U.S.

2017 August

During a summer of crisis, Trump chafes against criticism and new controls

The Washington Post | Thursday August 31, 2017

Behind the scenes, president fumes about media and Congress, while friends fret about his dark moods.

They had to get out. Now. Evacuations in Harvey-weary neighborhoods take a toll.

The Washington Post | Thursday August 31, 2017

The call came at 3 a.m. Thursday that a flood was imminent. But where was the water?

Trump officials slash advertising, grants to help Americans get Affordable Care Act insurance

The Washington Post | Thursday August 31, 2017

Administration says programs were inefficient, but critics say moves are part of ACA sabotage.

David A. Clarke Jr. resigns as Milwaukee County sheriff

The Washington Post | Thursday August 31, 2017

Clarke's resignation will take effect at midnight

Nearly 2,000 people faced additional screening after first Trump travel ban, new document shows

The Washington Post | Thursday August 31, 2017

The list calls into question the government’s initial assessment of the impact of the ban.

Experts are worried about volatile chemicals at Houston plant, but not alarmed

The Washington Post | Thursday August 31, 2017

Organic peroxides that escaped a chemical plant are harmful when they come in contact with the eyes, lungs or skin.

The 'extremely flammable' chemical behind the fire in the flooded Texas plant

The Washington Post | Thursday August 31, 2017

Liquid organic peroxides did what they do best — decompose rapidly and energetically.

Pence: 'Texas is inspiring America'

The Washington Post | Thursday August 31, 2017

Vice President Pence spoke with volunteers in Victoria, Tex., on Aug. 31.

Why a dark horse candidate could be good for Uber

The Washington Post | Thursday August 31, 2017

Being the unforeseen winner -- and a much lower-profile one at that -- has its advantages.

Pentagon chief Mattis disputes suggestions that he and Trump do not see eye-to-eye

The Washington Post | Thursday August 31, 2017

'If I say six and the president says half a dozen, they're going to say I disagreed with him.'

How the chaos of Hurricane Katrina helped save pets from flooding in Texas

The Washington Post | Thursday August 31, 2017

Many New Orleans residents refused to leave their pets behind in 2005, leading to deaths — and changes in the law.

Firefighters rescue family in burning house

The Washington Post | Thursday August 31, 2017

A rescue boat was used to project a stream of water, extinguishing a fire and saving a family amid the aftermath of Harvey.

Bipartisan group of governors calls on Congress to shore up elements of Affordable Care Act

The Washington Post | Thursday August 31, 2017

State leaders’ blueprint addresses rising coverage rates and decreasing consumer choices under the law.

Scientists offer help to labs hit hard by Harvey, even tending to their fruit flies

The Washington Post | Thursday August 31, 2017

More than 200 laboratories have volunteered to help colleagues recover from the devastating storm.

I don't speak Spanish. Does that make me less Latinx?

The Washington Post | Thursday August 31, 2017

A Puerto Rican writer pushes back at people who feel entitled to “police” his Spanish- language skills.

Trump officials pick four companies to build prototypes of border wall

The Washington Post | Thursday August 31, 2017

The concrete prototypes are the first step to meeting a campaign promise to build a 'big, beautiful' wall.

Who will bear the financial burden for Harvey’s rampage? Not insurance companies.

The Washington Post | Thursday August 31, 2017

The multi-billion-dollar estimates of Harvey's damage are just coming in and they vary. But one thing seems clear: Property owners, not insurance companies, will bear most of the bill.

Doctor saves baby with treatment at Houston's largest shelter

The Washington Post | Thursday August 31, 2017

Dr. Don Winters, a pediatrician for the National Disaster Medical System, has been deployed to Houston's convention center to provide emergency medical attention to patients displaced by Harvey.

Pence tells Texans 'we are with you'

The Washington Post | Thursday August 31, 2017

Vice President Pence addressed survivors of Tropical Storm Harvey in Rockport, Tex., on Aug. 31.

Pence meets Harvey survivors in Texas

The Washington Post | Thursday August 31, 2017

Vice President Pence shook hands and spoke with survivors of Tropical Storm Harvey in Rockport, Tex., on Aug. 31.