AP EXCLUSIVE: Toxic waste sites flooded, EPA not on scene

Long a center of the American petrochemical industry, the Houston metro area has more than a dozen such Superfund sites, designated by the Environmental Protection Agency as being among the most intensely contaminated places in the country.

Upbeat Trump pitches in at shelter for Harvey victims

“We saw a lot of happiness,” he told reporters after he and first lady Melania Trump greeted children in the kids’ zone in NRG Center, an emergency refuge for people who were forced out of their homes. “As tough as this was, it’s been a wonderful thing.”

AP source: Mueller team has draft letter on Comey firing

The letter was written in the days before the May 9 firing of Comey, but was held after objections from the president’s lawyer and others, according to two other people familiar with the process who were not authorized to discuss it publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Waters recede at chemical plant, but explosions still likely

Flames and smoke could be seen coming from the Arkema plant in Crosby for a second day after a container of organic peroxides exploded and caught fire early Thursday, sending acrid smoke into the air. An executive had said up to eight more containers could burn and explode.

Judge tosses most serious charges in Penn State frat death

A judge on Friday threw out involuntary manslaughter and felony assault counts filed against members of a Penn State fraternity in a pledge’s alcohol hazing-related death, ordering 12 of the frat brothers to stand trial on lesser counts.

Labor Day travel facts

Are you traveling for the Labor Day holiday? Check out these facts from CBS News.

US orders Russia to close SF consulate

It was a harsh welcome to Washington for new Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov, who arrived only hours after the U.S. announcement.