Nate aims at New Orleans: Will pumps to drain the city work?

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When Tropical Storm Nate formed and forecasts put New Orleans in its projected path for this weekend, one big question loomed for residents and business owners: Will the pumps work?

  • Written by By STACEY PLAISANCE and KEVIN McGILL , Associated Press

AP FACT CHECK: Trump off the mark on Puerto Rico hurricane


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump struck false notes in addressing Puerto Rico's crisis in recent days, exaggerating both the ferocity of a truly ferocious hurricane and the pace of recovery. He also seemed to raise false hope that the territory's staggering debt would go away.

  • Written by By CALVIN WOODWARD and SETH BORENSTEIN , Associated Press

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to anti-nuclear campaign group

OSLO, Norway (AP) — The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, a group of mostly young activists pushing for a global treaty to ban the cataclysmic bombs.

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  • Written by By MARK LEWIS , Associated Press

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