Watt recognized for relief efforts

More Sports / Football Sep 9, 2017

Watt recognized for relief efforts

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is being honored by the NFL Players Association after raising more than $29 million for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Watt was named the NFLPA's Community MVP on Friday for his work in the days since the hurricane and flooding ...

Search goes on for Harvey survivors as Trump requests aid

World Sep 2, 2017

Search goes on for Harvey survivors as Trump requests aid

Rescuers searched painstakingly through flooded neighborhoods across southeastern Texas on Friday for people stranded by Hurricane Harvey's deluge as President Donald Trump asked Congress for $7.85 billion in federal disaster relief. The storm, one of the costliest to hit the United States, has displaced more ...

Harvey shows how planetary winds are shifting

World / Science & Health Aug 31, 2017

Harvey shows how planetary winds are shifting

Hurricane Harvey is just one of several recent weather disasters marked by shocking staying power, punishing whole regions for days or weeks on end — or even longer. Others include a massive heat wave over Russia and flooding in Pakistan in 2010, the Texas drought ...

Divided U.S. embraces floods as chance to pull together

World | ANALYSIS Aug 30, 2017

Divided U.S. embraces floods as chance to pull together

After a polarizing election and a swirl of controversies that further highlighted their deep divides, Americans have embraced the Texas floods as a rare opportunity to pull together. Since Friday night, the monster storm Harvey has halted normal life in Texas — and also has ...

An unlikely hurricane hero takes over chaotic Texas storm shelter

World | FOCUS Aug 28, 2017

An unlikely hurricane hero takes over chaotic Texas storm shelter

When state emergency authorities pulled into the storm shelter in the small city of Rockport, Texas, on Saturday, they asked the obvious first question: Who's in charge here? Everyone pointed to Zachary Dearing, who didn't exactly look the part. The 29-year-old was wearing shorts, an ...

Houston evokes painful memories of devastating Hurricane Katrina

World | FOCUS Aug 28, 2017

Houston evokes painful memories of devastating Hurricane Katrina

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. Elected ...