Donald Trump defends Joe Arpaio pardon

Donald Trump defends Joe Arpaio pardon

US President Donald Trump on 28 August defended his pardon of Joe Arpaio, the former Arizona lawman who had been widely criticised for harsh treatment of detained immigrants in the jails of his Arizona county and who ignored a federal judges order to cease those practices. Trump, during a news conference with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto, criticised pardons rendered by President Barack Obama and President Bill Clinton.  Aug 29, 2017
Trump rolled back Obamas flood rules before Hurricane Harvey

Trump rolled back Obamas flood rules before Hurricane Harvey

Donald Trump signed away Obama-era flood standards just weeks before Hurricane Harvey hit Texas in a bid to get infrastructure projects approved more quickly. The rule signed by former president Barack Obama in 2015 had not yet come into effect but aimed to make infrastructure more resilient to the effects of climate change, such as rising sea levels and flooding. Aug 29, 2017
Storm Harvey: Texas lashed with unprecedented rain

Storm Harvey: Texas lashed with unprecedented rain

Emergency crews rescued over 1,000 people around Houston, pulling people from cars and homes, as flood waters rose across southeast Texas on Sunday (August 27).People had to rely solely on boats to move around as more than 30in (75cm) of rain battered parts of the city over the weekend, turning main roads into rivers. Aug 28, 2017