Venezuela's embattled president meets pope at Vatican
Polls are 'phony,' Trump insists; 'we are winning'
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) ? A defiant Donald Trump blamed his worsening campaign struggles on "phony polls" from the "disgusting" media on Monday, fighting to energize his most loyal supporters as his path to the presidency shrinks.
The Latest: Poll shows young voters shifting toward Clinton
TD Ameritrade to buy Scottrade in $4B cash-and-stock deal
Online brokerage TD Ameritrade is buying Scottrade in a $4 billion cash-and-stock deal that would significantly expand its branch network at a time when many financial firms are expanding automated adviser ...
Clemson RB Gallman says hit by NC State's Wright was 'dirty'CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) ? Clemson running back Wayne Gallman said Monday that the hit by North Carolina State defensive back Dravious Wright that knocked him out of the game on Oct. 15 was "dirty" and he wanted a teammate to retaliate.
U.S., European stocks gain; oil briefly slips below $50
Stock markets rose on Monday, with Wall Street touching a two-week high on several big deals and Europe led by a surge in Spain's IBEX index, while oil prices fell as much as 2 percent on news of the impending restart of Britain's Buzzard oilfield. Merger and acquisition activity spurred Wall Street, headed by Saturday's announcement by telecommunications company AT&T Inc that it plans to buy Time Warner Inc for $85.4 billion in what would be the biggest deal in the world this year if approved by regulators.
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.
One-fourth of US cancer deaths linked with 1 thing: smoking
CHICAGO (AP) ? Cigarettes contribute to more than 1 in 4 cancer deaths in the U.S. The rate is highest among men in Southern states where smoking is more common and the rules against it are not as strict.
FANTASY PLAYS: Ajayi, Forte, Rodgers answer RB doubters
Jacquizz Rodgers continued to dominate in Doug Martin's absence, Matt Forte proved his doubters wrong, and Jay Ajayi ran his way into the NFL record books. Fantasy owners have some new names (Russell Shepard) to learn, as well as some old names (Cordarrelle Patterson) to ponder.
Oxford says Shakespeare will share credit for Henry VI