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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.

 

 

APNewsBreak: Abuse in nursing homes unreported despite law

Posted 8/28/2017 in National

 

 

Services held in NY for Marines killed in Mississippi crash

Posted 8/28/2017 in National

Hundreds gathered to remember nine Marine Corps aviators who were killed when their New York-based transport plane crashed in Mississippi last month.

 

 

Divers find remains of all missing from USS McCain collision

Posted 8/28/2017 in National

Divers have recovered the remains of all 10 sailors who went missing after the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker collided near Singapore last week, the U.S. Navy said today.

 

 

Historians warn against rushing to take down statues

Posted 8/26/2017 in National

It's not just about Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.

 

 

Trump's first pardon spares political ally Arpaio

Posted 8/26/2017 in National

President Donald Trump spared former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio the prospect of serving jail time in granting the first pardon of his turbulent tenure, wiping away the lawman's recent federal conviction stemming from his immigration patrols that focused on Latinos.

 

 

NRA's video message to 'elites': 'We're coming for you'

Posted 8/26/2017 in National

The election of President Donald Trump and Republican control of Congress meant the National Rifle Association could probably rest easy that gun laws wouldn't change for at least four years.

 

 

Trump tells Mattis to indefinitely ban transgender recruits

Posted 8/26/2017 in National

President Donald Trump on Friday directed the Pentagon to extend indefinitely a ban on transgender individuals joining the military, but he appeared to leave open the possibility of allowing some already in uniform to remain.

 

 

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