During his visit to China, Trump is expected to focus on the nature of trade relations between the two countries and to promote unity when dealing with the threat from North Korea.
In a first sign of electoral pushback against President Trump's fiery nationalism, Democrats in Virginia and several other states poll decisive victories, headlined by Democrat Ralph Northam's victory over Trump-backed gubernatorial Republican candidate Ed Gillespie in Virginia.
The US Air Force admits it did not report Texas gunman's history of domestic violence to the FBI and is now launching a review of the case. The domestic violence incident would have precluded gunman from legally buying a gun.
While in Seoul, Mr. Trump calls North Korea to "make a deal," but says will not rule out the military option.
As the US military shifts its focus to supporting local security forces and their efforts to stabilize conflict zones, the Army has started weighing cultural readiness and empathy as valuable traits for the new Security Force Assistance Brigades.
GOP candidate Ed Gillespie is blending establishment credentials with Trump-style ads on immigration and crime, while Democrat Ralph Northam is also trying to unify disparate wings of his party. The race is being closely watched as a key test of messaging and enthusiasm heading into the 2018 midterm elections.
During his visit to Japan, President Trump announced that the US will help arm Japan with state of the art missile defense systems. The move further cemented the friendship between the two leaders and presented a unified front against North Korea.
Investigators search the scene to piece together what happened after a gunman killed 26 people inside a small church in Southern Texas.
Republican lawmakers are discussing whether their tax plan should include a repeal of the Obama health law's requirement that people have insurance coverage or face a penalty. House GOP hopes to revamp the nation's tax code into legislation by Thanksgiving.
Federal immigration agencies have identified them as 'sensitive locations' – places to avoid making arrests. After a 10-year-old immigrant was detained at a Texas hospital, however, officials are wondering if formal legal defenses are needed. Rosa Maria Hernandez was released Friday evening.