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The Latest: Senate passes $19 billion disaster relief bill

May. 23, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on disaster relief legislation (all times local): 4:38 p.m. The Senate has passed a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid bill to help to a number of states and Puerto Rico recover after a series of hurricanes, floods and wildfires. The widely-backed legislation passed by an...

Texas approves $3 billion in flood control after Harvey

May. 22, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Nearly two years after Hurricane Harvey battered Houston and the Texas coast, state lawmakers approved setting aside more than $3 billion to help pay for flood control projects. The bill sent to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday had been deemed a priority after the Category 4...

Democrats may fund parts of Trump's $4.5B border request

May. 14, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats are signaling a willingness to include major elements of President Donald Trump's $4.5 billion request for humanitarian and security needs on the U.S.-Mexico border in an unrelated, widely backed disaster aid bill that appears to finally be breaking free of a...

Report calls on FCC to probe storm aftermath in Puerto Rico

May. 14, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A consumer activist group released a report Tuesday outlining the collapse in communications that beset Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, and it urged the U.S. government to investigate the problems to avoid a repeat of the situation as the island prepares for another storm...

House passes $19B disaster aid bill over Trump opposition

May. 10, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Friday passed a $19 billion disaster aid bill that would deliver long-sought relief to farmers, victims of hurricanes and floods, and rebuild southern military bases, as Democrats try to dislodge the legislation from a Senate logjam over aid to hurricane-slammed Puerto Rico....

Trump promises more hurricane relief for Florida Panhandle

May. 9, 2019 3:48 AM EDT

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump promised a swift infusion of federal aid to the Florida Panhandle seven months after devastating Hurricane Michael as he rallied supporters Wednesday for his re-election. Trump addressed a crowd of thousands at an outdoor amphitheater, looking to rally...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump brings Puerto Rico fiction to Florida

May. 8, 2019 9:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump brought his enduring fiction about hurricane aid for Puerto Rico to a rally crowd in Florida on Wednesday. Pledging unstinting support for more hurricane recovery money for Floridians, he vastly exaggerated how much Puerto Rico has received. Trump laced his speech...

The Latest: Trump: Don't worry about US-China trade talks

May. 8, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to the Florida Panhandle (all times local): 9 p.m. President Donald Trump is telling supporters at his campaign rally in Florida not to worry about the trade talks the U.S. will be holding with China this week. A Chinese delegation is scheduled...

Rising flood waters in Texas prompts numerous rescues

May. 7, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Emergency responders in Texas rescued numerous people from rising floodwaters Tuesday as a strong storm battered the Houston area with heavy rain, inundating homes and leaving motorists stranded just two years Hurricane Harvey devastated the area. As much as 10 inches (254 millimeters) of...

Florida residents want Trump to see post-hurricane suffering

May. 7, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Residents in parts of the Florida Panhandle devastated by Hurricane Michael seven months ago hope President Donald Trump gets a glimpse of the continued suffering in the region when he arrives for a campaign rally this week. Area officials said the communities that were in the...