Emergency management

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Cabinet Room of the White House, in Washington, during a meeting with members of congress to discuss school and community safety. With the president from left, Vice President Mike Pence, Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas,, the president, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa. Not two weeks ago, Trump scolded a Republican senator for being “afraid of the NRA” and declared that he would stand up to the powerful gun lobby and finally get results on quelling gun violence. Now Trump is striking a very different tone as he backpedals from his earlier demands for sweeping reforms.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
March 12, 2018 - 7:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a time-tested Washington strategy for making a difficult policy question disappear: death by "blue ribbon" commission. Presidents, Congress and some agency heads set up panels stocked with subject experts to offer sage advice to policymakers. But these panels sometimes are...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Cabinet Room of the White House, in Washington, during a meeting with members of congress to discuss school and community safety. With the president from left, Vice President Mike Pence, Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas,, the president, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa. Not two weeks ago, Trump scolded a Republican senator for being “afraid of the NRA” and declared that he would stand up to the powerful gun lobby and finally get results on quelling gun violence. Now Trump is striking a very different tone as he backpedals from his earlier demands for sweeping reforms.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
March 12, 2018 - 6:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a time-tested Washington strategy for making a difficult policy question disappear: death by "blue ribbon" commission. Presidents, Congress and some agency heads set up panels stocked with subject experts to offer sage advice to policymakers. But these panels sometimes are...
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March 12, 2018 - 10:40 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is launching a new effort to help Puerto Rico rebuild after last year's hurricanes. It's called the New York Stands with Puerto Rico Recovery and Rebuilding Initiative. The first step will involve teams of experts who will assist local officials with...
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A police tent is framed by police tape covering the the spot where former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter were found critically ill Sunday following exposure to an "unknown substance" in Salisbury, England, Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Britain's counterterrorism police took over an investigation Tuesday into the mysterious collapse of the former spy and his daughter, now fighting for their lives. The government pledged a "robust" response if suspicions of Russian state involvement are proven. Sergei Skripal and his daughter are in a critical condition after collapsing in the English city of Salisbury on Sunday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
March 07, 2018 - 8:28 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain will respond to evidence — not rumor — in the mysterious illness of a former Russian spy and his daughter who were found slumped on a public bench in southern England, the minister responsible for public safety said Wednesday. Amid speculation about who is behind the suspected...
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A police tent is framed by police tape covering the the spot where former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter were found critically ill Sunday following exposure to an "unknown substance" in Salisbury, England, Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Britain's counterterrorism police took over an investigation Tuesday into the mysterious collapse of the former spy and his daughter, now fighting for their lives. The government pledged a "robust" response if suspicions of Russian state involvement are proven. Sergei Skripal and his daughter are in a critical condition after collapsing in the English city of Salisbury on Sunday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
March 07, 2018 - 7:39 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain must respond to evidence — not rumor — in the mysterious collapse of a former Russian spy and his daughter, who were found slumped on a public bench in southern England, the minister responsible for public safety said Wednesday. Amid speculation about who is behind the...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks about the relationship between the U.S. and countries in Africa, at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., Tuesday, March 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
March 07, 2018 - 1:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — As far as Africa's concerned, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the Trump administration have some explaining to do. President Donald Trump's description of "shithole countries" in January was greeted with a mix of horror and outrage in Africa, where many don't know what...
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A large wave crashes into a seawall in Winthrop, Mass., Saturday, March 3, 2018, a day after a nor'easter pounded the Atlantic coast. Officials in eastern Massachusetts, where dozens of people were rescued from high waters overnight, warned of another round of flooding during high tides expected at midday. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
March 03, 2018 - 3:50 pm
BOSTON (AP) — People along the Northeast coast braced for more flooding during high tides Saturday even as the powerful storm that inundated roads, snapped trees and knocked out power to more than 2 million homes and businesses moved hundreds of miles out to sea. Areas from Maryland to Maine...
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Curious onlookers gather in Sagamore Beach, Mass., to photograph heavy surf on Cape Cod Bay during the midday high tide on Saturday, March 3, 2018. Coastal areas from Maryland to Maine remain under flood warnings as a powerful nor'easter moves further out to sea after inundating roads, snapping trees and knocking out power to more than 2 million homes and businesses. (AP Photo/William J. Kole)
March 03, 2018 - 3:02 pm
BOSTON (AP) — People along the Northeast coast braced for more flooding during high tides Saturday even as the powerful storm that inundated roads, snapped trees and knocked out power to more than 2 million homes and businesses moved hundreds of miles out to sea. Areas from Maryland to Maine...
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March 01, 2018 - 5:10 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has activated the state's emergency management apparatus ahead of an approaching storm expected to dump more than a foot of snow on parts of New York. The Democrat announced Thursday that regional emergency operations centers from Long island to Buffalo will...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 file photo, visitors pray outside the closed doors of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, traditionally believed by many Christians to be the site of the crucifixion and burial of Jesus Christ, in Jerusalem. Leaders of the two largest Christian sects in Jerusalem on Monday said the Church of the Holy Sepulchre will remain closed indefinitely to protest an Israeli attempt to tax their properties in the holy city, shuttering one of Jerusalem's most venerable and popular holy sites. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean, File)
February 27, 2018 - 9:11 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Jerusalem mayor's move to collect taxes from Christian denominations, which prompted the closure of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Jerusalem's mayor has suspended a plan to collect taxes from churches, easing a crisis that had led to...
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