Harvey Flooding Triggers Chemical Fire
Massive floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey knocked out power and safety systems at the Arkema plant near Houston. Containers of chemicals burst and a fire broke out. People within a mile radius of the plant were evacuated. Read the story from NPR.
Federal Judge Blocks Texas Ban on ‘Sanctuary Cities’
The controversial “Show Me Your Papers” law aimed to punish sanctuary cities had been set to take effect on Friday before a judge temporarily blocked it on Wednesday. The ruling came amid rising anxieties about immigration enforcement in Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Read the story from The AP.
Fatherhood After 40 is Becoming More Common
The number of dads of newborns in the 40-plus age group has doubled in the U.S. since the 1970s, according to new research. Read the story from NPR.
Alexa, Cortana Talk to Each Other in Amazon-Microsoft Deal
Rivals Microsoft and Amazon announced a partnership that will allow their voice-enabled digital assistants — Microsoft’s Cortana and Amazon’s Alexa — to work together later this fall. Read the story from The AP.