesday as he toured hard-hit towns and took in the view of the historic Seaside Heights roller coaster, which was washed into the...
NEW YORK — It has been six months since Donna Graziano packed a barbecue into her car, drove 15 miles from her Brooklyn home to Staten Island, and began cooking for residents of a neighborhood ravaged by Superstorm Sandy. Her one-woman effort in a...
WEST, Texas — The two-tone brown Ford F-150 careens into the downtown parking space and out jumps Tommy Muska, a mayor on the move. Wearing a baseball cap, green long-sleeved shirt and bluejeans, his face ruddy from a life under the central Texas...
Even as as President Obama pledged federal assistance to the devastated community, morning rainfall was hampering search and rescue efforts Thursday at the site of the West, Texas, fertilizer plant explosion, which killed as many as 15 people and...
Two different approaches to alerting the public about earthquakes are vying for the state's support, one based on a network of government-operated sensors, the other built around a private company's equipment. In a move that may shed some light for...
Homeowners will see increases in the rates they pay for flood insurance soon, if they haven't already, with owners of vacation homes seeing the biggest jump. But that isn't reason enough to drop coverage. Flood insurance is one of the best deals going....
Tags: Natural Disasters, Floods, Insurance, Tropical Storms
BOSTON -- Snow began falling throughout much of the Northeast on Friday morning, the first flurries of what forecasters are predicting will strengthen into a major blizzard, possibly bringing record accumulations of up to 3 feet of snow. The storm,...
L.A. NOWTimes Inland Empire correspondent Phil Willon will join L.A. Now Live to discuss the alleged terror plot involving four Southern California men who were arrested and charged after a months-long investigation into what authorities said was a plan to commit...
Supporters of gay marriage are exultant that the Washington National Cathedral has announced that it will perform same-sex weddings. It’s not really a surprise. The Episcopal Church to which the cathedral belongs approved a rite for same-sex...
POINT PLEASANT, N.J. — About a month ago, Lori Rebimbas stood inside the darkened ruins of her flooded house and wept. When the mother of two returned last week there were no tears. “I’m done crying,” she said. In the days...
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