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  • More bodies spotted on Nepal trekking trail

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A rescue helicopter spotted nine more bodies Saturday on a trekking trail in northern Nepal, bringing the death toll to 38 from this week’s series of …


  • Floods lead to dramatic rescues in Phoenix area

    PHOENIX (AP) — Workers at a farm saw hundreds of cactuses sweep away in a flood. Drivers on Arizona’s main north-south freeway watched in shock as muddy waters submerged the …


  • Money allocated for suppressing fires to run out

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service will soon have to tap into programs designed to prevent wildfires so that it can meet the expenses of fighting this summer’s round …


  • Syria rebel chief warns of “disaster” without aid

    BEIRUT (AP) — The military chief of Syria’s main Western-backed rebel group is warning that the country risks a “humanitarian disaster” if allies do not send more aid to help …


  • Cities fight Big Sioux River flooding in 3 states

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Record Big Sioux River flooding prompted residents in three states to hurriedly prepare for the rising water Thursday, with people lining up for sand bags …


  • Magnitude-8.2 quake strikes northern Chile

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A powerful magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck off Chile’s northern coast Tuesday night, and officials ordered an evacuation of coastal areas before an expected tsunami. There were no …


  • Thousands evacuated from flooded Gaza homes

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Rescue workers evacuated more than 4,000 Gaza Strip residents from homes flooded by four days of heavy rain, using fishing boats and heavy construction …


  • Amid Newtown tragedy, scam artists creep in

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The family of Noah Pozner was mourning the 6-year-old, killed in the Newtown school massacre, when outrage compounded their sorrow. Someone they didn’t know was soliciting …


  • Senate turns to Sandy aid bill Monday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate will be turning its attention to a $60.4 billion disaster aid package for Superstorm Sandy victims next week while President Obama and House Speaker John …


  • Senate Dems offer Sandy disaster aid package

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats have quickly cobbled together a $60.4 billion disaster aid package for New York, New Jersey and other states hit by Superstorm Sandy in late October. …


  • Obama request for Sandy aid could face hurdles

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s proposal for $60.4 billion in federal aid for states hit by Superstorm Sandy adds a huge new item to an end-of-year congressional agenda already …


  • Obama asks Congress for $60.4B in Sandy aid

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama asked Congress Friday for $60.4 billion in federal aid for New York, New Jersey and other states hit by Superstorm Sandy in late October. …


  • Congressional aides: Obama asks $60.4B Sandy aid

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama asked Congress Friday for $60.4 billion in federal aid for New York, New Jersey and other states hit by Superstorm Sandy in late October. …


  • NY mayor seeks more disaster aid for Sandy victims

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg appealed to congressional leaders Wednesday for quick action on providing tens of billions of dollars in new federal aid to help …


  • NJ places Sandy costs at $37B in seeking US aid

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday raised the estimate of New Jersey’s costs of recovering and rebuilding from Superstorm Sandy to nearly $37 billion and said the …


  • Cuomo: Sandy cost NY, NYC $32B in damage and loss

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Top political leaders in New York put their heads together Monday on big requests for federal disaster aid as Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that Superstorm Sandy …


  • Cuomo: Sandy cost NY, NYC $42B in damage and loss

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Superstorm Sandy ran up a $42 billion bill on New York and the state and New York City congressional leaders are preparing big requests for federal …


  • California city building “tsunami-resistant” port

    CRESCENT CITY, California (AP) — It doesn’t matter if the earth sways in Chile, Alaska or Japan, the formation of the sea floor along the U.S. West Coast generally aims …


  • Calif. city building a “tsunami-resistant” port

    CRESCENT CITY, Calif. (AP) — It doesn’t matter if the earth sways in Chile, Alaska or Japan, the formation of the sea floor along the U.S. West Coast generally aims …


  • Sandy likely biggest US relief effort since 2005

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Widespread destruction from Superstorm Sandy will likely make this the largest U.S. relief effort for the American Red Cross, Salvation Army and other groups since Hurricane Katrina’s …


  • FEMA sending manufactured housing to Sandy zones

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is moving manufactured housing into areas in New York and New Jersey that were hit hardest by Superstorm Sandy, the Federal Emergency Management Agency …


  • FEMA to use manufactured housing in Sandy zones

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is moving manufactured housing into areas in New York and New Jersey that were hit hardest by Superstorm Sandy, the Federal Emergency Management Agency …


  • Sandy-battered NYC, NJ prepare for new storm

    NEW YORK (AP) — Residents of New York and New Jersey who were flooded out by Superstorm Sandy waited with dread Wednesday and heard warnings to evacuate for the second …


  • Red Cross carries on despite storm-response flak

    NEW YORK (AP) — It happened after the 9/11 terror attacks, after Hurricane Katrina and now, once again, after Superstorm Sandy: The American Red Cross takes flak for its response …


  • ‘What can I do?’: New Yorkers seek ways to help

    NEW YORK (AP) — Normally on a Saturday morning, Erica Siegel, a 33-year-old real estate agent, would be working or taking a run. But this weekend found her packing rolls …


  • Bloomberg: NYC Marathon will go on

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg came under fire Friday for pressing ahead with this weekend’s New York Marathon in a city still reeling from Superstorm Sandy, with some …


  • Storm-wracked states prepare for Election Day

    NEW YORK (AP) — Election officials were ordering generators, moving voting locations and figuring out how to transport poll workers displaced from coastal areas as Tuesday’s presidential election became the …


  • Exasperation builds on Day 3 in storm-stricken NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — Frustration — and in some cases fear — mounted in New York City on Thursday, three days after Superstorm Sandy. Traffic backed up for miles at …


  • Battered NJ confronts how to rebuild its shore

    LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — In its tear of destruction, the megastorm Sandy left parts of New Jersey’s beloved shore in tatters, sweeping away beaches, homes, boardwalks and amusement …


  • Battered NJ agonizes over whether to rebuild shore

    LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — In its tear of destruction, the megastorm Sandy left parts of New Jersey’s beloved shore in tatters, sweeping away beaches, homes, boardwalks and amusement …

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