The Brazos River has already reached record levels and forced hundreds of people west of Houston to evacuate. Weather experts predict 4 to 5 more inches of rain around Houston through the weekend.
Deaths from opioid overdoses are on the rise, and we know that because of data on death certificates. States determine who fills them out and what information they record. And that can vary widely.
At least one U.S. hospital is attempting uterine transplants for women born without a uterus, or who've lost it to disease. The surgery has yielded births in other nations, but poses real risks, too.
Some people in public education work hidden in plain sight. Here's the story of one man who takes on the role of surrogate parent, teacher and counselor.
For all the talk of the GOP's upheaval, the Senate majority leader says he doesn't think Donald Trump's nomination will redefine the Republican Party in any substantial way.
They say no cash is no reason to let potential students off the hook: "they will find the money." The documents, part of a lawsuit alleging fraud, recommend treating reporters with courtesy.
Rio de Janeiro made a big push to provide security in its shantytowns. But some, which were touted as models, are again plagued by gang violence that has terrified residents.
The country's largest beer producer, Empresas Polar, halted operations because the government restricted access to imported barley. But the president has pinned the entire food crisis on Polar.
For two years, Majd Abdulghani kept a journal during a crossroads in her life: Should she get married or keep studying? Or can she do both?
Clashes over grazing rights continue. Local sheriffs will give you an earful about how they believe environmental extremists have taken over federal agencies. But this is more than just a turf battle.