Fleets of commercial drones are primed to hover over destruction from Tropical Storm Harvey in test of unmanned aircraft's ability to assess billions of dollars in damage for insurance industry and accelerate payouts for harried policyholders
The city of Houston will finally get some relief from historic rain Wednesday as Tropical Storm Harvey pulls away from east Texas and into neighboring Louisiana. Local and state officials in Texas say rescuers had taken more than 13,000 people from flooded homes, and thousands of people were staying in shelters set up at Houston's convention center, the arena for the Houston Rockets basketball team and the stadium where the Houston Texans football team plays.
Seven months into his tenure, the broad outlines of President Donald Trump's foreign policy are coming into focus. As a candidate, Trump suggested there would be stark foreign policy changes. But many experts say that on key issues, such as Afghanistan, Syria and North Korea, Trump is continuing along the same traditional path. VOA’s Cindy Saine reports.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday visited Texas, which continued to be battered by the remnants of Hurricane Harvey. The visit was part of an effort to show the government's responsiveness to the storm, which has now dumped historic amounts of rain. VOA's William Gallo reports.
In Texas, rebuilding efforts in areas devastated by Hurricane Harvey's winds and floods face higher costs and some delays because the construction industry has a critical shortage of skilled workers. VOA's Jim Randle reports.