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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017

Rescuers seek anyone – alive or dead – left in floodwaters

Rescuers began a block-by-block search of tens of thousands of Houston homes Thursday, pounding on doors and shouting as they looked for anyone – alive or dead – who might …

Houston-Dallas preseason game canceled as Texans head home

The Texans headed home to flood-ravaged Houston after their final preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys was canceled Wednesday.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017

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 …

As Houston recovers, House GOP eyes $1 billion in cuts to disaster funds to finance Trump’s border wall

President Donald Trump is promising billions to help Texas rebuild from Harvey-caused epic flooding, but his Republican allies in the House are looking at cutting almost $1 billion from disaster …

$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 …

Harvey brings a plague of floating fire ants into Houston

In addition to widespread suffering and devastation, Hurricane Harvey has brought a plague of floating fire ants to the Houston region.

Venezuela offers $5 million to aid Harvey victims via Citgo

Venezuela, still reeling from a fresh round of U.S. sanctions that make it harder to raise financing in capital markets, offered $5 million to help victims of Hurricane Harvey in …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017

Houston sees glimmer of hope after Harvey but threats loom

Harvey’s floodwaters started dropping across much of the Houston area and the storm weakened slightly Wednesday but major dangers remained for the U.S. Gulf Coast area, including the threat of …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017

Pac-12 notes: From afar, Washington State providing Houston with relief, well wishes

Even 2,000 miles away, the Washington State Cougars are doing their part to provide relief and lift spirits in Houston, Texas.

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017

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 …

University of Houston postpones weekend games amid flooding from Hurricane Harvey

The Houston Cougars could have played their football game at Texas-San Antonio on Saturday. Instead they chose to postpone it, deciding there were things much more important than football this …

Hurricane lashes hometown of former Eastern Washington football star Bo Levi Mitchell

Former Eastern Washington football star Bo Levi Mitchell is struggling to keep his mind on the game.

Harvey could be Ted Cruz’s time to shine; so far he hasn’t

A hurricane in his own backyard is offering Ted Cruz a prime opportunity to show Texans – and the nation – he can be a compassionate, fiscally conservative leader who’s …

Inside Houston shelter, a loud and sometimes chaotic night

With more guests than cots, some people slept on chairs or the floor. People hung towels and wet clothes on the base of the ceiling supports. Police officers guarded several …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017

Joel Osteen’s Houston megachurch opens doors as shelter

Joel Osteen opened his Houston megachurch to those seeking shelter from floodwaters Tuesday after social media critics slammed the televangelist for not offering to house people in need while Harvey …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017

Trump offers flag-waving optimism in visit to Harvey’s path

Eager to show he’s attentive and on the job, President Donald Trump touched down in storm-ravaged Texas on Tuesday, taking pains not to interfere with Harvey recovery efforts.

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017

Harvey flooding western Louisiana on anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

Twelve years to the day after Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast, another deadly storm forced hundreds of people to be rescued from floodwaters in southwestern Louisiana and prompted …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017

Most Harvey flood victims uninsured, face big bills alone

Homeowners suffering flood damage from Harvey are more likely to be on the hook for losses than victims of prior storms – a potentially crushing blow to personal finances and …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017

Brewery shipping water instead of beer for Harvey relief

An Anheuser-Busch brewery in Georgia is shipping canned drinking water to the American Red Cross to help Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Texas and Louisiana.

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017

Houston to open more mega-shelters to house flooded families

Crews overwhelmed by thousands of rescue calls during one of the heaviest downpours in U.S. history have had little time to search for other potential victims, but officials acknowledge the …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017

Houston’s lack of zoning left city vulnerable to catastrophic floods

The nation’s fourth largest city is facing a one-two punch of catastrophic rains from a storm that has yet to reach its peak, with water that is expected to keep …

Spokane lends a helping hand to those hurt by Harvey

Brock Maslonka’s power line company is based in Spokane, but he and his crew happened to be in San Antonio when Hurricane Harvey struck the Texas coast. Maslonka Powerline Services, …

Texans long for Houston home, try to keep focus on football

Tom Savage longs to hold his tiny daughter and spend some quality time with his wife. J.J. Watt wants to do more than raise money via video on social media …

‘Cajun Navy’ races from Louisiana to Texas, using boats to pay it forward

As soon as Jordy Bloodsworth saw the images of Texans wading through Hurricane Harvey’s gushing floodwaters, he borrowed his buddy’s brand new Chevy truck, hitched his 18-foot fishing boat to …

Flooding forces Astros to play Rangers at home of the Rays

The Houston Astros will play their series against the Texas Rangers at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, this week, the biggest change yet forced by Hurricane Harvey and widespread …

Donating to Harvey relief efforts: How, when, what to give

Charities are stepping up their donation requests in the wake of Harvey, a severe, Category 4 hurricane that has devastated South Texas and could still lead to worse flooding in …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017

Scientists say Harvey may be the soggy sign of future storms

By the time the rain stops, Harvey will have dumped about 1 million gallons of water for every man, woman and child in southeastern Texas – a soggy, record-breaking glimpse …

FEMA chief Long a veteran of gov’t disaster response

Hurricane Katrina. Deepwater Horizon. And now, perhaps the worst disaster Texas has ever seen.

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017

Immediate Harvey response will be $3 billion

The federal government has – for now – enough disaster aid money to deal with the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, but the ongoing storm appears sure to require a …