- California misses October target for saving water Updated: Dec-01-15 4:50 pm
FRESNO, California - Californians posted a 22 percent savings in water use in October, marking the first month residents have missed the state's mandatory 25 percent conservation target since enforcement of the cutbacks began in June, officials said Tuesday in Sacramento.
- Setting end to state oversight on Flint mayor's 100-day plan Updated: Dec-01-15 3:38 pm
FLINT, Michigan - Flint's new mayor says her goals include getting the city declared a federal disaster area and setting a date for ending state oversight.
- UN: Polio outbreak in Ukraine is a state of emergency Updated: Dec-01-15 11:24 am
KIEV, Ukraine - The World Health Organization is urging Ukraine's health ministry to declare a state of emergency due to a polio outbreak, a move meant to prompt more action from the government in Kiev.
- Natchez officials cut the ribbon on safe room Updated: Dec-01-15 6:18 am
NATCHEZ, Mississippi - After six years and $3.4 million, Natchez and Adams County officials cut the ribbon on the Adams County Community Safe Room.
- Fed moves to bar bailouts of failing firms Updated: Nov-30-15 6:03 pm
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve officials have moved to prevent the central bank from bailing out failing companies, a power it exercised during the 2008 financial crisis.
- Deadline to apply for flood aid in South Carolina extended Updated: Nov-30-15 3:47 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina residents who suffered damage in October's massive floods will have an extra month to request federal help.
- Oklahoma governor declares state of emergency after storms Updated: Nov-29-15 6:08 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has declared a state of emergency in all 77 counties following a winter storm that dumped ice, freezing rain and rains that led to flooding in the state.
- Cuomo, de Blasio clash again, this time on NYC homelessness Updated: Nov-27-15 4:48 pm
NEW YORK - The feud between Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo is not taking a break for the holidays.
- Southwest Idaho a wildfire restoration lab for land managers Updated: Nov-27-15 11:27 am
MARSING, Idaho - Even before the smoke cleared last summer, scientists and resource specialists spread out across the blackened range of the Owyhee Mountains to assess the damage of the Soda Fire.
- Canada to give UN $75 million for Syrian refugee relief Updated: Nov-26-15 5:55 pm
TORONTO - Canada's Liberal government announced on Thursday a US$75 million (CA$100 million) contribution to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to help fleeing Syrians, fulfilling a campaign promise from its recent federal election.
- Prince scores first 2 NHL goals, Senators top Avalanche 5-3 Updated: Nov-26-15 1:48 am
DENVER - Craig Anderson made sure Shane Prince got to celebrate his first NHL goal with a victory.
- Tunisia declares state of emergency after bus blast kills 12 Updated: Nov-24-15 7:31 pm
TUNIS, Tunisia - Tunisia's president declared a 30-day state of emergency across the country and imposed an overnight curfew for the capital Tuesday after an explosion struck a bus carrying members of the presidential guard, killing at least 12 people and wounding 20 others.
- Haley asks feds to speed up crop loss payments to farmers Updated: Nov-23-15 5:16 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley wants the U.S. Department of Agriculture to speed up crop insurance payments to farmers who lost their harvests because of last month's historic flooding.
- Shaheen proposes $600 million to fight heroin abuse Updated: Nov-23-15 2:59 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is proposing $600 million in emergency funding to address an opioid and heroin abuse crisis that she says is spiraling out of control.
- Galveston council approves Hurricane Ike recovery projects Updated: Nov-20-15 4:00 pm
GALVESTON, Texas - The Galveston City Council has voted to spend more than $38 million in federal recovery funds on nine projects amid concerns whether the Hurricane Ike-related money is being used to address infrastructure needs in low-income neighborhoods.
- Snohomish County gets another $2M for Oso property buyouts Updated: Nov-19-15 4:58 pm
EVERETT, Washington - Snohomish County has received an additional $2 million from the federal government to help buy out properties devastated in the Oso landslide.
- Deadline approaching to register with FEMA for storm aid Updated: Nov-19-15 10:37 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolinians who suffered losses during last month's rains and flooding have only two weeks left to register for government grants or loans.
- Gov. Inslee declares state of emergency after storms Updated: Nov-18-15 9:18 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has proclaimed a state of emergency for all counties in the state, after days of heavy rain and a storm Tuesday that killed three people, wreaked havoc on power lines and flooded rivers.
- Senate slates vote to confirm nominee to lead aid agency Updated: Nov-18-15 4:41 pm
WASHINGTON - The Senate Wednesday set a Nov. 30 vote to confirm President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the U.S. international aid agency.
- Tornadoes hit parts of Mississippi during overnight storms Updated: Nov-18-15 4:38 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - At least two tornadoes and heavy rainstorms in Mississippi destroyed a mobile home, partially tore a roof off a house, and left a truck driver injured after he drove into a downed tree, state officials said Wednesday.
- Kansas officials approve $4.2M in emergency aid for schools Updated: Nov-09-15 5:22 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and top Kansas lawmakers Monday approved a total of $4.2 million in emergency aid for 25 school districts to help them with young refugees, increased student numbers or local economic problems.
- Folly Beach, Isle of Palms seeking federal help for beaches Updated: Nov-09-15 9:14 am
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - Two communities in the Charleston area want help from the federal government to help them restore their beaches after last month's historic rains in South Carolina.
- Federal aid to repair roads won't improve highway system Updated: Nov-08-15 10:57 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - An influx of federal money to repair hundreds of roads and bridges damaged by last month's historic flooding will do little to improve South Carolina's dilapidated highway system.
- Aid groups warn of crisis in earthquake-hit Nepal Updated: Nov-06-15 12:35 am
BHAKTAPUR, Nepal - There is no sign of the government-promised new houses that were to shelter millions of victims of Nepal's devastating spring earthquake. The agency that was supposed to oversee billions of dollars in spending no longer exists. And border protests continue to prevent needed supplies from getting in.
- A plague of mosquitoes vexes South Carolina after the floods Updated: Nov-05-15 8:22 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - After rainfall and floods of almost biblical proportions, South Carolina is seeing a plague of mosquitoes. Now, lawmakers from both parties agree exterminating them must be a priority - even if it means spending actual money.