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The storm has claimed the lives of at least nine people, and now thousands are waiting to be rescued as they fight for survival amid the "catastrophic" floods. Parts of the state have already seen flooding - and heavy rains are predicted to hit the state as well as parts of neighboring Arkansas, Tuesday night and into Wednesday, the National Weather Service says.
  • The Salvation Army on Standby for Hurricane Harvey

    The Salvation Army on Standby for Hurricane Harvey

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    Mark Brown, director of business operations for The Salvation Army Texas Division. Two additional loads have been requested and are now being prepared. For larger disasters, The Salvation Army in New Jersey has three field kitchens, each serving up to 10,000 hot meals per day. Fuller said the team will be in Texas for two weeks.
  • Heavy Rainfall Brings Mumbai To Standstill, Trains Delayed

    Heavy Rainfall Brings Mumbai To Standstill, Trains Delayed

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    Its official account also warned people of a high tide which was expected to hit the city in the late afternoon. Even as thousands tweeted about the situation in the city with #MumbaiRains being the dominant trend on Twitter across India , some Mumbaikars made a decision to get to work.
  • Houston TV reporter helps save trucker's life

    Houston TV reporter helps save trucker's life

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    Houston CBS affiliate KHOU - which saw flooded newsrooms on Sunday - reports the deadliest incident of this event yet. Sometime Tuesday or early Wednesday, parts of the Houston region will probably break the almost 40-year-old US record for the biggest rainfall from a tropical system - 48 inches, set by Tropical Storm Amelia in 1978 in Texas , meteorologists said.
  • Trump 'salvaged the message' of Charlottesville recruiting pitch for white supremacists

    Trump 'salvaged the message' of Charlottesville recruiting pitch for white supremacists

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    Anti-Trump protesters put up an inflatable Trump - in a white robe with a Nazi symbol - and a giant sign that read "white supremacy will not be pardoned". It's hard to believe even the most ardent Trump acolyte was thrilled by his 15-minute account of how he initially reacted to Charlottesville. The Houma, Louisiana, native says he believes "people have a right to believe whatever they want to", and responded in the poll that people's having neo-Nazi views is acceptable.
  • Pres. Trump traveling to Texas Tuesday to survey Hurricane Harvey damage

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    Since coming ashore, Harvey has virtually stalled along the Texas coast, picking up warm water from the Gulf of Mexico and dumping torrential rain from San Antonio to Louisiana. The president has been eager to travel to Texas since the weekend, but said he waited until he could do so "without causing disruption". Harvey had also roiled energy markets and wrought damage estimated to be in the billions of dollars, with rebuilding likely to last beyond Trump's current four-year term in office.
  • Tropical Storm Watch Posted For Coast Of Carolinas

    Tropical Storm Watch Posted For Coast Of Carolinas

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    Rain from Tropical Storm Harvey is swelling the Vermilion River and drainage coulees in Lafayette Parish. That disturbance made its way over Florida by early Sunday with a 40 per cent chance of reaching tropical storm status, rising to 70 per cent by mid-afternoon Sunday .
  • Potential tropical cyclone forms off the coast of Savannah

    Potential tropical cyclone forms off the coast of Savannah

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    The potential for flooding exists in low-lying areas. First is what will become Tropical Storm Irma sitting off the Carolina coast now. The latest forecast track from the National Hurricane Center indicates a minimal tropical storm with winds of 40 miles per hour as the system passes near or over the region late tonight .
  • A Guide to Helping the Victims of Hurricane Harvey

    A Guide to Helping the Victims of Hurricane Harvey

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    Her job with the Red Cross will be to help distribute emergency supplies in Houston . "We set up mega shelters that can house up to 1,000 people or sometimes even more, so there's cots and blankets", American Red Cross Executive Director Rachelle Lipker said.
  • President Trump prepares to survey damage from Harvey

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    Tropical Storm Harvey inundates Houston and the heart of US energy production, Donald Trump reiterates threats to quit Nafta and Jackson Hole hammers the greenback. Trump said at a White House press conference. "As President Niinistö told, he's been raising the issue about the security situation in the Baltic region, and the Baltic Sea specifically.
  • EU's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier tells United Kingdom to 'get serious'

