Harvey's heavy rains ratchet up flooding fears in Louisiana


MOSS BLUFF, La. (AP) — Bands of heavy rain from Harvey lashed southwest Louisiana on Monday, ratcheting up fears of destructive flooding in some storm-weary communities.

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  • Written by By ROGELIO SOLIS and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN , Associated Press

Trump expected to decide soon on fate of young immigrants


WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of delays, President Donald Trump is expected to decide soon on the fate of young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children as he faces a looming court deadline and is digging in on appeals to his base.

  • Written by By JILL COLVIN , Associated Press

Climate change seen as cause for mudslide in Switzerland


GENEVA (AP) — The effects of climate change are partially to blame for a mudslide through a southeastern village that left eight people missing after a massive chunk of rock broke off an Alpine mountainside, Switzerland's environmental protection office said Monday.



Guatemala's president plunges into constitutional crisis


GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Two days after prosecutors announced they would seek to lift Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales' immunity, he ordered the expulsion of the head of a highly praised U.N. anti-corruption commission and plunged into a faceoff with the nation's top court and the international community.

  • Written by By SONIA PEREZ D. and CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN , Associated Press

Rural America seeks more doctors


PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — When anesthesiologist Richard Wick opted to practice in rural Walla Walla after his residency last summer, the decision put him at odds with most of his classmates. Young physicians tend to flock to jobs in big cities.


  • Written by By KATHY ANEY, East Oregonian