On Capitol Hill, Trump Jr. denies collusion with Russia

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's eldest son cast his meeting with a Russian lawyer last year as simply an opportunity to learn about Hillary Clinton's "fitness, character or qualifications," insisting to Senate investigators behind closed doors that he did not collude with Russia to hurt her campaign against his father.

  • Written by By MARY CLARE JALONICK, ERIC TUCKER and JONATHAN LEMIRE , Associated Press

As Irma spins, Cuba evacuates, Floridians empty stores

 

CAIBARIEN, Cuba (AP) — Cuba evacuated tourists from beachside resorts and Floridians emptied stores of plywood and bottled water after Hurricane Irma left at least 16 people dead and thousands homeless on a devastated string of Caribbean islands and spun toward Florida for what could be a catastrophic blow this weekend.

  • Written by By DESMOND BOYLAN and BEN FOX , Associated Press

House heads toward passage of Harvey aid bill, debt hike

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative grumbling aside, the House is heading toward backing a $15.3 billion disaster aid package that President Donald Trump and Democrats have linked to a temporary increase in America's borrowing authority and keeping the government funded through December.

  • Written by By ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press

Trump tweet unlikely to calm anxious immigrants

 

President Donald Trump sought to assure hundreds of thousands of immigrants protected from deportation under an Obama-era action that they need not worry about the wind-down of the program as Congress debates an alternative.

  • Written by By ELLIOT SPAGAT , Associated Press

Police shoot armed man at Miami airport amid Irma evacuation

 

Police shot a man who wielded a knife and tried to get into a Miami airport terminal from a runway, prompting the closure of a busy concourse as travelers tried to leave Florida ahead of Hurricane Irma, authorities said.

  • Written by By KELLI KENNEDY , Associated Press