• China's Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organization, WHO, addresses her statement, during the 69th World Health Assembly at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, May 23, 2016. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)

    UN health agency gets OK for revamp of emergency response

    GENEVA (AP) — Stung by failures in its response to Ebola, the World Health Organization is revamping how it responds to emergencies to become nimbler, more reactive and more operational in “one of the most profound transformations” ever at the U.N. health agency.

    Updated: 6:06 pm

  • A man works at Addicks Dam Thursday, May 5, 2016, in Houston. With clay soil and tabletop-flat terrain, Houston has endured flooding for generations. Its 1,700 miles of man-made channels struggle to dispatch storm runoff to the Gulf of Mexico.  Now the nation’s fourth-largest city is being overwhelmed with more frequent and more destructive floods. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

    THINGS TO KNOW: Houston’s floods and politics of growth

    HOUSTON (AP) — Floods are getting worse and more expensive in Houston, the nation’s fourth-largest city, where entire neighborhoods are often overwhelmed shortly after a heavy rainstorm.