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EPA grants fuel waivers for Gulf Coast, Southeastern states

Posted 8/31/2017 in National

The Environmental Protection Agency has issued emergency waivers allowing states from Maryland to Texas to ignore some clean-air requirements for gasoline.



House GOP eyeing $1B disaster funds cut to finance wall

Posted 8/31/2017 in National

President Donald Trump is promising billions to help Texas rebuild from Harvey-caused epic flooding, but his Republican allies in the House are looking at cutting almost $1 billion from disaster accounts to help finance the president's border wall.



Officials grappling with Confederate names on public schools

Posted 8/31/2017 in National

With a new school year dawning, education officials are grappling with whether to remove the names, images and statues of Confederate figures from public schools -- especially since some are now filled with students of color.



Push to simplify taxes is on but don't touch some deductions

Posted 8/31/2017 in National

President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans have pledged to overhaul the nation's complex tax code. To slash taxes, they say they'll curb a web of expensive deductions and credits to allow more revenue to flow to the government.



Western Louisiana in crosshairs as Harvey moves back to land

Posted 8/30/2017 in National

Western Louisiana residents braced for more wind and water early Wednesday as Tropical Storm Harvey made its second landfall after dumping record rainfall on Texas.



Forecast brings hope as new shelters open, death toll rises

Posted 8/30/2017 in National

The latest weather forecast delivered hope to Houston after five days of torrential rain submerged the nation's fourth-largest city: Less than an inch of rain and perhaps even sunshine.



Bad blood lingers in GOP as Congress ponders Harvey relief

Posted 8/30/2017 in National

Republicans from New York and New Jersey are pledging unconditional support for those devastated by Hurricane Harvey. But their resentment lingers.



Scientists: Harvey may be the soggy sign of future storms

Posted 8/30/2017 in National

By the time the rain stops, Harvey will have dumped about 1 million gallons of water for every man, woman and child in southeastern Texas -- a soggy, record-breaking glimpse of the wet and wild future that global warming could bring, scientists say.



Posts, tweets spread widely as the Harvey missing are sought

Posted 8/30/2017 in National

Photos with pleas for help in finding the missing from Tropical Storm Harvey are being posted, cut-and-pasted and retweeted by thousands of people as desperate family members seek loved ones who they fear might be dead, but may only have a dead phone.



No fire or fury, but muted Trump response to North Korea missile

Posted 8/30/2017 in National

WASHINGTON -- So much for North Korea's restraint. So much for President Donald Trump's threats of "fire and fury."



Lawyer says Trump Tower in Russia considered during campaign

Posted 8/30/2017 in National

Donald Trump's personal lawyer confirmed Monday that the president's company pursued a project in Moscow during the Republican primary, but said that the plan was abandoned "for a variety of business reasons."



Trump clears way for local police to obtain military gear

Posted 8/29/2017 in National

Local police departments will soon have access to grenade launchers, high-caliber weapons and other surplus U.S. military gear after President Donald Trump signed an order Monday reviving a Pentagon program that civil rights groups say inflames tensions between officers and their communities.



Bracing for Harvey's return, worry renews: Is worst to come?

Posted 8/29/2017 in National

Crews overwhelmed by thousands of rescue calls during one of the heaviest downpours in U.S. history have had little time to search for other potential victims, but officials acknowledge the grim reality that fatalities linked to Harvey could soar once the devastating floodwaters recede from one of America's most sprawling metropolitan centers.



Trump promises federal assistance to storm-ravaged Texas

Posted 8/29/2017 in National

President Donald Trump on Monday promised federal assistance to storm-ravaged parts of Texas, insisting Congress will act swiftly on a multibillion-dollar Hurricane Harvey recovery package as the government signaled current funds will be exhausted in the next few weeks.



Most Harvey flood victims uninsured, face big bills alone

Posted 8/29/2017 in National

Homeowners suffering flood damage from Harvey are more likely to be on the hook for losses than victims of prior storms -- a potentially crushing blow to personal finances and neighborhoods along the Gulf Coast.



Trump defends decision to pardon Arpaio

Posted 8/29/2017 in National

President Donald Trump on Monday defended his decision to pardon Joe Arpaio, calling the former Arizona sheriff a "patriot" who loves his country.



Statue of rights leader rises as other icons fall in South

Posted 8/28/2017 in National

The sculpted clay was dry and the bronze would soon be cast, but artist Martin Dawe still found himself waking with a start before dawn, worried that he didn't get the details of the famous man's face exactly right.



Battered by Harvey, Houston braces for even more flooding

Posted 8/28/2017 in National

Officials released more water from Houston-area reservoirs overwhelmed by Harvey early Monday in a move aimed at protecting the city's downtown from devastating floods but that could still endanger thousands of homes, even as the nation's fourth-largest city braced for more rain.



Houston evokes painful memories of Katrina

Posted 8/28/2017 in National

As people waded in chest-high floodwaters, Houston turned its main convention center into a shelter Sunday, evoking memories of Hurricane Katrina, when breached levees in New Orleans stranded tens of thousands of people in squalid conditions at that city's football stadium and convention center.



With Trump pardon, Arpaio again wiggles out of legal trouble

Posted 8/28/2017 in National

In his 24 years as metro Phoenix's sheriff, Joe Arpaio survived scandals and dodged investigations that would easily have sunk the careers of many politicians.



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