Tuesday's top stories


Shawna Chen
Updated Sep 20, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Migrants flown to Martha's Vineyard file class action lawsuit against DeSantis

Photo of migrants huddled on the street
A group of migrants huddles on a sidewalk in front of St. Andrews Episcopal Church on Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. Two planes with migrants from Venezuela aboard arrived suddenly Wednesday night on the island. Photo: Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Mike Pence keeps mum about 2024 presidential run during Utah visit

Former Vice President Mike Pence at Utah Valley University.
Former Vice President Mike Pence at Utah Valley University. Photo: Rick Bowmer/AP

Special master presses Trump team for evidence that he declassified records

The legal team of former US President Donald Trump.
The legal team of former President Trump, led by M. Evan Corcoran (center), along with Lindsey Halligan (left), James Trusty (back right), and Christ Kise (back) on Sept. 20. Photo: Alex Kent/Getty Images
Jacob Knutson
Updated Sep 20, 2022 - Politics & Policy

White House "coordinating" with Delaware for possible migrant plane

 White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre speaking during a briefing in August 2022.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre. Photo: Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post via Getty Images
Erin Doherty
Updated Sep 20, 2022 - World

Kremlin-backed separatists in Ukraine plan votes to join Russia

A boy rides a bicycle near an armored tank with a Ukrainian flag in the town of Izium, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in the Kharkiv region
A boy rides his bike near an armored tank with a Ukrainian flag in the town of Izium, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in the Kharkiv region. Photo: Oleksii Chumachenko/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Erin Doherty
Updated Sep 20, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Trump asks appeals court to reject DOJ request to keep reviewing classified Mar-a-Lago docs

Former President Donald Trump enters the stage at a Save America Rally,.
Former President Trump enters the stage at a rally in Ohio on Sept. 17. Photo: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images

Coons: Biden may wait 'til next year to decide on re-election bid

President Joe Biden (left) and Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) in December, 2016.
President Joe Biden (left) and Sen. Chris Coons. Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images
Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian
Sep 20, 2022 - World

Europe turns on China

Illustration of the EU stars arranged as a no sign over a map of China.
Illustration: Lindsey Bailey/Axios
Sam Sabin
Sep 20, 2022 - Technology

Cyber firms explain their ongoing hacker group name game

Illustration of a name tag with binary code on it instead of a name.
Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios
Dave Lawler
Sep 20, 2022 - World

Ukraine dominates UN General Assembly

Illustration of country name placards at the UN with microphones, with Ukraine's microphone bigger than all others.
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

What’s behind the collapse of “growth stocks”

Illustration of a blackboard as a stock chart with someone pointing to it
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Smartphones and older users remain an uneasy match

Illustration of a door on a smartphone opening.
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios
Oriana Gonzalez
Sep 20, 2022 - Health

More than 4 in 5 of U.S. pregnancy-related deaths are avoidable, CDC says

Dave Lawler
Sep 20, 2022 - World

What to watch for at the UN General Assembly

One of the roughly 10 billion maze-like security checkpoints outside UN HQ. Photo: Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

Young people are driving a rise in mental health spending

Michael Graff
Sep 20, 2022 - News

Poll: Kemp up big on Abrams, Warnock-Walker tied

Deadly Hurricane Fiona strengthens into Category 3 storm

A NOAA satellite image of Hurricane Fiona
A NOAA satellite image of Hurricane Fiona as it strengthened into a Category 3 storm early on Tuesday. Photo: NOAA
Rebecca Falconer
Updated Sep 20, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Trump opposes immediately sharing declassification details in Mar-a-Lago case

Former President Trump speaks at a rally to support Republican candidates running for state and federal offices in the state at the Covelli Centre on September 17, 2022 in Youngstown, Ohio.
Former President Trump at a rally in the state in Youngstown, Ohio, on Saturday. Photo: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images
Rebecca Falconer
Updated Sep 20, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Texas sheriff to investigate DeSantis' migrant flights to Martha's Vineyard

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to supporters at a campaign stop on the Keep Florida Free Tour at the Horsepower Ranch in Geneva.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to supporters at a campaign stop in Geneva in August. Photo: Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

U.S. sets record with more than 2 million encounters at Mexico border

Photo of the border wall at the southern border
A section of the U.S.-Mexico border fence in Eagle Pass, Texas, as seen on July 26. Photo: Paul Ratje/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Migrants sent to Martha's Vineyard promised cash and job help

A Venezuelan migrant boards a vehicle outside of St. Andrew's Parish House in Martha's Vineyard on Sept. 16.
A Venezuelan migrant outside St. Andrew's Parish House on Martha's Vineyard on Sept. 16. Photo: Carlin Stiehl for The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Erica Pandey
Sep 20, 2022 - Health

How to break a bad habit

Illustration of a hand holding a hammer that is breaking a text message bubble.
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Scoop: McConnell's closed-door confidence

Mitch McConnell
Photo: Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

Inside preparations to challenge Biden's student loan forgiveness

Illustration of a graduation cap on the statue of Lady Justice.
Illustration: Megan Robinson/Axios