Hurricane Harvey

Duck Boat Crashes at Table Rock Lake in Missouri During 60+ MPH Wind Gusts; Multiple Casualties Possible

News<p>Duck Boat Crashes at Table Rock Lake in Missouri During 60+ MPH Wind Gusts; Multiple Casualties Possible<p>By Alex Blumer<p>less than an hour …

Weather

Duck Boat Capsizes in Branson, Missouri, Killing at Least 11

Severe Weatherless than an hour ago<p>A duck boat accident during severe weather in Branson, Missouri has killed at least 11, with five people still …

Hurricanes

What Trump Could Do With 660 Million Barrels of Oil: QuickTake

Energy circles are abuzz with talk that U.S. President Donald Trump might tap the nation’s emergency oil stockpile to stabilize pump prices -- and …

Oil

Five talking points from stage 13 of the 2018 Tour de France

<b>Peter Sagan shows his brilliance yet again as he wins stage 13 in absence of big name sprinters.</b><p><b>Third stage win for Sagan</b><p>The green jersey holder once …

Road Cycling

Branson tragedy: Mobile duck boat owner stresses safety

Mobile's duck boats don't just operate in different waters than the one that capsized Thursday in Branson, Mo., says a company founder: They operate …

Gulf Coast

How do you know when you’re overdoing it?

When Lawson Craddock’s bicycle hit a plastic bottle during the first stage of this year’s Tour de France, the American cyclist hit the ground, …

Self-improvement

FEMA issues heat warning, urges Texans to seek air conditioned spaces

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is urging Texas to remain indoors and in air conditioning through Sunday after the National Weather Service …

Extreme Weather

Trump Blasts Fed Rate Hikes Again, Says Strong Dollar Hurts U.S.

© Bloomberg. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media after signing a proclamation declaring a day of prayer in the Oval Office of …

Donald Trump

It's official, we're under a Heat Advisory until 8PM

The National Weather Service in Houston/Galveston has issued a Heat Advisory, which is in effect until 8:00 PM this evening.<p>Temperatures of 96 to 103 …

Heatstroke

Why Samsung Steps Up for STEM Education - Samsung Newsroom

Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in Houston. Samsung donated tech to the Spring Branch Boys and Girls Club in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. (Photo by Jon …

Stem

The Intersect Weekly from The Washington Post

Hello! Abby here. I'm the main writer for The Intersect, The Washington Post's blog about Internet culture. We're trying something new with the newsletter going forward. At the top of each weekly newsletter, I'll be looking at a trend or concept that is important to understanding the Internet in …

Hurricanes

Tour de France Mountain Madness, and Me

Alpe d’Huez, France<p>Greetings from Alpe d’Huez, where today there is nothing but sun, and wine, and climbing, and turning, and madness, and climbing, and turning, and madness and…<p>French people—loads of screaming, passionate French. Dutch people—loads of screaming, passionate Dutch. As well as …

Road Cycling

Kingwood band student’s post-Harvey contributions earns exclusive national award

Image 1of/12<p>Caption<p>Close<p>The Kingwood High School marching band was in recovery mode last fall after Hurricane Harvey flooded their campus, displacing …

San Francisco Bay Area

Melania Trump Wore A Jacket That Said "I Really Don't Care" While Heading To Visit Children At The Border

While boarding a plane to Texas Thursday to visit immigrant children separated from their parents as a result of her husband's policy, first lady …

Donald Trump

No matter the outcome of the midterms, Texas delegation in Congress poised to lose clout

Thanks to retirements, term-limits and political turmoil, the Texas delegation in Congress is bracing for a significant loss in seniority next year. …

Homeland Security

Tornado Strikes Bondurant, Iowa, Leaving Significant Damage

Tornado Safety and Preparedness<p>Tornado Strikes Bondurant, Iowa, Leaving Significant Damage<p>By Sean Breslin<p>less than an hour ago<p>weather.com<p>01:13<p>Severe …

Weather

Gov. Abbott honors Hurricane Harvey heroes in Houston

HOUSTON - People who risked their lives to save others during Hurricane Harvey were honored Thursday night by Gov. Greg Abbott.<p>Gov. Abbott was the …

Extreme Weather

How the Mavericks' J.J. Barea and Mark Cuban wound up on an upcoming episode of 'Bar Rescue'

Shortly after the Mavericks' season ended, guard J.J. Barea and owner Mark Cuban took a trip to Puerto Rico to help with reconstruction of a …

Dallas Mavericks

Severe Thunderstorms to Sweep Through the Midwest, Southeast With Damaging Winds, Hail, a Few Tornadoes

Severe Weather<p>Severe Thunderstorms to Sweep Through the Midwest, Southeast With Damaging Winds, Hail, a Few Tornadoes<p>By Jonathan Erdman<p>less than an …

Weather

Polling expert: Republicans impacted by natural disasters more likely to believe in climate change

Morning Consult senior polling reporter Cameron Easley on Thursday said that polling suggests that Republicans impacted by natural disasters, such as …

Polling

Educating our kids is too important for anything less than comprehensive school finance reform

Budgets are about choices, and lawmakers have plenty to make when the Texas Legislature returns in January.<p>The good news is that if revenue estimates …

Opinion

Clear Lake Real Estate: Everyday's A Vacation At 1 Harbor Lane

Wow: Hands down, best view on Clear Lake. Fireworks on Friday nights, and boat parades whenever.<p>KEMAH, TX -- An estate like this one gives the word …

Real Estate

Social Media Saved Harvey Victims In Texas — But That's Not Really A Plan

Mark Ralston / AFP / Getty Images<p>Houston residents being evacuated Tuesday by volunteers from San Antonio.<p>Tuesday afternoon, with floodwaters rising …

Extreme Weather

Texans’ J.J. Watt, Deshaun Watson make Top 50 list for NFL player sales

Image 1of/1<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Texans defensive end J.J. Watt and quarterback Deshaun Watson cracked the Top 50 list for NFL player sales, according to the …

Football (U.S.)

Travelers 2Q profits down 12%

Property and casualty insurer The Travelers Cos., which has major Hartford operations, said catastrophe losses during tornado and hail season slashed …

Hartford

Houston ISD test scores explained: Growth at struggling schools, sanctions still loom

Image 1of/14<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Houston ISD's release of preliminary elementary and middle school standardized test scores this week brought mostly good news …

San Francisco Bay Area

Thomas A. Glazier Senior Education Center offers classes, activities

Image 1of/7<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Harris County residents age 55 and older can take free classes at the Thomas A. Glazier Senior Education Center. They can …

San Francisco Bay Area

I Moved to Costa Rica to Escape Trump

Like most people, we thought Trump was pulling another publicity stunt. When it became clear that he was going to be the Republican nominee, I warned …

Costa Rica

Trump’s FEMA to Americans: Don’t Count on Us This Hurricane Season

<i>This story was originally published by</i> The New Republic <i>and appears here as part of the</i> Climate Desk<i> collaboration.</i>The Federal Emergency Management …

Liberal View

Travelers falls 2% after Q2 hurt by higher-than-expected catastrophe losses

Travelers (NYSE:TRV) slides 2.3% in premarket trading as core income per diluted share fell to $1.81 from $1.92 a year ago on higher expected …

Business