‘Hot Mic’ podcast: Trump pardons Arpaio, another right-wing rally shut down

The important stories to know for Monday, August 28.

As Harvey pummels residents, Texas to restrict weather-related insurance claims

Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey only have a few days to file their insurance claims before new restrictions go into effect.

The 4 things everyone who’s ever booked a trip online is doing wrong

The one who can save you from pre-travel stress has been with you all along: It’s you.

3 key takeaways from the newly released Trump-Russia emails

The Russia investigation is back in the news at a critical moment in Trump's presidency.

Want to help Hurricane Harvey victims? Here’s how to vet and donate to legitimate relief groups.

Make sure you're giving money and donations to organizations that will actually help victims of the storm.

Trump is offering military weapons and armored vehicles to police. That’s what was used in Ferguson.

“Inviting the use of military weaponry against our domestic population is nothing short of recasting the public as an enemy.”

Munroe Bergdorf makes history as the first out trans woman to land her own L’Oréal UK campaign

In her first campaign video, the activist, DJ and actress gets real about what this means to her.

How one DA candidate in a crowded race is trying to shape the future of criminal justice reform

Marc Fliedner is America's first openly gay candidate for district attorney — and he's looking to lead the criminal justice reform movement from the inside.

Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors donate more than 200,000 cans of water for Hurricane Harvey relief

These massive facilities have the ability to produce drinking water for the Red Cross.

At news conference, Trump says he pardoned Joe Arpaio during the hurricane for “ratings”

“I assumed the ratings would be far higher than they would be normally,” Trump said for why he pardoned Arpaio on a Friday night during a major hurricane.

An expert explains why a mandatory evacuation of Houston ahead of Harvey could have been a disaster

"I think it would have been a lot more dangerous to have everybody leave."

During an antifa brawl, one reporter put his body on the line to stop a beat down

“I just didn’t want to see this guy die."

Here is everyone who would be impacted if Trump stops protecting immigrant children, refugees

“People don’t know the diversity of the folks it will impact if DACA is taken away.”

Teyana Taylor pays homage to Janet Jackson at the 2017 MTV VMAs

Teyana Taylor chose to wear an outfit identical to one Jackson wore back in 1995.

ACLU sues Trump over transgender military ban

The ACLU says the ban violates transgender people's constitutional right to equal protection and due process.

Travelers tend to avoid long layovers — here’s why (and how) to embrace them

Think of it as visiting two cities for the price of one trip.

This unconscious vocal mistake might hurt you with your job interviewer or boss

Here's how the pitch of your voice can signal dominance and submission — and why it matters.

2017 MTV VMAs: Pink stole the show. But thirsty stars nearly ruined it.

More often than not, MTV's annual spectacle was at its best when the smaller acts had the stage, and at its worst when clumsy superstars were in front of the camera.

Nearly 3 dozen have abandoned White House roles over Trump’s Charlottesville response

Resignations over Trump's response to white supremacist-fueled violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, continue to grow.

Afropunk 2017: From women’s braids to men’s natural hair, a celebration of black beauty

See some of the most beautifully dressed people who attended Afropunk 2017.

While Trump was tweeting about building a border wall, Mexico was offering aid to Harvey victims

In a statement, the Mexican government said it would help the US in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, "as good neighbors should always do in trying times."

North Korea launches missile over Japan

Japan's J-Alert warning system advised citizens to take precautions.