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  • ICRC team enters eastern Ukraine to smooth way for Russian convoy

    GENEVA (Reuters) - Red Cross officials entered eastern Ukraine on Wednesday to smooth the planned delivery of relief supplies aboard a Russian aid convoy, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said. The convoy has been stuck at the Russia-...
  • Merkel has 'great concerns' on Russian convoy entering Ukraine: spokesman

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel said in two separate phone calls on Friday with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko that she was concerned that a Russian humanitarian aid convoy crossed into Ukraine...
  • Flooding forces evacuations and dramatic rescues in Arizona

    Heavy rainfall is a yearly occurrence during monsoon season in Arizona but this year it seems to be particularly torrential and destructive. Flooding from downpours in the Phoenix area forced evacuations, closed major roads and left at least a...
  • Mission United program receives $2 million grant

    The United Way of Broward County has received another $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for its Mission United program that helps returning military veterans adapt to civilian life. The money came from the department's...
  • Community: National Charity League shares its success

    Community: National Charity League shares its success
    The Glendale chapter of the National Charity League has had its most phenomenal year despite the closing of its largest philanthropic project — Twelve Oaks Lodge — a home for seniors. The chapter is still pursuing legal action in an effort to...
  • Tropical storm warning lifted for Hawaii

    A tropical storm warning has been lifted for all Hawaii, after the storm, Iselle, battered the state, said Ray Tanabe, acting director of the National Weather Service in the Pacific region. As Hawaii residents clean up from Tropical Storm Iselle, they...
  • Presidents of Russia, Ukraine to meet in Belarus as fighting rages

    Presidents of Russia, Ukraine to meet in Belarus as fighting rages
    The presidents of Russia and Ukraine will meet next week in Minsk, the capital of neighboring Belarus, to discuss the combat consuming eastern Ukraine and Kiev's diplomatic turn toward the European Union that sparked the conflict. Russian President...
  • Growing Ebola crisis fuels calls for coordinated international response

    WASHINGTON As the second American stricken by Ebola returned to the United States on Tuesday, concern is mounting about the lack of a coordinated international plan to fight the growing outbreak in West Africa. Nancy Writebol, a missionary from...
  • UN: 4 countries face humanitarian crises, worst since WWII

    WASHINGTON With the crisis in Iraq, four countries are now experiencing severe humanitarian emergencies involving the displacement of millions of people, something experts and relief groups say hasn't been seen in decades. Iraq, Syria, the Central...
  • Kiev accuses Russia of 'invasion' as aid convoy crosses border

    MOSCOW (dpa) A huge Russian aid convoy entered Ukraine without an escort from the Red Cross on Friday, provoking talk of an "invasion" in Kiev. Some 100 lorries had crossed the border by 2 p.m. (1000 GMT), Russian state television reported. The...
  • Earthquake damage in Vallejo is put at $5.2 million in early estimates

    Earthquake damage in Vallejo is put at $5.2 million in early estimates
    The earthquake that struck the Bay Area early Sunday caused less damage here than in nearby Napa but still sent chunks of chimneys tumbling to the ground, damaged several downtown buildings and left a church bell tower on the verge of collapse. Vallejo'...