Bracing for Harvey’s return, worry renews: Is worst to come?
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 Harvey could soar once the devastating floodwaters recede from one of America's most sprawling metropolitan centers….
Trump’s turn to face tricky politics of natural disasters
WASHINGTON (AP) — George W. Bush never recovered from his flyover of Hurricane Katrina's devastation. Barack Obama got a bipartisan boost late in his re-election campaign for his handling of Superstorm Sandy….
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Inside Houston shelter, a loud and sometimes chaotic night
HOUSTON (AP) — The second night inside the George R. Brown Convention Center was louder, more crowded and at times, more chaotic….
In a 1st, NKorea fires missile over Japan in aggressive test
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In a first, North Korea on Tuesday fired a midrange ballistic missile designed to carry a nuclear payload that flew over Japan and splashed into the northern Pacific Ocean, officials said. The aggressive missile launch – likely the longest ever from North Korea – over the territory of a close U.S. ally sends a clear message of defiance as Washington and Seoul conduct war games nearby….
Former loyalists lose faith in Myanmar’s democracy icon
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — As Aung San Suu Kyi launched a national struggle against decades of harsh military rule, one medical student worked tirelessly at her side, facing down gun-wielding soldiers trying to crush the surging pro-democracy movement. For her activism and loyalty, Ma Thida suffered six years of mostly solitary imprisonment and nearly died of illnesses….
Hajj pilgrimage entangled in web of Saudi politics
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — More than 1.7 million Muslims from around the world have arrived in Saudi Arabia for the start of the annual hajj pilgrimage this week. Once in Mecca – the site of Islam's holiest place of worship- they will be reminded that the ruling Al Saud family is the only custodian of this place….
Medicare to foot the bill for treadmill therapy for leg pain
CHICAGO (AP) — Three times a week, Rita Driscoll steps onto a treadmill at a Minnesota hospital under the eye of a rehab therapist. She walks until it hurts – pushing her limits, walking faster and adding steeper inclines….
Fall Preview: Clooney on ‘Suburbicon,’ fatherhood and Trump
NEW YORK (AP) — Most things have changed in George Clooney's life since he and wife Amal welcomed twins in July. But as he prepares to unveil his latest directorial effort, "Suburbicon," some rituals remain eerily familiar….
NEW YORK (AP) — When Maria Sharapova's first Grand Slam match after a 15-month doping suspension ended with a victory at the U.S. Open, she dropped to her knees and covered her face, tears welling in her eyes….