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Most homes in Hurricane Harvey's path don't have flood insurance

Most homes in Hurricane Harvey's path don't have flood insurance

Finance
NOAA: Days of miserable weather aheadMost homes in the path of Hurricane Harvey don't have the flood insurance that owners would need to rebuild if their homes are damaged or destroyed. Standard homeowners insurance policies cover damage from the high winds that are associated with a hurricane, but they don't cover damage from rain or flood waters, such as storm surges or overflowing rivers. But the National Hurricane Center is forecasting up to 35 inches of rain in some locations by the middle of next week due to the storm, which could bring flooding far beyond the Texas coastline. Related: Hurricane Harvey could cause $ 40 billion worth of damage to Texas homes Figures from the National Flood Insurance Program show that only 15% of homes in Harris Country, which includes Houston, have fl...
Man arrested after jogger pushed woman in path of London bus

Man arrested after jogger pushed woman in path of London bus

World
British police searching for a jogger who knocked a woman into the path of a London bus arrested a man Thursday. London's Metropolitan Police force said the 50-year-old was arrested at a home in the Chelsea area of the city on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. He was later released pending further inquiries. Earlier this week, police released surveillance camera footage of the May 5 incident on Putney Bridge. It shows a jogger in shorts and T-shirt banging into a pedestrian, who tumbles in front of a double-decker bus. The bus stops just before hitting the woman, who suffered minor injuries. Police said Thursday's arrest followed a "good response" from the public to the video. The arrested man hasn't been charged and his name hasn't been released. ——— This story has been correcte
NASA to shoot asteroid into new flight path

NASA to shoot asteroid into new flight path

Technology
NASA is preparing its first ever mission to deflect an asteroid, a move the space agency hopes will provide lessons for how Earth can be protected from a potentially planet-destroying impact.The spacecraft for the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) is now moving to the design phase, and aims to demonstrate the "kinetic impactor technique" in which it will strike an asteroid and physically knock it into a different flight path.The Didymos asteroid - named after the Greek word for "twin" - is being targeted because it is an asteroid binary system which consists of two bodies orbiting each other as well as the Sun.Didymos A is the larger body, and is about a half mile across (780 metres) with the smaller body, Didymos B, being only 530 feet across (160 metres)."A binary asteroid is the p...