Final debate is third most-watched presidential match ever
NEW YORK (AP) ? The final faceoff between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump reached 71.6 million television viewers, meaning two of the three most-watched presidential debates in history occurred during this campaign.
No contract talks underway in 2nd day of faculty strikes
Pennsylvania's higher education system said it had no official contract talks with its union Thursday, but said negotiators still were looking for a way forward during the second day of strikes by faculty members across 14 state universities.
Firefighter thrown up to 20 feet in Portland gas explosion
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) ? A firefighter who's being hailed as a hero for evacuating a building before a powerful gas explosion in a Portland shopping district said Thursday he was tossed up to 20 feet by the blast.
Microsoft shares hit high as cloud business flies above estimates
Shares of Microsoft rose 6.1 percent to $60.73 in after-hours trading, adding more than $27 billion to its market value. The Redmond, Washington-based company said revenue from its flagship cloud product Azure, which businesses can use to host their websites, apps or data, rose 116 percent. "There?s a huge runway for them to show growth," said Trip Chowdhry, managing director of Global Equities Research, noting the market for cloud services will be controlled almost entirely by Microsoft and larger rival Amazon.com Inc.
EU chief predicts dire future if EU-Canada trade deal fails
BRUSSELS (AP) ? Fearing continued rejection by a small Belgian region, the president of the European Union warned Thursday that if a free trade deal with Canada fails it could mean the end of such agreements with any other country.
Cleveland's fairytale year gets better as Indians in Series
Turkey ramps up fight against Kurdish fighters in Syria
BEIRUT (AP) ? Turkey escalated its offensive Thursday against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, pounding them with airstrikes and artillery, and complicating the battle against the Islamic State group by Ankara and Washington, both NATO allies.
Obama: Health care law worked, but improvements needed
President Barack Obama on Thursday defended his namesake health care program, long a target of Republicans and recently criticized by some Democrats, saying millions of Americans "now know the financial ...
Pogba purrs as Man United trounce Fenerbahce
Paul Pogba struck twice as Manchester United invigorated their Europa League campaign with a classy 4-1 home victory over Turkish giants Fenerbahce on Thursday. France midfielder Pogba scored a penalty and curled in from distance to take his tally to three goals since his world-record 89 million pounds ($109.1 million, 100 million euros) return from Juventus. Anthony Martial, with another penalty, and Jesse Lingard were also on target as Jose Mourinho's team secured a win that left them level on six points with Feyenoord at the top of Group A.
Pogba at the double, Saints lose to Inter
Paul Pogba scored twice as Manchester United crushed Fenerbahce in the Europa League on Thursday, while their Premier League rivals Southampton went down to Inter Milan. Paul Pogba scored twice in the first half as Jose Mourinho's Manchester United thumped Fenerbahce 4-1 at Old Trafford.