‘their aim was to sow chaos’

Puerto Ricans are mostly without electricity and water after Hurricane Maria, North Korea claims the US has declared war, and Republicans turn to tax reform after a last-ditch effort at healthcare fails. PLUS: the Russia investigation turns to social media.

rocket man

Hurricane Maria annihilates Puerto Rico’s power grid, Donald Trump delivers a bellicose, nationalistic address to the UN General Assembly, and Mueller turns the screws on former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort. PLUS: a new healthcare bill gains momentum in the Senate.

'red-hot focus'

Hurricane Irma devastates parts of Florida, North Korea fires another missile over Japan, and the various investigations into Russian meddling turn to Michael Flynn and to cyber warfare.

'freeze for freeze'

China urges a ‘dual suspension’ policy between the US and North Korea, Trump disbands a climate advisory panel and announces a (not so) new strategy for Afghanistan, and the Navy dismisses its 7th Fleet commander after the USS John McCain collides with a merchant tanker.