Clinton calls Trump a 'sore loser'
By Luciana Lopez and Emily Stephenson CHARLOTTE, N.C./NAPLES, Fla. (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called Donald Trump a "sore loser" on Sunday because of his refusal at their debate last week to commit to accepting the results of the Nov. 8 election. Clinton, a former secretary of state, said Trump's comments were more consistent with what dictators in non-democratic countries might say about their opponents. "To say you won?t respect the results of the election, that is a direct threat to our democracy," Clinton told a rally at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Asian stocks subdued, dollar hovers near nine-month high
Asian stocks were subdued early on Monday after Wall Street's sluggish performance at the end of last week, while the dollar hovered near nine-month highs as fresh comments from a Federal Reserve official boosted bets of a rate hike by year-end. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan inched down 0.1 percent. Japan's Nikkei stood little changed, while South Korea's Kospi gained 0.4 percent.
Oil prices drop as Iraq says doesn't want to join OPEC cut
By Henning Gloystein SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices fell early on Monday as Iraq said it wanted to be exempt from any deal by producer cartel OPEC to cut production to prop up the market, and as U.S. drillers stepped up work. International Brent crude oil futures were trading at $51.61 per barrel at 0051 GMT, down 17 cents from their last close. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were down 20 cents at $50.56 a barrel.
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Tour bus slams into truck on slowed-down highway, killing 13
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) ? A tour bus returning home to Los Angeles from a casino trip plowed into the back of a semi-truck on a California highway early Sunday, killing 13 people and injuring 31 others, authorities said.
Clinton looks to consolidate lead over Trump
With just over two weeks to go before Americans vote for a new president, Hillary Clinton -- who has widened her lead over Donald Trump -- is stepping up her efforts in key battleground states to consolidate her lead. The Democratic former secretary of state, who is vying to be America's first female president, leads the Republican real estate mogul among likely voters by 50 percent to 38 percent, according to a national ABC News poll. "We are behind," Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway admitted Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," nevertheless insisting that the race was not over.
Venezuelan Congress declares that Maduro has staged a coup
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) ? Venezuela's Congress on Sunday declared that the government had staged a coup by blocking a drive to recall President Nicolas Maduro in a raucous legislative session that was interrupted when his supporters stormed the chamber.