Trump family and associates to be in Russia probe crosshairs

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Congress returns from recess, President Donald Trump's family and associates will be back in the crosshairs of congressional committees investigating whether his campaign colluded with Russia, as well as of the high-wattage legal team assembled by special counsel Robert Mueller.

  • Written by By ERIC TUCKER, CHAD DAY and MARY CLARE JALONICK , Associated Press

Think tanks: religious strife risks future Myanmar violence

BANGKOK (AP) — Two new reports suggest that violence in western Myanmar fueled by tensions between the Buddhist ethnic Rakhine community and Rohingya Muslims both reflects and reinforces broader anti-Muslim sentiment, and could result in more violence in the country.

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  • Written by By JERRY HARMER and GRANT PECK , Associated Press

Charlottesville poses new civil rights test for Sessions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, a son of the segregated South who was named after leaders of the Confederacy, faces a tough new test of his commitment to protecting civil rights as he oversees the Justice Department's investigation of the deadly violence at a rally of white nationalists in Virginia.

  • Written by By SADIE GURMAN , Associated Press

Congress returns, faces pressing issues including Harvey aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers returned to Washington Tuesday facing fast-approaching deadlines, including pressing demands to replenish dwindling disaster aid reserves as Texas and Louisiana dig out from Harvey and an even more powerful hurricane, Irma, bears down on the U.S.

  • Written by By ERICA WERNER , AP Congressional Correspondent

Irma strengthens into Category 5 hurricane, nears Caribbean

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Irma grew into a dangerous Category 5 storm, the most powerful seen in the Atlantic in over a decade, and roared toward islands in the northeast Caribbean Tuesday on a path that could eventually take it to the United States.

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  • Written by By DANICA COTO , Associated Press