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  • Governor declares emergency, imposes curfew in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew Saturday in the St. Louis suburb where a black teenager was shot to …


  • Clear sky aids mountain hunt for fugitive ex-cop

    Searchers took advantage today of a break from recent stormy weather in their hunt for a former Los Angeles police officer suspected in three killings, patrolling a mountain resort town …


  • GOP proposes smaller, $24B Sandy aid package

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans on Wednesday proposed a $24 billion emergency aid package for Superstorm Sandy victims, less than half of what Democrats hope to pass by Christmas. The …


  • 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 …


  • Students prepare for nervous return to classes

    MIAMI (AP) — Jessica Kornfeld drove her children to their elementary school this past weekend. She wanted them to feel reassured that it was still a safe place, despite a …


  • Schools around US increase security after massacre

    MIAMI (AP) — Jessica Kornfeld sat down with her son and daughter after school on Friday and shared with them the unthinkable, horrific news out of Connecticut: Someone had stormed …


  • Michigan Senate OKs new emergency manager bill

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Republican-led Michigan Legislature cleared the way Thursday for GOP Gov. Rick Snyder to sign a replacement for an emergency manager law struck down by voters, …


  • After Sandy, NYC eyes moving power gear higher

    NEW YORK (AP) — A major push is on to move New York City’s electrical infrastructure to higher ground or upper floors after Superstorm Sandy sent seawater pouring into low-lying …


  • 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. …


  • Democrats: Obama to ask for $50 billion Sandy aid

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress for about $50 billion in additional emergency aid for states hit by Superstorm Sandy, Democrats on Capitol Hill said Wednesday. …


  • AP sources: Obama to ask for $50 billion Sandy aid

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on Capitol Hill say President Barack Obama is preparing to ask Congress for about $50 billion in additional emergency aid for states hit by Superstorm Sandy. …


  • After Sandy, NYC pins housing hope on repairs

    NEW YORK (AP) — Facing Superstorm Sandy’s daunting toll of wreckage and displacement in the nation’s largest city, officials have put much of their hopes and hundreds of millions of …


  • Cuomo says he’s ‘optimistic’ on Sandy aid

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo emerged Monday from meetings with top Obama administration officials and congressional leaders “optimistic” that Congress will act quickly to provides tens of …


  • More heavy rain expected to hit drenched Calif.

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Northern California residents recovering Monday from a series of wet, windy storms likely won’t get much of a break as another system is expected to drench …


  • Third storm in less than week drenches NorCal

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Residents of Northern California endured the brunt of another powerful storm that drenched the area with yet another round of pounding rain and strong winds, but …


  • 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 likens Katrina, Sandy as damage total soars

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared Superstorm Sandy in some ways worse than 2005’s Hurricane Katrina as he said his state would need $42 billion to …


  • 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 …


  • Some Sandy victims dream of $425M Powerball riches

    LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — Forget FEMA, insurance adjusters and construction cleanups. Some of the people hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy are hoping one thing this week answers their prayers: …


  • 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 …


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

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Superstorm Sandy ran up a $42 billion bill on New York and the state and New York City will make big requests …


  • 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 …


  • Extreme weather tough on transportation system

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Wild weather is taking a toll on roads, airports, railways and transit systems across the country. That’s leaving states and cities searching for ways to brace for …


  • US roads, airports unready for extreme weather

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s lifelines — its roads, airports, railways and transit systems — are getting hammered by extreme weather beyond what their builders imagined, leaving states and cities …


  • Study: NJ beaches 30-40 feet narrower after storm

    SPRING LAKE, N.J. (AP) — The average New Jersey beach is 30 to 40 feet narrower after Superstorm Sandy, according to a survey that is sure to intensify a long-running …


  • Superstorm shines light on federal beach program

    SPRING LAKE, N.J. (AP) — Towns along the Jersey shore that made use of federal money to build up beaches came through Superstorm Sandy with far less damage than those …


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