Emergency management

Syrian-Americans express their anger at the missile strikes on their homeland during an anti-war rally opposing the military strikes by Western countries in Syria, in downtown Los Angeles, Saturday, April 14, 2018. On Saturday, those commemorating Syria's independence from France in 1946, called the missile strikes by the U.S., Britain and France illegal. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
April 15, 2018 - 6:37 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syria conflict (all times local): 1:35 p.m. Pope Francis says he is "deeply disturbed" by the international community's failure to come up with a common response to the crises in Syria and other parts of the world. The pontiff said after his traditional Sunday...
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U.N. humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock, left, and Christos Stylianides, European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, answer questions after a pledging conference of Congo at the European headquarters of the UN in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, April 13, 2018 where Congo took the extraordinary step of boycotting the international conference that reaped hundreds of millions of dollars to help its people, saying the Central African country's humanitarian crisis has been exaggerated. (AP Photo/Jamey Keaten)
April 13, 2018 - 10:24 am
GENEVA (AP) — Congo on Friday took the extraordinary step of boycotting an international conference that reaped hundreds of millions of dollars to help its people, saying the Central African country's humanitarian crisis has been exaggerated. The rare and possibly unprecedented snub of the U.N.-led...
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April 13, 2018 - 10:00 am
GENEVA (AP) — Congo on Friday took the extraordinary step of boycotting an international conference that reaped hundreds of millions of dollars to help its people, saying the Central African country's humanitarian crisis has been exaggerated. The rare and possibly unprecedented snub of the U.N.-led...
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April 13, 2018 - 9:21 am
GENEVA (AP) — Congo on Friday took the extraordinary step of boycotting an international conference that reaped hundreds of millions of dollars to help its people, saying the Central African country's humanitarian crisis has been exaggerated. The rare and possibly unprecedented snub of the U.N.-led...
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April 13, 2018 - 6:39 am
GENEVA (AP) — Congo on Friday took the extraordinary step of boycotting an international conference aimed at raising hundreds of millions of dollars to help its people, saying the Central African country's humanitarian crisis has been exaggerated. The rare and possibly unprecedented snub of the U.N...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2015, file photo, House Speaker John Boehner speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Former U.S. House Speaker Boehner says he has had a change of heart on marijuana and will promote its nationwide legalization. Known as an avid cigarette smoker, the Ohio Republican has joined the advisory board of Acreage Holdings, a multistate cannabis company. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
April 11, 2018 - 2:36 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday he has had a change of heart on marijuana and will promote its nationwide legalization as a way to help veterans and the nation's deadly opioid crisis. The Ohio Republican, an avid cigarette smoker, has joined the advisory...
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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2017 file photo, Hawaii Emergency Management Agency officials work at the department's command center in Honolulu. The missile alert Hawaii mistakenly sent to the public has promoted the Federal Communications Commission to recommend government workers avoid using the phrase "this is not a drill" during practice sending emergency notices. The FCC included the advice Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in its final report on what went wrong when Hawaii in January accidentally warned a ballistic missile was about to hit the islands. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)
April 10, 2018 - 8:13 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The missile alert Hawaii mistakenly sent to the public in January prompted the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday to recommend that government workers avoid using the phrase "this is not a drill" during practice sending emergency notices. The FCC included the advice in its...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2017 file photo, homes in the Cantera area are covered with FEMA tarps, where buildings from the Hato Rey area stand in the background in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The U.S. government announced Tuesday, April 10, 2018 that it will award $18.5 billion worth of disaster recovery grants to Puerto Rico to help repair homes, businesses and its crumbling power grid as the U.S. territory struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File)
April 10, 2018 - 6:09 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. government announced Tuesday that it will award $18.5 billion worth of disaster recovery grants to Puerto Rico to help repair homes, businesses and its crumbling power grid as the U.S. territory struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria. It is the largest...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2017, file photo, homes in the Cantera area are covered with FEMA tarps, where buildings from the Hato Rey area stand in the background in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded contracts to deliver hurricane supplies without adequately researching whether winning bidders could deliver what they promised, according to a new investigation by Democrats on a Senate oversight committee. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File)
April 10, 2018 - 8:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded contracts for hurricane supplies without adequately researching whether winning bidders could deliver what they promised, according to a new investigation by Democrats on a Senate oversight committee. The investigation followed...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2018 file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo examines a damaged piece of a bathroom wall in a New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) apartment during a tour of the Andrew Jackson Houses in the Bronx borough of New York. Cuomo recently declared a state of emergency at the New York City Housing Authority and said he would set up an independent monitor to oversee repairs after federal housing secretary Ben Carson said he would require the agency to get prior approval from the Department of Housing and Urban Development for any expenditure out of its capital fund. (James Keivom/New York Daily News via AP, Pool, File)
April 08, 2018 - 11:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's massive public housing system is finally getting attention from politicians after years of neglect and a winter of heating failures. Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently declared a state of emergency at the New York City Housing Authority and said he would set up an...
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