| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:05 AM
Disaster can strike anytime, anywhere.
It's not just wildfires that threatens our safety and financial well-being. It could be a flood, earthquake, landslide, or even a home or office break-in.
Regardless, the old adage applies: Be prepared. Here...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 4:50 PM
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...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 4:40 PM
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...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 12:46 PM
Rising pension and health care fees are costing Boynton Beach.
City officials expect that this year's general fund will increase by about $2 million, from $71.3 million last year to $73.3 million this year. The increase is partially due to rising health...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 9:10 AM
A ban on drinking tap water in Toledo was lifted early Monday after tests showed that toxins were no longer at dangerous levels from algae on Lake Erie, the mayor's office said.
"Our water is safe," Mayor Michael Collins said at a Monday news conference...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 5:15 AM
As much as Republicans might yearn for deep-blue California to fall into the deep blue ocean, the GOP-led House Appropriations Committee agreed this week to provide $5 million to support the development of an earthquake early warning system that could...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 7:17 AM
This Congress is replete with oversight investigations — the murder of U.S. officials in Libya, the misdeeds of the Internal Revenue Service — that have produced lots of headlines and little substantive change.
When it comes to the most...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 6:59 AM
MANCHESTER — The Fire/Rescue/EMS Department is to receive a federal grant to replace radios.
The $80,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be used to buy radios that firefighters carry and radios installed in every...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Most college kids really don't care about luxury when they travel; what they want is a cool experience. That's the philosophy behind a travel website for students called Hovelstay.com, which bills itself as "a new anti-luxury listing site."
| Jul 9, 2014
| 2:48 PM
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...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 6:54 PM
Surveillance drones that hunt drug smugglers along the Mexican border could soon be grounded. Installation of pole-top cameras and ground sensors to intercept illegal crossings might be delayed.
About $44 million has already been diverted from the...