Nighty-night Dark Knight: Mets to cut ties with Harvey
NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Mets said nighty-night to the Dark Knight.
Texas officials ignore dioxin spread in Houston waterways
HIGHLANDS, Texas (AP) - Evelyn and Jerome Matula were still polka-dancing newlyweds in 1950 when they spotted a half-finished cottage in the woods along the San Jacinto River east of Houston. It seemed idyllic, with panoramic views and a sandy path to the river, where their three children and later their grandchildren fished. Now, the retired refinery worker and former educator fear their kin were poisoned by carcinogenic dioxin in the fish and well water.
Officials in Harvey-hit county pick August for bond election
HOUSTON (AP) - Officials in the Texas county hardest hit by Hurricane Harvey voted on Tuesday to request that an August special election be set for a bond referendum in which residents could be asked to approve as much as $2.5 billion to finance critical flood-control projects.
Correction: Obit-Larry Harvey story
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In a story April 28 about the death of Larry Harvey, the founder of the celebration known as "Burning Man," The Associated Press reported erroneously that he arrived in San Francisco in 1965 at age 17. His brother, Stewart Harvey, says Larry Harvey went to San Francisco during the summers of 1967 and 1968, but did not move there until 1974. The story also erroneously reported the year of the Summer of Love; it was 1967, not 1965.
Harvey recovery funds may prioritize wealthy, advocates say
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Advocacy groups said Friday that Texas is poised to unfairly distribute billions in federal funding provided for housing repairs following Hurricane Harvey's devastation - prioritizing wealthy homeowners over poorer victims in ways that could constitute racial discrimination.