WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly backed a $15.3 billion aid package for victims of Harvey, nearly doubling President Donald Trump’s emergency request, and adding a deal between Trump and Democrats to increase America’s borrowing authority and fund the government into December."Senate passes $15B disaster aid measure, debt limit increase"
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s eldest son cast his meeting with a Russian lawyer last year as simply an opportunity to learn about Hillary Clinton’s “fitness, character or qualifications,” insisting Thursday to Senate investigators behind closed doors that he did not collude with Russia to hurt her campaign against his father."No collusion with Russians, Trump Jr. insists to Congress"
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s ex-strategist is blasting White House aides who publicly distance themselves from the president’s response to Charlottesville — yet stick it out in the West Wing."Ex-Trump strategist: White House aides must defend president"
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump reiterated Thursday that military action is “certainly” an option against North Korea, as his administration tentatively concurred with the pariah nation’s claim to have tested a hydrogen bomb."US not disputing NKorea’s claim to have tested H-bomb"
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on disaster aid for Harvey (all times local):"The Latest: House plans Wednesday vote on Harvey aid"
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress needs to combine a $7.9 billion disaster relief package for Harvey with a contentious increase in the nation’s borrowing limit, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says, arguing it is needed to ensure storm victims in Texas get the help they need."Mnuchin: Congress should tie Harvey aid to debt limit bill"
HIGHLANDS, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Harvey-related flooding and highly contaminated toxic waste sites near Houston (all times local):"The Latest: AP EXCLUSIVE: EPA surveys toxic waste sites"
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says in a legal filing that it has no information about wiretaps President Donald Trump once claimed had been made of Trump Tower in New York."DOJ says it has no records related to Trump Tower ‘wiretaps’"
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Harvey (all times local):"The Latest: Trump meets with first responders in Louisiana"