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CORRECTS BYLINE - Robert Spooner, a U.S. Customs and Border patrol officer, center, and other volunteers work to prepare boats to help people in the aftermath of Harvey, Wednesday, Aug.30, 2017 in Houston. Harvey's floodwaters started dropping across much of the Houston area, but many thousands of homes in and around the nation's fourth-largest city were still swamped and could stay that way for days or longer. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)
August 30, 2017 - 9:15 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Harvey (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Houston officials say they are working to resume various city operations now that the flood waters from Tropical Depression Harvey have begun to recede. Bus service and the city's light rail system are set to...
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CORRECTS BYLINE - Robert Spooner, a U.S. Customs and Border patrol officer, center, and other volunteers work to prepare boats to help people in the aftermath of Harvey, Wednesday, Aug.30, 2017 in Houston. Harvey's floodwaters started dropping across much of the Houston area, but many thousands of homes in and around the nation's fourth-largest city were still swamped and could stay that way for days or longer. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)
August 30, 2017 - 8:29 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Harvey (all times local): 7:25 p.m. A top county official says Tropical Depression Harvey has taken two lives in Orange, Texas. Orange County Judge Stephen Carlton would only say the two died Monday night in the city of Orange and that the deaths...
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CORRECTS BYLINE - Robert Spooner, a U.S. Customs and Border patrol officer, center, and other volunteers work to prepare boats to help people in the aftermath of Harvey, Wednesday, Aug.30, 2017 in Houston. Harvey's floodwaters started dropping across much of the Houston area, but many thousands of homes in and around the nation's fourth-largest city were still swamped and could stay that way for days or longer. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)
August 30, 2017 - 6:12 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 5 p.m. Water is continuing to rise on Buffalo Bayou in Houston because of releases from one of two reservoirs in west Houston even though the rain from Tropical Storm Harvey has stopped. Harris County Flood Control District...
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CORRECTS BYLINE - Robert Spooner, a U.S. Customs and Border patrol officer, center, and other volunteers work to prepare boats to help people in the aftermath of Harvey, Wednesday, Aug.30, 2017 in Houston. Harvey's floodwaters started dropping across much of the Houston area, but many thousands of homes in and around the nation's fourth-largest city were still swamped and could stay that way for days or longer. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)
August 30, 2017 - 5:09 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 4:05 p.m. Authorities say a married couple who drove their pickup truck into Harvey's floodwaters has drowned after the current from a nearby creek swept them away. Fort Bend County Sheriff's Maj. Chad Norvell says the couple was...
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CORRECTS BYLINE - Robert Spooner, a U.S. Customs and Border patrol officer, center, and other volunteers work to prepare boats to help people in the aftermath of Harvey, Wednesday, Aug.30, 2017 in Houston. Harvey's floodwaters started dropping across much of the Houston area, but many thousands of homes in and around the nation's fourth-largest city were still swamped and could stay that way for days or longer. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)
August 30, 2017 - 4:21 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Authorities in Houston have been stressing that people will not be questioned about their immigration status at Harvey flood shelters. Despite those assurances, some people who aren't in the country legally have...
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CORRECTS BYLINE - Robert Spooner, a U.S. Customs and Border patrol officer, center, and other volunteers work to prepare boats to help people in the aftermath of Harvey, Wednesday, Aug.30, 2017 in Houston. Harvey's floodwaters started dropping across much of the Houston area, but many thousands of homes in and around the nation's fourth-largest city were still swamped and could stay that way for days or longer. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)
August 30, 2017 - 3:44 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Authorities in the Houston-area say they are investigating 17 more deaths to see whether they qualify as storm-related. Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences spokeswoman Tricia Bentley says that the medical...
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Evacuees escaping the floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rest at the George R. Brown Convention Center that has been set up as a shelter in Houston, Texas, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
August 30, 2017 - 2:54 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Forecasters are looking at a weather system off the Mexican coast just south of Texas that they say has a one-in-five chance of developing into something tropical in the next five days. Dennis Feltgen, a meteorologist...
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August 30, 2017 - 1:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department is easing financial aid rules and procedures for those affected by Harvey. The department is encouraging students whose financial needs have been altered by the storm to contact their school's financial aid office. The agency says in a statement that...
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A currency trader looks at computer monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. Asian stocks were higher on Wednesday as investors hunted for bargains and shrugged off geopolitical tensions a day after North Korea fired a missile that flew over northern Japan. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
August 30, 2017 - 4:48 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stocks were higher Wednesday as investors hunted for bargains and shrugged off geopolitical tensions a day after North Korea fired a missile that flew over northern Japan. KEEPING SCORE: European markets opened higher. Britain's FTSE 100 advanced 0.4 percent to 7,...
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The flag of Texas flies outside the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in New York. The exchange has committed more than $1 million for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. U.S. stocks are following other global market indexes lower Tuesday after investors were shaken up by North Korea's launch of a midrange ballistic missile that crossed over northern Japan and fell into the Pacific Ocean. (AP Photo Peter Morgan)
August 29, 2017 - 11:35 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks were higher on Wednesday as investors hunted for bargains and shrugged off geopolitical tensions a day after North Korea fired a missile that flew over northern Japan. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 0.6 percent to 19,468.73 and South Korea's Kospi was...
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