Hurricane mauled PR's renowned Monkey Island research center

CAYO SANTIAGO, Puerto Rico (AP) — As thousands of troops and government workers struggle to restore normal life to Puerto Rico, a small group of scientists is racing to save more than 1,000 monkeys whose brains may contain clues to mysteries of the human mind.

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  • Written by By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN , Associated Press

AP source: Man behind Trump dossier talks to investigators

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller's team of investigators has recently spoken with a former British spy who compiled a dossier of allegations about President Donald Trump's ties to Russia, according to a person familiar with the investigation.

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

Nate takes aim at Mexico, US after dousing Central America

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Tropical Storm Nate roared toward Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula Friday after drenching Central America in rain that was blamed for at least 22 deaths, and forecasters said it could reach the U.S. Gulf Coast as a hurricane over the weekend.

  • Written by By LUIS MANUEL GALEANO , Associated Press

Effort to restrict 'bump stock' draws unlikely supporters

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Rifle Association has joined the Trump administration and top congressional Republicans in a swift and surprising embrace of a restriction on Americans' guns, though a narrow one: to regulate the "bump stock" devices the Las Vegas shooter apparently used to horrifically lethal effect.

  • Written by By ERICA WERNER , AP Congressional Correspondent

Trump talks of 'calm before the storm' at military dinner

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump delivered a foreboding message, telling reporters as he posed for photos with his senior military leaders that this might be "the calm before the storm."

  • Written by By JILL COLVIN , Associated Press