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A Russian official is complaining that EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso breached confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying Moscow could take over Kiev in two weeks if it wished.More >>
A Ukrainian official said Tuesday that Russian forces have been spotted in both of the major rebel-held cities in eastern Ukraine.More >>
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U.S. military forces attacked the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation in Somalia on Monday, the Pentagon said, in a strike a Somali official said targeted the group's fugitive leader.More >>
U.S. military forces attacked the extremist al-Shabab network in Somalia Monday, the Pentagon said, and a witness described ground-shaking explosions in a strike that reportedly targeted the group's leader.More >>
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Lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a judge with the start of the city's bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved.More >>
Lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a federal judge at the city's bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved.More >>
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -
New information has been released on the disaster relief declaration for Alabama. People in four counties are eligible to receive federal funds and more areas could soon be added to the list.
Governor Robert Bentley says he was pleased with what he calls a quick response by the federal government. He also hopes more money will be on the way soon
Eligible residents can apply for grants and low costs loans to help repair property and in some cases even get temporary housing. The catch is this is only for people in Jefferson, Limestone, Lee and Baldwin counties. They are the only areas, currently, that meet the damage threshold set by the feds.
"That does not mean we are not looking at all the other counties. In fact, today we have FEMA looking at Etowah County and some of the other counties and we will look at all the other counties. Now, if there is damage, we want to put them in and try to get assistance for everyone," said Governor Bentley.
In all, Alabama saw damage in 38 counties. There were more than 20 reported tornados that hit the state last week. Governor Bentley says once the other surveys are complete, hopefully more funding will be made available.