Less than two weeks before Donald Trump accepted the Republican nomination, his campaign chairman made the offer in an email, according to people familiar with the discussions. The emails are among tens of thousands of documents given to officials probing whether Trump associates worked with Russia as part of Moscow’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election.
The special counsel investigating Russian election meddling made a broad request for documents from the White House, which is working to turn over internal documents that span 13 categories, according to two people briefed on the requests. Robert S. Mueller III's team is also eyeing whether the president sought to obstruct the earlier Russia probe.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said President Trump gave an “ignorant, absurd and hateful” speech at the United Nations a day earlier and vowed Iran would not be the first to walk away from the historic 2015 nuclear deal.
As the most violent tropical cyclone to hit the island in more than 80 years, Hurricane Maria knocked out Puerto Rico’s entire electrical grid and decimated some communities. The Category 4 storm also disabled radar, weather stations and cell towers, leaving an information vacuum in which officials could only speculate about damage, injuries or deaths.
If the astoundingly unpopular block-grant proposal at the center of Cassidy-Graham becomes law, it might create enough incentive for Democrats to pass a sweeping Medicare expansion the next time they have 50 votes in the Senate.
Across Mexico City, thousands volunteered to provide aid or to pick through buildings destroyed by Tuesday afternoon’s 7.1 magnitude quake, the second major temblor in the past month and the deadliest in three decades.