By By ANDREW TAYLORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama asked Congress Friday for $60.4 billion in federal aid for New York, New Jersey and other states hit by Superstorm Sandy in late October. It's a disaster whose cost is rivaled only by the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Communications Commission says the nation's four largest wireless carriers have agreed to relay text messages to text-enabled 911 call centers by May 2014.
The four carriers - AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile - cover 90 percent of the population. However,
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - In a story Dec. 7 about the sentencing of a doctor and two others in a cancer clinic fraud case in Mississippi, The Associated Press erroneously attributed a quote to U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III. The quote was from Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Gilbert, who said
By By BULLIT MARQUEZAssociated Press
NEW BATAAN, Philippines (AP) - The number of people missing after a typhoon devastated the Philippines jumped to nearly 900 after families and fishing companies reported losing contact with more than 300 fishermen at sea, officials said.
The fishermen from
By By JULHAS ALAMAssociated Press
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) - The factory where 112 garment workers died in a fire should have been shut down months ago. The fire department refused to renew the certification it needed to operate, a top fire official told The Associated Press. And its owner told
By By ANDREW MIGAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie reunited with President Barack Obama on Thursday for the first time since the pair teamed up in response to Superstorm Sandy.
Christie made an unannounced visit to the White House, where he met with
By By KELLY P. KISSELAssociated Press
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A chlorine gas leak that sickened nearly 200 people at a Tyson Foods plant in Arkansas last year happened because a worker who couldn't read the English-language label on a barrel of chemicals inadvertently poured bleach into it
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has met with New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie at the White House.
Christie is in Washington Thursday to talk about aid to help his state recover from Superstorm Sandy. Obama is expected to ask Congress for about $50 billion in additional emergency
By By JENNIFER PELTZAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - The city will work on upgrading building codes and evacuation-zone maps, hardening power and transportation networks and making sure hospitals are better prepared for extreme weather after Superstorm Sandy, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said
By By GEOFF MULVIHILLAssociated Press
CLARKSBORO, N.J. (AP) - Federal regulations require inspections of rail bridges and other infrastructure and reports on accidents, but leave it to freight railroad owners to do the work themselves.
After a derailment that released thousands of gallons of a