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

DeVos planning to scrap Obama rules on campus sexual assault

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday declared that "the era of 'rule by letter' is over" as she announced plans to change the way colleges and university handle allegations of sexual violence on campus.

  • Written by By COLLIN BINKLEY and LAURIE KELLMAN , Associated Press