HOUSTON (AP) - THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAYS RAIN IS FALLING JUST EAST OF HOUSTON AT A RATE OF 2 INCHES AN HOUR. NWS METEOROLOGIST TAWNYA EVANS SAYS HARRIS COUNTY, HOME TO HOUSTON, IS RECORDING ABOUT HALF AN INCH OF RAINFALL EACH HOUR EARLY TUESDAY, AND THAT AREAS EAST OF THERE ARE SEEING MUCH MORE. SHE SAYS THE RAIN COULD ABATE LATER IN THE MORNING BUT THAT ANOTHER BAND OF HEAVY RAINFALL WILL SOON FOLLOW.

WASHINGTON (AP) - PRESIDENTS CONFRONT POLITICAL RISKS AND POTENTIAL GAINS THAT COME WITH LEADING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S RESPONSE TO A DEADLY AND DESTRUCTIVE NATURAL DISASTER. NOW IT'S PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP'S TURN. HE IS EXPECTED TO TRAVEL TO TEXAS ON TUESDAY TO SURVEY THE RESPONSE TO HURRICANE HARVEY. THE HURRICANE IS THE FIRST MAJOR DISASTER OF TRUMP'S PRESIDENCY.

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (AP) - PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP SAYS "ALL OPTIONS ARE ON THE TABLE" AFTER NORTH KOREA LAUNCHED BALLISTIC MISSILES OVER JAPAN. TRUMP SAID IN A WRITTEN STATEMENT TUESDAY THAT "THREATENING AND DESTABILIZING ACTIONS" ONLY INCREASE NORTH KOREA'S ISOLATION IN THE REGION AND AROUND THE WORLD.

HOUSTON (AP) - TELEVANGELIST JOEL OSTEEN SAYS HIS HOUSTON MEGACHURCH HAS "NEVER" CLOSED ITS DOORS TO PEOPLE SEEKING SHELTER AS HARVEY SWAMPS THE CITY. OSTEEN HAS FACED CRITICISM FOR NOT OPENING HIS MASSIVE LAKEWOOD CHURCH AS A STORM SHELTER. IN A STATEMENT TO ABC NEWS, OSTEEN SAYS THE CHURCH "WILL CONTINUE TO BE A DISTRIBUTION CENTER FOR THOSE IN NEED" AND IS "PREPARED TO HOUSE PEOPLE ONCE SHELTERS REACH CAPACITY."

NEW YORK (AP) - INSURANCE EXPERTS SAY ONLY A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF HOMEOWNERS IN HARVEY'S PATH OF DESTRUCTION HAVE FLOOD INSURANCE. THAT MEANS FAMILIES WITH DAMAGE CAUSED BY FLOODING WILL HAVE TO COME UP WITH THEIR OWN RECOVERY COSTS. HARVEY MADE LANDFALL IN TEXAS LATE FRIDAY AS A CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE AND HAS LINGERED OFF THE COAST, DROPPING HEAVY RAIN AS A TROPICAL STORM. ROBERT HUNTER, DIRECTOR OF INSURANCE AT THE CONSUMER FEDERATION OF AMERICA EXPECTS FLOOD DAMAGE ALONE TO COST AT LEAST $35 BILLION.
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THE COLORADO-WYOMING REGION OF THE AMERICAN RED CROSS HAS SENT 32 VOLUNTEERS TO TEXAS TO HELP THE VICTIMS OF TROPICAL STORM HARVEY.

RED CROSS SPOKESMAN BILL FORTUNE SAID 10 OF THEM ARE FROM WYOMING, AND MORE ARE EXPECTED TO GO.

HARVEY WAS A CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE WHEN IT MOVED INTO TEXAS ON FRIDAY EVENING, AND SINCE HAS DUMPED MORE THAN 30 INCHES OF RAIN IN SOME PLACES.

EMERGENCY RESPONDERS AND VOLUNTEERS HAVE ARRIVED FROM ACROSS THE NATION AND WYOMING.

LYNN NIKKEL OF THE WYOMING SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION, ALONG WITH THE CONVENTION IN COLORADO, IS ON STANDBY WITH TWO MOBILE KITCHENS THAT CAN FEED UP TO 3,000 PEOPLE A DAY.

FORTUNE SAID THE RED CROSS HAS OPENED 30 SHELTERS.

DESPITE THE MASSIVE ASSISTANCE EFFORTS, GETTING THERE HAS BEEN DIFFICULT BECAUSE AIRPORTS ARE CLOSED, AND SOME AREAS ARE IMPASSIBLE BECAUSE OF FLOODING.
IF YOU WANT TO HELP VICTIMS OF HARVEY, CONTACT THE RED CROSS OR OTHER AGENCIES OFFERING RELIEF.
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CHEYENNE, WYO. (AP) - A 25-YEAR-OLD WYOMING MOTHER ACCUSED OF KILLING HER 16-MONTH-OLD BABY HAS PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO THE CHARGES AGAINST HER.

SABRINA A. SAWICKI APPEARED IN COURT ON MONDAY, DENYING CHARGES OF FIRST-DEGREE MURDER AND AGGRAVATED CHILD ABUSE.

AN AUTOPSY DETERMINED THE BOY DIED FROM "ABUSIVE HEAD TRAUMA" CONSISTENT WITH "SHAKEN BABY SYNDROME."

SAWICKI REMAINS FREE ON A $50,000 BOND. HER TRIAL IS SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 7.

COURT RECORDS SAY THE BABY WAS TAKEN TO CHEYENNE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER ON APRIL 24 AND THEN FLOWN TO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL COLORADO WHERE HE WAS TAKEN OFF LIFE SUPPORT ON APRIL 27.