| Sep 12, 2014
| 9:14 PM
A rare double burst of magnetically charged solar storms will hit Earth Thursday night and Friday, raising concerns that GPS signals, radio communications and power transmissions could be disrupted, officials said on Thursday.
Individually, the storms,...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 2:33 AM
At Firehouse 47 in Fort Lauderdale, a federally-certified search and rescue dog — and his human firefighter partner — are at the ready when disaster strikes.
Firefighter paramedic Rolando Busto's canine partner, RIT, a three-year-old...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 5:10 PM
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...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 12:22 PM
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...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 4:00 AM
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 --...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 12:23 PM
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....
| 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 15, 2014
| 5:05 PM
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...
| 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...
| 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 10, 2014
| 10:58 AM
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...