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Trump opposes further disaster aid for battered Puerto Rico

Mar. 26, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's opposition to further disaster aid for hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico hardened on Tuesday as he told GOP allies at a Capitol Hill meeting that the U.S. island territory has gotten too much rebuilding money compared with mainland states like Florida and Texas....

'Second disaster' warned in Mozambique as cholera a concern

Mar. 26, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — Cyclone-ravaged Mozambique faces a "second disaster" from cholera and other diseases, the World Health Organization warned on Tuesday, while relief operations pressed into rural areas where an unknown number of people remain without aid more than 10 days after the storm. Some 1.8...

2 earthquakes shake portions of North Carolina

Mar. 26, 2019 1:39 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A pair of earthquakes has shaken portions of North Carolina, but no injuries or damage have been reported. The U.S. Geological Survey says a 2.6 magnitude earthquake was centered about 5 miles (8 kilometers) east of Archdale shortly after midnight Tuesday. A USGS map shows the...

The Latest: US general in Mozambique to plan relief efforts

Mar. 26, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — The Latest on the efforts to recover from Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi (all times local): 6:50 p.m. U.S. Army Maj. Gen. James D. Craig, the commanding general of the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, is in Mozambique to get a first-hand look at the...

Norway avalanche kills 2 people in construction machines

Mar. 26, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian police say an avalanche in northern Norway has killed two people. Bent-Are Eilertsen, police spokesman for Norway's northern Nordland district, said the 200-meter-wide (660-foot) avalanche happened Tuesday on the southern tip of the Lofoten archipelago. Eilertsen said...

Flooding damage extensive in Midwest and more rain forecast

Mar. 25, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Floodwaters are receding across most of the hard-hit Midwest, but there could be new problems if the forecast for significant rain later this week holds up. Already the flooding along the Missouri River and its tributaries has caused at least $3 billion damage and forced thousands from...

UN makes urgent appeal to help victims of Mozambique cyclone

Mar. 25, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — The United Nations is making an emergency appeal for $282 million for the next three months to help Mozambique start recovering from the devastation of Cyclone Idai. The U.N. funding will be used to provide water, sanitation, education and restoring the livelihoods of the hundreds...

'It will get worse': Perilous times for kids hit by cyclone

Mar. 25, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — Her name is Chuva, which in Portuguese means rain. For four days that was all she saw as she clung to her rooftop in the cyclone's aftermath and prayed to be saved. Maria Chuva clasped her 5-year-old daughter, Amiel, to her tightly as she recounted the panic of opening her front...

UN appeals for $282 million to help Mozambique for 3 months

Mar. 25, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations is making an emergency appeal for $282 million for the next three months to help Mozambique start recovering from the devastation of Cyclone Idai. U.N. humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock said Monday the funding will be used for water, sanitation, education and...

Federal disaster loans available in 3 Tennessee counties

Mar. 25, 2019 6:57 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Small businesses in three Tennessee counties can apply for federal economic injury disaster loans as a result of flooding from Tropical Storm Alberto last year. The deadline is April 8. Assistance is available in Cocke, Greene and Unicoi counties for small businesses, small...