Disaster planning and response

Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon, right, drives past Dallas Stars defenseman Stephen Johns in the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in Denver. Colorado won 3-0. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
November 23, 2017 - 1:11 am
DENVER (AP) — Whether passing or shooting, Nathan MacKinnon's stick work has been at the center of Colorado's offensive surge. MacKinnon had three assists, including one off a faceoff with a second remaining in the second period, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Dallas Stars 3-0 on Wednesday...
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Nashville Predators center Colton Sissons celebrates after scoring a goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
November 18, 2017 - 11:46 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Craig Smith keeps putting himself in the right spot for the Nashville Predators. Smith had a goal and an assist, Pekka Rinne made 29 saves and Nashville beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-2 on Saturday night. Smith opened the scoring with 35 seconds remaining in the first period...
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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2017, file photo, Jimmie Johnson greets fans during driver introductions prior to the start of the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Va. Johnson was chasing a record championship this year, he didn't put his philanthropic efforts on hold. Johnson spent portions of this year's NASCAR season raising money for local schools and donating time and funds to hurricane assistance. He's a finalist for the Comcast Community Champion of the Year, which will be announced Thursday prior to NASCAR's championship weekend. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
November 15, 2017 - 4:34 pm
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson won't win a record eighth championship this year. He could wind up as NASCAR's charitable champion, though. Johnson came up short in his bid to make Sunday's championship-deciding race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where he won his seventh title a year ago. As...
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Pittsburgh Penguins' Conor Sheary (43) gets the game-winning overtime goal past Buffalo Sabres goalie Robin Lehner (40) with Jack Eichel (15) defending at the end of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. The Penguins won 5-4. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
November 14, 2017 - 11:39 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby had been getting his chances. They just weren't going in the net. That all changed against the Buffalo Sabres. Crosby ended a long goal drought and assisted on Conor Sheary's game-winner 16 seconds into overtime as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Sabres 5-4 on...
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Ottawa Senators Johnny Oduya celebrates after scoring in the third period, during the NHL Global Series hockey game between Ottawa Senators and Colorado Avalanche at Ericsson Globe arena in Stockholm, Sweden, Saturday Nov. 11, 2017. (Jessica Gow / TT via AP)
November 11, 2017 - 5:44 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Mike Hoffman and the Ottawa Senators made the most of their short stay in Sweden. Hoffman scored two goals to help the Senators beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Saturday for a sweep of their two regular-season games in the Swedish capital. Mark Stone and Johnny Oduya also scored...
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Washington Redskins cornerbacks Josh Norman, right, and Fabian Moreau, left, celebrate after an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Seattle. Washington won 17-14. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
November 10, 2017 - 3:37 pm
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Josh Norman doesn't believe enough attention is being paid to the situation hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico and is trying to change that. The Washington Redskins cornerback is donating $50,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs in Puerto Rico and wants to convince other athletes,...
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A shot by New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk (not shown) slides into the crease behind Colorado Avalanche goalie Jonathan Bernier (45) for the Islanders fifth goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game in New York, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson (6) fends off New York Islanders left wing Andrew Ladd (16) after the play. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
November 05, 2017 - 11:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mathew Barzal put on a passing clinic for the New York Islanders. Barzal had a franchise-rookie record five assists in the Islanders' 6-4 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday night. "It's pretty cool I didn't know," Barzal said about the record. "Actually (Jordan Eberle)...
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November 05, 2017 - 6:02 pm
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina coach Roy Williams wanted to raise money to help his home state rebuild from a hurricane. He also welcomed the chance to give his defending national champions a taste of Division I competition with the regular season starting later this week. So he invited a...
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A car leaves a trail of light as it passes under power lines weighed down by toppled trees in Freeport, Maine, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. Utility crews scrambled to restore power throughout New England on Tuesday, one day after a severe storm packing hurricane-force wind gusts and torrential rain. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
November 01, 2017 - 8:12 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Drought conditions, recent rainfall and an unusual storm path in Maine may have contributed to the large numbers of trees that toppled during a storm that walloped the Northeast this week, officials said. The storm cut power to nearly 1.5 million homes and businesses in the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2017 file photo, a wildfire moves closer to North Tustin homes along the 261 freeway in Tustin, Calif. Dave Jones, California's insurance commissioner, said Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 that losses from a series of wildfires in the state in October now exceed $3.3 billion. (Cindy Yamanaka/The Orange County Register via AP, File)/The Orange County Register via AP)
November 01, 2017 - 6:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to deadly wildfires in California and the West, House Republicans on Wednesday passed a bill to allow faster approval for logging and other actions to reduce the risk of fire in national forests. The House voted 232-188 to loosen environmental regulations for forest-...
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