Maria grows to a Cat 3, nears already battered Caribbean

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Maria grew into a Category 3 storm on Monday as it barreled toward a potentially devastating collision with islands in the eastern Caribbean. Forecasters warned it was likely to grow even stronger.

  • Written by DANICA COTO , Associated Press

Pro-Trump rally draws hundreds, not thousands to Washington


WASHINGTON (AP) — Organizers had dubbed it the Mother of All Rallies and hoped to bring out thousands to pack the National Mall on Saturday in support of President Donald Trump. In the end, hundreds of flag-waving demonstrators did their best to make some noise in support of the president, who had skipped town for the weekend.

  • Written by By ASHRAF KHALIL , Associated Press

President Trump omnipresent over Emmy Awards ceremony


NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump never won an Emmy, it's true. But his presence was felt at this year's television awards ceremony more than any actor, writer or producer.

  • Written by By DAVID BAUDER , AP Television Writer

US flies powerful warplanes amid tensions with North Korea


SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. military flew advanced bombers and stealth jets over the Korean Peninsula and near Japan in drills with South Korean and Japanese warplanes on Monday, three days after North Korea fired a missile over Japan.

  • Written by By HYUNG-JIN KIM , Associated Press