Disaster

WASHINGTON | FBI agent clashes with GOP at hearing on Russia probe

WASHINGTON — An embattled FBI agent whose anti-Trump text messages exposed the Justice Department to claims of institutional bias vigorously defended himself Thursday at an extraordinary congressional hearing that devolved into shouting matches, finger-pointing and veiled references to personal transgressions. Peter Strzok testified publicly for the first time since being removed from special counsel Robert … Continue reading WASHINGTON | FBI agent clashes with GOP at hearing on Russia probe

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Avenatti calls Giuliani appearance a ‘disaster’

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 10:20 a.m. The attorney for adult-film actress Stormy Daniels is calling the latest statements by President Donald Trump’s new attorney “an absolute unmitigated disaster.” Michael Avenatti says the president’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, “expects the American people to believe that he doesn’t really know the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Avenatti calls Giuliani appearance a ‘disaster’

China minister says trade war with US would be ‘disaster’

BEIJING/March 11, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  China said Sunday that it will not initiate a trade war with the United States, but vowed to defend its national interests in the face of growing American protectionism. “There are no winners in a trade war, and it would bring disaster to our two countries as well as the … Continue reading China minister says trade war with US would be ‘disaster’

Teacher killed in space shuttle Challenger disaster honored

CONCORD, N.H/January 28, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— New Hampshire has proclaimed a day in tribute to a local teacher who died in the NASA space shuttle Challenger disaster decades ago. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu (soo-NOO’-noo) said Sunday would be known as Christa McAuliffe Day in honor of the Concord (KAHN’-kard) woman selected to become the first educator in … Continue reading Teacher killed in space shuttle Challenger disaster honored

House GOP pushing $81B disaster relief for hurricanes, fires

WASHINGTON/December 18, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  House Republicans plan to unveil an $81 billion disaster aid package to help hurricane-ravaged communities and states hit by wildfires, almost double the amount requested by President Donald Trump last month. The emergency aid would provide $26 billion for community development block grants, which would help Florida, Texas and the … Continue reading House GOP pushing $81B disaster relief for hurricanes, fires

Lack of transparency clouds Texas spending after Harvey

FORT WORTH, Texas /December 17, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  Texas has been awarded billions in federal aid to help recover from Hurricane Harvey and the devastating flooding that followed, but it’s unclear how the state is spending its share of the money. State records don’t indicate which contracts are storm-related, making fund tracking — and spending … Continue reading Lack of transparency clouds Texas spending after Harvey

Nobel laureate: If atomic bombs exist, disaster inevitable

OSLO, Norway / December 9, 2017 ( (AP)STL.News) — As long as atomic bombs exist, a disaster is inevitable, the head of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, the winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, said Saturday. “We are facing a clear choice right now: The end of nuclear weapons or the end … Continue reading Nobel laureate: If atomic bombs exist, disaster inevitable

The Latest: Irma weakens again slightly on way to Florida

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua/September 9, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on Hurricane Irma (all times local): 5:20 a.m. The National Hurricane Center says Irma has weakened slightly to a Category 4 hurricane, as it moves over the Camaguey Archipelago of Cuba. Irma had briefly regained Category 5 strength late Friday, but now has maximum sustained winds … Continue reading The Latest: Irma weakens again slightly on way to Florida