    EU's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier tells United Kingdom to 'get serious'

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    British Brexit negotiator David Davis says the four days of Brexit negotiations this week will have to drive forward "all the issues" instead of just centering on the divorce proceedings that the European Union wants to focus on. Barnier meets his British counterpart David Davis late afternoon for a first exchange, followed by three days of talks and a joint press conference.
  • Texans pledge $1 million for Harvey relief, JJ Watt posts emotional plea

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    The teams are away from Houston, away from loved ones, unsure when they'll be able to get home, trying to focus not just on winning a game, but trying to find out about families and friends. "We encourage others in our region and beyond to help out in any way that they can". We're going to come out of this stronger than ever. Despite a published report that indicated a decision on the Mets series was final, Ryan stopped short of announcing the Astros' plans past the Rangers series.
  • Trump hopes government shutdown won't be necessary over wall funding

    Trump hopes government shutdown won't be necessary over wall funding

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    The Mexican government on Sunday offered aid to Texas and expressed solidarity with the United States amid ongoing rescue efforts and massive destruction in the wake of Hurricane Harvey . Trump's demands, to add a USA content requirement to cars and trucks and to scrap the Chapter 19 dispute-settlement mechanism - the discussions are in an early phase.
  • Reform of Muslim personal law

    Reform of Muslim personal law

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    That is a lot of leeway for "sinful" dissolution of legal and sacrosanct marriages. Or is it all of these? The answer to that is a resounding "no". "I want to state in unequivocal terms that [the practice of instant triple] talaq will continue to happen even though it is the worst sin in Islam; even instantaneous talaq will happen".
  • Islamabad refutes USA claim, says why would Taliban hide in Pakistan

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    Asif, who put off a planned visit to Washington following President Donald Trump's criticism of Pakistan's counter-terror efforts, said more than 90% of attacks in Pakistan were carried out from Afghanistan . Outlining a new US strategy for the war in Afghanistan last week, President Donald Trump accused Pakistan of offering safe havens to "agents of chaos" and suggested relations would be adjusted.
  • North Korea fires ballistic missile, Seoul military chiefs say

    North Korea fires ballistic missile, Seoul military chiefs say

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    Donald Trump has not yet tweeted a response that starts a world war. He said Japan will be prepared to "respond to all situations", under the bilateral alliance with the USA, to protect people's safety. North Korea threatened the USA by saying that it was preparing a plan to strike Guam, a United States army base in the Pacific. South Korean tracking reports indicate the missile landed in the sea after passing over Japan.
  • Moses on duty as Chelsea rout Everton at Stamford Bridge

    Moses on duty as Chelsea rout Everton at Stamford Bridge

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    And, on the evidence of Sunday's disappointing showing at Stamford Bridge, Vardy may be the final piece in Everton's jigsaw. Diego Costa remains exiled in Brazil after falling out with Conte and Everton manager Ronald Koeman has cheekily suggested he would be willing to take the Chelsea striker on loan.
  • How The Trump-McConnell Riff Could Affect Tax Policy

    How The Trump-McConnell Riff Could Affect Tax Policy

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    Instead of hammering that message, the president used his bully pulpit to criticize Republicans for failing to pass a long-promised health care bill to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. -Some are making clear they intend to protect various Russian Federation investigations. United States stocks closed lower on Wednesday as investors grappled with Trump's threat.
  • Ex-Senator says 'Hateful' Trump Does Not Represent Party

    Ex-Senator says 'Hateful' Trump Does Not Represent Party

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    But Trump omitted the most controversial parts of his statements, including that the violence was the responsibility of "many sides" and his comment that "very fine people" were among the white supremacists who assembled to defend a Confederate monument while chanting anti-Semitic slogans.
  • GOP Sen Flake Downplays Feud With Trump, Warns Against Gov't Shutdown

    GOP Sen Flake Downplays Feud With Trump, Warns Against Gov't Shutdown

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    Because, for Trump, that promise to make Mexico pay for the wall was so fundamental to his appeal as a candidate that to openly acknowledge it isn't going to happen (and never was) is hugely politically problematic. If the two issues are combined, that would compound the economic consequences of a stand-off. The result could be an entirely unnecessary, completely avoidable and unforgivably damaging government shutdown and default.
  • Harvey Downgraded, Officials Still Bracing For Heavy Rain

