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HOUSTON (AP) — Michael Bedner saw disasters come and go during his 33 years with the Houston Police Department. Harvey, however, just won't go away. Bedner rides out every storm in his creekside community between Houston and Galveston Bay, and never gets more than a few feet of...
HOUSTON (AP) — In a matter of hours Tuesday, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo had warned looters to stay away from his city and then choked back tears as he announced the death of one of his veteran officers. It's that empathetic side mixed with a heavy dose of no-nonsense law-...
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's system of bayous and reservoirs was built to drain a tabletop-flat city prone to heavy rains. But its Depression-era design is no match for the stresses brought by explosive development and ever-wetter storms. Nearly any city would be overwhelmed by the...
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday tossed out a defamation lawsuit by Sarah Palin against The New York Times, saying the former Alaska governor failed to show the newspaper knew it was publishing false statements in an editorial before quickly correcting them. The...
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston has 2,500 miles of bayous and channels, more than 300 storm-water retention basins and a pair of reservoirs. It's all designed to drain the port city during intense downpours. But experts call the Depression-era system obsolete — and no match for booming...
CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — The suspected teen gunman who opened fire inside an eastern New Mexico public library, killing two people and wounding four, appeared to be turning his life around, volunteering at church and never missing a service, the youth's pastor said Tuesday as the...
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has thrown out a defamation lawsuit that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin brought against The New York Times over an editorial. Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan said Tuesday there were a few factual inaccuracies somewhat pertaining to Palin that were...
HOUSTON (AP) — Four days after Harvey made landfall as the fiercest hurricane to hit the U.S. in 13 years, it was still pounding Southeast Texas with rain. Here are some things happening on the ground: THE FORECAST Houston is getting a bit of a break from the relentless rain...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Confronting Harvey's fury, President Donald Trump is making an all-out push to show the federal government's responsiveness to the massive storm that has lashed the Texas coastwdc and caused catastrophic flooding. Trump will travel to Texas on Tuesday to...