Hurricane Harvey has caused devastating floods in the Houston area of Texas and parts of Louisiana, home to millions of Americans. The weather disaster has overwhelmed rescuers trying to answer calls for help by stranded residents. Texas Governor Greg Abbott praised the federal government's response Sunday, and the White House said President Donald Trump is expected to travel to Houston on Tuesday to view the rescue and recovery efforts. VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports.
Former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio has said he is grateful to President Donald Trump for a criminal pardon, but that act of clemency is drawing criticism from some within the president's own party. VOA's Marcus Harton has more.