- Diplomats eye joint statement on Ukraine Updated: Apr-17-14 11:56 am
- Businesses affected by bridge closure denied loans Updated: Apr-17-14 11:43 am
- State awards $4.8M to West recovery efforts Updated: Apr-16-14 4:56 pm
- Official: $2M in chemical spill costs reimbursable Updated: Apr-16-14 4:23 pm
- Emergency managers challenged to educate public Updated: Apr-16-14 2:42 pm
- US Senator McCain mocks EU's Russia sanctions Updated: Apr-15-14 1:16 pm
- Officials ready for ranchers seeking federal aid Updated: Apr-15-14 11:08 am
- A roundup of recent Michigan newspaper editorials Updated: Apr-14-14 9:04 am
- Neb. looks to join states in fighting wildfires Updated: Apr-13-14 11:19 am
- Inslee seeks farm disaster aid for mudslide Updated: Apr-11-14 12:20 pm
- Fremont County opts against pre-filling sandbags Updated: Apr-11-14 9:13 am
- Feinstein tweaks drought bill to improve prospects Updated: Apr-10-14 6:40 pm
- Bill would guard against denial of disaster aid Updated: Apr-10-14 8:34 am
- Indiana appealing FEMA denial of storm assistance Updated: Apr-10-14 4:02 am
- Colorado governor announces flood-repair funds Updated: Apr-09-14 2:19 pm
- Monroe officials plan to address flooding issues Updated: Apr-08-14 11:46 am
- Zohydro maker sues to block Massachusetts ban Updated: Apr-07-14 7:02 pm
- Massachusetts officials promote drug take-back day Updated: Apr-07-14 3:15 pm
- Washington mayor worried tornado recovery costs Updated: Apr-06-14 3:54 pm
- A look at heroin use, deaths in some US states Updated: Apr-05-14 2:34 pm
- Obama names 4 Ore. counties disaster areas Updated: Apr-04-14 8:11 pm
- Gov. Inslee vetoes $1.5 million disaster fund cut Updated: Apr-04-14 6:39 pm
- FEMA, Homeland Security leaders to visit Oso Updated: Apr-04-14 2:02 pm
- Maine governor seeks ice storm disaster relief Updated: Apr-03-14 12:01 pm
- Udall seeks more watershed protection funds Updated: Apr-03-14 8:35 am
GENEVA - High-level talks aimed at calming soaring tensions over the crisis in Ukraine went into overtime on Thursday with top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine attempting to forge a common position on how to de-escalate the situation.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Gov. Mary Fallin says she is disappointed the U.S. Small Business Administration denied her request for loans that would help two Oklahoma towns affected by an emergency bridge closure.
WEST, Texas - State officials say an additional $4.8 million in disaster assistance will be provided to the Central Texas community of West as it continues to rebuild from the devastating fertilizer plant explosion last year that killed 15.
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Public agencies and nonprofits that helped after a Jan. 9 chemical leak into the water supply could receive $2 million in reimbursements for their emergency work, a West Virginia homeland security official said.
ORLANDO, Florida - Two of the country's top disaster experts have challenged emergency managers and forecasters from Texas to Maine to help educate coastal residents and developers about hurricane hazards.
TALLINN, Estonia - Sen. John McCain of Arizona has dismissed the European Union's sanctions on Russia following the crisis in Ukraine as "almost a joke" during a tour of the Baltic countries.
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Ranchers in the Dakotas are starting to sign up for federal disaster aid to help them recover after an early October blizzard killed tens of thousands of animals, and government officials say they are ready.
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LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska is on the cusp of joining forces with Colorado, Wyoming and the Dakotas to help fight rural wildfires.
OLYMPIA, Washington - Gov. Jay Inslee has asked the federal government to declare Snohomish County as a farm disaster area so farmers and ranchers affected by the deadly Oso mudslide could seek financial and other help.
RIVERTON, Wyoming - Fremont County officials have decided not to fill sandbags right now as they prepare for possible flooding.
WASHINGTON - Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Thursday she has dropped $300 million in emergency spending from drought-relief legislation to try to improve prospects for getting the bill passed.
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Draft legislation would require the state to step in with disaster aid if the federal government denies requests for help.
INDIANAPOLIS - Gov. Mike Pence is appealing the Federal Emergency Management Agency's denial of Indiana's request for a major disaster declaration due to the winter storm that dumped a foot or more of snow on parts of the state and plunged it into subzero temperatures.
LYONS, Colorado - Gov. John Hickenlooper says $13 million from a state lottery fund will be used to help restore parks, trails and open spaces damaged by last year's floods.
MONROE, Louisiana - Record rains over the weekend caused flooding throughout Monroe. City officials discussed Monday their long-term strategy for reducing such flooding in the future.
BOSTON - The maker of Zohydro, a controversial new prescription painkiller, has filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to block Massachusetts' ban on local doctors prescribing and dispensing the drug.
BOSTON - Mayor Martin J. Walsh and members of Massachusetts' congressional delegation urged residents Monday to take part in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day later this month.
WASHINGTON, Illinois - The mayor of tornado-damaged Washington in central Illinois says he's not sure if state money will entirely pay for the cost of last year's storms.
In and around Cleveland, heroin-related overdoses killed 195 people last year, shattering the previous record. Some Ohio police chiefs say heroin is easier for kids to get than beer. In Missouri, admissions to treatment programs for heroin addiction rose 700 percent in the past two decades. In Massachusetts, state police say at least 185 people have died from suspected heroin overdoses in the state since Nov. 1, and the governor has declared a public health emergency.
PORTLAND, Oregon - President Barack Obama has declared four Oregon counties hard hit by winter storms as disaster areas.
SEATTLE - Gov. Jay Inslee has vetoed a proposed cut of $1.5 million to Washington state's disaster response fund.
WASHINGTON - The Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator and Department of Homeland Security secretary plan to visit the Oso mudslide on Sunday.
AUGUSTA, Maine - Gov. Paul LePage says the federal government has rejected Maine's request to declare a disaster for damage caused by the December ice storm.
DENVER - A U.S. Senate bill that could free up more federal money for natural disaster recovery in Colorado is working its way through the Senate.