Post Tagged with: "Texas"

Texas woman accused of mailing bombs to assassinate former President Barack Obama and a state governor

November 24, 2017 11:30 pm
Texas woman accused of mailing bombs to assassinate former President Barack Obama and a state governor

Former President Barack Obama speaks at the inaugural Obama Foundation Summit on October 31, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by AFP) A woman in the US state of Texas has been charged with mailing explosive devices designed to assassinate former President Barack Obama and a state governor. Julia Poff on […]

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Texas Republican lawmaker Joe Barton apologizes for lewd photo on Twitter

November 22, 2017 11:05 am
Texas Republican lawmaker Joe Barton apologizes for lewd photo on Twitter

US House Representative Joe Barton Texas Republican lawmaker Joe Barton has apologized after release a nude photo of him on Twitter, further acknowledging that he has been engaged in sexual relations but only with “mature adult women.” US House Representative Barton said Wednesday that he wished he had used “better […]

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US President Donald Trump says guns not to blame for Texas massacre

November 6, 2017 12:33 am
US President Donald Trump says guns not to blame for Texas massacre

Law enforcement officials continue their investigation at Sutherland Springs Baptist Church on November 6, 2017 in Sutherland Springs, Texas. (photo by AFP) US President Donald Trump says the United States was living in “dark times” as the country grieves a church massacre in the state of Texas that left 26 […]

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US Democrats blame Republicans for loose gun control laws after Texas shooting

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US Democrats blame Republicans for loose gun control laws after Texas shooting

Semi-automatic rifles are seen for sale in a gun shop in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 4, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The deadly mass shooting in a Texas church that killed over two dozen people on Sunday has once again sparked gun control debates in the US, with former President Barack […]

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US Hurricane Harvey recovery cost estimated at $180bn: Texas Government

September 4, 2017 2:25 pm
US Hurricane Harvey recovery cost estimated at $180bn: Texas Government

Members of the Cypress Creek Christian Church take communion during Sunday services being held at Basel’s Gymnastics after their church was severely damaged from flooding during Hurricane Harvey on September 3, 2017 in Spring, Texas. (Photos by AFP) Up to $180 billion is needed for the relief efforts in the […]

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Harvey floods second-most costly disaster in US history

September 3, 2017 6:20 pm
Harvey floods second-most costly disaster in US history

Experts say Hurricane Harvey could be America’s second-costliest natural disaster after Hurricane Katrina that struck in 2005. Speculations are growing that the economic toll from Hurricane Harvey could soon make it the second-costliest natural disaster in US history, trailing only the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The price […]

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US mosques open doors to Hurricane Harvey victims

September 2, 2017 10:30 pm
US mosques open doors to Hurricane Harvey victims

Members of the Brand Lane Islamic Center in Stafford, Texas set dinner table for dislaced families from Hurricane Harvey on August 31, 2017. Several mosques in the US city of Houston in Texas have opened their doors to those displaced by Hurricane Harvey, providing supplies and shelter to Americans, despite […]

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Fresh flames and smoke engulf Arkema Inc. chemical plant in Texas

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Fresh flames and smoke engulf Arkema Inc. chemical plant in Texas

A fire burns at the Arkema chemical plant in Crosby, Texas, September 1, 2017. (Photo via ABC News) A new explosion has taken place at a chemical plant owned by Arkema Inc. in Texas where powerful storm Harvey wreaked havoc last week, causing serious damage to homes and other structures. The […]

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Texas flood toll mounts as fears emerge of chemical blast

August 31, 2017 9:36 am
Texas flood toll mounts as fears emerge of chemical blast

An evacuee is taken to hospital after feeling unwell at the Convention Center, which is serving as an evacuation shelter, after Hurricane Harvey caused heavy flooding in Houston, Texas, August 30, 2017. (Photo by AFP) New proof of the devastation wrought by monster storm Harvey emerged Wednesday as the bodies […]

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Flooding fears mount as Hurricane Harvey batters US Texas coast

August 26, 2017 3:00 pm
Flooding fears mount as Hurricane Harvey batters US Texas coast

The most powerful hurricane to hit the US state of Texas in more than 50 years moved slowly inland on Saturday, dumping torrential rain expected to cause catastrophic flooding after battering the coast with 130 miles per hour winds. As dawn breaks in the southern United States, a clearer picture […]

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