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The Latest:  McCarthy says as Trump improves, so does GOP

The Latest: McCarthy says as Trump improves, so does GOP

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): 4:26 p.

LePage's documents don't back up claims on blacks, Hispanics

Gov. Paul LePage on Monday released his informal documentation on drug arrests and they don't back up his claim that out-of-state blacks and Hispanics account for "90-plus percent" of Maine's trafficking arrests for heroin and similar drugs.

Mall victims include Macy's worker, teen, probation officer

Five people were killed in a shooting this weekend at a Macy's store in a mall north of Seattle. Authorities do not plan to make their identities public until Tuesday, but details about four of the victims have been reported by some of their employers and Washington state media.
Previewing the Clinton-Trump debate

Previewing the Clinton-Trump debate

From Hempstead, New York – As Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton get set to meet in the first of their three debates, all sorts of different story lines are possible tonight on stage at Hofstra University.
Venezuela opposition to push 2016 recall despite ruling

Venezuela opposition to push 2016 recall despite ruling

Venezuela's opposition vowed Monday to press forward with its bid to recall President Nicolas Maduro this year and promised street demonstrations should the government continue to stymie the vote.

Catholic Church alleges smear campaign against slain priests

Mexico's Roman Catholic Church on Monday harshly criticized what it called a campaign to smear three priests murdered in less than a week by suggesting the victims had been involved in questionable behavior.
Syria says truce still viable after week of airstrikes

Syria says truce still viable after week of airstrikes

Syria's foreign minister said Monday that an internationally-brokered cease-fire is still viable, as rescue workers in Aleppo sifted through the rubble from the heaviest airstrikes on rebel-held areas of the northern city in five years.
Drugmaker Pfizer decides not to break up business

Drugmaker Pfizer decides not to break up business

Drug giant Pfizer says it won't split into two publicly traded companies, despite pressure from investors frustrated by its lagging stock price, ending years of Wall Street speculation over its strategy and future.
Saudi king slashes salaries of ministers, employee bonuses

Saudi king slashes salaries of ministers, employee bonuses

Saudi Arabia's King Salman is reducing the salaries and benefits of senior officials and the Cabinet cut bonuses for public employees on Monday, as lower oil prices continue to pinch the kingdom's economy.

Huskers' Rose-Ivey received blowback for anthem protest

A Nebraska football player who kneeled 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.
Clinton, Trump poised for must-see debate showdown

Clinton, Trump poised for must-see debate showdown

With millions watching and the American presidency on the line, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are poised for a must-see showdown Monday night, pitting the Democrat's call for steady, experienced leadership against the Republican's pugnacious promises to upend Washington.

Rescued boater spent week adrift on raft; mom presumed dead

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.
The Latest: US says Russia not abiding by Syria deal

The Latest: US says Russia not abiding by Syria deal

The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 9:40 p.m. The White House says it's difficult to envision any military cooperation with Russia in Syria because Moscow has repeatedly failed to fulfill its commitments to a recent cease-fire deal.
Moderator Lester Holt under scrutiny during debate

Moderator Lester Holt under scrutiny during debate

Everyone's aware of the stakes for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump during the first presidential debate, but there's a third person in the equation who faces a different pressure: Lester Holt.

Study: Earth's roughly warmest in about 100,000 years

A new study paints a picture of an Earth that is warmer than it has been in about 120,000 years, and is locked into eventually hitting its hottest mark in more than 2 million years.
Disney looks for family to be face of park

Disney looks for family to be face of park

If you and your family think they could be the faces for Disney, you may be in luck. A casting agency in Miami has posted an ad for families to star in a new Disney commercial.
WHY IT MATTERS: Jobs

WHY IT MATTERS: Jobs

THE ISSUE: Tepid income growth and shrinking opportunities for blue-collar workers have kept many Americans anxious about jobs and the economy, seven years after the Great Recession ended.
FANTASY PLAYS: Lots of offense means breakout performers

FANTASY PLAYS: Lots of offense means breakout performers

Week 3 of the NFL season offered a nice break from the injury-ravaged first two weeks. While some stars were banged up, Sunday's action was marked by big performances, lots of offense, and a healthy dose of inflated fantasy scores.
Colombia to sign historic peace deal on ending long conflict

Colombia to sign historic peace deal on ending long conflict

Colombia takes a big step Monday toward emerging from its decades-long nightmare of bloody violence when the government and the country's largest rebel movement sign a peace accord that emerged from four years of negotiations.
Egypt's president defends military's economic role

Egypt's president defends military's economic role

Egypt's president on Monday rejected criticism that the military's growing economic involvement was distracting it from its core duties, an issue that recently moved center stage when the armed forces said it would intervene to end shortages of baby formula.
Brazil arrests Silva's ex-finance minister in graft probe

Brazil arrests Silva's ex-finance minister in graft probe

Brazilian authorities arrested a former finance minister Monday for his alleged role in a massive kickback scheme, the latest high-level politician to be snared in a corruption probe roiling Latin America's largest nation.

Justice Department announces $20M for police body cameras

The Justice Department announced Monday it's awarding more than $20 million for law enforcement agencies around the country to establish or enhance their use of body cameras, a move that comes after several fatal shootings of black men by police that have prompted widespread protests.

Egypt's president calls for unity after migrant boat tragedy

President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said on Monday that Egyptians must join hands with the government to prevent a repeat of the tragedy that struck last week when a Europe-bound boat carrying hundreds of migrants sank off Egypt's coast, drowning at least 170 people.

Turkish markets hit by Moody's rating downgrade

Turkish financial markets took a battering Monday after ratings agency Moody's downgraded the country's credit grade to junk status to account for a series of shocks to the economy that included bombings and an attempted coup.
Two parts iced tea, one part lemonade, all Arnold Palmer

Two parts iced tea, one part lemonade, all Arnold Palmer

Arnold Palmer’s name is synonymous with golf and refreshment. The legendary duffer lent his name to his signature beverage after drinking the combination of iced tea and lemonade for years after hot days on the golf course in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, according to Palmer’s website.
Behind the scenes at the Presidential debate

Behind the scenes at the Presidential debate

From Hempstead, New York – The campus of Hofstra University is quiet today when it comes to regular college classes, but in terms of politics, it is bubbling and buzzing away as the center of the U.

Suburban NY police prep for presidential debate

Demonstrators are expected at Hofstra University for Monday night's showdown between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, but police are keeping them at a distance from the debate hall.
Ahmadinejad allies say Iran leader told him not to run again

Ahmadinejad allies say Iran leader told him not to run again

Close allies of Iran's former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whose presidency was marked by confrontation with the West, said Monday that the country's supreme leader recommended he not run in next May's presidential election because he is a polarizing figure among hard-liners.
French president vows to shut down Calais camp this year

French president vows to shut down Calais camp this year

The migrant camp in Calais must be fully dismantled by the end of the year, French President Francois Hollande said Monday, addressing a major issue for his Socialist government ahead of next year's presidential election.
Global stocks drop ahead of first US presidential debate

Global stocks drop ahead of first US presidential debate

Stock markets around the world fell sharply Monday as investors turned their attention to the U.S. presidential race and the first televised debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
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