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Guard Members Support Civil Authorities as Matthew Batters Southeast Coast

Florida National Guard members began aerial and ground search-and-rescue operations yesterday as Hurricane Matthew continued to move northward, pummeling the U.S. southeastern coast with heavy rains and wind.

SOP newswireIncome Climbs, Poverty Stabilizes, Uninsured Rate Increases - Real median household income in the United States rose by 1.1 percent between 2004 and 2005, reaching $46,326, according to a report released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. Meanwhile, the nation’s official poverty rate remained statistically unchanged at 12.6 percent. The percentage of people without health insurance coverage rose from 15.6 percent to 15.9 percent (46.6 million people).
SOP newswireFact Sheet: Winning the Struggle Between Freedom and Terror in the Middle East - On August 31, 2006, President Bush Discussed The Struggle Between Freedom And Terror In The Middle East – Including The Battle In Iraq, The Central Front In The War On Terror. In the coming days, the President will deliver a series of speeches describing the nature of our enemy in the War on Terror...
SOP newswireHomeland Security and Coalition of More Than 1,150 Launch National Preparedness Month 2006 - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today that more than 1,150 national, regional, state and local organizations have joined the department to take part in National Preparedness Month. This nationwide effort encourages Americans to prepare for emergencies of all kinds in their homes, businesses, schools and communities. This year, the department is putting a particular focus
SOP newswirePresident Bush Discusses Gulf Coast Recovery - THE PRESIDENT: Listen, thank you all for coming. I'm glad to be back here in Biloxi. I'm glad Laura came with me. (Applause.) I've been to this neighborhood before. As a matter of fact, I was here a couple of days after Katrina hit. It's amazing, isn't it? It's amazing what the world looked like and the way it looks like now.
SOP newswireAdditional United States Contribution to Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons and Other Conflict Victims in Lebanon and Neighboring Countries - As part of his announced $230 million contribution to the people of Lebanon on August 21, 2006, President Bush made $13.5 million available from the U.S. Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund to meet unexpected urgent humanitarian needs related to the conflict in Lebanon. This funding will provide protection and assistance in the form of food, blankets, shelter, emergency medical services and
SOP newswireEPA Honors Blacksburg, Va. as First U.S. Town to Join New National Environmental Program - BLACKSBURG, Va. -- In a ceremony today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Donald S. Welsh recognized the town of Blacksburg for being the first municipality in the country to enroll in the voluntary National Partnership for Environmental Priorities. The program challenges businesses and manufacturers to become more environmentally aware and to adopt a resource conservation ethic that results in less waste, more recycling, and more environmentally-sound products
SOP newswireEPA cites Dow Corning for clean-air violations - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has cited Dow Corning Corp. for alleged clean-air violations at two of its production processes at 3901 S. Saginaw Road, Midland, Mich.
SOP newswireUS VISIT Deploys Biometric Entry Procedures to Additional Locations - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today the expansion of the US VISIT program’s biometric entry procedures to additional locations in Fresno, Calif., New Orleans, La., and Halifax, N.S., Canada, as follows:
SOP newswireDHS Adjusts Threat Level from Red to Orange For In-Bound Flights from the UK - Effective immediately, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced an adjustment in the aviation threat level from RED to ORANGE for flights from the United Kingdom to the United States. There will not be any operational changes for domestic flights in the United States. Thus, the U.S. threat level remains at ORANGE, or ‘High,’ for all domesti
SOP newswireLittle Switches Add Up to Big Cuts in Mercury Pollution - EPA announced a national program today that will help cut mercury air emissions by up to 75 tons over the next 15 years. The National Vehicle Mercury Switch Recovery Program is designed to remove mercury-containing light switches from scrap vehicles before the vehicles are flattened, shredded, and melted to make new steel.
SOP newswireTravelers will take new airport security in stride, industry watchers say By Elizabeth Kelleher - Washington – As the high cost of fuel and a slowing U.S. economy had begun to take a toll on a long run of sales growth for the U.S. tourism industry, news of a plot involving multiple explosions in multiple aircraft traveling from the United Kingdom
SOP newswirePresident Bush Discusses Comprehensive Immigration Reform in Texas - THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all very much. It's good to be home. Thank you for coming. Please be seated. You know, when I left the governor's office, I knew I would leave it in capable hands with Rick Perry. And I'm proud of the job he's done as Governor of the state of Texas, and I'm proud to have been introduced by the Governor of my state.
SOP newswireEPA Provides Over $250,000 for Environmental Monitoring of Maine’s Coastal Beaches - On a summer morning overlooking York’s Long Sands Beach, EPA’s New England office provided $254,730 to the Maine Healthy Beaches Program, to continue efforts to monitor water quality conditions at Maine beaches to ensure that people enjoying the beach are also enjoying healthy water conditions.
