- 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.
- Maldives impeaches VP accused of plotting to kill president Updated: Nov-05-15 1:37 pm
MALE, Maldives - Maldives' Parliament voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to impeach the country's vice president, who will be charged with terrorism for plotting to kill the president, a minister said.
- New Orleans wins FEMA flood map appeal for Algiers area Updated: Nov-04-15 4:05 am
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans officials say a federal agency has ruled in favor of the city in an appeal over flood insurance rate maps.
- Montana creates new system for confidential data Updated: Nov-03-15 1:13 pm
HELENA, Montana - Montana state agencies are now required to classify all data they produce or receive into four categories that range from public to top secret, under a policy approved by a little-known panel of technology managers from across state government.
- New Hampshire lags in substance abuse prevention, recovery Updated: Oct-31-15 12:21 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - With substance abuse spending that lags behind its neighbors and 258 overdose deaths already this year, advocates and policy makers in New Hampshire say the state needs to do more as it faces a growing drug crisis.
- California declares emergency from massive tree die-off Updated: Oct-30-15 6:38 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency on Friday to help California address a massive tree die-off exacerbated by four years of drought that has made millions of trees vulnerable to native bark beetles.
- Haley signs order so National Guard can continue restoration Updated: Oct-30-15 5:22 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Gov. Nikki Haley is keeping the National Guard on active duty through Nov. 25 so units can continue helping local governments make emergency repairs.
- Feds approve $20 million for victims of California wildfires Updated: Oct-30-15 2:20 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Federal authorities have approved more than $20 million in disaster aid for victims of two massive wildfires that devastated parts of Northern California this summer.
- Christie defends Sandy response on 3rd anniversary of storm Updated: Oct-29-15 6:56 pm
MOONACHIE, New Jersey - Gov. Chris Christie again defended his administration's handling of the recovery from Superstorm Sandy on Thursday, the third anniversary of the storm, acknowledging mistakes were made but emphasizing they were corrected and that the extent of the devastation put the state in "uncharted territory."
- Eugene mayor seeks state help in addressing homelessness Updated: Oct-28-15 5:31 pm
EUGENE, Oregon - Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy wants the city council to approve a resolution asking the state for help alleviating homelessness.