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Clash of the titans: Clinton, Trump go head to head

Clinton and Trump are virtually tied in the latest polls as they prepare for their first televised debateHillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off Monday in one of the most consequential presidential debates in modern US history, with up to 100 million viewers to tune in for the hotly-anticipated political duel. With polls tightening into a virtual dead heat, the stakes could hardly be higher: the first woman to win the White House nomination for a major US party, against a New York tycoon turned reality star who has upended the political establishment. Commentators call it a clash of the titans: a 90-minute endurance test between Clinton the Democrat, arguably the most experienced US presidential candidate ever, and Trump the Republican, perhaps the least experienced nominee for a major party.


Clinton, Trump go head to head in high stakes presidential debate

Trump holds a rally with supporters in Roanoke, Virginia, U.S.By John Whitesides and Steve Holland HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (Reuters) - Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump face off for the first time on Monday in a high stakes presidential debate that could shift the course of the neck-and-neck 2016 campaign for the White House. The highly anticipated clash between the Democratic former secretary of state and Republican real estate tycoon has generated wide interest nationally and internationally six weeks before the Nov. 8 election. Opinion polls show the two candidates in a very tight race, with the latest Reuters/Ipsos polling showing Clinton ahead by 4 percentage points, with 41 percent of likely voters.


Houston gunman had 2 weapons, thousands of rounds at scene

Gunman dead after shooting 6 at strip center in SW HoustonHOUSTON (AP) — A disgruntled lawyer wearing military-style apparel with old Nazi emblems had two weapons and more than 2,500 rounds of live ammunition when he randomly shot at drivers in a Houston neighborhood Monday before he was shot and killed by police, authorities said.


The Latest: Colombia accord signing ends with 'Ode to Peace'

Men embrace during an event organized by rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in Yari Plains, southern Colombia, as they watch live images of government and FARC leaders signing a peace agreement in Cartagena to end more than five decades of conflict, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) — The latest on the signing of a historic peace deal in Colombia (all times local):


Feds accuse Silicon Valley firm of hiring biasSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit accusing a fast-growing Silicon Valley software company of systematically discriminating against Asian job applicants.Gordon homers leading off as Marlins mourn Fernandez

Gordon homers leading off as Marlins mourn FernandezDee Gordon hit an emotional homer in Miami's first at-bat following the death of Marlins ace Jose Fernandez in a boating accident. Leading off the first inning Monday night against the New York Mets, Gordon ...


Carroll: Russell Wilson has MCL sprain, but "feeling great"

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, top, is pulled down by San Francisco 49ers' Eli Harold in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)RENTON, Wash. (AP) — As of Monday afternoon, Pete Carroll's expectation was that Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson will be the starter on Sunday when the Seahawks face the New York Jets despite a sprained MCL in his left knee.


Pierce returns to Clippers for 19th and last NBA season

Los Angeles Clippers' Paul Pierce laughs while talking to reporters during the team's NBA basketball media day, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, in Playa Vista, Calif. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Pierce decided to return for his 19th and last season in the NBA, convinced the Los Angeles Clippers can make a successful run to their first league title.


Colombia, FARC sign historic peace deal ending long conflict

Colombia, FARC sign historic peace deal ending long conflictColombia's government and the country's largest rebel movement signed a historic peace accord Monday evening ending a half-century of combat that caused more than 220,000 deaths and made 8 million homeless. ...


Police: Mall shooting suspect confessed, shot 5 in 1 minute

Police: Mall shooting suspect confessed, shot 5 in 1 minuteThe suspect accused of killing five people at a Macy's department store confessed to police, court documents said, but his motive remained a mystery Monday as a portrait emerged of him as a mentally troubled ...


Arnold Palmer, the King with a personal touch

File- This April 5, 2007, file photo shows former Masters champion Arnold Palmer acknowledging the crowd after hitting the ceremonial first tee shot prior to the first round of the 2007 Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. Palmer, who made golf popular for the masses with his hard-charging style, incomparable charisma and a personal touch that made him known throughout the golf world as "The King," died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Pittsburgh. He was 87. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — William McGirt took his wife and infant son to Arnold Palmer's office at Bay Hill, wanting nothing more than a photo.


Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts separating after 11 years

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2015 file photo, Naomi Watts, left, and Liev Schreiber arrive at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. The celebrity couple said in a joint statement Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, they are separating as a couple. Schreiber and Watts have been together since 2005 and have two children together. They are not married. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts are separating after 11 years together.


New York launches campaign to fight Islamophobia

New York is planning workshops beginning next month to give city employees and public and private employers a better understanding of IslamNew York unveiled Monday a major public campaign to fight Islamophobia, stressing the equal rights of the city's hundreds of thousands of Muslims. "Now more than ever, it is important for every New Yorker to stand united as one city and reject hate and violence," said Mayor Bill de Blasio in a statement. The campaign begins Tuesday, just 10 days after bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami exploded a device in Chelsea, a fashionable Manhattan neighborhood, injuring 29 people.


Herschell Gordon Lewis, 'godfather of gore,' dies at 87

This undated image made from video released by HGB Entertainment Ltd shows horror filmmaker Herschell Gordon Lewis. Lewis, who pioneered the horror genre in the 1960s known as the "splatter film," which intentionally focused on gore and gruesomeness, died in his sleep early Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. He was 87. (HGB Entertainment Ltd via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Herschell Gordon Lewis, the horror filmmaker known as the "godfather of gore," died Monday at 87.


Official: One-third of calls to VA suicide hotline roll over

Official: One-third of calls to VA suicide hotline roll overMore than one-third of calls to a suicide hotline for troubled veterans are not being answered by front-line staffers because of poor work habits and other problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs, ...


Colombia, FARC sign historic peace deal

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (L) and the head of the FARC guerrilla Timoleon Jimenez, aka Timochenko, shake hands during the signing of the historic peace agreement in CartagenaThe Colombian government and the leftist FARC rebel force signed a historic peace accord Monday to end a half-century conflict that has killed hundreds of thousands of people. President Juan Manuel Santos and the leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), Timoleon Jimenez, signed the deal at a ceremony in the Caribbean city of Cartagena attended by international dignitaries.


Arkansas lawmaker arrested after filming traffic stopLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas legislator who co-sponsored a law aimed in part at preventing authorities from prohibiting the filming of an arrest was arrested Monday after police said he refused to leave the area of a traffic stop he was recording.The Latest: Suspect was diagnosed with depression, anxiety

Arcan Cetin's stepfather David Marshall is swarmed by the media outside the Skagit County District Court on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016 moments after Cetin appeared in court under a magistrate's warrant which will give Skagit County prosecutors 30 days to file official charges against him in the Cascade Mall shooting where five people were murdered on Friday, Sept. 22, in Burlington. (Brandy Shreve/Skagit Valley Herald via AP)MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly mall shooting in Washington state (all times local):


The Latest: Investigators still at Houston shooting scene

A cars windows are shattered by bullets at the scene of a shooting along Wesleyan at Law Street in Houston that left multiple people injured and the alleged shooter dead, Sunday morning, Sept. 25, 2016. (Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP)HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at in Houston neighborhood (all times local):


U.S. Labor Department launches review of all Wells Fargo complaints

A Wells Fargo Bank is shown in Charlotte, North CarolinaU.S. Labor Department Secretary Thomas Perez on Monday pledged to conduct a "top-to-bottom" review of all cases, complaints and other alleged violations that the department has received concerning Wells Fargo in recent years. Perez's announcement, outlined in a Sept. 26 letter to Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, comes after Warren and other Democrats asked the Labor Department last week to launch a probe into possible wage and working-hour law violations involving Wells Fargo tellers and sales representatives who may have stayed late to meet sales quotas.


Salute for Palmer planned at the Ryder CupBy Larry Fine CHASKA, Minnesota (Reuters) - A video tribute, a moment of silence and a tangible salute to Arnold Palmer will be part of a celebration of the late golfer's life at this week's Ryder Cup matches between U.S. and European golfers. A tribute to Palmer, who died on Sunday at age 87, will be held on the first tee on Friday's opening of the competition, PGA of America president Derek Sprague said on Monday. U.S. team captain Davis Love III and European captain Darren Clarke said the teams would both honor 'The King' during the 41st edition of the biennial match play competition.Pentagon chief pledges $108 billion to fix nuclear force

