Senate panel cancels private interview with Trump lawyer


WASHINGTON (AP) — A scheduled private meeting between President Donald Trump's personal lawyer and Senate committee staff was abruptly canceled on Tuesday amid a dispute over a public statement he issued before the meeting.

  • Written by By ERIC TUCKER and MARY CLARE JALONICK , Associated Press

White man accused of killing 2 blacks had Hitler speech

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A 23-year-old white man arrested Tuesday was accused of killing two black men and firing on a black family in a string of attacks that police say may have been racially motivated.

Baton Rouge Slayings

  • Written by By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN , Associated Press

Huntsman says Moscow's meddling led to low level of trust


WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, President Donald Trump's nominee to be U.S. ambassador to Russia, told Congress on Tuesday that Moscow's meddling in the 2016 presidential election led directly to the lack of trust between the two former Cold War foes.

  • Written by By RICHARD LARDNER , Associated Press

UN chief: Nuclear threat at highest level since Cold War

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned the world's leaders Tuesday that the threat of a nuclear attack is at its highest level since the end of the Cold War and "fiery talk can lead to fatal misunderstandings."

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  • Written by By EDITH M. LEDERER , Associated Press

Hurricane Maria smashes Dominica, now menaces Puerto Rico


ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Hurricane Maria smashed into the Caribbean island of Dominica with 160 mph winds, ripping the roof off even the prime minister's residence and causing what he called "mind-boggling" devastation Tuesday as it plunged into a Caribbean region already ravaged by Hurricane Irma.


  • Written by By CARLISLE JNO BAPTISTE and DANICA COTO , Associated Press