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    The Red Cross of Oklahoma is scheduled to announce millions of dollars in storm shelter grants to several communities affected by the 2013 tornadoes.

  • Miami woman spends 30 years as Army wife

    Rosemary Russell was an Army wife for 30 years, during which time she moved across the country multiple times, volunteered with the Red Cross, raised five children, traveled the world and stood by her husband's side as he went to war, gained a law degree and became a Judge Advocate General.

  • Red Cross assists Elko family after apartment fire

    The Red Cross is assisting an Elko family displaced after a fire damaged their apartment on Easter Sunday.

  • Displaced residents of Budge Drive in Jackson, Wyo. register with the American Red Cross on Thursday, April 10, 2014 as geologists study the hillside on East Gros Ventre Butte where the potential for a landslide called for an evacuation the night before. (AP Photo/Jackson Hole News and Guide, Price Chambers)

    Shelter to open for Wyoming slide evacuees

    The Red Cross prepared a shelter Saturday for people evacuated from their homes in the northwest Wyoming resort town of Jackson because of a slow-moving landslide.

  • Search goes on to link WWII portraits to families

    As a Red Cross employee during World War II, Elizabeth Black longed to be more than a "Donut Dolly," serving coffee and doughnuts to weary American soldiers in Europe. The Pittsburgh native possessed artistic skills, an engaging manner and a pretty face, with blue eyes and dark hair.

  • 29 people displaced after Philly fire

    The Red Cross says 29 people have been displaced by an apartment building fire in Northeast Philadelphia.

  • Typhoon Haiyan survivors walk through ruins in the village of Maraboth, in the Philippines on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013.  Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms on record, hit the country's eastern seaboard on Friday, destroying tens of thousands of buildings and displacing at least a half-million people. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

    Money preferred form of charity for Philippine typhoon relief

    Faced with heartbreaking images of the typhoon-ravaged Philippines — the sea of corpses, communities reduced to rubble, mothers clutching their hungry children — the world is watching an epic tragedy unfold and looking for ways to help. The big question is how.

  • Soldiers from the Kenya Defense Forces carry a wounded colleague out of the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, following the sound of explosions and gunfire. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

    Kenya mall crisis: Hostages not yet released

    Hostages being held by al-Qaeda-linked terrorists in a Nairobi mall have not been released despite an earlier statement from the military that "most" had been rescued, a person connected to the situation told The Associated Press on Monday.

  • South Korean Chung Hack-soon (center), 76, talks with Red Cross officials at the headquarters of the Korea Red Cross in Seoul on Aug. 16, 2013, to fill out an application form to reunite with her family members who live in North Korea. South Korean President Park Geun-hye proposed the previous day that the two Koreas hold a reunion next month of families still separated 60 years after the Korean War, another sign of easing tensions after a spring that saw the neighbors threatening war. (Associated Press)

    North Korea agrees on talks on family reunions

    North Korea on Sunday accepted a South Korean offer for talks on reuniting families separated by war, but proposed separate talks on resuming lucrative tours to a scenic North Korean mountain in an apparent effort to link the two discussions.

  • **FILE**  Taliban militants, who were arrested by Afghan Border Police, stand over their guns July 4, 2011, while they are presented to the media at the Afghan Border Police headquarters in Jalalabad, Nangarhar province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan. All of them were dressed as women and at least one was strapped with an explosive vest. (Associated Press)

    Militants storm Red Cross building in Afghanistan

    Militants in Afghanistan on Wednesday attacked a facility used by the International Committee of the Red Cross, first sending a suicide bomber to blast open the gates and then storming in troops, guns blazing.

  • President Barack Obama, accompanied by American Red Cross President and CEO Gail J. McGovern, gestures while speaking during the his visit to the Disaster Operation Center of the Red Cross National Headquarter to discuss superstorm Sandy, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    For Obama, an opportunity to take charge in a crisis

    Although Hurricane Sandy blew President Obama's re-election campaign far off its charted course, Mr. Obama had the advantage over Republican rival Mitt Romney Tuesday by taking on the presidential role of coordinating emergency relief efforts across the Eastern seaboard.

  • Wendy Harman of the American Red Cross shows Michael Dell of Dell Inc. the capabilities of the social media monitoring center. (Barbara L. Salisbury)

    Social media users send out SOS to Red Cross

    Moments after the first cable news reports of tornadoes ripping through Texas on Tuesday, a map of the state began blinking red on a screen in the Red Cross' new social media monitoring center in Washington.

  • Children hold anti government posters during a protest in a town in north Syria, Friday, March 2, 2012. Syria has faced mounting international criticism over its bloody crackdown on the uprising, which started with peaceful protests but has become increasingly militarized. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

    Red Cross blocked by Syria from ex-rebel enclave

    Syria blocked a Red Cross convoy Friday from delivering badly needed food, medical supplies and blankets to a rebellious neighborhood of Homs cut off by a monthlong siege, and activists accused regime troops who overran the shattered district of execution-style killings and a scorched-earth campaign.

  • A Syrian boy chants slogans Feb. 20, 2012, during a rally demanding UNICEF to protect Syrian children in front of the UNICEF Compound in Amman, Jordan. (Associated Press)

    Dozens killed in Syria; Red Cross urges cease-fire

    Food and water are running dangerously low in the besieged Syrian city of Homs, with frantic cries for help from residents amid government shelling that pounded rebel strongholds and killed at least 30 people Tuesday, activists said.

  • Associated Press

    SIMPSON: Bureaucracy killing U.S. troops in Afghanistan

    The U.S. military has developed the best system in the world for dealing with combat casualties. As medical technology has advanced, new methods of treatment have been developed, and the speed and efficiency of transport from the battlefield to essential medical services has greatly increased chances for combat wounded to survive.

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