• Texans hit hard by Hurricane Harvey rethink climate change

    PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) — Jefferson County, Texas, was drowned by more than 60 inches of rain during Hurricane Harvey, which left wide swaths of the county in ruins. Last November, Jefferson flipped from voting Democratic in presidential elections to instead back Donald Trump, who has dismissed the concept of climate change as a hoax and has worked to undo regulations meant to mitigate its damage.

  • Weah takes early lead in Liberia election’s first results

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Former international soccer star George Weah maintained an early lead in Liberia’s election Friday as the West African nation released a second round of provisional results of the vote to succeed Africa’s first female president.