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Take down Confederate plaque in Texas: GOP lawmaker.

The Republican speaker of Texas' House of Representatives called Tuesday for the removal of a plaque that honored the Confederacy from the state's capitol building, making him the state's most prominent GOP member to take such a hardline stance on the issue. State Rep. Joe Straus sta...

- The Raw Story - US

Ex-soldier convicted of threatening Fort Hood rampage.

An ex-soldier from Texas has been convicted of making threats to go on a shooting rampage at Fort Hood.

- FOX News - US

Hobby Lobby Cotton Racist? Incensed Post About Decor Goes Viral.

Are Hobby Lobby's artificial cotton stems racist? A Texas woman's post calling the decorative items "wrong" and imploring the craft store to remove them has gone viral.

- Newsmax - US

Far From the Texas Coast, Hurricane Harvey Hits Oil Refiners.

Three weeks after Hurricane Harvey ravaged the massive fuel-making industry, the region's recovery from storm damage is starting to disrupt plans for crucial maintenance.

- Rigzone.com - US

Silent killer: Sweltering planet braces for deadly heat shocks.

When Hurricane Harvey blasted ashore in August, drowning south Texas in a year's worth of rain in just a few days, it left behind an estimated $150 billion in damage to sodden homes and inundated factories, and claimed about 60 lives.

- The Daily Star - LB

Stephen Curry will get less than half of his record $35 million salary — here is what happens to the rest.

Ronald Martinez/Getty Stephen Curry will set an NBA record by making $34.7 million for the 2017-18 season, but that doesn't mean he'll get to deposit anything close to that amount into his bank account. Curry, a two-time MVP for the Golden State Warriors, made history when he inked a five-year, $201 million contract ...

- Business Insider - US

La OIM necesita 4,95 millones de dólares para ayudar a las comunidades damnificadas por Irma y José.

Source: UN News Service Country: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Saint Martin , Sint Maarten , Turks and Caicos Islands Las pérdidas incurridas por los huracanes Irma y José podrían alcanzar 62.000 millones de dólares sin contar a Estados Unidos. Según estimaciones, unas ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Basketball: Isaiah Austin unfazed by possible Andray Blatche match-up.

PHILIPPINES basketball could get a glimpse of its past and its future if Isaiah Austin and Andray Blatche meet in the FIBA Asia Champions Cup. The post Basketball: Isaiah Austin unfazed by possible Andray Blatche match-up appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

- Asian Correspondent - HK

Corelogic estimates Hurricane Irma property damage at $42.5-$65 billion.

Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic Ocean storms on record, hit several islands in the northern Caribbean before barreling into Florida's Gulf Coast, causing further destruction. Insurers and reinsurers are counting the cost of Irma and also Hurricane Harvey, which lashed Texas in the last week of August causing ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Man on Texas' 10 Most Wanted list arrested in Los Angeles.

- Townhall.com - US

Nine NBA teams lost money last year, and it's going to set up a fight about revenue-sharing.

Nam Y. Huh/APA big report from ESPN's Brian Windhorst and Zach Lowe revealed 14 NBA teams lost money last season, with nine of them still finishing in the red after revenue-sharing, according to league documents. According to ESPN, the Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, Memphis Grizzlies, ...

- Business Insider - US

Oil rolls over after a strong start

Markets InsiderOil reversed course after a strong start on Tuesday. West Texas International crude, the US benchmark, was down by 0.5% at $50.08, while Brent crude oil, the international benchmark, was lower by 0.7% at $55.06 per barrel at 12:16 p.m. ET. The commodity's prices climbed earlier in the morning after ...

- Business Insider - US

These Texas Chemical Plants Filed A Year’s Worth Of Pollution Reports After Harvey

Chemical spills, damage to petroleum tanks, and the stopping and starting of plants released more than 5 million pounds of pollutants, according to regulatory filings analyzed by BuzzFeed News. View Entire Post ›

- BuzzFeed - US

NASA's one-year mission investigates how space affects astronauts' functional performance

Houston TX Sep 19, 2017 Adapting to the microgravity environment of space changes the way your brain interprets sensory signals, decreases muscle strength and alters cardiovascular function. Astronauts will need to overcome these changes to perform critical mission tasks on a journey to Mars. Simple tasks on Earth such as ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

Oil pops above $50 after Iraq's oil minister says OPEC is thinking about extending cuts until the end of 2018

Oil climbed above $50 a barrel after Iraq's oil minister said some oil producers would be in favor of extending production cuts until the end of 2018. West Texas International crude, the US benchmark, was up by 0.7% at $50.70 per barrel, while Brent crude oil, the international benchmark, was higher by 0.3% at ...

