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August 28, 2017 11:47 PM Houston Mayor’s No-Win Dilemma: Whether to Tell Residents to Stay or Go

HOUSTON — Phyllis Ullman, 73, had been evacuated from her flooded neighborhood Monday morning, and was visibly shaken as she sat in the back seat of a rescuer’s pickup truck speeding through the spitting rain. You can’t argue with Mother Nature, but she had strong words for Mayor Sylvester Turner’s decision not to issue a mandatory evacuation order for Houston 82

August 27, 2017 7:40 AM Harvey claims second fatality as floodwaters rise in Texas

ROCKPORT, Texas (Reuters) - Rescue crews raced against rising floodwaters early on Sunday to pull hundreds of stranded residents from their homes and cars in southeast Texas as Harvey, the most powerful storm to hit the state in more than 50 years, roared inland. The storm has killed at least two people and Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said on Twitter 85

August 27, 2017 6:12 AM Harvey delivers heavy damage as it batters Texas coast

VICTORIA, Tex. — Harvey continued to pummel Texas during the early hours of Sunday morning, dropping half a foot of rain on Houston and causing dire, and deadly, flash floods. Officials in Houston said early Sunday that a woman was found dead in her vehicle, believed to have been trapped during a flood. As midnight local time struck, police and rescue 74

August 27, 2017 2:09 AM Harvey: Fears grow over severe flooding risk

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has warned that severe flooding is his main worry as the rains from Tropical Storm Harvey continue to lash the state. Mr Abbott said the cities of Houston and Corpus Christi had already received as much as 20in (50cm) of rain. He said another 40in of rain could be due before the storm subsides midweek. Rescue efforts are being 68

August 24, 2017 11:38 PM 5 important stories that deserve a second look

President Donald Trump wrapped up his “working vacation” last week by firing top adviser Steve Bannon, a controversial figure who was seen as one of the president’s most powerful influences. Many wondered how the White House would be different without the man many believe helped shape policies like the travel ban and the decision to withdraw from the Paris 88

August 24, 2017 10:01 AM Cars destroyed, trees uprooted and streets flooded: Dramatic pictures show the devastating aftermath brought by Typhoon Hato after it lashed southern China and left 16 dead

Southern China is dealing with the aftermath of Typhoon Hato which has left 16 people dead and 153 injured. Worst hit in the area is the former Portuguese territory of Macau where nine people were killed and rescuers still searching today through submerged cars for trapped people. The typhoon struck the region with winds of more than 200 kilometres an hour (124 miles 46

August 19, 2017 2:56 PM Russian Knife Attacker Stabs and Wounds at Least 7 in Siberia

The injured were taken to a hospital, where two were in critical condition, the state-owned RIA Novosti news agency reported. Photos shared on social media and in the local news media after the stabbings showed a body on the ground under a sheet. A news site, K-Inform, initially reported that three men in masks had attacked pedestrians with knives, an ax and firearms 50

August 18, 2017 3:23 AM The Latest: Catalan govt ties attacks in Cambrils, Barcelona

The Catalan government says an attack in the seaside resort town of Cambrils is linked to the vehicle attack on a popular Barcelona promenade that killed 13 people. The region's Interior Minister Joaquin Forn told local radio RAC1 early Friday that the Cambrils attack "follows the same trail. There is a connection." He did not explain what connected 79

August 18, 2017 12:00 AM Trump embraces culture war with call to preserve Confederate statues

President Trump on Thursday assumed the role of leading spokesman for the racially charged cause of preserving Confederate statues on public grounds, couching his defense in historical terms that thrilled his core supporters and signaled his intent to use cultural strife as a political weapon just days after deadly violence in Virginia. “Sad to see the history 68

August 16, 2017 8:23 AM In his own words: President Trump on Charlottesville protest

TRUMP: Hello, everybody. Great to be back in New York with all of our friends, and some great friends outside the building, I must tell you. I want to thank all of our distinguished guests who are with us today, including members of our Cabinet, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, OMB Director Mick Mulvaney, and of course our Transportation Secretary 49