Clinton, Trump clash over race, experience in first debate
By John Whitesides and Steve Holland HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (Reuters) - Democrat Hillary Clinton accused Republican Donald Trump of racism, sexism and tax avoidance on Monday during a heated presidential debate that could reshape the 2016 campaign for the White House. Trump, a real estate tycoon making his first run for public office, said Clinton's long years of service represented "bad experience" with few results and suggested her disavowal of a trade deal with Asian countries was insincere. For Trump, 70, the debate was a chance to appear disciplined.
Kerry meets Venezuela's Maduro amid vote tensions
By Patricia Zengerle CARTAGENA, Colombia (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday, the first formal encounter between the two since Kerry became the top U.S. diplomat. "(Kerry) spoke of our concern about the economic and political challenges that have affected millions of Venezuelans, and he urged President Maduro to work constructively with opposition leaders to address these challenges," said State Department Spokesman John Kirby. Kerry and Maduro also agreed to continue bilateral discussions that began in recent months, Kirby said.
Houston gunman had 2 weapons, thousands of rounds at scene
HOUSTON (AP) ? A disgruntled lawyer wearing military-style apparel with old Nazi emblems had two weapons and more than 2,500 rounds of live ammunition when he randomly shot at drivers in a Houston neighborhood Monday before he was shot and killed by police, authorities said.
Use of body cams questioned after Charlotte police killings
Filmmakers Ken and Ric Burns honored by historical societyNEW YORK (AP) ? Brothers and fellow filmmakers Ken and Ric Burns have received an honorary prize from the New-York Historical Society.
Colombia, FARC sign historic peace deal ending long conflict
CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) ? Colombia's government and its largest rebel movement signed a historic peace accord Monday in an emotional ceremony that seeks to put an end to a half-century of combat and put the war-weary nation on the path to reconciliation.
Ramos injured in Nationals' 14-4 loss to Diamondbacks
WASHINGTON (AP) ? All-Star catcher Wilson Ramos left the Washington Nationals' 14-4 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night with an apparent right knee injury that could be a major blow to the NL East champions.
Clinton, Trump battle fiercely over taxes, race, terror
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) ? In a combative opening debate, Hillary Clinton emphatically denounced Donald Trump Monday night for keeping his personal tax returns and business dealings secret from voters and peddling a "racist lie" about President Barack Obama. Businessman Trump repeatedly cast Clinton as a "typical politician" as he sought to capitalize on Americans' frustration with Washington.
Cheers and jeers: Americans tune into Trump-Clinton debate
LAS VEGAS (AP) ? From senior centers to college campuses and bars featuring campaign-themed cocktails, Americans laughed, cheered and jeered through the first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Aleppo battered as Russia slams 'unacceptable' rhetoric
Syria's Aleppo faced worsening food and medical shortages and warplanes again pounded the city as Russia condemned what it called "unacceptable" Western rhetoric after allegations of war crimes. A fresh wave of intense air strikes battered Aleppo's opposition-controlled east, said an AFP correspondent in the city facing its worst violence in years. During an emergency session of the UN Security Council, US ambassador Samantha Power accused Russia of "barbarism", while the British and French envoys went even further.