Disaster planning and response

Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon, right, drives past Dallas Stars defenseman Stephen Johns in the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in Denver. Colorado won 3-0. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
November 23, 2017 - 1:11 am
DENVER (AP) — Whether passing or shooting, Nathan MacKinnon's stick work has been at the center of Colorado's offensive surge. MacKinnon had three assists, including one off a faceoff with a second remaining in the second period, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Dallas Stars 3-0 on Wednesday...
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In this Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 photo, soldiers from China's People's Liberation Army stand in formation during drills with U.S. troops for a natural disaster at Camp Rilea Armed Forces Training Center near Warrenton, Ore. Maj. Gen. Zhang Jian, a senior Chinese commander who visited Oregon, said the disaster exercises evolved from academic discussions to boots on the ground in the last few years. The countries host them in alternate years. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
November 22, 2017 - 12:49 pm
CAMP RILEA ARMED FORCES TRAINING CENTER, Ore. (AP) — A man lay on the grass, shivering beneath his bloodstained T-shirt as Chinese military doctors and U.S. Army medics hovered over him, applying a splint and an IV. Troops nearby prepared to evacuate the injured. On a pine-studded base along the...
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November 21, 2017 - 5:36 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Officials in Portugal say they may begin rationing the public water supply at night-time in response to the country's worst drought on record. Authorities say 94 percent of the Portuguese mainland is enduring what they classify as an "extreme" drought. Environment secretary...
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November 18, 2017 - 11:05 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Saturday's mayoral election in New Orleans (all times local): 10 p.m. City Council member Latoya Cantrell is the apparent victor in the New Orleans mayor's race. Her opponent, fellow Democrat and former municipal Judge Desiree Charbonnet (DEZ'-uh-ray SHAR'-boh-nay...
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Nashville Predators center Colton Sissons celebrates after scoring a goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
November 18, 2017 - 10:52 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Craig Smith had a goal and an assist, Pekka Rinne made 29 saves and the Nashville Predators beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-2 on Saturday night. Colton Sissons, Anthony Bitetto, Mattias Ekholm and Viktor Arvidsson also scored for Nashville, winners of six of seven. Roman Josi...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2017 file photo, a boy accompanied by his dog watches the repairs of Guajataca Dam, which cracked during the passage of Hurricane Maria, in Quebradillas, Puerto Rico. Experts said on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, that Puerto Rico could face nearly two decades of further economic stagnation and a steep drop in population as a result of Maria. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
November 18, 2017 - 3:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has sent Congress a $44 billion disaster aid request that's already under attack from lawmakers from hurricane-hit regions as way too small. The request issued Friday, President Donald Trump's third since hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria slammed the Gulf Coast and...
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November 17, 2017 - 2:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House Friday sent Congress a $44 billion disaster aid request that's already under attack from lawmakers from hurricane-hit regions as way too small. The request, President Donald Trump's third since hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria slammed the Gulf Coast and Caribbean...
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November 16, 2017 - 10:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is sending Congress a $44 billion disaster aid request Friday that will fall short of demands from hurricane-slammed Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. Congressional aides briefed on the request required anonymity to discuss it in advance of its release. The request,...
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A car at the entrance of a flooded house after the water has receded in the town of Mandra western Athens, on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. Greece's fire department says rescue crews are searching for six people reported missing in the western Athens area following major flash flooding that left at least 14 people dead.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
November 16, 2017 - 1:08 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Rescue crews scoured floodwaters Thursday for residents missing after flash floods cut a swathe of destruction near the Greek capital, killing at least 16 people and tossing cars into buildings like toys. The hardest-hit area from Wednesday's flooding was Mandra, a modest...
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A man carries belongings of his brother's apartment damaged by an earthquake, in a compound which was built under the Mehr state-owned program, in Sarpol-e-Zahab in western Iran, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. Many survivors in Iran were still awaiting badly needed aid on Wednesday, three days after a powerful earthquake along the Iraq border killed hundreds and left thousands injured. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
November 16, 2017 - 6:15 am
KERMANSHAH, Iran (AP) — Criticism of U.S. sanctions on Iran rekindled Thursday over Iranian-Americans abroad being unable to send money directly to aid those affected by a powerful earthquake that killed over 530 people as doctors worked to help the injured. While the 2015 nuclear deal lifted some...
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