Houston distributes water as more than 300,000 remain without power after devastating storms

The city of Houston on Saturday opened new distribution centers to give out water as thousands of customers remained without power following severe storms blamed in the deaths of seven people in the region. Houston hit a high of 91 degrees Saturday as the city and Harris County recover from tornadoes and 100 mph straight-line … Read more

Sen. Dick Durbin says Justice Alito should recuse in Trump cases because of upside-down flag

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said Friday that Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito should recuse himself from cases related to the 2020 election after a new report said an upside-down American flag flew outside his home in the days after the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol and before President Joe … Read more

King Charles’ polarizing portrait, explained by the artist himself

After a dramatic new portrait of King Charles III caused a stir around the world earlier this week, many art experts are weighing in with their opinions about the painting. The bold portrait, painted by British artist Jonathan Yeo, is the first official portrait of the 75-year-old king since his May 2023 coronation. It was unveiled inside Buckingham Palace on May … Read more

FBI and DHS warn that terrorists could target Pride events in June

The FBI and Department of Homeland security issued a joint public service announcement last week warning that foreign terrorist organizations, or FTOs, could target events during LGBTQ Pride Month. “Foreign terrorist organizations or supporters may seek to exploit increased gatherings associated with the upcoming June 2024 Pride Month,” the announcement reads. “FTO efforts to commit … Read more