Sep 08

How to help Hurricane Irma victims

As Hurricane Irma moves over open water toward the U.S., and Florida Gov. Rick Scott urges those in evacuation zones to “get out now,” here’s how you can help.

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Evacuees who were rescued from the flood waters of Tropical Storm Harvey wait to board school buses bound for Louisiana in Vidor, Texas, on Aug. 31. Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Reuters
White House to ask for $5.9 billion for Harvey recovery aid

The Trump proposal, which is being finalized pending White House consultations with key Republicans, is likely to be just a fraction of an eventual Harvey recovery package that could rival the $100-billion-plus in taxpayer-financed help for victims of 2005's Hurricane…

Mar 11

U.S. to send unarmed drones, but no lethal aid, to Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States announced Wednesday that it is sending small unarmed drones, armored Humvees and other assistance to Ukraine in its fight against Russian-backed separatists. Lethal weapons were not included, to the dismay of some U.S. lawmakers.

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