FEMA Denies Disaster Aid for Baltimore Riot CostsThe Maryland Emergency Management Agency says federal officials have denied the state's request for a disaster declaration stemming from civil unrest in Baltimore after the police-involved death of Freddie Gray.
Feds: US Not Fully Prepared For Nuclear Terrorist AttackThe federal government isn't fully prepared to handle a nuclear terrorist attack or large-scale natural catastrophe, lacking effective coordination, and in some cases is years away from ensuring adequate emergency shelter and medical treatment, congressional investigators have found.
Private Companies Receive Federal Taxpayer Money To House Immigrant ChildrenSeeking to house and care for the more than 60,000 unaccompanied minors who have crossed the U.S. border in the past year, the children are now flooding into state-licensed, federal taxpayer-funded private facilities due to overcrowding at government detention centers.
FEMA Administrator: 'We Have Not Been What I Would Say Successful Yet' In Processing Immigrant ChildrenTop Obama administration officials told senators Wednesday they're struggling to keep up with the surge of immigrants at the Southern border, acknowledging they've been overwhelmed as children show up by the tens of thousands from violence-torn Central America.
Obama Thanks FEMA For Working Amid ShutdownPresident Barack Obama is thanking workers at the Federal Emergency Management Agency for doing their jobs under "less than optimal circumstances" during the government shutdown.
81 Names Added to US Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Md.Eighty-one names are being added to the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Md.
Okla. Gov: Tornado Relief Needs To Push Through FEMA 'Red Tape'Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says the tornado-ravaged city of Moore needs quick action from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
FEMA Head: We Won't Go When the 'Cameras Leave'The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency says U.S. officials are "going neighborhood to neighborhood" to make sure Oklahoma gets the help it needs.
FEMA Defends Handling Of Sandy Flood Claims The Federal Emergency Management Agency is defending its handling of Superstorm Sandy-related flood insurance claims following sharp criticism by New Jersey's governor.
Ex-FEMA Official Pleads Guilty In Multimillion-Dollar Conflict Case With Gallup The former director of human resources at the Federal Emergency Management Agency pleaded guilty Tuesday to negotiating a job for himself at the Gallup Organization while he was supervising Gallup's multimillion-dollar contract with FEMA.
Sandy Aid Package Of $50.7B Moving Toward House VotesNortheastern lawmakers hoping to push a $50.7 billion Superstorm Sandy aid package through the House face roadblocks by fiscal conservatives seeking offsetting spending cuts to pay for recovery efforts as well as funding cuts for projects they say are unrelated to the Oct. 29 storm.