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  • New York to push Congress on response to oil train fires

    WASHINGTON New York state fire officials are pressing Congress for $100 million in emergency funding to pay for a nationwide training program for firefighters to address the new scale of risk presented by trains carrying millions of gallons of flammable...
  • Newington's American Radio Relay League Marks 100th Anniversary

    Newington's American Radio Relay League Marks 100th Anniversary
    NEWINGTON — Hiram Percy Maxim, a Hartford businessman and early ham radio enthusiast, was frustrated. In January 1914, Maxim tried unsuccessfully to transmit a radio message from Hartford to Springfield. So he sent the message to a radio...
  • Poquoson residents get 10 percent discount on flood insurance

    Poquoson homeowners qualify for a 10 percent reduction on flood insurance since the Federal Emergency Management Agency upgraded the city’s community rating. This amounts to an average savings of $93 on annual premiums, and a total savings of...
  • TV talk missing 1980 Cuban context for Texas border crisis

    TV talk missing 1980 Cuban context for Texas border crisis
    I can't believe how much talk about the Texas border crisis I've heard on cable news the last two weeks without any mention of the Mariel boatlift of 1980. This is textbook for what I mean about TV news -- from the network and cable level on down --...
  • Earthquake warning system receives a boost in Congress

    Earthquake warning system receives a boost in Congress
    Efforts to put in place an earthquake warning system for the West Coast gained ground Tuesday as a congressional committee recommended the first federal funds -- $5 million -- specifically for the project. Its prospects remain shaky, however....
  • Worried about the Big One, L.A.? So's Lucy Jones, but she's doing something about it

    We're told to keep enough supplies for three days, a week, two weeks after an earthquake — to last us until help arrives. But that advice doesn't account for a fractured infrastructure that could leave Los Angeles dry, dark and devastated for months...
  • Free app connects users to Pembroke Pines police

    The Pembroke Pines Police Department has released a free smartphone application that allows users to upload photos and GPS information to report possible crimes. The MyPD app can be used on both iPhone or Android phones and is not intended for use during...
  • Mathews Board of Supervisors approve $2 million FEMA grant

    The Mathews Board of Supervisors approved a budget amendment Tuesday to accept a $2 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to elevate nine flood-prone homes. The money will also be used to acquire three properties that owners no longer...
  • 57,000 migrant children picked up at U.S. border since Oct. 1

    57,000 migrant children picked up at U.S. border since Oct. 1
    Senior Obama administration officials told Congress on Wednesday that they were struggling to keep up with the growing influx of young migrants from Central America who are illegally crossing the Southwestern border. The number of unaccompanied children...
  • Contractor to again sift debris from deadly Washington landslide

    Three months after a deadly landslide wiped out the community of Oso, Wash., officials have selected a company to deal further with wreckage that remains. The Snohomish County Council agreed Wednesday night to award a $6.4-million contract to IMCO...
  • NOAA predicts slow Atlantic hurricane season

    The Atlantic hurricane season officially kicks off Sunday, and federal forecasters say odds are we'll be seeing fewer hurricanes than normal. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expects an El Nino to develop this summer, a weather...