Post-Harvey problems plague Texas as funerals for dead begin
HOUSTON (AP) — One week after Harvey roared into the Gulf Coast, residents of a Texas city struggled with no drinking water, fires continued to erupt at a stricken chemical plant and funerals began for some of the mounting toll of victims….
This time with feeling: Trump returns to Harvey’s wake
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump brought plenty of optimism and swagger to Texas this week on his first visit to survey Harvey's wreckage. He's getting a chance to return with empathy….
Harvey’s dead mourned as search for missing gets desperate
HOUSTON (AP) — Benito Juarez Cavazos had come to Texas illegally from Mexico on his own as a young teen and was in the process 28 years later of getting his green card when he was swept away in the floodwaters left by Harvey….
Booming Houston built over land meant for flood projects
HOUSTON (AP) — The explosive expansion of Houston subdivisions into prairies far to the west helped make the city affordable for the average 345 people who moved there each day, but it also paved over thousands of acres that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had intended for a reservoir and other flood-control projects to help against deluges like the ones from Harvey….
Trump seeks an initial $7.9 billion in Harvey aid
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has sent lawmakers an initial request for a $7.9 billion down payment toward Harvey relief and recovery efforts….
Trump mulls decision on young immigrants in US illegally
WASHINGTON (AP) — Midday protests. Urgent pleas. Furious campaigning. A president torn….
AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week
Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see….
NKorea missile fear sets pre-emptive strike debate in Japan
TOKYO (AP) — Japan is debating whether to develop a limited pre-emptive strike capability and buy cruise missiles – ideas that were anathema in the pacifist country before the North Korea missile threat. With revisions to Japan's defense plans underway, ruling party hawks are accelerating the moves, and some defense experts say Japan should at least consider them….
AP source: Mueller team has draft letter on Comey firing
WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller's team of investigators is in possession of a letter drafted by President Donald Trump and an aide, but never sent, that lays out a rationale for firing FBI Director James Comey, according to a person familiar with the investigation….
California braces for severe heatwave through Labor day
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dozens of cooling centers opened throughout California, schools let students out early and outdoor events were cancelled as temperatures soared from a heat wave expected to last through the Labor Day weekend….