The impacts of Harvey are raising questions about what cities can do to prepare for flooding events. Dale Morris, who directs the Dutch government's water management efforts in the US, offers some advice.
Tropical Storm Harvey has led to unprecedented flooding in Texas, driving thousands out of their homes. In the Greater Houston area, some of those displaced by catastrophic flooding are finding refuge inside local mosques.
Widespread flooding unleashed by deadly storm Harvey left Houston — the fourth-largest US city — increasingly isolated Monday, with airports and highways closed and residents being rescued from their inundated homes by boat and helicopter.
Cushing, Okla., is known to some as the pipeline intersection for the world. It's there where President Barack Obama traveled on Thursday to pledge his support for building the southern half of the Keystone XL pipeline, to get oil from Cushing to the Texas Gulf Coast refineries.
If you work in the natural resources industry, or happen to know how to pilot a fighter jet, Australia wants you. They're offering hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in pay, multi-year or even permanent work visas and they're taking their show on the world to attract applicants.
Woody Harrelson burst onto the entertainment scene playing the role of Woody in Cheers. Since then, he's appeared on TV and in movies and he's recently taken on the role of playwright with an Off-Broadway show, Bullet for Adolf.
The office of Houston's mayor created a video to show people what to do if their school or office is invaded by an active shooter. In the wake of recent shootings, it's been viewed more than a half million times on YouTube.
The drug war in Mexico has turned local journalism there into a potentially deadly career choice. Powerful cartels often threaten or kill hometown journalists who dare to report on the latest violence. But an innovative system for getting information out quickly -- and safely -- has recently emerged.
Hispanics played a major role in deciding November's presidential election. And now, as President Barack Obama prepares to start his second term with an eye on immigration reform, many Hispanic activists are hoping to take that new power and put it to work.
Comprehensive immigration reform is the word of the week. Senators have a plan, the president has a plan and activists have more plans than they know what to do with. But if history is any judge, these plans for comprehensive reform will have a tough road ahead of them.
Texans who live in the border area say security in the region is tight enough. They don't want a bigger fence, or a wall, and they say they've got enough drones and helicopters. And local police point to statistics that show their crime rate is far below big Texas cities. But is the border safe enough?
Reporter Betto Arcos looks back at Rigo Tovar, a big pop music figure in Mexico in the 1970s and 80s. Betto used to listen to his music and was invited to write a personal essay for a newly published book on Rigo Tovar called "Rigo es Amor."