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2016 file photo, Defense Secretary Ash Carter, accompanied by Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. As defense chief for a president who famously envisioned “a world without nuclear weapons,” Ash Carter has said remarkably little about them. He has been quiet on a range of nuclear issues, including the Pentagon’s efforts to correct an array of morale, training, discipline and resource problems in the Air Force nuclear missile corps. This is all the more notable for the fact that Carter, a physicist by training and policy wonk by reputation, cut his professional teeth on nuclear weapons during the Cold War. This quiet approach is expected to end when Carter visits Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday the Pentagon is committed to correcting decades of short-changing its nuclear force, including forging ahead with building a new generation of weapons that will cost hundreds of billions of dollars in the coming decades.


Colombia's government, FARC rebels sign historic peace accord to end half-century conflictCARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's government, FARC rebels sign historic peace accord to end half-century conflict.The Latest: Kaine weeps at site of Pulse nightclub shooting

Democratic vice presidential candidate, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va. meets with a participate in the 65th annual Chickahominy Indian Tribe Fall Festival, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in Charles City, Va. (AP Photo/Alan Suderman)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race ahead of the first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Monday at Hofstra University (all times EDT):


Arnold Palmer's legacy overshadows the Ryder Cup

Flowers and mementos adorn a makeshift memorial honoring the late golf great Arnold Palmer at Palmer's parking spot at the Golf Channel studios in Orlando, Fla., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. Palmer died Sunday in Pittsburgh. (Joe Burbank/The Orlando Sentinel)CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — The flag at half-staff over Hazeltine National was enough to take the edge off the Ryder Cup.


Fed wants more capital at largest banks

Federal Reserve Board of Governors member Daniel Tarullo, pictured in 2014, said the largest eight so-called global systemically important banks need firmer capital buffers for systemic safetyShares of the largest US banks fell Monday after the Federal Reserve's main regulator proposed higher capital requirements for them. Stress tests for the banks -- to see how they could ride out extreme crises -- indicated that the largest eight so-called global systemically important banks (GSIB) need firmer capital buffers for systemic safety, Fed governor Daniel Tarullo said in a speech. The Fed would soon formally propose a "stress capital buffer approach" to replace a previous capital strength surcharge on large banks, he added.


US stocks slide as banks tumble on Deutsche Bank worries

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, people pass the New York Stock Exchange. Stock markets around the world fell sharply Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, as investors turned their attention to the U.S. presidential race and the first televised debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks slumped Monday, and banks took the biggest losses. Deutsche Bank plunged as investors worried about the financial health of Germany's largest bank. Pfizer pulled drugmakers down after it announced it won't break up into two companies.


Obama says US making progress on Native American issues

President Barack Obama wears a ceremonial blanket and hat given to him during the 2016 White House Tribal Nations Conference, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, at the Mellon Auditorium in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has made significant progress improving conditions for Native Americans but has more work to do, President Barack Obama said Monday at the White House Tribal Nations Conference.


Huskers' Rose-Ivey: Racist posts show protest is needed

Nebraska linebacker Michael Rose-Ivey listens to a question during the weekly Nebraska football news conference Monday, Sept. 26, 2106, in Lincoln, Neb Rose-Ivey had just finished reading a statement on why he chose to kneel during the national anthem at Northwestern on Saturday. (Ted Kirk/Journal Star via AP)LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska football player who took a knee during the national anthem before the game at Northwestern on Saturday night said he and his family have received racially charged criticism on social media, and said the responses show why the protest is necessary.


Life without Duncan begins for the new-look Spurs

San Antonio Spurs head basketball coach Gregg Popovich, right, takes part in Spurs Media Day, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Life without Tim Duncan has officially begun for the San Antonio Spurs, even if they aren't quite ready to accept it.


Jupiter moon may have water plumes that shoot up 125 miles

This Jan. 26, 2014 image provided by NASA shows a composite image of possible water plumes on the south pole of Jupiter's moon Europa. Europa is among several moons in the solar system where evidence of an underground ocean has been discovered in recent years. The Hubble data were taken on January 26, 2014. The image of Europa, superimposed on the Hubble data, is assembled from data from the Galileo and Voyager missions. (NASA via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Hubble Space Telescope has spied what appear to be water plumes on one of Jupiter's icy moons shooting up as high as 125 miles.


