Things you should know today: 8/28/17


Officials act to protect downtown Houston from Harvey floods

Charlie Riedel
A car is submerged on a freeway flooded by Tropical Storm Harvey on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, near downtown Houston, Texas. The remnants of Hurricane Harvey sent devastating floods pouring into Houston on Sunday as rising water chased thousands of people to rooftops or higher ground. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Officials have taken further measures to protect the downtown Houston area as locals expect more rain from Hurricane Harvey.

With Trump pardon, Arpaio again wiggles out of legal trouble

FILE – In this Jan. 26, 2016 file photo, then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is joined by Joe Arpaio, the sheriff of metro Phoenix, at a campaign event in Marshalltown, Iowa. President Donald Trump has pardoned former sheriff Joe Arpaio following his conviction for intentionally disobeying a judge’s order in an immigration case. The White House announced the move Friday night, Aug. 25, 2017, saying the 85-year-old ex-sheriff of Arizona’s Maricopa County was a “worthy candidate” for a presidential pardon. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

President Donald Trump pardoned Joe Arpaio, the former sheriff of metro Phoenix, in a move that has prompted discussion from both sides of the aisle.

Smiles all around as Mayweather, McGregor savor fight

Isaac Brekken
Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, speaks with Conor McGregor after a super welterweight boxing match Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor are estimated to bring home nearly $400 million between the two of them following their super welterweight match on Saturday, Aug. 26.

Drone footage captures devastation of Hurricane Harvey

A drone in Rockport, Texas recorded footage of the dire situation that many Texans are facing in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

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