SOP newswireHazardous chemical reporting roundup: EPA settles two cases, cites Illinois Aldi warehouse - CHICAGO (Aug. 2, 2006) - Two cases involving late notification of hazardous chemical releases were recently settled by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5. The facilities are located in Riverdale, Ill., and Zeeland, Mich. A new case involving an Aldi warehouse in Dwight, Ill., was also filed.
Maria GrellaSaying Goodbye to the Pay Phone - With the widespread use of cell phones today, pay phones have become yesterday's obsolete necessity.
SOP newswireUnited States Lauds U.N. Action on Iran's Nuclear Programs By Judy Aita - United Nations -- U.S. Ambassador John Bolton says
Karina ChavarriaSuspect Identified in Seattle Jewish Federation Deadly Shooting - Officials have identified a man charged with the Seattle shooting that killed a woman and wounded five others at a Jewish office on Friday as Naveed Afzal Haq.
SOP newswireEPA and DOJ reach agreement with AMROX on clean-air violations - CHICAGO (July 28, 2006) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Justice have reached an agreement with American Iron Oxide Co., also known as AMROX, on alleged clean-air violations at three facilities in Portage, Grandview and Burns Harbor, Ind.
Karina ChavarriaDeadly California Heat Wave Eases Some - The heat wave that has been baking California since mid-July is slowly diminishing as weather officials expire the heat advisories and the high temperatures begin to drop on Friday. The wave is said to be responsible for nearly 100 deaths.
Karina ChavarriaTwenty-Five Years After Horrific Crime, National Law put in Place - On July 27, 2006, exactly 25 years after Adam Walsh's abduction and Brutal Murder, President Bush signed a bill into law enforcing stronger and more efficient ways to keep track of sex offenders" nation wide.
SOP newswirePresident George W. Bush today Announced His Intention To Appoint Ten Individuals - The President intends to appoint the following individuals to be Members of the National Veterans Business Development Corporation
SOP newswirePresident Bush Signs Voting Rights Act Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2006 - THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Good morning. Welcome. Thanks for being here on this special day. Please be seated. America began with a Declaration that all men are created equal. This Declaration marked a tremendous advance in the story of freedom, yet it also contained a contradiction: Some of the same men who signed their names to this self
SOP newswirePresident Bush and Prime Minister Maliki of Iraq Participate in Press Availability - Mr. Prime Minister, welcome to the White House. I just had a very constructive meeting with the leader of a government that has been chosen by the Iraqi
SOP newswireU.S. Visa Process Should be Streamlined, Official Says By Kate Ericsson - Washington -- U.S. visa policies can and should be improved, concluded a group of experts " including an official in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
SOP newswireEPA cites Louisiana Pacific for clean-air violations - CHICAGO (July 25, 2006) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has cited Louisiana Pacific Corp. for alleged clean-air violations at the company's oriented strandboard manufacturing plant, 7299 N. County Road 403, Newberry, Mich. Oriented strandboard is a wood composite used in house construction.
SOP newswireJoint Statement by the United States and Brazil on Scientific and Technological Cooperation - On July 21, 2006, the first Joint Commission Meeting on Scientific and Technological Cooperation between the United States and Brazil was held in Washington . White House Science Adviser, Dr. John H. Marburger III, led the 48-member U.S. delegation. The 27-member Brazilian delegation was headed by Deputy Minister of Science and Technology (MCT) Dr. Luis Manuel Rebelo Fernandes.
SOP newswireIt's Never a Drill for Bomb Technicians - FBI agent Pat Race was on his way home to meet his wife and in-laws for dinner one Friday in April when he got an urgent call: a suspicious package was spotted on a platform at Washington, D.C."s busy train station.
Liz HolmanImmigration, America and Citizenship - The United States must establish a new immigration policy that can accommodate the realities of the 21st century, U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez said in his July 12, 2006 testimony before the U.S. Senate's Judiciary Committee.
SOP newswireEPA and SHADE Foundation Pitch Sun Safety at Fenway Park - National Poster Contest Announced - Boston Red Sox fans will learn about sun safety at legendary Fenway park on Sunday July 16 as children from across New England are awarded for posters depicting proper ways to protect skin from excessive sun exposure.
SOP newswireDHS Proposes Information Sharing Improvements to Prevent Terrorists from Boarding Flights Bound for U.S. - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today a rule proposing a pre-departure Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) requirement. This requirement will allow DHS to collect passenger information for flights and cruises bound for the United States prior to their departure from foreign ports. The advance transmission of this information will provide DHS time to identify potential threats, then coordinate with airlines and foreign law en
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