Mega Firm Blames A Convenient Target For Losing Monster Puerto Rico Deal

Energy | Chris White
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 19, 2017. (Photo: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo)

‘Our proposal represents the best value’

Energy Company Charged $319 An Hour To Fix Puerto Rico's Busted Grid

US | Chris White
FILE PHOTO: Cars drive under a partially collapsed utility pole, after the island was hit by Hurricane Maria in September, in Naguabo, Puerto Rico October 20, 2017. (Photo: REUTERS/Alvin Baez/File Photo)

‘Linemen cost $60 … But $300 an hour? No way’

First Audit Of Sketchy Puerto Rico Deal Is Inconclusive On Potential Corruption

Energy | Chris White
FILE PHOTO: Cars drive under a partially collapsed utility pole, after the island was hit by Hurricane Maria in September, in Naguabo, Puerto Rico October 20, 2017. REUTERS/Alvin Baez/File photo

‘Is not sufficient to conclude’

Report: Puerto Rico's $300 Million Deal With Utility Company Prevents Gov't Audits

US | Chris White
Men walk past a boat pushed onto a roadway by the winds of Hurricane Maria in Farjado, Puerto Rico October 12, 2017. (Photo: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)

‘In no event shall FEMA … audit or review the cost and profit elements’

FBI Investigates Puerto Rican Officials Distributing FEMA Aid Based On ‘Loyalty’

Energy | Tim Pearce

‘Officials are distributing … emergency supplies based on political loyalty’

Video Shows Two Men And Their Dogs Escaping A California Wildfire: 'We're Not Dead Yet'

US | Chris White

‘I can’t breathe, and my eyes are burning’

Puerto Rican Politics Is Killing Recovery Efforts, FEMA Head Says

Energy | Tim Pearce
Mayor of San Juan Carmen Yulin Cruz talks with journalists outside the government center at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum days after Hurricane Maria, in San Juan, Puerto Rico September 30, 2017 REUTERS/Carlos Barria

‘A successful response relies on unity’

Man Pleads Guilty To Stealing FEMA Funds Meant For Flood Victims

US | Anders Hagstrom
Johnette Folse stands in her flood damaged living room in Denham Springs, Louisiana, Aug. 16, 2016. (REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman)

‘Doing all we can’

Puerto Rico Is Running Out Of Clean Water

Energy | Tim Pearce
A woman drinks from a bottle after filling it with water from a tank truck at an area hit by Hurricane Maria in Canovanas

‘You have to go on’

While Congress Debates Funding, Investigators Prepare For Fraud In Harvey Recovery

US | Thomas Phippen
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump load emergency supplies into the bed of a pickup truck for residents impacted by Hurricane Harvey while visiting the First Church of Pearland September 2, 2017 in Pearland, Texas. Pearland, just south of Houston, was heavily damaged by the floodwaters created by the hurricane. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

‘Speed and haste is the enemy’

FEMA Shuts Down Rumors Alleging It Created Fuel Shortages In Texas

Energy | Michael Bastasch
A FEMA employee waits for the arrival of U.S. President Trump during a visit at FEMA headquarters in Washington

‘A combination of factors’

Feds Paid $2B For Undocumented New Orleans' 'Storm Repairs'

Investigative Group | Ethan Barton
Neighborhoods are flooded with oil and water two weeks after Hurricane Katrina went though New Orleans.

‘No evidence that the damage was caused as a direct result of the storms’

Risk Of Asteroid Striking Earth In 2022 Is 'Markedly Higher' Than Scientists Thought

Energy | Andrew Follett
An illustration of asteroids approaching Earth. Earth land and clouds texture maps courtesy of NASA (Shutterstock/AuntSpray)

‘Dozens of metres in diameter or larger’

'Surprise' Asteroid Gets Scary Close To Earth 12 Days After Discovery

Energy | Andrew Follett
An illustration of asteroids approaching Earth. Earth land and clouds texture maps courtesy of NASA (Shutterstock/AuntSpray)

NASA’s response to this type of asteroid…’Pray’

NASA: Nuclear 'Hail Mary' Was Almost Necessary To Stop Giant Asteroid

Energy | Andrew Follett
An illustration of asteroids approaching Earth. Earth land and clouds texture maps courtesy of NASA (Shutterstock/AuntSpray)

And even that probably wouldn’t have worked

Fraudster Promised FEMA Deals He Couldn't Deliver To 1,200 Firms

Investigative Group | Ethan Barton
Man In Handcuffs (Shutterstock)

Only FEMA doesn’t register companies and can’t promise contracts in advance

Chaffetz: FEMA Has Questions To Answer On Botched Disaster Relief

Politics | Kathryn Watson
REUTERS/Daniel Kramer

Elderly man died in FEMA house that was nearly 140 degrees inside

FEMA Pays To Fix Olympic Con Man's Vacation Home That Wasn't Worth Fixing

US | Luke Rosiak
Taxpayers are spending $326,000 fixing the waterfront vacation home of a serial financial criminal and former Olympic gold medalist, which is nearly as much as the house was worth.(Shutterstock/Forgem)

‘How am I going to maintain my luxurious lifestyle?’