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Confusion after U.S. emergency alert test

The first national test of a US national alert system left many Americans confused and some said the system failed in its goal to reach all broadcasters in the country. Many people watching television at 1900 GMT heard the familiar scratchy noises followed by the test announcement – designed to alert Americans…

Anxiety over upcoming test of U.S. emergency system

WASHINGTON — It’s only a test, but nerves are somewhat frayed over the first nationwide exercise of the system designed to alert Americans of national emergencies. The test occurs at 1900 GMT Wednesday, November 9, and may last over three minutes — longer than the typical 30 seconds or one…

Senators move to avert government shutdown

WASHINGTON — Spurred on by the White House, divided US Senators moved late Monday to avert a government shutdown at week’s end and defuse an angry battle over disaster relief in Hurricane Irene’s wake. But the emerging deal did not provide any immediate money for a key Federal Emergency Management…

Obama tours flooded New Jersey

PATERSON , New Jersey — President Barack Obama on Sunday toured the flood-battered state of New Jersey to survey damage from Hurricane Irene, which last week left entire towns underwater and claimed dozens of lives along the US east coast. The president made stops in two waterlogged cities, Wayne and…

Obama to view hurricane damage on Sunday

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama will view damage from Hurricane Irene on Sunday in Paterson, New Jersey, site of disastrous floods sparked by the storm last weekend, the White House said. Thousands of people remain cut off by flooding in Vermont, New Jersey and upstate New York in the…

Obama briefed on quake during golf round

US President Barack Obama broke away from a round of golf to conduct a conference call with top disaster officials Tuesday after a rare earthquake shook America’s east coast. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama, playing a course on Martha’s Vineyard island, did not feel the impact of the…

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