Amid Baton Rouge's summer of grief, a hint of hope emerges

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — It's been a long, hot summer of pain and grief in Louisiana, its capital city engulfed by a string of tragedies that began with the killing of a black man at the hands of police. Then there followed the retaliatory slayings of three officers and now days of deadly floods.

  • Written by MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press KEVIN McGILL, Associated Press REBECCA SANTANA, Associated Press

UN says it was involved in introducing cholera to Haiti

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations is saying for the first time that it was involved in the introduction of cholera to Haiti and needs to do "much more" to end the suffering of those affected, estimated at more than 800,000 people.

  • Written by EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press

Trump advisers waged covert influence campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — A firm run by Donald Trump's campaign chairman directly orchestrated a covert Washington lobbying operation on behalf of Ukraine's then-ruling political party, attempting to sway American public opinion in favor of the country's pro-Russian government, emails obtained by The Associated Press show. Paul Manafort and his deputy, Rick Gates, never disclosed their work as foreign agents as required under federal law.

  • Written by JEFF HORWITZ, Associated Press CHAD DAY, Associated Press