- Business Insider - US

How America Can Act Fast to Avert Genocide in the Central African Republic

Aditi Gorur Security, Africa Peacekeepers are an essential step to protecting Central African Republic civilians, but troops alone can't address the roots of the crisis. Today President Faustin-Archange Touadera of the Central African Republic will ask the United Nations to help him put an end to the crisis in his country. ...

- The National Interest - US

Police: Woman shot, killed sleeping boyfriend before dismembering body

A Texas woman accused of shooting her boyfriend in the head and then dismembering his body, was was arrested Thursday night after fleeing to Louisiana.         

- USA TODAY - US

1 of Houston's dirtiest Superfund sites is suffering from multiple toxic waste spills — and the government has yet to acknowledge it's happening

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration via APPASADENA, Texas — 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 photos reviewed by The Associated Press show ...

- Business Insider - US

EPA Receives Reports Of Three Spills At One Houston Superfund Toxic Waste Site

PASADENA, Texas — 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 photos reviewed by The Associated Press show dark-colored water surrounding the site as the floods receded, ...

- TPM News - US

AP Exclusive: Evidence of spills at toxic site during floods

PASADENA, Texas — 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 photos reviewed by The Associated Press…

- Billings Gazette - US

Houston strong

Last week marked the return of OGJ staff to its Houston office after the building was knocked out of commission by Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey. Most of the us were fortunate enough to have sustained only minor-if any-damage to our homes, which in turned served as our temporary offices for more than 2 weeks.

- OGJ - US

Changes since Katrina made post-Harvey recovery better, speakers say

A wide range of changes since Hurricane Katrina in 2005 clearly improved the recovery since Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey tore through Texas and Louisiana where 25% of the nation's refining capacity is located, two experts agreed in a Sept. 7 teleconference sponsored by the American Petroleum Institute.

- OGJ - US

Getting The Most From The Army's Humvee Fleet

Dan Goure Security, The overall effect of this plan would be to provide the Army with a modernized light tactical vehicle fleet. The tragedy of Hurricane Harvey provided a clear demonstration of the National Guard's role in responding to natural disasters and domestic crises. The entire Texas Guard contingent has been ...

- The National Interest - US

Corporate execs rank Georgia business climate third in nation

Georgia's business climate ranks third in the nation, according to a survey of U.S. corporate executives released Monday. The "Winning Strategies in Economic Development Marketing" survey, conducted every three years by Development Counselors International , placed Georgia behind only Texas and Florida. For the first time ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Smashing stereotypes shaped Mellody Hobson's quest for diversity

Mellody Hobson, in her mid-20s and a newcomer to the world of investment, walked into a vast office in Texas with two senior male colleagues for a meeting. At one end of the room was their host's desk, with two extra chairs. At the other, fully 30 feet away, was a separate area with a sofa. "Fellas,...

- Chicago Tribune - US

Why Did a Federal Judge Sentence a Terminally Ill Mother to 75 Years for Health Care Fraud?

A federal judge in Texas sentenced a woman with advanced metastatic cancer to 75 years in prison for Medicare fraud last month amid a crackdown on health care fraud by the government. Here's what we learned about the case.

- Atlanta Daily Report - US

Movie News: Harry Dean Stanton Passes Away at 91; Watch Final 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' Trailer

Harry Dean Stanton: Known for a rich variety of roles in a busy career that stretched back to 1954, Harry Dean Stanton has passed away. He was 91. He first gained wide attention for a supporting role in Cool Hand Luke, becoming a notable presence later for his turns in Alien , Escape From New York, Christine, Repo Man, ...

- Movies.com - US

AP Exclusive: Evidence of spills at toxic site during floods

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 … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

EFF to Court: The First Amendment Protects the Right to Record First Responders

The First Amendment protects the right of members of the public to record first responders addressing medical emergencies, EFF argued in an amicus brief filed in the federal trial court for the Northern District of Texas. The case, Adelman v. DART, concerns the arrest of a Dallas freelance press photographer for criminal ...

- EFF - US

Top 5 Legal Issues Following Floods

Hurricane Harvey caused catastrophic flooding in Houston last month. This month, it was Hurricane Irma inundating Florida. With two more storms, Jose and Maria, setting their sights on the northeast coast and Caribbean, respectively, the physical and financial injuries from flooding and flood damage will only intensify, ...

- FindLaw - US

EFF to court: The First Amendment protects the right to record first responders

The First Amendment protects the right of members of the public to record first responders addressing medical emergencies, EFF argued in an amicus brief filed in the federal trial court for the Northern District of Texas. The case, Adelman v. DART, concerns the arrest of a Dallas freelance press photographer for criminal ...

