Disaster planning and response

December 07, 2017 - 6:53 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A judge on Thursday denied an emergency request for relief funds by three Texas churches damaged during Hurricane Harvey that are suing the federal government over how it offers disaster aid to houses of worship. The churches are suing the Federal Emergency Management Agency over a...
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Smoke rises behind a leveled apartment complex as a wildfire burns in Ventura, Calif., on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. Over 100 structures have burned so far in Ventura County, officials said. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
December 05, 2017 - 4:57 pm
SANTA PAULA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in Southern California (all times local): 1:37 p.m. California Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency for Ventura County, location of the largest of wildfires currently burning in the state. The fire 60 miles (97 kilometers) northwest...
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December 05, 2017 - 1:49 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas had spent nearly $1.7 billion on Hurricane Harvey recovery through the end of October, with more than three-quarters of that coming from federal funds. The nonpartisan Legislative Budget Board told a state Senate committee on Tuesday that federal funding accounted for...
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This image provided by Sports Illustrated shows the cover for the December issue of the magazine, featuring Houston Astros' Jose Altuve, left, and Houston Texans' J.J. Watt. On Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, the two were honored by Sports Illustrated when they were given the magazine’s prestigious Sportsperson of the Year award. (Sports Illustrated via AP)
December 05, 2017 - 1:56 am
HOUSTON (AP) — J.J. Watt raised more than $37 million for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts and Jose Altuve led the Houston Astros to their first World Series title, both giving hope to the city as it picked up the pieces from the devastating storm. On Monday night the two were honored by Sports...
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This image provided by Sports Illustrated shows the cover for the December issue of the magazine, featuring Houston Astros' Jose Altuve, left, and Houston Texans' J.J. Watt. On Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, the two were honored by Sports Illustrated when they were given the magazine’s prestigious Sportsperson of the Year award. (Sports Illustrated via AP)
December 05, 2017 - 12:32 am
HOUSTON (AP) — J.J. Watt raised more than $37 million for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts and Jose Altuve led the Houston Astros to their first World Series title, both giving hope to the city as it picked up the pieces from the devastating storm. On Monday night the two were honored by Sports...
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December 04, 2017 - 11:06 pm
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Mark Ballora, Pennsylvania State University and Jenni Evans, Pennsylvania State University (THE CONVERSATION) During the 2017 hurricane season, major storms in the North Atlantic...
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New Jersey Devils center Brian Boyle celebrates after scoring the go-ahead goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the third period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, in Denver. The Devils won 2-1. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
December 02, 2017 - 12:44 am
DENVER (AP) — Brian Boyle takes his role on the power play seriously, so he was happy to contribute and give New Jersey another close victory. Boyle scored a go-ahead goal early in the third period, Jesper Bratt had a goal and an assist and the Devils beat the Colorado Avalanche 2-1 on Friday night...
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December 01, 2017 - 5:12 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Nearly 894,000 people in Texas met this week's deadline to register for federal disaster assistance to help them recover from Hurricane Harvey, with more than $1.4 billion in funding approved so far, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said Friday. But officials and nonprofit...
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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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