State of emergency

Mayor of Atlanta Kasim Reed checks on progress at the Public Works North Avenue Facility as Atlanta prepares for another approaching winter storm on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Atlanta.  (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal & Constitution, Curtis Compton)

Obama signs emergency declaration for Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — In a dire warning Tuesday, forecasters said a potentially “catastrophic” winter storm threatened to bring a thick layer of ice to Georgia and other parts of the South, causing widespread power outages […]


Egyptian security forces clear a sit-in camp set up by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in Nasr City district, Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013 (AP Photo/Ahmed Gomaa)

Egypt declares monthlong state of emergency

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s interim president has declared a monthlong state of emergency to combat worsening violence after riot police moved to clear two sprawling encampments of supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. A […]


Smoke rises from the Powerhouse Fire. (AP Photo)

Brown declares emergency for old LA County wildfire

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency in Los Angeles County a month after a wildfire that burned 24 residences and more than 47 square miles of brush. The […]


NorCal fire destroys 84 buildings

MANTON, Calif. (AP) – A massive wildfire in Northern California has destroyed more than 80 homes and other buildings and threatens 900 more. The state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection on Thursday boosted its […]



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