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WASHINGTON POST This story has been updated. Hurricane Irma is an “extremely dangerous” Category 5, barreling toward the northern Lesser Antilles and Southern Florida. It’s already the strongest hurricane ever recorded outside the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico, and it’s likely to make landfall somewhere in Florida over the weekend. If it …

The New York Times WASHINGTON — The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, has obtained a letter drafted by President Trump and a top political aide that offered an unvarnished view of Mr. Trump’s thinking in the days before the president fired the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey. The circumstances and reasons …

The Washington Post SALT LAKE CITY — The Latest on a nurse in Utah who was handcuffed by police over a blood draw (all times local): 3:45 p.m. A Utah prosecutor says he’s asked for a criminal investigation into a police officer who dragged a nurse from a hospital and …

POLITICO  FWD.us, an immigration reform group founded by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, is gathering signatures from tech CEOs for a letter urging President Trump to keep the DACA program. | AP Photo An immigration reform group founded by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is collecting signatures from tech CEOs for a …

  EW ENTERTAINMENT Ed Skrein had been on deck to be the next actor to play a “whitewashed” Asian character, but on Monday, less than a week after he joined the Hellboy reboot as Major Ben Daimio, a half-Japanese character in the comics, Skrein chose to leave the project. Skrein had watched as his …

THE WASHINGTON POST Polling Donald Trump is one of the most difficult and confusing exercises in modern politics. In Trump, we have a guy who won the presidency by surprisingly beating the polls in key Rust Belt states, of course. We also have a guy who maintains the loyalty of his …

New York Times  KABUL, Afghanistan — Suicide attackers stormed a crowded mosque in Kabul during Friday Prayer, officials said, killing at least 20 people and wounding dozens of others in the latest in a series of deadly attacks against Shiites in Afghanistan. The Islamic State, which previously claimed deadly assaults against …

WASHINGTON POST  Michigan boy saves drowning little brother, credits movie starring ‘The Rock’ Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson called a 10-year-old Jacob O’Connor a hero after the boy saved his younger brother from drowning by performing chest compressions, which he learned from watching the movie “San Andreas.” (Amber Ferguson/The Washington Post) Jacob …

The Washington Post This composite image of eleven pictures shows the progression of a total solar eclipse in Madras, Ore., on Monday. (Aubrey Gemignani/NASA) The 2017 solar eclipse is now history. If you missed the big event or, like me, regret not traveling to the path of totality to watch …

Washington Post Ecstasy pills designed to look like President Trump were recovered by German police. (Polizei Osnabrück) Police and parents have long worried about the dangers of drugs designed to look like candy. The fear, somewhat debunked, is that children would mistakenly get their hands on, say, meth that looks much like a …