Emails point to Manafort offer to brief Russian in campaign


WASHINGTON (AP) — In the middle of Donald Trump's presidential run, then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort said he was willing to provide "private briefings" about the campaign to a Russian billionaire the U.S. government considers close to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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  • Written by By CHAD DAY , Associated Press

Mexicans displaced by deadly quake seek refuge from fear


MEXICO CITY (AP) — On rubber mats spread across a Mexico City recreation center, the Montero family cuddles under donated wool blankets, their first new possessions after abandoning their apartment following the deadly magnitude 7.1 earthquake.

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  • Written by By CHRISTINE ARMARIO , Associated Press

A stunned Puerto Rico seeks to rebuild after Hurricane Maria

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Rescuers fanned out to reach stunned victims Thursday after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, knocking out electricity to the entire island and triggering landslides and floods.

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  • Written by By DANICA COTO , Associated Press

Diplomats meet on Iran deal as Trump stays mum on decision


NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has determined how he wants to approach the Iran nuclear deal — which he has called the worst agreement ever negotiated by the United States — but has not told even his top national security advisers what his decision is.


  • Written by By MATTHEW LEE , AP Diplomatic Writer

SEC reveals hack, possibility info was used for trading


The Securities and Exchange Commission says its corporate filing system was hacked last year and the intruders may have used the nonpublic information they obtained to profit illegally.