Hurricane Harvey

Trump: Rubber gloves ‘too small’ for his 'yuge' hands

President Donald Trump has a thing for size: crowd size and hand size. Trump, for the second time in as many weeks, showed off his "yuuuuge" hands by breaking a pair of rubber gloves. Trump has been dealing with jokes about his “gerbil hands,” as New York Magazine’s...

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 8:44pm

These are the worst hurricanes of all time

The wrath of hurricane season is upon us and after a few years of relative calm when it comes coastal storms, Mother Nature dealt two blows in the form of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, reminding the East Coast exactly what she can do. More than 100 people have died as a result of the two...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 2:50pm

ASPCA brings 41 dogs displaced by Hurricane Harvey to NY, Conn.

The ASPCA on Monday relocated 41 shelter dogs that were displaced when Hurricane Harvey devastated the Gulf Coast of Texas more than a week ago. Half of the pups were dropped off at the ASPCA Adoption Center on the Upper East Side, while the rest traveled on to the Connecticut Human Society in...

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 3:57pm

Too soon, Charlie Hebdo? French magazine takes heat for Texas Nazi cover

The French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo, that became well-known after attacks on its office attributed to an illustration of the founder of Islam, the prophet Muhammad, is taking heat for its cover depicting the devastation from Hurricane Harvey. The cover features submerged people giving the...

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 5:43pm

New law will make it harder for Harvey victims to collect insurance

Lawmakers and lawyers are urging victims of Hurricane Harvey to file homeowner's insurance claims fast — by this Friday, September 1 — because a new law could make it harder for them to collect, the Dallas Morning News reports. On Friday, a new law takes effect that was passed by...

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 4:43pm

One Hurricane Harvey photo perfectly encapsulates Trump's presidency

Former White House photographer Pete Souza has never been shy about using photographs from his archives to show the comparison between President Obama's actions in office (generally: warm, collegial, as in shots with Angela Merkel and the G20) and President Trump's (well, not). After Souza...

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 2:30pm

Solange announces special Boston show to help Harvey victims

In the wake of Harvey's devastation, Solange is doing her part to help victims in her hometown of Houston. The Grammy Award-winning singer announced on Wendesday that she'll be performing a benefit concert in Boston next month to raise funds for those affected by the hurricane. All...

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 11:30am

Sandra Bullock donates $1M to Harvey relief effort

Sandra Bullock, actress and America’s sweetheart, is doing her part to help victims of Hurricane Harvey by donating $1 million to the Red Cross relief effort. “This is an incredible gift. We’re so thankful. It’s times like this when we do receive such an incredible amount...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 9:35pm

Most Americans believe Trump is 'tearing the country apart': Fox News poll

A majority of American voters believe President Donald Trump is “tearing the country apart,” according to a new Fox News poll released Wednesday. Trump is “tearing the country apart,” according to 56 percent of poll respondents, while 33 percent think he’s “...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 8:56pm

Does the Red Cross have a history of mucking up relief efforts?

Should you donate to the American Red Cross? There are some who shun the Red Cross as a valuable relief agency. In a 2015 report, the federal Government Accountability Office wrote that “no regular, independent evaluations are conducted of the impact or effectiveness of the Red Cross’s...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 8:26pm

Who is Joel Osteen, and why is everyone criticizing him?

The Houston-based TV pastor Joel Osteen ran into controversy this weekend, for claiming his 16,800-seat megachurch, Lakewood Church, housed in the former Houston Rockets Stadium, was "inaccessible" and not able to accept evacuees from areas devastated by Hurricane Harvey. What the...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 5:11pm

Where to donate to Hurricane Harvey victims

As you look forward to the long holiday weekend, with its promise of beach days, BBQs and binge-watching, take a second to realize how lucky you are not to be stuck in a flooded home, waiting for someone to rescue you via boat. After you let that feeling sink in, take five minutes and donate some...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 4:26pm

Don’t get scammed making your Hurricane Harvey donation

Tens of thousands of people are in desperate need of help after Hurricane Harvey’s record-breaking rain caused massive flooding throughout Texas and the Gulf Coast. While many states, such as New York, are sending physical help, millions of others are looking to help monetarily, which will...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 4:21pm

Is Hurricane Harvey due to climate change?

The massive rainfall associated with Hurricane Harvey is "very likely" related to climate change, which increases the amount of moisture in the atmosphere, the United Nations weather agency said on Tuesday. The storm is the most extreme rain event in U.S. history, dumping a record 50...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 3:03pm

The Foreman Forecast: Trump’s higher ground

Amid the record rainfall, scouring floods and human misery in south Texas, there was President Trump doing what presidents do: Offering reassurance, praising first responders and promising the federal government’s help until the suffering has passed. Such visits have become a supremely...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 5:05am

We'll drink to that! Anheuser-Busch sends cans of water to Harvey victims

Anheuser-Busch is taking one down and passing it around, except instead of bottles of beer, the company is delivering more than 155,000 cans of emergency drinking water to help communities affected by Hurricane Harvey. The first of three truckloads of water was sent from Anheuser-Busch’s...

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 10:22pm

ExxonMobile tank damaged by Hurricane Harvey leaking dangerous pollutants

Two ExxonMobile refineries have been damaged by Hurricane Harvey, causing hazardous pollutants to leak and an “unbearable” chemical smell over parts of Houston. ExxonMobil acknowledged in filings on Tuesday that a floating roof covering a tank at the oil company’s Baytown oil...

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 9:58pm

Let's just face it as a nation -- POTUS is a size queen

President Donald Trump is a size queen. When it comes to the Trump crowd size, at least. Trump crowd size in Corpus Christi Not only was he stuck on the “alternate fact” that his inaugural crowd was bigger than No. 44 Barack Obama’s, he took the opportunity as he visited Corpus...

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 8:59pm