    Harvey Downgraded, Officials Still Bracing For Heavy Rain

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    The potential track of Harvey has become a little more defined, with a good amount of the models in agreement that it could make a run for the ArkLaMiss by Wednesday and into Thursday. He says the system is now operating at 92 percent. But the system remains below full capacity. "Our hearts are with the families and communities in Texas, and across the Gulf Coast, impacted by the ongoing destruction of Hurricane Harvey".
  • GOP Rep. to Trump: McCain, Flake are 'your team'

    GOP Rep. to Trump: McCain, Flake are 'your team'

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    Flake questioned the wisdom of constructing a wall in a landscape that includes flat desert, rolling hills, canyons, mountains and waterways - all of which present unique challenges in securing the border. A teleprompter displays a line from Trump's speech from Monday night, where he announced the new U.S. strategy for Afghanistan. Trump's biggest defeat to date, on his attempt to gut the Affordable Care Act, came at the hands of McCain and Sens.
  • The Afghanistan war will outlast Trump

    The Afghanistan war will outlast Trump

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    During his campaign and early in his presidency, Trump wanted to yank all the USA soldiers out and say good riddance to a seeming misadventure that has cost us some 2,500 American lives and a trillion dollars. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on August 27 that the Trump administration's new strategy in Afghanistan is created to put pressure on the Taliban to enter into negotiations with Kabul by "sending a message...that we are not going anywhere".
  • Samsung Galaxy S8+ 6GB variant gets Rs. 5000 price cut in India

    Samsung Galaxy S8+ 6GB variant gets Rs. 5000 price cut in India

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    Apple hasn't said anything about it, though it's likely to make an announcement in the coming weeks. The Galaxy Note8 battery has undergone Samsung's 8-Point Battery Safety Check process. It replaced your phone with something else or refunded the money. As we haven't seen any other company touting this breakthrough in battery technology, we will for now assume that Samsung has taken a very quiet lead in this very important area of smartphone engineering.
  • Meet Fitbit Ionic: A little smartwatch, a lot of fitness tracker

    Meet Fitbit Ionic: A little smartwatch, a lot of fitness tracker

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    Adidas is set to deliver a Fitbit Ionic special edition in 2018. Here is everything you need to know about the new Fitbit smartwatch, including how much it costs, when it will be available and what features it will bring with it. Eligible cardholders of participating banks will be able to make payments with Fitbit Pay™, Fitbit's new payment function, when available. Yup, those are apps on a Fitbit tracker.
  • Donald Trump threatens government shutdown if Congress won't fund Mexico border wall

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    If Trump's ultimatum is that it's either a wall or shutdown, we could see the standoff end with the first major legislative break-i.e., not just the occasional Twitter bickering-between congressional Republicans and the president. "We have over 200 bills". The last government shutdown was from October 1 until October 17 in 2013. While federal government shutdowns have often provoked anger from voters, the US has experienced a number of them with little long-term damage.
  • North Korea fires short-range missiles into Sea of Japan

    North Korea fires short-range missiles into Sea of Japan

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    We must focus on securing a much a more attainable freeze in North Korea's missile and warhead testing program, along with initiating intensive negotiations to stop other aspects of North Korea's nuclear program. The missile launches were the latest since North Korea warned the USA that its island territory of Guam in Micronesia would be targeted if threats from Washington continued.
  • Missouri Task Force One begins search and rescue in Rockport, Texas

    Missouri Task Force One begins search and rescue in Rockport, Texas

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    Crews are expected to arrive about 6 p.m. Monday, he said. "We anticipate they'll be doing slow-moving water rescues, flood rescues, from boats", Webber said. Petersburg fire rescue departments. Leaders say they will be in constant communication with teams already in Texas, and that teams will go wherever they are needed most .
  • India, China begin to pull troops out from Dokolam, says MEA

    India, China begin to pull troops out from Dokolam, says MEA

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    During these communications, we are able to express our views and convey our concern and interest, ' Foreign ministry said in a statement . Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying only confirmed the withdrawal of Indian troops from the disputed region and was silent on any Beijing action.
  • Violence breaks out at Berkeley protest

