Hurricane Harvey

September 24, 2017 - 11:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency said Sunday it has recovered 517 containers filled with unidentified, potentially hazardous material found floating in or washed up along Texas waterways after the devastating floods from Hurricane Harvey receded. The agency's statement sought...
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In this Sept. 22, 2017 photo, a civilian dressed in fatigues passes out chocolate to police guarding the site of an office building that collapsed during Tuesday's 7.1 earthquake, as search and rescue operations continue there at the corner of Oaxaca and Alvaro Obregon streets in the Roma Norte neighborhood in Mexico City. As rescue operations stretched into Day 5, residents throughout the capital have held out hope that dozens still missing might be found alive. (AP Photo/Gustavo Martinez Contreras)
September 24, 2017 - 7:11 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — When Luis Ramirez finally reached his mother after the powerful Mexico earthquake, he learned her home was so badly damaged that it had to be demolished. He considered getting on a plane from New York to help her find a new home, but it was too risky now that the program that has...
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In this Sept. 21, 2017, photo, a sign on a door of the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington. The EPA says it has recovered 517 containers of “unidentified, potentially hazardous material” from highly contaminated toxic waste sites in Texas that flooded last month during Hurricane Harvey. But the agency has not provided details about which Superfund sites the material came from, why the contaminants at issue have not been identified and whether there’s a threat to human health. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 23, 2017 - 10:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says it has recovered 517 containers of "unidentified, potentially hazardous material" from highly contaminated toxic waste sites in Texas that flooded last month during Hurricane Harvey. The agency has not provided details about which Superfund...
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September 22, 2017 - 5:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the House's tax-writing committee is putting forward legislation to give temporary tax relief to victims of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. The bill proposed Friday by Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, would ease requirements...
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September 21, 2017 - 11:44 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston officials are trying to determine how many public housing residents were wrongly told to pay rent this month for homes left uninhabitable by Hurricane Harvey. The Houston Chronicle reports that some residents at the Houston Housing Authority's Clayton Homes complex were told...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, file photo, water from Addicks Reservoir flows into neighborhoods as floodwaters from Harvey rise in Houston. Allstate expects $593 million in insurance losses for August due to Hurricane Harvey. That marks a spike from $181 million in July. The estimates do not include Hurricane Irma, which made landfall in September. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
September 21, 2017 - 11:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Allstate expects insurance losses of about $593 million in August after Hurricane Harvey left a path of destruction along the Gulf Coast. The initial accounting Thursday follows warnings from other insurers that are tallying the damages from a hurricane season that is nowhere near...
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Joe Acaba, left, the first astronaut of Puerto Rican heritage, talks during an interview with The Associated Press alongside Italy's Paolo Nespoli, center, and Mark Vande Hei from the International Space Station on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. Acaba offered words of comfort to Puerto Ricans enduring the wrath of Hurricane Maria. (NASA via AP)
September 20, 2017 - 11:44 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Space station astronaut Joe Acaba is getting a double dose of hurricanes — even in orbit. Harvey flooded his home in Houston last month. Now Maria has slammed into Puerto Rico, his family's homeland. In an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday, the first...
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Joe Acaba, left, the first astronaut of Puerto Rican heritage, talks during an interview with The Associated Press alongside Italy's Paolo Nespoli, center, and Mark Vande Hei from the International Space Station on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. Acaba offered words of comfort to Puerto Ricans enduring the wrath of Hurricane Maria. (NASA via AP)
September 20, 2017 - 11:44 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Space station astronaut Joe Acaba is getting a double dose of hurricanes — even in orbit. Harvey flooded his home in Houston last month. Now Maria has slammed into Puerto Rico, his family's homeland. In an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday, the first...
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September 20, 2017 - 10:43 am
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Don Henley, Lyle Lovett and Clint Black are the latest musicians planning a concert to raise money for victims of Harvey. The trio on Wednesday announced a Nov. 28 show at Bass Hall in Fort Worth. Tickets go on sale Friday for the "Helping Texans: A Hurricane Harvey Benefit...
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In this Sept. 2, 2017, photo, Marta Rivera consoles her 10-year-old daughter, Santo, who sobbed as her mother described how she became more anxious about being deported since Donald Trump was elected president, during a meeting with an immigration advocate at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Houston. People in the United States illegally fear that seeking federal disaster aid after Hurricane Harvey will result in getting deported, prompting them to turn to places of worship and private charities instead. (AP Photo/Elliot Spagat)
September 20, 2017 - 1:23 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Immigrants came from across Houston to a Baptist church gymnasium and stacked dollies with boxes of cereal, orange juice and household necessities like cleaning bleach. For many of them, the church was the safest place to seek relief after Harvey devastated Houston and left thousands...
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