Houston closes schools Monday as city is under boil water notice

Houston closes schools Monday as city is under boil water notice

CNN — All public schools in Houston will be closed Monday after the city issued a boil water notice Sunday evening due to a loss of water pressure at a purification plant, officials said. The Houston Independent School District said on Twitter it is monitoring the situation and will provide additional updates Monday. “Earlier today, … Read more

Thousands of US flights delayed Sunday as major storm system hampers travel

Thousands of US flights delayed Sunday as major storm system hampers travel

New York CNN Business — A severe weather system across several parts of the United States has prompted the three major airports servicing New York City to urge passengers to arrive early for flights on what is expected to be one of the busiest travel days of the year. As of Sunday night, 6,027 flights … Read more

Iran lodges protest with FIFA over US Soccer flag post | Qatar World Cup 2022 News

Iran lodges protest with FIFA over US Soccer flag post |  Qatar World Cup 2022 News

Iranian football federation slams ‘unprofessional act’ as US football body uses modified flag in social media posts. Iran’s football federation says it has lodged a complaint to FIFA over the removal of the word “Allah” from the Islamic Republic’s flag on social media posts by its counterpart in the United States, ahead of an upcoming … Read more

Pilot and passenger trapped after small plane crashes into Maryland powerlines

Pilot and passenger trapped after small plane crashes into Maryland powerlines

CNN — The pilot and passenger of a small plane were trapped after crashing into power lines in Maryland on Sunday, local officials said. Rescue units were dispatched at 5:30 pm to reports of a small airplane that had flown into the power lines in Montgomery County, according to Pete Piringer, chief spokesperson for Montgomery … Read more

Iran calls for US to be kicked out of 2022 World Cup after it changes Iran flag on social media to show support for protesters

Iran calls for US to be kicked out of 2022 World Cup after it changes Iran flag on social media to show support for protesters

CNN — Iran state media has called for the US to be kicked out of the 2022 World Cup after the United States Soccer Federation changed Iran’s flag on its social media platforms to show support for protesters in Iran. The federation had temporarily displayed Iran’s national flag on its official Twitter, Instagram and Facebook … Read more

Thomas James: Navy petty officer who helped disarm Colorado nightclub shooter speaks out for first time

Thomas James: Navy petty officer who helped disarm Colorado nightclub shooter speaks out for first time

CNN — Thomas James, one of the two men who helped disarm a shooter during last week’s mass shooting inside Club Q in Colorado Springs, issued his first statement about his role in the attack on Sunday. “I simply wanted to save the family I found,” James, a US Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class, said … Read more

Atlantic Station shooting: 12-year-old killed, 5 teenagers injured in shooting at shopping district near downtown Atlanta

Atlantic Station shooting: 12-year-old killed, 5 teenagers injured in shooting at shopping district near downtown Atlanta

CNN — A 12-year-old was killed and five teenagers were injured in a shooting Saturday night after gunfire erupted near Atlanta’s Atlantic Station retail district following a dispute involving juveniles, according to city officials. Of those who were injured, one teenager suffered critical injuries while four others were “shot or injured in some way,” Atlanta … Read more

‘A significant severe-weather event will be likely’ this week, meteorologists say

'A significant severe-weather event will be likely' this week, meteorologists say

CNN — A new robust storm system moving into the Pacific Northwest Sunday is expected to spawn severe storms in the South this week. The Storm Prediction Center has issued an early forecast warning, calling for “a significant severe-weather event” across parts of the lower Mississippi River Valley Tuesday. “This storm system will have the … Read more

US provides Chevron limited authorization to pump oil in Venezuela after reaching humanitarian agreement

US provides Chevron limited authorization to pump oil in Venezuela after reaching humanitarian agreement

Washington CNN — The US has granted Chevron limited authorization to resume pumping oil from Venezuela following the announcement Saturday that the Venezuelan government and the opposition group have reached an agreement on humanitarian relief and will continue to negotiate for a solution to the country’s chronic economic and political crisis, including a focus on … Read more

Post-Thanksgiving travel may be complicated this weekend as Eastern US, South, Pacific Northwest facing rain and inclement weather

Post-Thanksgiving travel may be complicated this weekend as Eastern US, South, Pacific Northwest facing rain and inclement weather

CNN — As well-fed holiday travelers pack their bags, hit the roads and squeeze into planes this weekend, widespread rain and snow could cause delays in the trip home. Several weather systems are forecast to trouble regions of US on Saturday and Sunday, including two in the Northeast and another pair dumping snow on parts … Read more