For Trump, chance to return with empathy for Harvey victims

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump brought plenty of optimism and swagger to Texas on his first visit to survey Harvey's devastation. He's getting a chance to return with empathy.

  • Written by By KEN THOMAS , Associated Press

Residents who evacuated for Harvey come home to devastation

CROSBY, Texas (AP) — Silvia Casas' eyes welled with tears Friday as she surveyed the damage from Harvey to what was once a working class, mostly Hispanic neighborhood near Crosby, Texas.

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  • Written by By JASON DEAREN and JAY REEVES, Associated Press

Flames, smoke at Houston-area chemical plant for a 2nd day

HOUSTON (AP) — Thick black smoke and towering orange flames shot up Friday after two trailers of highly unstable compounds blew up at a flooded Houston-area chemical plant, the second fire there in two days.

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  • Written by By FRANK BAJAK, REESE DUNKLIN and EMILY SCHMALL, Associated Press

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week


A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts: