Amid Harvey floods, Houston chief worries 'how many bodies?'

HOUSTON (AP) — Crews overwhelmed by thousands of rescue calls during one of the heaviest downpours in U.S. history have had little time to search for other potential victims, but officials acknowledge the grim reality that fatalities linked to Harvey could soar once the devastating floodwaters recede from one of America's most sprawling metropolitan centers.

  • Written by By MICHAEL GRACZYK and DAVID PHILLIP , Associated Press

In a 1st, NKorea fires missile over Japan in aggressive test

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In a first, North Korea on Tuesday fired a midrange ballistic missile designed to carry a nuclear payload that flew over Japan and splashed into the northern Pacific Ocean, officials said. The aggressive missile launch — likely the longest ever from North Korea — over the territory of a close U.S. ally sends a clear message of defiance as Washington and Seoul conduct war games nearby.

  • Written by By FOSTER KLUG and KIM TONG-HYUNG , Associated Press

Russia tries to allay Western fears about planned war games

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military sought Tuesday to allay Western fears about major war games set for next month, describing them as regular drills that will not threaten anyone.

  • Written by By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV , Associated Press

Trump traveling to Texas for briefings on Harvey recovery

WASHINGTON (AP) — Confronting Harvey's fury, President Donald Trump is making an all-out push to show the federal government's responsiveness to the massive storm that has lashed the Texas coastwdc and caused catastrophic flooding.

  • Written by By KEN THOMAS , Associated Press

US home prices surge in June, led by Seattle

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices climbed higher in June with gains that are eclipsing income growth — creating affordability pressures for would-be buyers.

  • Written by By JOSH BOAK , AP Economics Writer