Texas' Abbott Decries Storm Aid Bill; White House BristlesThe White House on Friday sent Congress a $44 billion disaster aid request that's already under attack as being way too small by lawmakers from states recently hit by hurricanes.
FEMA Rethinking Ban On Disaster Aid To Church BuildingsWhen disaster strikes, houses of worship are often on the front lines, feeding and sheltering victims. Yet churches, synagogues and mosques are routinely denied aid by the Federal Emergency Management Agency when it comes time to repair or rebuild their damaged sanctuaries.
Astros' World Series Run Lifts Houston Amid Harvey RecoveryPeople in the Houston area impacted by Harvey have used the Astros' championship run as a source of inspiration to slog through difficult days filled with tiring repairs, bureaucratic red tape and uncertainty about the future.
American Airlines 3Q Profit Falls On Higher Costs, StormsAmerican Airlines said Thursday that third-quarter profit fell on higher costs and the effect of three hurricanes, but it sees stronger pricing power ahead.
Senate Passes $36.5B Disaster Aid Bill; Trump Signature NextThe Senate passed a $36.5 billion emergency aid measure Tuesday to refill disaster accounts, provide a much-needed cash infusion to Puerto Rico, and bail out the federal flood insurance program.
Hurricanes Push Down United's 3Q Profit By One-ThirdUnited Airlines' third-quarter profit fell by one-third as the carrier was rocked by hurricanes that hit its hub in Houston and other airports.
President Trump Tweets Puerto Rico Can't Get Aid 'Forever'President Donald Trump is criticizing hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico and says the government can't keep federal aid there "forever."
EPA Announces $115 Million Cleanup For Houston SiteThe EPA approved a plan to remove sediments laced with highly toxic dioxin from a partially submerged Superfund site near Houston damaged during Hurricane Harvey.
House Set To Pass $36.5B For Hurricane, Wildfire Relief The House is on track to deliver a sweeping bipartisan vote for President Donald Trump's request for additional disaster aid, $16 billion to pay flood insurance claims, and emergency funding to help the cash-strapped government of Puerto Rico stay afloat.
13th Death From Florida Nursing Home That Lost AC In IrmaA woman who lived at a Florida nursing home that lost air conditioning during Hurricane Irma has died.
Tenor Placido Domingo Announces Disaster Relief FundraisingOpera singer Placido Domingo has announced he will match $50,000 in donations to relief efforts following an earthquake in Mexico and a hurricane in Puerto Rico.
President Trump Heads To Puerto Rico To Survey Hurricane DamagePresident Donald Trump is meeting Tuesday with some of the 3.4 million Puerto Ricans struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria, as criticism of the federal government's sluggish response continues.