Emergency management

FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, July 24, 2018, burned cars are seen outside a damaged house in Rafina, east of Athens, after wildfires raged through the holiday resorts near Greece's capital. The prime minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras pledged Thursday Aug. 9, 2018, to overhaul the national disaster response agency, as authorities publicly named all the people killed by the country’s deadliest forest fire in decades. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis, FILE)
August 09, 2018 - 3:16 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The prime minister of Greece pledged Thursday to overhaul the national disaster response agency as authorities publicly named the people killed by the country's deadliest forest fire in decades — victims whose ages ranged from 6 months to 95 years. The list, which included...
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FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2017, file photo, people fly into the air as a vehicle drives into a group of protesters demonstrating against a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va. Efforts to take down America’s monuments honoring slain Confederate soldiers and the generals who led them gained explosive momentum following the deadly violence a year ago in Charlottesville. The vehicle plowed into a crowd protesting a gathering of white supremacists whose stated goal was to protect a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee. (Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress via AP, File)
August 08, 2018 - 3:57 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and the city of Charlottesville on Wednesday proactively declared a state of emergency ahead of the one-year anniversary of a violent white nationalist rally that left one person dead and dozens of others injured. Officials said the declaration would...
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Locals view the devastation of a collapsed Jamiul Jamaah Mosque in Bangsal, North Lombok, Indonesia, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. The north of Lombok was devastated by the powerful quake that struck Sunday night, damaging thousands of buildings and killing a large number of people. Rescuers were still struggling to reach all of the affected areas and authorities expect the death toll to rise. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
August 08, 2018 - 4:59 am
BANGSAL, Indonesia (AP) — Aid began reaching isolated areas of the Indonesian island struggling after an earthquake killed at least 131 people as rescuers intensified efforts Wednesday to find those buried in the rubble. Volunteers and rescue personnel erected more temporary shelters for the tens...
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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2017, file photo, smoke rises from the Arkema Inc. owned chemical plant in Crosby, near Houston, Texas. An internal EPA watchdog is reviewing whether federal and state officials kept the public appropriately informed last year about potential air quality threats after Hurricane Harvey ravaged southeastern Texas. The office of EPA Inspector General Arthur Elkins issued notice Thursday of the audit, which will scrutinize the agency’s response following several high-profile accidents and spills following the historic storm, including the explosions and fire at the an Arkema Inc. chemical plant outside Houston. (KTRK via AP, File)
August 02, 2018 - 5:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An internal watchdog at the Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday it will review whether federal and state officials kept the public appropriately informed last year about potential air quality threats after Hurricane Harvey ravaged southeastern Texas. The office of...
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Flowers are placed on a burnt tree in Mati, east of Athens, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, ten days after the wildfire. The bodies of 76 people killed by Greece's deadliest wildfire in decades have been identified, authorities said Tuesday, as forensic experts kept working to identify more remains recovered from the charred resort area. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
August 01, 2018 - 1:56 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The relatives of two people killed by Greece's deadliest wildfire in decades filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Greek officials for their response to the disaster, accusing them of negligent manslaughter and felony counts of exposing people to danger. The victims, teachers who...
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July 31, 2018 - 6:27 pm
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it has obligated more than $1 million in assistance to Maine stemming from a severe storm and flooding last fall. The agency says the storm impacted 13 of the state's 16 counties. It hit the state hard from Oct. 29 to Nov. 1. FEMA...
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Two little girls ride their scooters through the shimmering heat on the tarmac of a former military airport in Frankfurt, Germany, on a hot Monday, July 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
July 31, 2018 - 3:41 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German Farmers' Association is asking the government for 1 billion euros ($1.17 billion) in subsidies to help cover losses from this year's harvest, affected by the continuing drought and heat across large stretches of Europe. Association president Joachim Rukwied says German...
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July 30, 2018 - 6:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The former head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's personnel office had improper sexual relationships with subordinates and created a "toxic" work environment that included giving preferential treatment to his fraternity brothers, according to a summary of an internal...
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July 26, 2018 - 12:58 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A group of Democrats in Congress says fishermen are headed for a financial disaster due to increasing tariffs, and the government should be prepared to provide relief. The effort is led by Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts. It's designed to help fishermen who are hurt by...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2017 file photo, Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority workers repair distribution lines damaged by Hurricane Maria in the Cantera community of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Federal lawmakers demand Wednesday, July 25, 2018 that Puerto Rico quickly privatize its bankrupt power company in a bid to end its turmoil and allow others to provide stable electricity in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File)
July 25, 2018 - 6:15 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Federal lawmakers demand Wednesday that Puerto Rico quickly privatize its bankrupt power company in a bid to end its turmoil and allow others to provide stable electricity in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Frustration grew as consultants and local and federal...
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