Opposition sees Brexit ‘chaos’ in U.K. govt shifts

United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May arrives in Ottawa for bilateral trade talks on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. (Patrick Doyle/The Canadian Press via AP)

LONDON (AP) — The British government’s attempt to appear strong and united over Brexit wobbled Monday as a top official was shifted from his post days before a new round of divorce negotiations with the European Union. Opposition lawmakers said the move reflected the Conservatives’ “chaotic” approach to handling the biggest challenge facing the country.

Floods, fires, other disasters add stress to state budgets

In an Aug. 31 photo, the Rice Ridge Fire burns in the Lolo National Forest near Woodworth Road northeast of Salmon Lake, Mont. Montana’s wildfire season has left lawmakers there facing difficult decisions. The state typically keeps between $50 million and $100 million on hand for wildfire costs. This year, after a relatively wet winter and facing an estimate of lower than expected tax revenue, lawmakers authorized the governor to use some of that money to help fill a budget gap — leaving about $30 million in the fund. Rion Sanders / The Great Falls Tribune via AP

ATLANTA (AP) — A summer of natural catastrophes, from epic hurricanes to scorching wildfires, has exposed another peril in disaster-prone states: How to pay for the rescues, repairs and rebuilding.

Zinke recommends shrinking 6 national monuments

FILE - This May 23, 2016, file photo, shows the northernmost boundary of the proposed Bears Ears region, along the Colorado River, in southeastern Utah. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that six of 27 national monuments under review by the Trump administration be reduced in size, along with management changes to several other sites. A leaked memo from Zinke to President Donald Trump recommends that two Utah monuments — Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante — be reduced, along with Nevada's Gold Butte and Oregon's Cascade-Siskiyou (Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that six of 27 national monuments under review by the Trump administration be reduced in size, with changes to several others proposed.

Hurricane Maria aims at battered Caribbean islands

This Sept. 14, 2017 photo provided by Guillermo Houwer on Saturday, Sept. 16, shows storm damage to the Biras Creek Resort in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands. (Guillermo Houwer via AP)

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — A strengthening Hurricane Maria swirled toward the eastern Caribbean early Monday, with forecasters warning it probably would be a major storm by the time it passed through the already battered Leeward Islands later in the day.

Dozens of protesters arrested in St. Louis

Police arrest a man as demonstrators march in response to a not guilty verdict in the trial of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in St. Louis. Stockley was acquitted in the 2011 killing of a black man following a high-speed chase. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hundreds of police officers in riot gear mobilized in downtown St. Louis after another day of peaceful protests over an ex-police officer’s acquittal in the death of a black man, making dozens of arrests amid reports of property damage and vandalism in the streets.

‘Veep,’ ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ win top Emmy Award prizes

Ann Dowd, from left, winner of outstanding supporting actress in a drama series, Elisabeth Moss, winner of outstanding lead actress in a drama series, and Alexis Bledel, winner of outstanding guest actress in a drama for "The Handmaid's Tale" pose in the press room at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The dystopian vision of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” the deeply cynical Washington comedy “Veep” and the ever-topical “Saturday Night Live” won top series honors Sunday in an Emmy Awards ceremony that took almost nonstop aim at President Donald Trump in awards and speeches.

Activist urges walrus rafts in absence of sea ice

This undated photo provided by U.S. Fish and Wildlife shows Walrus cows and yearlings resting on ice in Alaska. An environmental activist wants the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reconsider using anchored rafts in the Chukchi Sea to provide walruses a platform to rest. Diminished sea ice brought on by global warming in recent years has forced walruses to the Russia and Alaska coasts in herds of 35,000 or more. (Joel Garlich-Miller/U.S. Fish and Wildlife via AP)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An environmental activist is calling on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reconsider placing anchored rafts in the ocean as resting platforms for walruses after stampedes killed 64 animals on Alaska’s northwest coast.

Trump to speak to U.N. General Assembly

In this Sept. 15, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump speaks to military personnel and their families at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. At this week's U.N. General Assembly, Trump will find there are serious concerns among world leaders about his priorities, his support for the organization he is addressing and a series of spiraling global crises. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is making his debut at the United Nations and taking his complaints about the world body straight to the source.

London commuters head back to work; two in custody

Commuters are seen on the platform at Parsons Green station in London, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. A bucket wrapped in an insulated bag caught fire on a packed London subway train at Parsons Green station on Friday Sept. 15, police are treating it as a terrorist incident. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

LONDON (AP) — British police are still holding two suspects in custody over the London subway blast as commuters head to work Monday in the first morning rush hour since the attack.

Bangladesh restricts refugees, starts immunization

Rohingya Muslim women, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, stretch their arms out to collect sanitary products distributed by aid agencies near Balukhali refugee camp, Bangladesh, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017. Bangladeshi authorities on Sunday took steps to restrict the movement of Muslim Rohingya refugees living in crowded border camps after fleeing violence in Myanmar, while that nation's military chief maintained the chaos was the work of extremists seeking a stronghold in the country. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladeshi authorities are taking steps to restrict the movement of Muslim Rohingya refugees living in crowded border camps after fleeing violence in Myanmar, whose military chief maintains that the chaos was the work of extremists seeking a stronghold in the country.

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