Monday, October 23, 2017

Hurricane Harvey

This Oct. 19, 2017 photo shows a large dumpster filled with trash and debris from the Harris County Criminal Justice Center in Houston, which had its basement flooded and sustained water damage on its upper floors during torrential rainfall after Hurricane Harvey made landfall. Officials say repairs to the criminal courthouse could take up to a year.

BY JUAN A. LOZANO HOUSTON (AP) — Damaged courtrooms. Delays in trials. Backlog of cases. A lack of jurors. Hurricane Harvey’s winds and cataclysmic rainfall have slowed criminal cases in Houston and other Texas communities where heavily damaged courthouses forced ...
In this Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 file photo, destroyed communities are seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Toa Alta, Puerto Rico.

BY KEN THOMAS and ANDREW TAYLOR WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico on Thursday, insisting in tweets that the federal government can’t keep sending help “forever” and suggesting the U.S. territory was to blame ...
In this May 12, 2011, file photo, Shell Oil President Marvin Odum testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington.

BY NOMAAN MERCHANT HOUSTON (AP) — As Houston confronts the immediate and long-term crisis created by Hurricane Harvey, it’s turning once again to an oilman. The choice of former Shell president Marvin Odum to advise the mayor on storm recovery ...
In this Oct. 19, 2005 file photo, Max Mayfield, the former director of the hurricane center (now retired), draws a line showing one of the possible trajectories of Hurricane Wilma in Miami. It’s not just this year

BY SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s not just this year. The monster hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, Jose and Lee that have raged across the Atlantic are contributing to what appears to be the most active period for major storms ...
This Wednesday, April 26, 2017, photo shows the logo on the wheel of an SUV in front of a Chevrolet dealership in Richmond, Va.

BY TOM KRISHER DETROIT (AP) — Toyota, Ford, General Motors, Nissan and Volkswagen all posted strong monthly U.S. sales numbers, confirming expectations that a boost in sales from hurricane-ravaged Texas would push the industry to a September rebound. GM reported ...
In this combination photo, Carrie Underwood appears at the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on April 2, 2017, from left, George Strait arrives at the MusiCares Person of the Year tribute in Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 2017.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An all-star lineup of country stars including George Strait, Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire and more will play a benefit concert in Nashville to raise money for those affected by recent hurricanes. The Country Rising ...
FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2010, file photo, Candice Mottet, left, and Tony Amos, director of the Animal Rehabilitation Keep in Port Aransas, Texas, hold the smallest and biggest green sea turtles that came ashore because of cold temperatures.

BY WILL WEISSERT PORT ARANSAS, Texas (AP) — A rescued green sea turtle will be released this weekend back into the Gulf of Mexico, carrying the ashes of a self-taught Texas oceanographer who founded the rehabilitation center that nursed it ...
In this Sept. 13, 2017 photo, workers are shown at San Jacinto River Waste Pits near the Interstate 10 bridge over the river in Channelview, Texas.

BY MICHAEL BIESECKER WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says an unknown amount of a dangerous chemical linked to birth defects and cancer may have washed downriver from a Houston-area Superfund site during the flooding from Hurricane Harvey. EPA ...
In this June 26, 2016, file photo, Beyonce performs "Freedom" at the BET Awards in Los Angeles.

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce has released a surprise single on which she sings in Spanish, English and French to raise relief money for those affected by hurricanes in the Caribbean and earthquakes in Mexico. Beyonce is featured on a ...
In this Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 photo, cattle look back at Coleman Locke as he and his son, John, prepare to shift the herd to another field in Glen Flora, Texas.

BY WILL WEISSERT GLEN FLORA, Texas (AP) — As John Locke looked down from a helicopter at his roughly 200 cattle struggling with Harvey’s rising floodwaters, he saw about 20 becoming entangled in a barbed wire fence and feared the ...
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