Hurricane barrels into Texas

With time running out, tens of thousands of people flee an increasingly menacing-looking Hurricane Harvey as it takes aim at a wide swath of the Texas Gulf Coast.

Another Trump aide leaves

White House national security aide Sebastian Gorka is out, in the latest defection from Trump’s chaotic administration.

Transgender troop ban extended

Trump directs the Pentagon to extend indefinitely a ban on transgender individuals joining the military, but he appears to leave open the possibility of allowing some already in uniform to remain.

Trump pardons Arizona sheriff

Trump pardons former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the retired Arizona lawman convicted for intentionally disobeying a judge’s order in an immigration case.

U.S. issues Venezuela sanctions

President Nicolas Maduro vows to prosecute for treason opponents he says are behind sweeping U.S. financial sanctions that will strain relations between the countries and make it harder to raise badly needed cash.