Emergency management

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announces early presidential and parliamentary elections for June 24, 2018, at the Presidential Palace, in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Erdogan announced the snap elections, originally scheduled for November 2019, in a move that will usher in a new political system increasing the powers of the president. He said the new system needed to be implemented quickly in order to deal with a slew of challenges ahead, including Turkey's fight against Kurdish insurgents in Syria and Iraq. (Pool Photo via AP)
April 18, 2018 - 12:16 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday called early elections for June, meaning that a new political system that would allow him to consolidate powers would take effect a year earlier than scheduled. After a meeting with Devlet Bahceli, the leader of Turkey's main...
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FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2015, file photo, Puerto Rico plays Dominican Republic at the Caribbean Series baseball tournament at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins play baseball in San Juan on April 17-18. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File)
April 17, 2018 - 3:53 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Carmen Yulin Cruz has attended only a handful of Major League Baseball games in her life, and she won't be adding to that total this week. Soon, she hopes, that will change. Cruz, San Juan's mayor, isn't attending the two-game series in her city between the Cleveland...
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U.N. humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock, left, and Christos Stylianides, European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, answer questions after a pledging conference of Congo at the European headquarters of the UN in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, April 13, 2018 where Congo took the extraordinary step of boycotting the international conference that reaped hundreds of millions of dollars to help its people, saying the Central African country's humanitarian crisis has been exaggerated. (AP Photo/Jamey Keaten)
April 13, 2018 - 11:55 am
GENEVA (AP) — Congo on Friday took the extraordinary step of boycotting an international conference that reaped hundreds of millions of dollars to help its people, saying the Central African country's humanitarian crisis has been exaggerated. It later said some aid groups that accept the money...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2015, file photo, House Speaker John Boehner speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Former U.S. House Speaker Boehner says he has had a change of heart on marijuana and will promote its nationwide legalization. Known as an avid cigarette smoker, the Ohio Republican has joined the advisory board of Acreage Holdings, a multistate cannabis company. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
April 11, 2018 - 2:36 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday he has had a change of heart on marijuana and will promote its nationwide legalization as a way to help veterans and the nation's deadly opioid crisis. The Ohio Republican, an avid cigarette smoker, has joined the advisory...
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President Donald Trump waits at the main entrance to the West Wing for the arrival of the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
April 10, 2018 - 6:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration officials consulted with global allies Tuesday on a possible joint military response to Syria's alleged poison gas attack, as President Donald Trump canceled a foreign trip in order to manage a crisis that is testing his vow to stand up to Syrian President...
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April 10, 2018 - 1:00 pm
FINANCIAL MARKETS Stocks rally NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are sharply higher in midday trading on Wall Street after conciliatory remarks on trade from China's leader helped put investors in a buying mood. Automakers and technology stocks climbed after President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) said he...
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April 10, 2018 - 8:58 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An environmental organization identified a tributary of the Mississippi River on Tuesday as the nation's most endangered river of 2018 after a retiring senator revived a decades-old flood drainage plan. A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plan to curb flooding in Mississippi's...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2017, file photo, homes in the Cantera area are covered with FEMA tarps, where buildings from the Hato Rey area stand in the background in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded contracts to deliver hurricane supplies without adequately researching whether winning bidders could deliver what they promised, according to a new investigation by Democrats on a Senate oversight committee. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File)
April 10, 2018 - 8:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded contracts for hurricane supplies without adequately researching whether winning bidders could deliver what they promised, according to a new investigation by Democrats on a Senate oversight committee. The investigation followed...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2018 file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo examines a damaged piece of a bathroom wall in a New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) apartment during a tour of the Andrew Jackson Houses in the Bronx borough of New York. Cuomo recently declared a state of emergency at the New York City Housing Authority and said he would set up an independent monitor to oversee repairs after federal housing secretary Ben Carson said he would require the agency to get prior approval from the Department of Housing and Urban Development for any expenditure out of its capital fund. (James Keivom/New York Daily News via AP, Pool, File)
April 08, 2018 - 11:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's massive public housing system is finally getting attention from politicians after years of neglect and a winter of heating failures. Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently declared a state of emergency at the New York City Housing Authority and said he would set up an...
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In this Jan. 31, 2018 file photo, Public Works Sub-Director Ramon Mendez, wearing a hard hat at left, works with locals who are municipal workers, from right, Eliezer Nazario, Tomas Martinez and Angel Diaz as they install a new post to return electricity to Felipe Rodriguez's home, four months after Hurricane Maria hit the El Ortiz sector of Coamo, Puerto Rico. Brock Long, the administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said Friday, April 6, 2018, that his agency aims to make the island's roads, homes, bridges and electrical grid as strong as possible but noted officials are running out of time because the next hurricane season starts June 1. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti,File)
April 06, 2018 - 6:33 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The administrator of the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency said Friday it will take up to an estimated $50 billion to help rebuild Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria and warned that the U.S. territory is not ready for another disaster. Brock Long said his agency...
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