Power lines under repair in Texas (Odessa American/AP)

Lights back on in Texas, but water woes rise in South


Power has been restored for many of the millions of Texans who lost power for days after a deadly winter blast overwhelmed the electric grid, but the crisis is far from over in parts of the South, with many people lacking safe drinking water.

Thousands of Atlantic green sea turtles and Kemp’s ridley sea turtles suffering from cold stun are laid out to recover at the South Padre Island Convention Centre on South Padre Island, Texas (Miguel Roberts/The Brownsville Herald via AP)

Thousands of sea turtles rescued amid cold snap in Texas


Residents in the US, some of whom lack heat or basic amenities in their own homes due to the unusually chilly weather, have been rescuing cold-stunned sea turtles and taking them to a convention centre in a south Texas resort town.