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Harris County burns down last 6 of Arkema’s chemical containers in Crosby

Chron Harris County Fire Marshal’s office set fire to the remaining six containers of chemicals at Arkema’s Crosby plant, Sunday afternoon. Spokeswoman Rachel Moreno refused to provide any details about what was done to set the material on fire, citing “safety and … Continue reading

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Homemade Tick Repellent Recipe

eHow – by Mel Frank How to keep troublesome ticks at bay? This simple natural repellent can be made with a few inexpensive household ingredients. Easy, inexpensive, and chemical-free.

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Swooping owl attacks have Brookside neighbors on alert, experts scratching their heads

Fox 4 KC KANSAS CITY, Mo. — At least three families in the Brookside neighborhood have had encounters with swooping owls while walking or jogging the street. It’s the reason Janice Allen looks up into the trees while working out … Continue reading

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DA: ‘No evidence’ reporter investigating JFK assassination was murdered

New York Post – by Susan Edelman The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office says it has “found no evidence” that newspaper reporter and TV star Dorothy Kilgallen was murdered as she dug deep into the JFK assassination. After announcing last January … Continue reading

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Exxon Mobil Beaumont refinery reports oil spill

Chron Oil from the Exxon Mobil Beaumont refinery has spilled outside the facility onto a nearby county road, the company reported. “We are monitoring a sheen. There is not a reported oil spill,” spokeswoman Charlotte Huffaker said by email. She said … Continue reading

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Arkema backtracks, refuses to provide chemical inventory to the public

Chron Arkema, the company that owns the chemical plant in Crosby on the verge of more explosions, is refusing to provide a chemical inventory and facility map to the public, one day after promising to provide the information. Speaking to … Continue reading

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Houston Mayor Strongly Encouraging Evacuations Near Reservoirs

Weather Channel Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner is strongly encouraging anyone living east side of Houston’s flood control reservoirs with water still inside their home to evacuate. “Second story housing and above will not be safe,” the mayor said in a … Continue reading

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21 Rikers inmates get $378G from city after vomiting from meatloaf they say was tainted with rat poison

NY Daily News The most expensive meatloaf ever served on Rikers Island came with a hard-to-swallow $378,000 tab for the city. Twenty-one inmates settled a federal lawsuit with the city after charging the tainted March 2015 lunch caused vomiting, diarrhea, bleeding and … Continue reading

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Ga. cop tells frightened woman ‘we only kill black people’

AOL A veteran Georgia police officer is on leave after unearthed video shows him telling a woman she wouldn’t be shot because she wasn’t black. “Remember, we only kill black people,” Cobb County police Lt. Gregg Abbott said on dashcam … Continue reading

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Harvey Beyond Houston: Possible Tornado Causes Damage in Alabama; Tennessee Flooding Prompts Evacuations

Weather Channel A possible tornado caused minor injuries and left behind damages in Alabama Thursday, as flooding prompted officials in Tennessee to urge some residents to evacuate. The storm impacted several homes in Reform, Alabama, according to the Associated Press. Photographs … Continue reading

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Petition calls for removal of Indiana University mural depicting KKK scene

AOL BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WXIN) — A longtime piece of artwork at IU is now at the center of controversy, leading to hundreds of students calling for school officials to take it down. The painting is part of a 22-panel mural inside … Continue reading

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Irma may become Category 4 hurricane while tracking across Atlantic; Will it affect the US?

AccuWeather – by Faith Eherts While the Gulf Coast continues to deal with the devastating impacts of Harvey, emergency managers in the United States have another tropical threat to monitor by the name of Irma. Far across the Atlantic, just … Continue reading

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Trump to ‘personally’ donate $1 million for Hurricane Harvey relief

Chron WASHINGTON – While Congress readies a multi-billion dollar aid package to rebuild the Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the White House announced Thursday that President Donald Trump will donate $1 million of his own money to … Continue reading

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The crucial reason Houston officials didn’t order evacuations before Harvey made landfall

Business Insider – by Dave Mosher Over the past week, Hurricane Harvey and its stormy remnants have dumped more than four feet of rain on parts of Texas, breaking US rainfall records. Thousands of people escaped to their rooftops to avoid drowning in … Continue reading

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Oil refineries have released 2 million pounds of chemicals in Harvey’s wake, and scientists are worried

AOL Tropical Storm Harvey may be on the move — but its after-effects are just beginning to be realized. In addition to slamming homes and hospitals, the storm struck the heart of Texas’ refining industry, where roughly a third of America’s oil … Continue reading

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Potential chemical explosion at flooded Texas plant prompts evacuation

AOL WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Arkema SA expects chemicals to catch fire or explode at its heavily flooded plant in Crosby, Texas in the coming days, and has no way to prevent that from happening, the chief executive officer of the company’s North America … Continue reading

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Is it safe to drive to Houston after Hurricane Harvey? Here are the routes that are still closed

Chron – by  Heather Leighton While Houston officials didn’t establish a mandatory evacuation for the entire metropolis, some residents fled to neighboring cities like Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio before the rains, tornadoes, and floods came to the city. Now, many of … Continue reading

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Massive Gator Takes Shelter On a Bed During Hurricane Harvey

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Harvey makes 2nd landfall on Louisiana border after pummeling Texas with ‘catastrophic’ flooding — here’s the latest

Business Insider On Wednesday evening, the sun is finally shining in Houston. But the city is still underwater, and Harvey has turned its destructive eye toward Louisiana. The monster storm made a second landfall on the Texas border near Cameron, Louisiana, around 4:30 … Continue reading

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Joel Osteen Says Megachurch Didn’t Open Earlier Because Houston ‘Didn’t Ask’

Huffington Post Pastor Joel Osteen can’t seem to get his story straight about why he didn’t offer his 16,800-seat megachurch in Houston as a shelter sooner for those displaced by Hurricane Harvey. During an appearance on NBC’s “TODAY” show Wednesday, … Continue reading

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