- Tunisia imposes state of emergency after deadly beach attack Updated: Jul-04-15 3:21 pm
TUNIS, Tunisia - Tunisia's president declared a state of emergency on Saturday in response to a second deadly attack on foreigners in three months, saying the country is "not safe" and risks collapse from further extremist attacks.
- Crime has mayor place small town under state of emergency Updated: Jul-04-15 11:35 am
CONWAY, North Carolina - The mayor of a small Northampton County town has declared a state of emergency because of recent shootings.
- Construction plan pays for school earthquake improvements Updated: Jul-04-15 12:23 am
SALEM, Oregon - Schools would have access to millions of dollars for earthquake-safety improvements, but the state Capitol would remain vulnerable under a $1.2 billion plan for statewide construction projects that advanced Friday.
- Board to review Atlantic City Electric's storm response Updated: Jul-03-15 11:08 am
TRENTON, New Jersey - New Jersey's Board of Public Utilities is reviewing Atlantic City Electric's response to a recent power failure that affected about 280,000 people.
- AP Exclusive: North Korean farmers face dry fields, drought Updated: Jul-03-15 5:04 am
UNPHA, North Korea - North Korean farmers work to pump underground water into parched fields. Instead of rice seedlings standing in flooded paddies, the baked earth is cracked. A big lake that used to supply surrounding farmland with water is almost completely dry.
- Federal officials OK disaster aid for more Oklahoma counties Updated: Jul-02-15 5:06 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The federal government has approved disaster assistance for nine more Oklahoma counties following a series of severe storms.
- State finds probable financial stress in Wayne County Updated: Jul-01-15 9:35 pm
DETROIT - A state board that examined a preliminary review of Wayne County's finances said Wednesday the entity is operating under probable financial stress.
- Branstad extends bird flu disaster proclamation Updated: Jun-29-15 6:14 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Gov. Terry Branstad has extended a state of disaster emergency through July 31 in response to the bird flu outbreak in the state.
- State, poultry industry take precautions against bird flu Updated: Jun-29-15 12:14 pm
BALTIMORE - Agriculture officials and poultry farmers in Maryland are taking extra precautions against avian influenza after outbreaks devastated flocks in other states.
- TEMA names new operations administrator Updated: Jun-29-15 5:09 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency has a new operations administrator.
- County official finds lessons in Delmont tornado aftermath Updated: Jun-28-15 1:44 pm
BROOKINGS, South Dakota - While observing the aftermath of a tornado in the community of Delmont, the emergency manager of Brookings County picked up some lessons on how to deal with natural disasters.
- Power out, trees down after storm hits much of Missouri Updated: Jun-26-15 7:53 pm
ST. LOUIS - Storms with wind gusts up to 80 mph and torrential rains swept across Missouri overnight into Friday morning, leaving more than 150,000 homes and businesses without power and forcing dozens of water rescues.
- Weather damage to public infrastructure exceeds $13.5M Updated: Jun-26-15 4:50 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska emergency officials say recent severe weather has caused more than $13.5 million in damage to roads, bridges and other public infrastructure.
- GOP lawmakers introduce revised federal drought relief bill Updated: Jun-25-15 6:22 pm
WASHINGTON - Republican members of California's congressional delegation are tackling drought relief again with a wide-ranging bill introduced Thursday that attempts to speed up new water storage projects and move more water through river pumps for farms and cities.
- Governors of 10 Western states meeting to discuss drought Updated: Jun-24-15 8:47 pm
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nevada - The governors of 10 Western states began a three-day meeting Wednesday in Lake Tahoe to tackle drought and other problems that don't respect state boundaries.
- Feds give California funds for drought aid, restoration Updated: Jun-24-15 6:31 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Federal officials said Wednesday another $150 million would be provided to aid California drought aid programs.
- The Latest: Thunderstorms halt Philadelphia train service Updated: Jun-23-15 7:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA - The latest on the bad weather moving from the Midwest to the East Coast (all times local):
- Gov. Matt Mead requests declaration of flood disaster Updated: Jun-23-15 5:11 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead is seeking a presidential disaster declaration in response to recent flooding in Johnson and Niobrara counties.
- Chile authorities declare, then lift environmental emergency Updated: Jun-22-15 8:52 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile - Authorities in Chile's capital shut down hundreds of businesses and ordered hundreds of thousands of cars off the streets Monday as a gray carpet of smog caused an environmental emergency in the city hosting the Copa America soccer tournament.
- Southaven cuts arena rental fee during shelter construction Updated: Jun-22-15 4:23 am
SOUTHAVEN, Mississippi - Southaven aldermen are cutting rental on the city-owned arena to $1,500 a day until Nov. 1.
- FEMA denies disaster aid to cover Baltimore riot costs Updated: Jun-19-15 5:19 pm
Federal officials have denied Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's request for a disaster declaration to let the city of Baltimore and the state recover millions of dollars in costs stemming from rioting that followed the police-involved death of Freddie Gray, officials said Friday.
- Wessington Springs marks recovery from tornado a year ago Updated: Jun-19-15 9:16 am
WESSINGTON SPRINGS, South Dakota - Residents of Wessington Springs have celebrated their triumph over a tornado that struck the community a year ago.
- Indiana ramps up emergency center ahead of possible flooding Updated: Jun-18-15 5:40 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana ramped up its emergency operations center Thursday and residents sandbagged homes in flood-prone areas as the remnants of Tropical Storm Bill approached with the threat of heavy rains that could worsen flooding in areas already drenched from days of rainfall.
- Branstad: Bird flu could leave 1,500 unemployed by August Updated: Jun-18-15 4:08 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - More than 1,500 Iowa workers are expected to lose their jobs as a result of the bird flu outbreak and the cost to the state's egg industry alone will exceed $1 billion, Gov. Terry Branstad said Thursday in a letter seeking a major disaster declaration from President Barack Obama.
- Feds approve disaster help for 18 more Oklahoma counties Updated: Jun-17-15 7:17 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved disaster assistance for 18 additional counties as a result of storms and flooding that battered the state last month.