Arizona, long a Republican bastion, targeted by Clinton
PHOENIX (AP) ? There is palpable momentum for Democrat Hillary Clinton in Arizona, a state so traditionally Republican that her party's nominee for president has carried it just once in the past 64 years.
Hollywood A-listers honor comedy prize winner Bill Murray
US comedian Bill Murray is on cloud nine, and it's not just because his beloved hometown baseball team, the Chicago Cubs, are advancing to the World Series for the first time in 71 years. The "Caddyshack" and "Lost in Translation" star got a major salute Sunday from America's top comedians and Hollywood A-listers, who presented him with one of the nation's top comedy awards. The 66-year-old was feted at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington by comedy's finest -- Aziz Ansari, Bill Hader, a fully bearded David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel.
Senate control may be at stake in GOP-friendly Missouri
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) ? The clamor for change fueling Republican Donald Trump's presidential campaign may help a little-known Democrat upset a powerful GOP senator in red-state Missouri on Election Day. And with just a handful of competitive races around the country, the outcome in Missouri could help determine control of the Senate.
Democrats, GOP think Trump could cost GOP House seats
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) ? Clasping the $4,000 check that Orlando area real estate agents handed him, Rep. John Mica stood in the F&D Cantina restaurant and described his pathway to a 13th term in Congress.
Iraq forces shell IS near Mosul; group urges airstrike probe
BARTELLA, Iraq (AP) ? Iraqi forces shelled Islamic State positions outside Mosul on Monday as fighting to retake the extremist-held city entered its second week. A rights group, meanwhile, urged a probe into a suspected airstrike last week that mistakenly hit a mosque, killing over a dozen civilians.
Limited gains in first week of Iraq's Mosul offensive
KHAZER, Iraq (AP) ? In the week since Iraq launched an operation to retake Mosul from the Islamic State group, its forces have pushed toward the city from the north, east and south, battling the militants in a belt of mostly uninhabited towns and villages.
Clinton aides suggested email jokes, say hacked messages
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Hacked emails from the personal account of Hillary Clinton's top campaign official show her aides considered inserting jokes about her private email server into her speeches at several events ? and at least one joke made it into her remarks.
Hollywood star Ruffalo calls Obama 'immoral' at climate rally
Hollywood star Mark Ruffalo accused US President Barack Obama of hypocrisy for allowing fracking and other fossil fuel extraction while presenting himself as a green president. The Oscar-nominated "Spotlight" and "Avengers" actor spoke out at a rally in Los Angeles protesting against man-made climate change and, in particular, the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, the site of escalating protests in recent weeks. "President Obama, it is immoral for you to keep drilling in our state lands, in our federal lands, off our federal waters, while at the same time calling yourself a climate change leader," he said.
13 killed, 31 hurt in one of California's deadliest wrecks
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) ? A maintenance crew had slowed down traffic on a California highway through the night, and the work had gone on for hours without problems. Then a tour bus returning to Los Angeles from a casino trip slammed into the back of a semi-truck. Passengers who were asleep on the bus woke up to loud screams and the sound of crushing metal.
Belgium's Wallonia says won't meet EU 'ultimatum' on Canada trade pact
The head of Wallonia's parliament said Monday it would not respect an EU ultimatum to back a massive trade deal with Canada blocked by the Belgian region. "It won't be possible to respect this ultimatum," Andre Antoine told RTL radio in Belgium, referring to a late-Monday deadline set by EU president Donald Tusk for the country to say whether it could support the pact. Belgium has so far been the only EU member not to sign up to the CETA trade deal, which has been seven years in the making, because French-speaking Wallonia has refused to endorse it.