The US Air Force said on Monday it failed to provide information as required about a Texas shooter's criminal history to a US law enforcement database ― something that should have blocked any legal access to firearms in the United States.
US President Donald Trump says the United States was living in "dark times" as the country grieves a massacre at a church in the state of Texas that left 26 dead, but he insisted the latest gun violence tragedy cannot be blamed on firearms.
A man with an assault rifle killed at least 26 people and wounded 20 in a rural Texas church during Sunday services, adding the name of Sutherland Springs to the litany of American communities shattered by mass shootings.
Extensive damage left by Hurricane Harvey in Texas, the US is estimated at between $150 billion (115.81 billion pounds) to $180 billion, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said on Sunday, which could be more than 20 times bigger than the $7.85 billion initial funding requested by US President Donald Trump from Congress last week.
The US Environmental Protection Agency said Friday that no high levels of toxic chemical have been detected at a Texas chemical plant that exploded and again caught fire earlier that day following problems caused by flooding by Hurricane Harvey.
A flood-hit southeast Texas City lost its drinking water supply and police and soldiers rescued thousands still stranded on Thursday after powerful storm Harvey killed 44 people and displaced more than a million on the Gulf Coast.
Words cannot describe the catastrophic situation unfolding in Houston and Southeast Texas. As daylight dawned this morning, the scope of the devastation began to come into clearer focus, and it will probably take months, if not years, to fully recover from damage of this magnitude.