As Tropical Storm Harvey Strengthens, Texas Braces for Hurricane Conditions

Gov. Greg Abbott declared a state of disaster ahead of the expected rain and wind, conditions that would also affect the lower Mississippi Valley and Louisiana.

Remnants of Tropical Storm Harvey Gain Strength and Hurricane Watch Is Posted

Hurricane and storm surge watches were issued on Wednesday for parts of Texas. Forecasters are concerned about the storm stalling after making landfall.

Topple a Confederate Statue? This Broadway Musical Already Did.

Tony Kushner’s “Caroline, or Change,” from 2004, used the toppling to shed light on a key character’s frustrations. The subplot resonates powerfully today.

New Orleans Scrambles to Repair Drainage System After Severe Flooding

By KATY RECKDAHL August 11, 2017 NEW ORLEANS — With rain threatening, work crews scrambled on Friday to repair New Orleans’s pumping and drainage network in the hopes of preventing a repeat of last weekend, when flooding inundated many...

Gunman Called Police Shootings a ‘Necessary Evil’ in a Suicide Note

By ALAN BLINDER June 30, 2017 The man who opened fire last summer on law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge, La., killing two policemen and a deputy sheriff, carried out his ambush “to create substantial change within America’s police force and...