Mayor of storm-ravaged Houston announces nighttime curfew
2017-08-30 06:05:01 UTC
HOUSTON (Reuters) - The storm turning slowly in the Gulf of Mexico has brought catastrophic flooding to Texas, killing at least 13 people and paralyzing Houston, America's fourth most populous city.
With damage expected to run well into the te...
Michael Cohen Asked Putin Aide for Help with Trump Deal
2017-08-29 16:45:54 UTC
Longtime Trump attorney Michael Cohen asked Vladimir Putin’s personal spokesman to intervene in a stalled prospective Moscow business deal shortly before the U.S. presidential primaries kicked off, the Washington Post reported Monday afternoon.
Hurricane Harvey Shuts Down Texas Oil Refineries: Weeks to Recover
2017-08-29 14:38:11 UTC
The hole that Hurricane Harvey ripped across the energy industry along the Gulf Coast will take time to repair, and the Trump administration doesn't look ready to tap into the government's crude oil reserves to head off a jump in gasoline prices.
Houston Police Chief Worried: 'How Many Bodies'
2017-08-29 15:16:10 UTC
HOUSTON (AP) — 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 Har...
North Korea Missile Test Jolts Investors: U.S. Stocks Drop
2017-08-29 14:07:59 UTC
(Reuters) - The Dow fell more than 100 points at the open on Tuesday as North Korea’s missile test over Japan prompted President Donald Trump to warn that “all options are on the table”, triggering a flight to safety among investors.
Trump to North Korea: All Options on the Table
2017-08-29 16:28:16 UTC
TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan’s northern Hokkaido island into the sea on Tuesday, prompting a warning from U.S. President Donald Trump that “all options are on the table” as the United States considers it...
Global warming worsened the impact of Hurricane Harvey
2017-08-29 07:27:35 UTC
<blockquote>Will global warming lead to more storms like Harvey?
There are essentially two global warming mechanisms at play here, according to climatologist Michael E. Mann. First, sea levels in the Houston region have risen by more than hal...
Harvey's Aftermath: 400,000 Mortgages Are Up In The Air
2017-08-29 01:40:39 UTC
(Reuters) - U.S. mortgage agencies face possible losses on some of the 400,000 mortgages they guarantee on homes ravaged by Hurricane Harvey, but they will not know the extent of the damage until the wind and rain stop in Texas and Louisiana.
White Nationalist Fired, Police Never Moved
2017-08-28 19:46:45 UTC
The New York times put a piece up on Friday reporting that a <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/25/us/charlottesville-protest-police.html?_r=0">white nationalist wearing a bullet proof vest fired a handgun while state police, feet away, did ...
Poor Jared and Ivanka
2017-08-28 17:44:29 UTC
Poor Jared and Ivanka. A weekend Vanity Fair profile confirms what everyone already suspected: Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump aren’t particularly competent, and are principally concerned with protecting their own brand images. “It’s clear that, af...
Top State Department Officials Resign
2017-08-28 17:23:56 UTC
Two top officials in the State Department announced they would be leaving their posts last week, according to a Sunday Foreign Policy report.
Tracey Ann Jacobson, a career diplomat currently who leads the Bureau for International Organization A...
Houston Residents Reel as Water Levels Continue to Rise
2017-08-28 16:12:06 UTC
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Houston is facing worsening historic flooding in the coming days as Tropical Storm Harvey dumps more rain on the city, swelling rivers to record levels and forcing federal engineers on Monday to release water from area reservoi...
Meet the State Dept. Science Envoy Who Spelled Out "Impeach" in His Resignation Letter to Trump
2017-08-28 01:25:48 UTC
The science envoy for the U.S. State Department Dan Kammen has resigned in protest of President Trump’s refusal to quickly condemn the deadly white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, earlier this month.
In his resignation lette...
Joe Biden: Trump has 'emboldened white supremacists'
2017-08-27 21:33:24 UTC
The former vice president Joe Biden calls on Americans to do what President Donald Trump has not.
He said Trump has 'emboldened white supremacists' and said that citizens need to speak out and fight back against hate groups.
He also blasted...
Houston flooded as Texas battles 'unprecedented' weather
2017-08-27 19:18:10 UTC
HOUSTON, Texas (Reuters) - Emergency crews raced to pull people from cars and homes as flood waters rose across southeast Texas on Sunday, rescuing more than 1,000 people around Houston as Tropical Storm Harvey pounded the region.
Harvey came a...
Trump's adviser Sebastian Gorka Out at White House
2017-08-26 16:57:18 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House adviser Sebastian Gorka, who was closely aligned with a nationalist faction led by ousted senior strategist Steve Bannon, no longer works for President Donald Trump, the White House said on Friday.
McCain: Trump "undermines his claim for the respect of rule of law"
2017-08-27 06:03:55 UTC
Donald Trump issued the first pardon of his presidency Friday night, absolving the 85-year-old former Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio of a conviction of criminal contempt of court.
A federal judge ruled in July that Arpaio had defie...
Hurricane Harvey likely to become tropical storm
2017-08-27 06:11:25 UTC
<h2>hurricane harvey update</h2>
ROCKPORT, Texas (Reuters) - A second person was killed on Saturday as Harvey, the most powerful storm to hit Texas in more than 50 years, roared inland, knocking out power to more than 230,000 people and threate...
Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast as a Category 4 storm
2017-08-26 04:07:19 UTC
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (Reuters) - Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast on Friday as a Category 4 storm with winds of up to 130 miles (209 km) per hour, the most powerful storm in over a decade to hit the mainland United States.
Trump Pardon of Joe Arpaio Could Ignite Political Crisis
2017-08-25 18:14:30 UTC
(Vanity Fair) In the two weeks since white supremacists descended on Charlottesville, Donald Trump has fluctuated wildly in his public position on racial terror. Under duress, the president denounced the violence that resulted when a group of neo-...
Vitamins B6 and B12 Supplements Linked to Cancer in Men
2017-08-25 17:57:35 UTC
(The Atlantic) Energy. If you’re not taking vitamin B12, forget about having energy. As The Dr. Oz Show has recommended, “End your energy crisis with Vitamin B12.” The nice thing about sublingual pills is “you don’t need a doctor, you don’t need a...
Roger Stone Political Dirty Trickster Predicts Violent 'insurrection'
2017-08-25 17:50:55 UTC
(Politico) Roger Stone, a longtime confidant to President Donald Trump, predicted Thursday there would be a "spasm of violence" tantamount to civil war if the president were brought under impeachment charges by Congress.
During an interview wit...
Trump's 'Heritage' Talk Echoes Recruitment of Skinheads
2017-08-25 17:06:32 UTC
(Talking Points Memo - Muckraker) During his rambling rally this week in Phoenix, Arizona, President Donald Trump scoffed at the idea that anyone would label him a racist for his ever-evolving response to the deadly white nationalist rally in Ch...
U.S. Navy Recovers Second Body in Search After Collision
2017-08-25 16:45:27 UTC
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S Navy and Marine Corps divers have recovered and identified a second body in the search for ten sailors missing after a collision between a guided-missile destroyer and merchant vessel near Singapore earlier this week, the...
Trump adviser Cohn wrote resignation letter, decided to stay: NYT
2017-08-25 16:19:13 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Gary Cohn, President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, drafted a letter of resignation over the administration’s weak response to recent clashes between neo-Nazis and anti-racism protesters, but decided to stay on the job...