Disaster planning and response

September 14, 2017 - 12:48 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — More than 50 local and national charities have raised more than $350 million in the nearly three weeks since Hurricane Harvey struck the Texas Gulf Coast, and the disparate groups are trying to decide on priorities while some storm victims still await help. Distrust of large...
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September 13, 2017 - 9:52 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Urged on by dozens of stars who turned out to sing, tell stories and plead for support for hurricane victims in a one-hour televised benefit, organizers said more than $44 million was raised Tuesday and donations are still being accepted. With Stevie Wonder singing "Lean on Me" and...
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September 13, 2017 - 2:50 am
MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Irma (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Three people are dead from apparent carbon monoxide poisoning at a Florida home following Hurricane Irma, and four others have been hospitalized. Orange County Sheriff's Office spokesman Jeff Williams says a deputy responded to the...
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September 12, 2017 - 7:58 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — About a dozen Michigan State players are expected to travel to Texas later this week to help relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Offensive lineman Tyler Higby, who is from Houston, says the players will all be staying at his house and spending a couple days...
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September 12, 2017 - 7:58 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — About a dozen Michigan State players are expected to travel to Texas later this week to help relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Offensive lineman Tyler Higby, who is from Houston, says the players will all be staying at his house and spending a couple days...
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Cory Donoher pulls Linda DeWalt and her dogs on his kayak down a street in Jacksonville, Fla., Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, after it was flooded from the Ortega River when Hurricane Irma passed over the region. (Dede Smith/The Florida Times-Union via AP)
September 12, 2017 - 3:26 pm
The Latest on Hurricane Irma's impact on sports (all times local): 3:25 p.m. The U.S. Golf Association is postponing the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Championship, which was scheduled to be played Oct. 7-12 at Quail Creek Country Club in Naples. The USGA says Hurricane Irma's "impact on the course"...
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September 12, 2017 - 3:26 pm
The Latest on Hurricane Irma's impact on sports (all times local): 3:25 p.m. The U.S. Golf Association is postponing the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Championship, which was scheduled to be played Oct. 7-12 at Quail Creek Country Club in Naples. The USGA says Hurricane Irma's "impact on the course"...
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August 29, 2017 - 8:39 pm
TENNIS-US OPEN Defending champ Kerber knocked out of US Open NEW YORK (AP) — The men's bracket at the U.S. Open was ravaged by injuries before the tournament began. The women's bracket is becoming decimated by upsets as sixth seed Angelique Kerber has followed No. 2 Simona Halep (HA'-lehp) out the...
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Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor, left, and right fielder Jay Bruce celebrate after the Indians defeated the New York Yankees 6-2 in a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
August 29, 2017 - 7:41 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Indians outfielder and Texas native Jay Bruce has pledged to donate up to $100,000 to help victims of Hurricane Harvey. The team is accepting donations through Cleveland Indians Charities until Sept. 10 with all the money going to nonprofit organizations in Southeast...
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Water from Addicks Reservoir flows into neighborhoods as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 29, 2017 - 7:00 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Cougars could have played their football game at Texas-San Antonio on Saturday. Instead they chose to postpone it, deciding there were things much more important than football this week with Houston besieged by catastrophic flooding from Hurricane Harvey. "We felt like it...
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