As floodwaters recede, Houston officials look to recovery
HOUSTON (AP) — As floodwaters receded and rescuers searched waterlogged neighborhoods for more potential victims, Houston officials began turning their attention to finding temporary housing for those in shelters and getting enough gasoline for people to fill up cars – but also to the city's long-term recovery, which will take years and billions of dollars….
Plant explosions, spills test industry’s response to Harvey
Explosions that rocked a Texas chemical plant after it was inundated by Harvey's floodwaters are raising questions about the adequacy of industry preparations for the monster storm and stoking fears of more accidents in the days ahead….
New Orleans’ Katrina challenges may hold lessons for Houston
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As the murky flood waters of Hurricane Katrina were slowly pumped out of New Orleans in 2005, the challenges the city faced were only beginning to come into focus….
Russia says it’s studying US decision to shut its consulate
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says Moscow has yet to study the United States' decision to shut its consulate in San Francisco before considering possible retaliation….
The Latest: Russia considering next move in spat with US
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on a diplomatic spat between the United States and Russia (all times local):…
Kenya court nullifies president’s win, calls for new vote
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's Supreme Court on Friday nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta's election win last month and called for new elections within 60 days, shocking a country that had been braced for further protests by opposition supporters….
After Taiwan stop, fugitive Red Bull heir’s path a mystery
BANGKOK (AP) — With the clock about to run out on a hit-and-run charge, the whereabouts of an heir to the Red Bull energy-drink empire accused of killing a Bangkok police officer five years ago are unknown. The fugitive, whose family is worth billions, has apparently found a way to disappear….
Trump’s hiring, budget raises questions about US Harvey help
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's hiring and budget plans are raising questions about whether he can deliver the "better-than-ever" recovery he's promised after Hurricane Harvey devastated a swath of the U.S. Gulf Coast….
On Muslim holiday, Houston’s mosques open to Harvey evacuees
HOUSTON (AP) — The gymnasium at the Champions Islamic Center is covered with mats and blankets, donated clothes and boxes of food lining its walls….
Muslims around world celebrate Eid as hajj enters final days
MINA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Muslims around the world are celebrating the Eid al-Adha holiday on Friday as some 2 million Muslim pilgrims carry out the final rites of the annual hajj in Saudi Arabia….