Texas Starts To Recover From Hurricane Harvey
Authorities in Texas are continuing their rescue efforts, plucking people from the floodwaters — at least 2,000 so far, according to Police Chief Art Acevedo. On Monday, Houston-area reservoirs overwhelmed by Harvey gushed water as authorities sought to release pressure on two dams that were at risk of failing from the immense floodwaters that have filled the city.
As many as 50 counties are affected by the flooding. Read the story from The AP.
Joe Arpaio Pardon
Trump picked the notorious Arizona lawman for his first-ever act of presidential absolution. Read the story from The Atlantic.
Mayweather Defeats McGregor
Floyd Mayweather cemented his place as a boxing great with a career 50th straight win over the mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor Saturday. Mayweather was widely expected to win. Read the story from NPR.
New Uber CEO
Uber has tapped travel company Expedia’s CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, to be its new chief executive. He steps into the role at a tumultuous time, as Uber seeks to fill a leadership vacuum. Read the story from NPR.
Military Transgender Ban
In a memo released Friday, Trump announced the rollback of an Obama-era order allowing transgender individuals to be recruited by and serve in the United States armed forces. Read the story from The Atlantic.