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Reid: I 'misspoke' in Katrina-Sandy remark

Reid: I 'misspoke' in Katrina-Sandy remark

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he "misspoke" when he said Hurricane Katrina devastation was "nothing in comparison" to that of Superstorm Sandy.
Vitter rebukes Reid on Sandy remarks

Vitter rebukes Reid on Sandy remarks

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. David Vitter Monday slammed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid as an "idiot" for comparing Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Katrina victims.

State preparedness undermined by funding

WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- There was significant progress in improving public health preparedness during the past 10 years, but gains were undermined by funding cuts, researchers say.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 28, 2012.
By United Press International
Elections, Olympics and economic concerns top stories of 2012

Elections, Olympics and economic concerns top stories of 2012

U.S. politics, the London Olympics, economic developments in the United States and Europe and the unrest in the Arab world topped the news in 2012.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
GOP lawmakers split on Sandy disaster aid

GOP lawmakers split on Sandy disaster aid

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Republican lawmakers are split on whether billions of dollars in disaster aid for Northeast U.S. Hurricane Sandy victims should be offset with spending cuts.

U.S. attorney resigns after online comment

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney Jim Letten in New Orleans said Thursday he was resigning, apparently the result of an online comment scandal involving his office.
Federal tab for Sandy around $50 billion

Federal tab for Sandy around $50 billion

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- President Obama intends to request about $50 billion in emergency spending from Congress to rebuild states affected by Hurricane Sandy, officials said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012.
By United Press International

'Danziger Bridge' leaks revisited

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- A judge in New Orleans has ordered the Justice Department to reopen an investigation into leaks that may have influenced verdicts in the "Danziger Bridge" case.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.
By United Press International
Sandy's death toll 113; no power for 160K

Sandy's death toll 113; no power for 160K

NEW YORK, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- At least 113 people in several states, including 43 in New York, have died since superstorm Sandy made landfall more than two weeks ago, officials said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.
By United Press International

Overcoming hurricane stress

GREENWICH, Conn., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Dealing with the aftermath of a hurricane or any disaster is stressful because familiar places have disappeared or have changed, a U.S. expert says.

Some try to conceal flooded vehicles

DES PLAINES, Ill., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. authorities estimate thousands of vehicles were damaged from Hurricane Sandy and some try to conceal this from buyers, a non-profit group says.

1 million meals to be offered in NYC

NEW YORK, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- More than 1 million meals are going to be offered along with bottled water in parts of New York City flooded or without power, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

Sandy insured losses may hit $20 billion

NEW YORK, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Insurance companies may have to pay out as much as $20 billion to cover losses from Hurricane Sandy, a U.S. catastrophe-risk modeling firm said.
Sandy: U.S. death toll at least 39

Sandy: U.S. death toll at least 39

NEW YORK, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Sandy, now a post-tropical cyclone, was blamed for at least 39 U.S. deaths and its capacity for damage was nowhere near over, officials said Tuesday.

Monks win another round in coffin fight

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A federal appeals court has ruled Louisiana monks can sell handcrafted coffins, finding that a state regulation aims only to restrict competition.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012.
By United Press International
Aide: Obama video doesn't claim racism

Aide: Obama video doesn't claim racism

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- A former White House aide Wednesday dismissed claims that President Obama implied in a video that race affected the pace of help for Hurricane Katrina victims.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012.
By United Press International

Corps not liable for New Orleans damage

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- The Army Corps of Engineers is not liable for billions of dollars of flood damage to New Orleans in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina, an appeals court has ruled.
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