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August 02, 2019 - 3:43 pm
By MARCUS LIM Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — Officials have declared a public health emergency over the rising number of hepatitis A cases in Florida, the latest part of the country dealing with outbreaks of the liver disease. Florida Surgeon General Scott Rivkees declared an emergency Thursday to...
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August 01, 2019 - 2:08 pm
JUNCTION CITY, Ky. (AP) — A regional gas pipeline ruptured early Thursday in Kentucky, causing a massive explosion that killed one person, hospitalized five others, destroyed railroad tracks and forced the evacuation of a nearby mobile home park, authorities said. Some structures were completely...
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February 17, 2019 - 11:10 am
By ZEKE MILLER , Associated Press WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A top adviser to President Donald Trump indicated Sunday that Trump is prepared to issue the first veto of his term if Congress votes to disapprove of his declaration of a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border. White House...
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February 15, 2019 - 12:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress' two top Democrats say they'll use "every remedy available" to oppose President Donald Trump's declaration of an emergency to shift billions of federal dollars into building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck...
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February 15, 2019 - 11:55 am
By ALAN FRAM, CATHERINE LUCEY and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Battling with one branch of government and opening a new confrontation with another, President Donald Trump announced Friday he was declaring a national emergency to fulfill his pledge to construct a wall along the U...
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February 14, 2019 - 3:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says President Donald Trump has indicated he's prepared to sign the government funding bill and issue a national emergency on the border. McConnell said Thursday the Senate will soon vote on the bill that's needed to avoid a partial federal...
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February 12, 2019 - 2:24 pm
Richmond, VA _ The Virginia House of Delegates and the Senate of Virginia have overwhelmingly approved legislation that will provide nearly $1 billion in tax relief to Virginia’s taxpayers. The legislation will provide $420 million to Virginia taxpayers later this year, in the form of tax rebates...
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January 10, 2019 - 12:44 pm
By CATHERINE LUCEY, LISA MASCARO and LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to declare a national emergency to circumvent Congress if he can't reach a deal with Democrats to fund his promised border wall. He headed to the U.S.-Mexico border...
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September 11, 2018 - 3:34 pm
By JEFF MARTIN , Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Just months ago, disaster planners simulated a Category 4 hurricane strike alarmingly similar to the real-word scenario now unfolding on a dangerously vulnerable stretch of the East Coast. A fictional "Hurricane Cora" barreled into southeast Virginia...
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(Matt Demlein, WRVA)
September 11, 2018 - 2:22 pm
RICHMOND, Va. – With mandatory evacuation orders issued along the coast ahead of Hurricane Florence, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is working to proactively alleviate travel pressures on affected Virginia roadways. VDOT crews are stabilizing construction sites ahead of the storm...
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