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    Three of the people detained violated the no-mask rule, according to KCRA . BPD added in a Nixle alert that it has received reports of several fights breaking out. However, other militant Antifa activists reportedly came to the protests armed with shields and weapons. Several hours later, the demonstration broke up without any further incidents.
  • US misreads rhetoric for reality on North Korea

    US misreads rhetoric for reality on North Korea

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    When it comes to the progress of Pyongyang's nuclear program, USA military commanders are already operating under the assumption that North Korea has the ability to miniaturize a nuclear warhead in order place it atop a missile - an assessment that many independent nuclear scientists share.
  • Support Afghanistan plan — Editorial

    Support Afghanistan plan — Editorial

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    The new US strategy laid down by President Trump is antithetical to what a high-level Congressional delegation led by Senator John McCain had acknowledged during their recent visit to Waziristan. The company was later renamed and sold, and now operates as Academi. A commander from the Taliban-allied Haqqani network, long believed to have links to Pakistan's shadowy military establishment, told AFP that Trump "has proved it's a Crusade".
  • White House says Trump shutdown threat if wall isn't funded is serious

    White House says Trump shutdown threat if wall isn't funded is serious

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    The US border with Mexico is roughly 3,057km long and spans four states: California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. Suffice it to say that it's an expensive and potentially damaging solution in search of a problem. That is consistent with other polling dating back to past year. After reports Trump and McConnell were not communicating, both GOP leaders said they were working together to address Americans' issues.
  • Bangladesh turns back thousands of Rohingya fleeing Myanmar violence

    Bangladesh turns back thousands of Rohingya fleeing Myanmar violence

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    Rakhine State has become a crucible of religious hatred focused on the stateless Rohingya Muslim minority, who are reviled and perceived as illegal immigrants in Buddhist-majority Myanmar. Witnesses said they heard the sound of gunshots. Bangladeshi authorities have taken a hard line with Rohingya refugees, attempting to limit their numbers in their country.
  • Red Cross accepts donations for Hurricane Harvey relief

    Red Cross accepts donations for Hurricane Harvey relief

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    The average cost to send Red Cross Volunteers from the Quad Cities and West Central Illinois Chapter to Texas is $1,650. More volunteers will be sent out to Texas next week between Tuesday and Thursday after officials have assessed exactly how many more volunteers will be needed there.
  • Conor McGregor Doesn't Agree With Last Night's Stoppage

    Conor McGregor Doesn't Agree With Last Night's Stoppage

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    Three weeks after the incident, Mayweather apologised for the remarks . "He's a lot better than I thought he was". As the first round wore on, Mayweather went on the offensive but failed to connect and it was the Irishman who was ahead as the bell rung.
  • Trump adviser Jared Kushner leading USA delegation to Middle East

    Trump adviser Jared Kushner leading USA delegation to Middle East

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    The Israeli Prime Minister's Office announced in a statement released late Wednesday that the decision was made based on the improved security situation at East Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque complex, Islam's third-holiest site. "Trump's finding out he's no different from other presidents", Rynhold said. "The Qatar crisis showed that clearly", he said. The governor of the state, Mark Dayton, called the mosque attack an "act of terrorism" and the FBI launched an investigation, but the U.S.
  • Carl Froch: Conor McGregor was 'outclassed' by Floyd Mayweather

    Carl Froch: Conor McGregor was 'outclassed' by Floyd Mayweather

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    Coming out of your first boxing fight with your face intact and a multi-million dollar paycheck? I think I deserved to see the final bell, but what can you do? The fight should have gone on, according to McGregor. " 'He's a lot better than I thought he was, ' Mayweather said". The man has such tight security, it's unbelievable. "I found a way to trap him and broke him down".
  • Hurricane Harvey hits Texas: Videos from the storm

    Hurricane Harvey hits Texas: Videos from the storm

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    Because of where the storm has stalled, the Houston area could be in for days of torrential downpours and tornadoes. Mayor Charles Bujan said Saturday afternoon that no injuries or fatalities have been found in Port Aransas so far. Trump, who plans to visit the storm zone next week, has signed a disaster declaration for Texas. "We had probably 140-mph winds earlier". "They've been out there for hours".