Archive for August, 2017

Judge Blocks Texas Immigration Crackdown

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas ― A federal judge on Wednesday blocked most of a state immigration crackdown two days before it was set to go into effect on Sept. 1, offering a major victory for opponents as a tropical storm ravages the state and local officials struggle to assure immigrants it’s safe to seek help. Read more [...]

US orders Russia to close consulate and two annexes

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

The US orders Russia to close its San Francisco consulate in response to “unwarranted” actions. Read more BBC News – US & Canada

CNN reporter dramatically rescues man caught in Harvey's floodwaters

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

CNN’s Drew Griffin was preparing for a live shot Wednesday in Beaumont, Texas, when a man drove into a ravine, mistaking it for a road flooded by Harvey. Read more Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Houston flood: Explosions at Arkema chemical plant

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Emergency officials report two explosions and black smoke coming from a chemical plant near Houston. Read more BBC News – US & Canada

6 Family Members, Including 4 Children, Found Dead In Van Swept Away By Harvey Floods

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Six people in the same family, including four children, are presumed dead after floodwaters caused by Tropical Storm Harvey inundated their van on Sunday afternoon. Read more Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Houston floods: ‘Worst not yet over,’ says Texas governor

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

More than 8,500 rescues have been made but flooding may continue for a week, says the state governor. Read more BBC News – US & Canada

Donald Trump's Response To Hurricane Harvey Is Abominable: Dividing Rather Than Uniting

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

There are already some in the media who are claiming that Donald Trump now has an “opportunity” to “unify” the country with his response to Hurricane Harvey. Read more Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Houston reels as Storm Harvey bears down on Louisiana

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

The tropical storm makes landfall in the state after leaving large parts of Houston under water. Read more BBC News – US & Canada

Hurricane Harvey And The Potential Hypocrisy Of Texas Republicans

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

WASHINGTON ― Texas Republicans, long accustomed to bashing the federal government, are already changing their tune now that Hurricane Harvey has devastated parts of their state. An emergency aid package hasn’t surfaced yet, but Congress almost certainly will have to approve a spending bill to help those affected by the hurricane-force winds and widespread flooding [...]

Houston floods: Night curfew bid to stop robbery and looting

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

The storm-ravaged city bans people from the streets during the night, amid reports of looting. Read more BBC News – US & Canada