Trump Jr. speaking with Senate committee staffers


WASHINGTON (AP) — The oldest son of President Donald Trump arrived on Capitol Hill Thursday morning for a private interview with congressional staff about a meeting he had with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 presidential campaign.

  • Written by By MARY CLARE JALONICK , Associated Press

Hurricane aid measure grows to $15B as Irma bears down

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans have almost doubled the size of the disaster relief package for Harvey to more than $15 billion, a first installment to help communities in Texas rebuild from the storm — and stock reserves for looming damage from Hurricane Irma.

  • Written by By ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press

AP Explains: Ex-Confederate capital eyes statues' removal


RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Some of the oldest and largest Confederate statues in the U.S. tower over Monument Avenue, a four-lane road that has served as Richmond's parade route. The avenue, lined with trees, churches and historic mansions, cuts through the heart of the city and is perhaps the most prestigious address in all of Richmond.