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 ...