Top Headlines for August 31, 2017

Headline News from the Associated Press
  • Houston-area floodwaters recede but dangers still loom

    HOUSTON (AP) — Major dangers for the U.S. Gulf Coast area loomed Wednesday with the threat of major flooding further east near the Texas-Louisiana line and an explosion at a Texas chemical plant as Harvey's floodwaters began receding in the Houston area after five days of torrential rain….
  • Texas chemical plant poised to explode amid Harvey flooding

    DALLAS (AP) — A flooded chemical plant in a small town outside of Houston is poised to explode, a spokeswoman for the French company that owns the plant says, though the timing and the extent of the danger are not clear….
  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:…
  • Source: Lobbyist in Trump Tower meeting spoke to grand jury

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A grand jury used by Special Counsel Robert Mueller has heard secret testimony from a Russian-American lobbyist who attended a June 2016 meeting with President Donald Trump's eldest son, The Associated Press has learned….
  • AP Explains: A look at the insurgency behind Myanmar attacks

    BANGKOK (AP) — Armed with machetes and rifles, a ragtag band of insurgents comprised of members of Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya minority launched unprecedented attacks last week, triggering fighting with security forces that has left more than 100 people dead and forced at least 18,000 to flee into neighboring Bangladesh….
  • AP Exclusive: China accuses outspoken tycoon in US of rape

    BEIJING (AP) — Escalating efforts to repatriate one of the ruling Communist Party's most wanted exiles, Chinese police have opened an investigation on a new allegation, rape, against New York-based billionaire Guo Wengui, who has been releasing what he calls official secrets ahead of a pivotal party leadership conference….
  • Federal judge blocks Texas’ tough ‘sanctuary cities’ law

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge late Wednesday temporarily blocked most of Texas' tough new "sanctuary cities" law that would have let police officers ask people during routine stops whether they're in the U.S. legally and threatened sheriffs with jail time for not cooperating with federal immigration authorities….
  • Harvey tests political opposites in Texas’ Abbott, Turner

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Harvey's devastation is testing two Texas leaders whose personal styles are as divergent as their politics….
  • So far, cellphone networks have weathered Harvey

    NEW YORK (AP) — Roads, refineries and other infrastructure have taken a beating in the Texas and Louisiana regions hit by Harvey – but cellphone networks so far remain largely functional….
  • Floral tributes laid at the palace for Diana anniversary

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