Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
1. BLOCK-BY-BLOCK SEARCH IN STORM’S WAKE
Rescuers begin a search of tens of thousands of Houston homes, looking for anyone — alive or dead — who might have been left behind in Harvey’s fetid floodwaters.
2. EXPLOSIONS ADD TO FLOOD HAZARD
Explosions and fires rock a flood-crippled chemical plant near Houston, sending up a plume of acrid, eye-irritating smoke.
3. DIPLOMATIC TIT-FOR-TAT RAMPS UP TENSION
Retaliating for a similar Russian action, the U.S. orders Moscow to shutter its San Francisco consulate and close offices in Washington and New York.
4. WHO’S KNOCKING HEADS WITH POWERFUL UNIONS
President Emmanuel Macron embarks on his most daring undertaking — reforming France’s nearly sacrosanct labor laws.
5. WELLS FARGO’S FAKE ACCOUNTS SCANDAL GROWS
The bank now says that 3.5 million accounts were potentially opened without customers’ permission between 2009 and 2016.
6. HOW BRITAIN REMEMBERED DIANA
Dozens of floral tributes, photos and personal messages are placed at the gates of Kensington Palace on the 20th anniversary of the princess’s death in a Paris car crash.
7. FRESH HEADWAY IN FIGHT AGAINST EXTREMISTS
Iraq’s prime minister says the northern town of Tal Afar has been “fully liberated” from the Islamic State group after a nearly two-week operation.
8. OUTSPOKEN LAWMAN CALLING IT QUITS
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, who built a following among conservatives nationally with his provocative social media presence, is resigning — and isn’t saying why.
9. POPULAR TV ACTOR DIES AT 91
Tall, handsome Richard Anderson was best known for costarring simultaneously in television’s “The Six Million Dollar Man” and “The Bionic Woman” in the 1970s.
10. WHICH BIG-NAME COACHES ARE SQUARING OFF
For the first time, Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher face each other this weekend in a showdown between the No. 1 Crimson Tide and No. 3 Seminoles.
By The Associated Press