- VentureBeat - US

AP Exclusive: Evidence of spills at toxic site during floods

A U.S. government hotline received three reports of spills at a heavily polluted Superfund toxic waste site near Houston after Harvey flooding, and aerial photographs appear to show black-colored water surrounding the waste site, flowing out a bayou.

- Hawaii News Now - US

How the NRA exploited hurricanes to promote gun ownership

NRATV hosts repeatedly used hurricanes Harvey and Irma to push for both more gun ownership and pro-gun laws, while fearmongering that this type of catastrophe can happen anywhere and people should be prepared with guns to fight looters as law enforcement can’t be everywhere. NRATV host repeatedly fearmongered that ...

- Media Matters for America - US

Why the wiring of our brains makes it hard to stop climate change

Houston has barely begun to dry out from Hurricane Harvey, and Florida faces a massive rebuilding effort after the Irma catastrophe. These two storms, among the most powerful in American history, are typical of the extreme weather events that are likely to become more common as the planet warms. A third hurricane, Jose, ...

- Brookings - US

How the Internet Kept Humming During 2 Hurricanes

While millions lost electricity across Florida, and thousands of homes and businesses were flooded in Miami and Texas, the data centers powering the internet held firm.

- New York Times - US

AP Exclusive: Evidence of spills at toxic site during floods

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 photos reviewed by The Associated Press show dark-colored water surrounding the site as the floods receded, flowing through Vince ...

- WRAL.com - US

Free Abortions Offered To Hurricane Harvey Victims

The free services will be provided at clinics across Texas until the end of September.

- Yahoo! News - US

3rd Texas man admits hate-crime assaults on a gay men

PLANO, Texas — A third Texas man has pleaded guilty to hate-crime assaults on men because the victims were gay.

- Billings Gazette - US

Why retailers should increase water prices after hurricanes

What do landlords, foreign holiday resorts, Uber, and bottled water retailers in Houston have in common? In recent years, all have been criticised for charging “excessive” or “extortionate” prices for their products. Landlords are accused of greedy profiteering in London. Thousands signed petitions ...

- City AM - UK

Texas woman accused of shooting, dismembering boyfriend

Police in Louisiana have arrested a Texas woman accused of shooting and dismembering her boyfriend, and dumping parts of his body in southeast Texas.

- FOX News - US

How Houston's synagogues are handling the High Holidays after Harvey

, A few weeks ago, Holly Davies was getting ready to homeschool her kids and preparing the family for the High Holidays. When Hurricane Harvey hit, she helped evacuate 150 people from her neighborhood by airboat and shelter nearly 100 people in a local church. Then came the hard part. For the past three...

- JTA - US

Evidence of spills at toxic site in Texas during floods after Harvey

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 photos reviewed by The Associated Press show dark-colored water surrounding the site as the floods receded,...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Can Houston find path to recovery that doesn't leave poor behind?

Inequalities that exist before disasters tend to be exacerbated afterward, research shows. As it rebuilds, Houston – one of the most multicultural cities in the US – has the opportunity to break from this trend in a way that benefits its poor and immigrant communities, experts say.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

Neil DeGrasse Tyson: It might be too late to save cities from climate change

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson took on climate change deniers in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey devastating entire regions of Texas, Florida and other parts of the gulf. Tyson became visibly frustrated when discussing those who cherry pick' scientific facts , including the media &...

- The Raw Story - US

White supremacists blamed for racist posters in Houston

White supremacist groups marked the start of the 2017-18 school year by papering dozens of colleges and universities with hate posters aimed at recruiting young white members. Their latest stop: The University of Houston , where students discovered racist, anti-Semitic propaganda plastered acros...

- The Raw Story - US

Friends: Texas man who killed 8 became increasingly isolated

Friends of a Texas man accused of fatally shooting his estranged wife and seven others at a house party say he became increasingly isolated as his marriage dissolved and his unemployment lingered.

- FOX News - US

Man shoots two Texas deputies, threatens firefighters trying to save his burning home, police say

A Texas man who allegedly shot two sheriff's deputies and rammed three patrol cars on Sunday is under arrest, police said.

- FOX News - US

Can Houston find path to recovery that doesn't leave poor behind?

Two weeks after hurricane Harvey, Soni Herrera is trapped at her home – a home she and her family cannot yet live in. Like many of the tens of thousands of Houstonians flooded out of their houses, Ms. Herrera, her husband, Jaime, and their four children benefited from the indiscriminate bravery of her community during and ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Evidence of Spills During Floods Found at Houston 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.

- Newsmax - US

Colonial Pipeline Allows Port Arthur Refiners To Ship Fuel After Harvey

Port Arthur, Texas refiners can use their own pumps as a temporary solution, Colonial Pipeline says.

- Rigzone.com - US

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