- South Carolina cleans up, but worries remain amid floods Updated: Oct-06-15 7:29 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The family of Miss South Carolina 1954 found her flood-soaked pageant scrapbook on a dining room floor littered with dead fish on Tuesday, as the first sunny day in nearly two weeks provided a chance to clean up from historic floods.
- After past opposition, SC delegation now seeks flood aid Updated: Oct-06-15 5:44 pm
WASHINGTON - South Carolina's congressional delegation is vowing to make sure the state gets federal help to recover from the historic flooding from massive rains.
- VW chief warns workers of 'pain' to come because of scandal Updated: Oct-06-15 10:14 am
WOLFSBURG, Germany - Volkswagen's new CEO has told more than 20,000 workers that overcoming its emissions-rigging scandal will "not happen without pain" and that the company will have to review its investment plans.
- Alabama Governor approves offering EMA staff to help in SC Updated: Oct-05-15 6:36 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The Alabama Emergency Management Agency may deploy staff to help officials in South Carolina respond to recent floods.
- The Latest: Mid-Atlantic recovers from nor'easter Updated: Oct-05-15 4:39 pm
The latest on flooding and impacts of a nor'easter that moved through the region.
- State emergency officials urge people to prepare for storm Updated: Oct-01-15 6:48 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island got a break Thursday from rain that drenched much of the East Coast, but forecasters warned the worst is yet to come.
- Baker: State closely watching track of Joaquin Updated: Oct-01-15 6:03 pm
BOSTON - Gov. Charlie Baker says there's a lot of uncertainty surrounding the track of Hurricane Joaquin, but state emergency management officials are making plans in case the powerful storm should have an impact on Massachusetts.
- Pennsylvania emergency officials prepare for hurricane Updated: Oct-01-15 5:55 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said Thursday that his administration was monitoring Hurricane Joaquin closely and was ready to respond.
- Md. governor declares state of emergency for storm preps Updated: Oct-01-15 3:23 pm
REISTERSTOWN, Maryland - Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has declared a state of emergency to allow emergency responders to begin to prepare for flooding from heavy rains and damage from a hurricane.
- McCrory urges preparation ahead of heavy rains, hurricane Updated: Sep-30-15 6:40 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Residents across North Carolina should prepare themselves for flooding as several weather systems converge on North Carolina and Hurricane Joaquin lurks in the Atlantic Ocean, Gov. Pat McCrory said Wednesday.
- The Latest: Va. governor declares state of emergency Updated: Sep-30-15 6:23 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - The latest on drenching rains and the threat of Hurricane Joaquin threatening the East Coast and Virginia.
- NY governor warns of possible flooding from incoming storm Updated: Sep-30-15 12:47 pm
ALBANY, New York - Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New Yorkers should prepare for possible floods and storm damage associated with heavy rains and the approach of Hurricane Joaquin.
- Kansas governor uses zombie event to promote preparedness Updated: Sep-30-15 11:43 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - Gov. Sam Brownback says if Kansas ever faces a zombie apocalypse, he might use a farm combine to mow them down.
- DC considers private ambulances to help emergency response Updated: Sep-29-15 10:23 am
WASHINGTON - Washington's mayor wants to contract with private ambulance companies to transport patients who don't have time-sensitive injuries or medical problems.
- Big ideas - and barriers - in confronting Nevada drought Updated: Sep-28-15 6:52 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Plenty of big ideas - and big challenges - have emerged as a panel of water experts crafts a list of action steps for dealing with Nevada's drought.
- Treasurer blocks financing plan for Iowa police radio system Updated: Sep-27-15 9:53 am
IOWA CITY, Iowa - The state treasurer has blocked a proposal by Gov. Terry Branstad's administration to finance a new $68 million communications system for Iowa emergency responders through a lease-purchase agreement with vendor Motorola Solutions.
- US awards Baltimore $1M to defray police costs during riots Updated: Sep-24-15 3:54 pm
BALTIMORE - The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded Baltimore more than $1 million to help defray police costs during the spring riots after Freddie Gray's death.
- FEMA removes elite state rescue team from federal listing Updated: Sep-23-15 5:36 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - New Mexico officials say they'll appeal a decision by federal emergency managers to strip a state-managed urban search and rescue team of its federal status and funding.
- Lighting missing from Adams County's FEMA shelter plan Updated: Sep-22-15 10:31 am
NATCHEZ, Mississippi - When Adams County officially opens the FEMA shelter later this year, exterior operations could still be in the dark.
- AP Investigation: WHO Ebola effort faltered in African city Updated: Sep-22-15 4:43 am
KENEMA, Sierra Leone - Highly contagious corpses rotted in the rain amid a shortage of body bags. Nurses turned to plastic packaging as protective gear ran out. Even some of the chlorine provided to Sierra Leone's Kenema Government Hospital last year was suspect - in one case more than a year out of date and effectively worthless.
- 2013 Colorado floods remain a "nightmare" for some Updated: Sep-19-15 2:09 am
DENVER - A large rectangle of dirt is all that is left of Doug Miller's life from the days before the rains fell two years ago.
- Governor declares drought emergency in Marion County Updated: Sep-18-15 3:15 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Gov. Kate Brown has declared a drought emergency in Marion County.
- In papal planning, contingencies for severe weather Updated: Sep-17-15 9:22 am
PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia's mayor jokes that Pope Francis has personally guaranteed perfect weather for his visit next week, yet emergency planners still have to be prepared in case Mother Nature has other ideas.
- Opposition to Puerto Rico reform plan grows amid crisis Updated: Sep-16-15 5:16 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The Puerto Rican government's fiscal reform plan is coming under increased scrutiny amid growing concerns that it does not have legislative support and that some measures are too austere and could push the U.S. territory into a deeper economic crisis.
- Dems accuse GOP of holding up nominee to head aid agency Updated: Sep-16-15 11:56 am
WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats accused Republicans Wednesday of blocking President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the U.S. international aid agency amid the international migration crisis.