Congress returns amid pressure to act on gun violence


WASHINGTON (AP) — After a 10-day break, members of Congress are returning to work under hefty pressure to respond to the outcry over gun violence. But no plan appears ready to take off despite a long list of proposals, including many from President Donald Trump.

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  • Written by By LISA MASCARO and MATTHEW DALY , Associated Press

Violence rages in Syria as UN calls to stop 'hell on Earth'

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian forces launched a ground offensive Monday on a rebel-held eastern Damascus suburb despite a U.N. Security Council resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria. The U.N. chief denounced the violence in the embattled region, describing it as "hell on Earth."


  • Written by By BASSEM MROUE and JAMEY KEATEN , Associated Press

Governors worry about cyberattacks during fall elections


WASHINGTON (AP) — Will your vote be safe this year from foreign adversaries working to undermine U.S. democracy? Some of the nation's governors aren't so sure.

  • Written by By STEVE PEOPLES , Associated Press

Dems release Russia probe memo defending FBI surveillance


WASHINGTON (AP) — Two weeks after President Donald Trump blocked its full release, the House Intelligence Committee published a partially blacked-out version of a classified Democratic memo aiming to counter a GOP narrative that the FBI and Justice Department conspired against Trump as they investigated his ties to Russia.

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