Here are links to some of the stories making headlines today.
Houston area copes with flooding as Harvey delivers pounding rainfall
The second fatality in the ferocious storm occurred in the Houston area when a woman drove her vehicle into high water, city police said. Police said they believe the car became inoperable or the water was too high to pass through. The victim got out of her vehicle, was overtaken by water and drowned.
Mayweather defeats McGregor by TKO
McGregor, though, surprised many by going toe to toe with Mayweather until the 10th round. “He’s a lot better than I thought he was,” Mayweather said after the bout. Mayweather’s record is now 50-0, surpassing Rocky Marciano, who went 49-0. After Saturday’s win, he said this was the final fight of his career.
US journalist killed in South Sudan named
The State Department confirmed that Christopher Allen was killed in the East African nation on Saturday. “We can confirm that U.S. citizen Christopher Allen died in South Sudan on August 26, 2017 while working as a journalist. We express our condolences to Mr. Allen’s family,” it said in a statement.
Facebook, Instagram experience outages Saturday
Some people reported difficulties accessing the two social platforms beginning at about 9 a.m. ET, according to Down Detecto r, a site that tracks real-time outages and other online issues. Facebook acknowledged the outage in a statement sent to CNNMoney. “Earlier today, a technical issue caused some people to have trouble accessing Facebook services.
Bill Nye to Disney: You owe me $9 million for ‘Science Guy’
The famed science enthusiast filed suit against Disney on Thursday, claiming the media giant hoodwinked him out of more than $9 million in earnings from “Bill Nye the Science Guy.” The beloved television series originally aired between 1992 and 1997, gaining a loyal following among children while winning multiple broadcasting awards for its fun, science-focused programming.
Harvey’s ‘Unprecedented’ Precipitation And Flooding Are ‘Only Getting Worse’
This isn’t the time to mince words ― the effects of Hurricane Harvey are only going to get worse for Texas. On Sunday, the National Weather Service called the flooding that’s quickly taking over Houston alongside much of the coastal area surrounding it “unprecedented” and “beyond anything experienced.”
Dramatic Photos Show Texas Under Water, With Flooding Expected To Worsen
Dramatic photos and videos on social media have captured the destruction in parts of Texas after Hurricane Harvey barreled into the Gulf Coast, bringing potentially “historic” rain and flooding, according to weather officials. “This event is unprecedented & all impacts are unknown & beyond anything experienced,” the National Weather Service said.
Resourceful Dog Walks Away With Bag Of Dog Food After Hurricane Harvey
The morning after Hurricane Harvey tore into Texas, Gulf Coast residents were already trying to prepare for life after the destructive storm ― including Otis, the dog. Tiele Dockens was checking out the damage for friends and family in Sinton, north of Corpus Christi, when she saw Otis on the street carrying a large bag of dog food.
Twitter Doesn’t Tire Of Knocking Conor McGregor’s Stamina
Conor McGregor was game ― but man was he tired. Twitter weighed in on the Irishman’s technical knockout loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. Saturday, saying fatigue did him in. Fight fans jabbed at McGregor afterward. Live look at McGregor’s current stamina. pic.twitter.com/bYne2StmNk – Clark W.
The Most Brutal Photos From The Mayweather-McGregor Fight
Floyd Mayweather beat the Irishman with a technical knockout in the 10th round.
Trump Still Insists Mexico Will Pay For The Wall — Eventually
President Donald Trump on Sunday returned to rallying his base by continuing to insist that Mexico will pay for his proposed border wall, after last week threatening a government shutdown if funding for the barrier isn’t provided in the U.S. budget.
Mayweather Retires With Perfect 50-0 Record: ‘Tonight Was My Last Fight’
After defeating UFC champ Conor McGregor during their much-hyped Saturday night fight in Las Vegas, undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. said he was hanging up his gloves – “for sure” this time. “This was my last fight tonight. For sure. Tonight was my last fight,” Mayweather, 40, said at the conclusion of the unexpectedly competitive bout, according to Rolling Stone.
Liverpool 4-0 Arsenal: Dreadful Gunners picked apart at Anfield
Liverpool were magnificent. That needs to be said because, in the coming days, there is going to be a lot of commentary about Arsenal, and it’s all too easy to forget the winners. So, Liverpool: outstanding. Joe Gomez: superb. Emre Can: immense. Roberto Firmino: brilliant. Mohamed Salah: electric.
Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling celebrates his late winner
Raheem Sterling capped off an eventful day by dining out with his Manchester City team-mates at a restaurant on Saturday night. Sterling struck an injury-time winner in City’s match at Bournemouth before he was sent off for a second bookable offence for celebrating with the away supporters.
Phil Jones dominant for Manchester United and deserves England start
Victor Lindelof briefly brought the leafy lane leading up to Manchester United’s training base to a halt on Friday afternoon. Supporters were waiting at the gates ready to pounce for autographs from their heroes as Lindelof attempted to snake his way home.
The terrible price of the search for a better life in Europe – BBC News
Three photos are all that Yaya Sangare has to remind him of the family he once had. It was nine months ago when his wife and sons drowned off the coast of Libya. “I was holding my newborn son Kami Davide in my arms when he died,” he says quietly, as he goes through the small album of photos on his cracked mobile phone.
Zillertal Alps accident kills five climbers in Austria – BBC News
Five climbers have been killed and one seriously injured in an accident near Krimml, in the Austrian Alps. Five rescue helicopters were sent to the scene, 2,000m above sea level in a mountain range known as the Zillertal Alps.
Angola’s ruling MPLA wins parliamentary election, commission says – BBC News
Angola’s ruling MPLA party has won the country’s parliamentary election, provisional results suggest. The party received 61% of votes cast during Wednesday’s ballot, the Angolan electoral commission said on Friday. The opposition Unita party, which received 27%, disputes the commission’s count.
Why it’s not surprising that ship collisions still happen
It happened in the middle of the night, off the coast of Malaysia. A large tanker filled with nearly 12,000 tonnes of oil smashed into the side of US Navy destroyer the John S McCain, named after the father and grandfather of US senator John McCain.