Moderator Lester Holt worked to keep control of debate
NEW YORK (AP) ? After initially taking a hands-off approach to the two strong-willed presidential candidates before him, NBC's Lester Holt more aggressively challenged Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump as the general election's first debate wore on and he warmed to the often-thankless role of moderator.
Reaction around the world to first Trump-Clinton debate
Debate Takeaways: Clinton gets under Trump's skin in debate
Donald Trump repeatedly clashed with Hillary Clinton during Monday's first presidential debate, interrupting her and appearing agitated at times as they tangled over the economy, her use of a private mail ...
Analysis: In debate, Clinton was prepared, Trump was Trump
She was at her best. He was not at his worst. Weeks of Super Bowl-style hype aside, Monday night's 90 minutes of heated clashes between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump probably didn't shove many undecided ...
ICC to rule on damage of Timbuktu shrines by Islamist rebel
By Stephanie van den Berg THE HAGUE (Reuters) - International war crimes judges are to rule on Tuesday in the case of a former Islamist rebel who pleaded guilty to wrecking holy shrines during Mali's 2012 conflict and apologised for the damage he caused in Timbuktu. It is the first case at the International Criminal Court focusing on cultural destruction as a war crime. During a two-day trial in August Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi asked for forgiveness and said he had been swept up in an "evil wave" by al Qaeda and the Ansar Dine Islamist groups that briefly seized control of the ancient sites. As part of a plea agreement the prosecution and the defence requested a sentence of between 9 and 11 years in prison. Prosecutors say he led a group of religious police using pick-axes and crowbars to destroy nine mausoleums and the door of a mosque, and at times took part himself. Most of the sites dated from Mali's 14th-century golden age as a trading hub and centre of Sufi Islam, a branch of the religion seen as idolatrous by some hardline Muslim groups.
Trial opens in Pakistan over murder of British woman
New SAT exam taken by nearly 1.4 M students, no scores yetWASHINGTON (AP) ? No score results yet, but students didn't seem to be scared off by the new version of the SAT college entrance exam.
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AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Clinton deny their own words in debate
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Donald Trump's habit of peddling hype and fabrication emerged unabated in the first presidential debate while Hillary Clinton played it cautiously in her statements, though not without error. They both denied making statements that they are on the record as saying.