Senate blocks spending bill needed to keep government open beyond Friday midnight deadlineSenate blocks spending bill needed to keep government open beyond Friday midnight deadline.
Spate of whale entanglements could inform regulationsPORTLAND, Maine (AP) ? Federal authorities say a recent wave of entanglements of rare whales off of New England could help inform future regulations to preserve the animals.
Clinton leads 1-0 after debate -- but no game-changer
Hillary Clinton was calm, cool, well-prepared and -- pundits say -- victorious in the first presidential debate against Donald Trump, but her strong showing may have little impact on polls showing them in a dead heat. Both campaigns cried victory Tuesday after the sometimes nasty showdown in which the White House hopefuls sparred on the economy, crime, foreign policy and more personal issues -- like Clinton's email controversy and Trump's refusal to release his taxes. "We had a great, great time last night," a beaming Clinton told reporters on a plane taking her to North Carolina for a renewed bout of campaigning.
Baby born with DNA from 3 people, first from new techniqueNEW YORK (AP) ? Scientists say the first baby has been born from a new technique that combines DNA from three people.
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California heat wave intensifies wildfire threatening homes
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (AP) ? A heat wave stifling drought-stricken California worsened a wildfire Tuesday that burned some buildings and forced people from their homes in remote communities along the Santa Cruz Mountains.
US probing possible worker abuse by Wells FargoThe U.S. Labor Department is investigating possible abuses of employees by Wells Fargo in connection with the bank's alleged efforts to open millions of unauthorized accounts to meet sales goals. A group ...
Bar: Marlins' Fernandez was there before fatal boat accident
MIAMI (AP) ? Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was a patron at a Miami River bar and restaurant the same night he and two friends were killed in a boat crash, a spokeswoman for the establishment confirmed Tuesday.
Trump vows to hit Clinton harder in next U.S. presidential debateBy Steve Holland and John Whitesides HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (Reuters) - Republican Donald Trump vowed on Tuesday to hit rival Democrat Hillary Clinton harder in the next U.S. presidential debate after she put him on the defensive by accusing him of being racist, sexist and a tax dodger during their first matchup. Clinton blasted Trump again the day after a forceful performance in the first of three scheduled presidential debates ahead of the Nov. 8 election. The New York real estate mogul, she said, "was making charges and claims that were demonstrably untrue, offering opinions that I think a lot of people would find offensive and off-putting." Trump, making his first run for public office, praised himself for not attacking Clinton about the marital infidelity of her husband, former President Bill Clinton, during the debate at Hofstra University but said in a Tuesday morning interview with Fox News that he may take up the attack line going forward.
Trump-Clinton debate seen by record 80.9 million TV viewers: CNNSome 80.9 million Americans watched the first presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump on television, setting a new viewer record for such events, CNN said on Tuesday. The figure includes the approximately 45 million who watched the 90-minute debate on the four main TV networks, as well as millions more who watched cable channels, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News and other smaller outlets, CNN said. The figures, which are not final, beat the 80.6 million record set by the Jimmy Carter-Ronald Reagan TV presidential debate in 1980 but are below the 100 million viewers some analysts had predicted ahead of the face-off.