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UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 5:25 p.m.

Officials: Weinstein to surrender in sexual misconduct probe

Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is expected to surrender to authorities Friday to face charges involving at least one of the women who have accused him of sexual assault, two law …


Underground tunnels proposed for Houston flooding

The flood control district for the Houston area is considering a proposal to build massive underground tunnels to drain floodwaters from bayous across the county.


French president moves to revoke Weinstein’s Legion of Honor

British police are investigating three new allegations of sexual assault against film producer Harvey Weinstein, all made by the same woman.


Survey: Hurricanes limit hiring in September to 135,000 jobs

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma hobbled U.S. hiring last month, with businesses adding just 135,000 jobs, the fewest in nearly a year, a private survey found.


Evidence of spills during floods at toxic site

The U.S. government received reports of three spills at one of Houston’s dirtiest Superfund toxic waste sites in the days after the drenching rains from Hurricane Harvey finally stopped. Aerial …


Harvey and Irma to slow U.S. growth, but rebound should follow

With businesses disrupted, fuel and chemical refineries out of commission and consumers struggling to restore their lives, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma will likely pack a tough double-whammy for the U.S. …


Trumps donate $1M to 12 Harvey relief charities

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are donating a total of $1 million to a dozen organizations involved in Harvey relief work, including the American Red Cross, the …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 5:45 p.m.

Relatively low Harvey death toll is ‘astounding’ to experts

Harvey has so far killed at least 70 people who drowned in floods, got crushed by trees and died during power outages – a surprisingly low toll that experts say …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 10:25 p.m.

Texas pups arrive at the Spokane shelters as donations for hurricane relief head south

The cuteness level went into overdrive Saturday at the Spokane Humane Society as more than 40 dogs arrived from Texas to find their new forever homes.


Black smoke, flames shoot up from Texas chemical plant

Thick black smoke and towering orange flames shot up Friday from a flooded Houston-area chemical plant where highly unstable compounds blew up a day earlier after losing refrigeration.


As Houston floodwaters recede, returning residents make some grim discoveries

So far, Hurricane Harvey has claimed 31 lives in the Houston area, and more statewide as the storm spread to suburbs, then east to Beaumont and Port Arthur. But the …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 4:08 p.m.

Spokane horticulturist stranded by Harvey

Shannan Knox was hanging out with her nieces at her sister’s house in northwest Houston when Hurricane Harvey hit. The Spokane landscape horticulturist was born and raised in Houston and …


$99 for a case of bottled water: Texas stores accused of price-gouging in wake of Harvey

As people in southeastern Texas face the devastating floodwater left by Hurricane Harvey, they are also grappling with predatory businesses that are selling basic necessities at astronomical prices. As of …


Harvey horror: Shivering girl, 3, clinging to drowned mom

shivering 3-year-old girl found clinging to the body of her drowned mother in a rain-swollen canal in Southeast Texas was likely saved by her mom’s effort to carry her child …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 11:13 p.m.

Harvey’s impact on local gas minimal

Hurricane Harvey and its catastrophic flooding have halted production at Gulf Coast refineries, virtually guaranteeing spikes in gas prices across the country – but Inland Northwest residents shouldn’t expect to …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 5:37 p.m.

Harvey could have deep impact on Texas oil, US economy

Massive flooding caused by Harvey along Texas’ refinery-rich coast could have long-standing and far-reaching consequences for the state’s oil and gas industry and the larger U.S. economy. The storm’s remnants …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 6:50 p.m.

Houston endures more rain and chaos; 6 feared drowned in van

Floodwaters reached the roof lines of single-story homes Monday, and people could be heard pleading for help from inside as Harvey kept pouring rain on Houston after a chaotic weekend …


Woman who gives birth as hurricane neared names her baby Harvey

With more than a foot of rain falling outside and hurricane-force winds blowing on the hospital windows, Irma Rodriguez had all the problems that other residents of Corpus Christi, Texas, …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 7:16 p.m.

Harvey is causing ‘epic catastrophic flooding’ in Houston – why wasn’t the city evacuated?

Should Houston have been evacuated? If so, why wasn’t it?


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 9:55 p.m.

Texas gov praises Harvey response; Trump meets and tweets

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott loaded heavy praise Sunday on President Donald Trump and the federal government for its response to Hurricane Harvey, describing an “A-plus” effort with the storm only …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 10:10 p.m.

Rescuers pluck hundreds from rising floodwaters in Houston

Tropical Storm Harvey sent devastating floods pouring into the nation’s fourth-largest city Sunday as rising water chased thousands of people to rooftops or higher ground and overwhelmed rescuers who could …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 10:49 p.m.

Harvey spins deeper inland; full scope of damage is unknown

Harvey spun deeper into Texas and unloaded extraordinary amounts of rain Saturday after the once-fearsome hurricane crashed into vulnerable homes and businesses along the coastline in a blow that killed …


Gas prices rise, flights stall as Hurricane Harvey nears

Refinery operators along the Texas Gulf Coast are hunkering down for Hurricane Harvey, while motorists far from the storm’s path are also feeling the effects as gasoline prices rise.


School stages raising their curtains

This weekend Ferris opens “Shrek,” NC opens “Harvey,” and Northwest Christian opens “The Importance of being Earnest”


Ferris to perform comedy ‘Harvey’

Ferris High School Theatre Arts will perform the comedy “Harvey,” beginning Wednesday in the Ferris Auditorium at 7 p.m. Performances will also be held May 5 and 6 and May …


Central Valley theater presents ‘Harvey’

Students at Central Valley High School will present their final performance of the year, the musical “Harvey,” beginning Wednesday. The story revolves around a good-natured eccentric named Elwood P. Dowd, …