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FEMA denies aid for Texas fertilizer plant blast

HOUSTON (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is refusing to provide additional money to help rebuild the small Texas town where a deadly fertilizer plant explosion leveled numerous homes and a school, and killed […]

06/12/2013

US President Barack Obama comforts, Amy Simpson, Plaza Towers Elementary School principal, in Moore, Oklahoma. (AP Photo)

Obama: Gov’t with Oklahoma ‘every step’ of the way

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — President Barack Obama says tornado-ravaged Moore, Okla., is “a strong community with strong character” but needs help. Obama visited the area Sunday, consoling people staggered by the loss of life and […]

05/27/2013

Superstorm Sandy (AP Photo)

Key figures on Superstorm Sandy, 6 months later

(The Associated Press) – Superstorm Sandy, a hybrid of a hurricane and two cold-weather systems, struck six months ago on Oct. 29, concentrating most of its fury on New Jersey, New York and Connecticut and becoming one of the most expensive storms in history.

04/29/2013

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Hackers use alert system for zombie warnings

DETROIT (AP) — Warnings about the zombie apocalypse may seem pretty amusing, but officials say they’re dead serious about figuring out who hacked into the nation’s public warning system to broadcast such messages in a handful of states, including CA.

02/13/2013

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House approves $9.7 billion in Sandy flood aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than two months after Superstorm Sandy struck, the House on Friday overwhelmingly approved $9.7 billion to pay flood insurance claims for the many home and business owners flooded out by the storm.

01/04/2013

Hurricane Sandy Aid

Rep. King says Boehner promises Sandy aid votes

WASHINGTON (AP) — A New York lawmaker says House Speaker John Boehner has promised votes to aid victims of Superstorm Sandy by Jan. 15.

01/02/2013

NJ Governor Chris Christie

NJ’s damage from Sandy nearly $37 billion

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Gov. Chris Christie says Superstorm Sandy caused $36.8 billion in damage in New Jersey. Christie is requesting that amount, which is greater than his state’s entire budget, from the federal government. […]

11/28/2012

Rubble cleanup a massive task in NY, NJ

NEW YORK (AP) – Enormous piles of wreckage now dot the coastline in New Jersey and New York as work crews haul away the huge amount of rubble created by Superstorm Sandy. Three weeks in, […]

11/20/2012

Superstorm priorities for some include saving pets

NEW YORK (AP) – Superstorm Sandy drove New York and New Jersey residents from their homes, destroyed belongings and forced them to find shelter for themselves – and for their pets. Owners recounted tales of […]

11/13/2012

Where will housing be found for Sandy's victims?

NEW YORK (AP) – Government leaders are turning their attention to the next crisis unfolding in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy: finding housing for potentially tens of thousands of people left homeless. The Federal Emergency […]

11/05/2012

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