Use of body cams questioned after Charlotte police killings

Police officers stand outside Bank of America Stadium for an NFL football game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Carolina Panthers, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016. Extra security was posted outside the stadium in response to protests over the shooting death of a black man by a police officer on Sept. 20. (AP Photo/Skip Foreman)CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The fatal shooting of a black man by a police officer in Charlotte is only the latest shooting to raise questions about how the department uses body cameras.


Babcock and Krueger to match wits in World Cup of Hockey

Team Canada head coach Mike Babcock runs his team through drills at practice ahead ahead of the World Cup of Hockey finals in Toronto, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO (AP) — Mike Babcock scoffs at the notion that he simply shows up to coach the Canadians and they keep winning best-on-best games, a streak that has run to 14.


Rescued boater spent week adrift on raft; mom presumed deadBOSTON (AP) — A Vermont man whose boat sank spent seven days adrift on an inflatable life raft before he was rescued off the coast of Massachusetts by a passing freighter, but his still-missing mother was presumed dead, the Coast Guard said Monday.76ers center Noel: Too many bigs on team, 'Just a logjam'

Philadelphia 76ers center Nerlens Noel poses for a photograph during media day at the NBA basketball team's practice facility, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, in Camden, N.J. Shortly after 76ers president and general manager Bryan Colangelo said he is not actively shopping any of his players, Noel openly wondered how he, Jahlil Okafor and Joel Embiid can co-exist as the team’s three big men. “I don’t see a way of it working,” Noel said Monday, one day before the Sixers’ first full workout in their new practice facility along the New Jersey riverfront across from Philadelphia. “It’s just a logjam." (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Shortly after Philadelphia 76ers president and general manager Bryan Colangelo said he is not actively shopping any of his players, Sixers center Nerlens Noel openly wondered how he, Jahlil Okafor and Joel Embiid can co-exist as the team's three big men.


Correction: T25-College Football Poll story

AP TOP 25: No. 8 Wisconsin moves up, LSU moves out of pollIn a story Sept. 25 about The AP Top 25 poll, The Associated Press, due to a technical error, said that TCU was No. 20 in the latest rankings. TCU is No. 21.


New car mileage estimates drop as EPA changes test formulaDETROIT (AP) — Highway gas mileage estimates for about one-third of all new vehicles sold in the U.S. will fall by one mile per gallon because the government has changed the way it calculates the numbers on the window sticker.Army fires Fort Riley commander as investigation continues

This photo provided by the U.S. Army shows Maj. Gen. Wayne Grigsby. The U.S. Army says it has fired Grigsby, the commander of Fort Riley, from his job and is continuing an investigation launched last week at the Kansas base. No details have been provided. Army spokesman Col. Patrick R. Seiber says that Grigsby was relieved of command of the 1st Infantry Division due to loss of confidence in his ability to lead. Grigsby was initially suspended on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. (U.S. Army via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — The commander of Fort Riley has been fired and the Army is continuing an investigation opened last week at the Kansas base, officials said Monday, but they declined to provide any other details.


Lawyer for Mexico drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman claims torture

A member of an evangelical organization, "Los Angeles Mensajeros" or Messenger Angels, holds a sign with a message that reads in Spanish; "Chapo Guzman, your mother prays for your soul" in front of the maximum-security prison where Guzman is being held, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. On Monday a hearing is scheduled on the appeal by Guzman against his extradition to the United States. For the past few years the Messenger Angels, who are part of a small local church called Psalm100, have been holding protests against violence and corruption in Juarez dressed as angels. (AP Photo/Christian Torres)MEXICO CITY (AP) — A lawyer for Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman said Monday he will argue that his client has been the victim of torture.


Walking is medicine? It helped high-risk seniors stay mobile

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2015 file photo, an elderly couple walks down a hall in Easton, Pa. It's not too late to get moving: Simple physical activity, mostly walking, helped high-risk seniors stay mobile after disability-inducing ailments even if, at 70 and beyond, they'd long been couch potatoes. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not too late to get moving: Simple physical activity — mostly walking — helped high-risk seniors stay mobile after disability-inducing ailments even if, at 70 and beyond, they'd long been couch potatoes.


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