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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

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

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

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

Hurricane Harvey threatens US with most powerful storm in 12 years

A Gulf of Mexico storm rapidly intensified on Thursday spinning into the potentially biggest hurricane to hit the mainland United States in 12 years and taking aim at the heart of nation's oil refining industry. Hurricane Harvey is forecast to make landfall late Friday or early Saturday,...

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 7:51pm

Is bacon the best motivator? For the Texas Longhorns, it is

In Donald Trump’s America, there are winners and there are losers. In Tom Herman’s Texas, there are those who eat bacon and those who don’t. The Texas Longhorns are coming off “the worst three-year stretch in the history of Texas football” and shouldn’t get...

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 7:41pm

Texas man gets stuck inside ATM, writes 'help me' notes to customers

A Texas man found himself trapped in an ATM machine and the only way he was able to let people know was by sending “help me” notes through the receipt slot when someone made a withdraw. A repairman was changing the lock on the ATM machine around 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday at a Bank of...

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 9:02am

Get roped into Houston, Texas' oddball charmer

Austin is not the only happening city in the Lone Star state. After taking a turn in the spotlight as the host of Super Bowl LI, Houston is continuing to wow visitors with offbeat art and food. Despite being America’s fourth largest city, many of its attractions are clustered in special...

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 7:50pm