New Hazard in Storm Zone: Chemical Blasts and 'Noxious' Smoke – New York Times

New York Times New Hazard in Storm Zone: Chemical Blasts and 'Noxious' SmokeNew York TimesThe flooded Arkema plant in Crosby, Tex., where explosions early Thursday sent emergency responders to hospitals. Credit Adrees Latif/Reuters. HOUSTON — A series of explosions at a flood-damaged chemical plant outside Houston on Thursday drew …In Texas chemical-plant fire, failure of backup Read More …

Harvey aftermath: More chemical fires possible as city loses clean water – CNN

CNN Harvey aftermath: More chemical fires possible as city loses clean waterCNN(CNN) Flood-stricken southeast Texas struggled Thursday with a new series of blows that left a city without running water, the operators of a flood-damaged chemical plant warning of additional fires and at least one hospital unable to care for its …Chemicals ignite at flooded Read More …

Manafort Notes From Russian Meet Contain Cryptic Reference to 'Donations' – NBCNews.com

NBCNews.com Manafort Notes From Russian Meet Contain Cryptic Reference to 'Donations'NBCNews.comWASHINGTON — Paul Manafort's notes from a controversial Trump Tower meeting with Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign included the word "donations," near a reference to the Republican National Committee, two sources briefed on the …Mueller's Russia grand jury hears from lobbyistThe Mercury NewsPaul Manafort's notes Read More …

US retaliates against Russia by forcing diplomatic closures – Politico

Politico US retaliates against Russia by forcing diplomatic closuresPoliticoThe State Department is forcing the Russian government to vacate three diplomatic compounds in the U.S. by this Saturday — retribution for the Kremlin's order that the U.S. reduce its staff in Russia by more than 750 people. In a sharply worded …In 'Spirit Of Parity,' US Read More …

Two new tropical threats are taking shape in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean – Washington Post

NBCNews.com Two new tropical threats are taking shape in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic OceanWashington PostAs Harvey moves away from the Gulf Coast, a new storm is brewing in the Atlantic and forecasters are monitoring the potential for yet another storm in the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane Irma is expected to become a formidable Read More …

How the success of Obama's program for illegal immigrants could lead to its demise under Trump – Washington Post

Washington Post How the success of Obama's program for illegal immigrants could lead to its demise under TrumpWashington PostPresident Barack Obama's advisers knew he was taking a political risk when he entered the Rose Garden in June 2012 to announce plans for allowing young undocumented immigrants, known as “Dreamers,” to stay in the country and Read More …

Fact-checking President Trump's speech on his tax plan – Washington Post

Washington Post Fact-checking President Trump's speech on his tax planWashington PostPresident Trump on Wednesday delivered an address on his “principles” for a tax plan in Springfield, Mo., though he provided few details. He also shifted from extolling how well the economy is doing to language that suggested the United States was …Trump in Missouri Lays Read More …

Japan Defense Ministry seeks missile interceptors in budget – Washington Post

Washington Post Japan Defense Ministry seeks missile interceptors in budgetWashington PostTOKYO — Japan's Defense Ministry is seeking a record-high budget to add missile interceptors and other equipment to defend the country from more North Korean weapons launches. The 5.26 trillion yen ($48 billion) request for the fiscal year beginning …America's Risky Nuclear BuildupNew York TimesUS, Read More …