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U.S. House panel approves $36.5 billion for disaster relief

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives’ Appropriations Committee has approved $ 36.5 billion in emergency funding for relief and recovery from the recent devastating hurricanes and wildfires, a spokeswoman for the committee’s chairman said late on Tuesday. Reuters: ...

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San Juan mayor calls hurricane disaster ‘a people-are-dying’ story

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) – The mayor of Puerto Rico’s hurricane-battered capital spoke on Friday of thirsty children drinking from creeks. A woman with diabetes said a lack of refrigeration had spoiled her insulin. An insurance adjuster said roads ...

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U.S. appoints general to oversee military response to Puerto Rico disaster

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) – The Pentagon named a senior general to command military relief operations in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico on Thursday and the Trump administration sent a Cabinet emissary to the island as U.S. lawmakers called for a ...

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Trump praises disaster relief in Puerto Rico, discounting complaints

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump praised his administration on Tuesday for “a really good job” helping Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria, discounting complaints of a slow response, and the U.S. island territory’s governor joined ...

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U.S. officials say 450,000 in Texas likely to seek disaster aid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. emergency management officials said on Monday they were expediting federal resources to Texas to help with rescue efforts after Hurricane Harvey swamped coastal areas of the state and forced 30,000 people to seek refuge in temporary ...

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Replay – The Jaguar Disaster

Replay – The Jaguar Disaster

Released two years before the PlayStation, Atari's Jaguar console had a lot going for it: A cool name, Atari brand recognition, and technical superiority. It was rendering 64-bit graphics three years before the Nintendo 64. Its games, however, left a ...

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Replay – Disaster: Day Of Crisis

Replay – Disaster: Day Of Crisis

This week we take a look at a game that didn't come to North America – but maybe it should have. Andrew Reiner, Jeff Cork, and me are joined this week by Elise Favis, our newest associate editor, for her ...

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Theater review: ‘Disaster!’ isn’t one

Theater review: ‘Disaster!’ isn’t one

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 9:00 PM Faith Prince, Kevin Chamberlin and Kerry Butler rock ’70s fashions and belt hits from the era in “Disaster!” It takes guts to call a Broadway show “Disaster!” That’s just asking ...

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Evac ban lifted 4 years after Fukushima disaster

Evac ban lifted 4 years after Fukushima disaster

The Associated Press Saturday, September 5, 2015, 11:58 PM Koji Sasahara/AP Residents plant trees during an event in Naraha, Fukushima. Japan’s government on Saturday lifted a four and a half-year-old evacuation order for the town of Naraha that had sent ...

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Titanic: 3 ways disaster changed sea travel

Titanic: 3 ways disaster changed sea travel

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 2:51 PM ASSOCIATED PRESS The Titanic disaster had repercussions for years to come. When the Titanic sank killing more than 1,500 people in 1912, the impact of the tragedy echoed down ...

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