EU, Canadian leaders say free trade deal still possible
The European Union and Canada tried to remain upbeat Monday about the prospects for their trans-Atlantic free trade pact despite a small Belgian region persisting in its refusal to back the deal under ...
Obama increasingly looks to boost down-ballot Democrats
SAN DIEGO (AP) ? Entering the last two weeks of the campaign, President Barack Obama is putting more emphasis on helping Democrats in close Senate and House races with a strategy that ties their Republican opponents to Donald Trump ? regardless of whether they support the GOP nominee.
Wave of strikes as IS puts up tough defence of Mosul
Iraqi forces advancing on Mosul faced stiff resistance on Monday from the Islamic State group despite an unprecedented wave of US-led coalition air strikes in support of the week-old offensive. Federal forces and Kurdish peshmerga fighters gained ground in several areas, AFP correspondents said, but the jihadists were hitting back with shelling, sniper fire, suicide car bombs and booby traps. IS has also tried to draw attention away from losses around Mosul by attacking Iraqi forces elsewhere, the latest coming on Sunday near the Jordanian border.
Clinton slams Trump for comments on offensive against Islamic State
By Luciana Lopez MANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton slammed her rival Donald Trump on Monday for saying that the week-old effort to re-take the Iraqi city of Mosul from the control of Islamic State was going badly. ?He?s basically declaring defeat before the battle has even started,? Clinton said at a campaign event in New Hampshire. ?He?s proving to the world what it means to have an unqualified commander in chief.? In a tweet on Sunday, Trump, the Republican nominee for the Nov. 8 election, said the ?attack on Mosul is turning out to be a total disaster.
Ex-attorney general sentenced to jail, then cuffed in court
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) ? Former Attorney General Kathleen Kane was sentenced Monday to 10 to 23 months in jail for illegally disclosing details from a grand jury investigation to embarrass a rival and lying about it under oath.
Want to see World Series at Wrigley? It will cost thousands
Pennsylvania GOP: State poll watcher law is unconstitutionalPHILADELPHIA (AP) ? With two weeks to go before the presidential election, the Pennsylvania Republican Party has filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming the state's law regarding poll watchers is unconstitutional.
US regulators will decide on review of AT&T, Time Warner deal: White HouseThe White House on Monday said it will be up to independent federal regulators to decide whether to carry out a formal review of AT&T Inc's planned acquisition of Time Warner Inc. "Any decision to review the deal would be made by regulatory officials at the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters in a briefing. "Certainly when you consider the size of the deal ... I don't think anybody would be surprised if they announced a review," Earnest said.
Funding drive for 'Oz' slippers soars over the rainbow
It took just seven days for "Wizard of Oz" nostalgics to raise more than $300,000 in a crowdfunding drive to restore Dorothy's iconic slippers to their ruby red glory. The sequined pumps were famously worn by Judy Garland as she danced down the yellow brick road in the 1939 musical, one of Hollywood's first color films. Since the crowdfunding campaign runs for another 23 more days, the museum announced a "stretch goal" that "will involve another beloved Wizard of Oz character." It did not say which one.
Frequent exams only treatment for pregnant woman with Zika
MIAMI (AP) ? Yessica Flores is getting ultrasounds more frequently than the average pregnant woman, but there's a cruel downside accompanying the joy of seeing how much her unborn daughter grows every few weeks: fear of possible defects caused by Zika.