Pfizer, banks lead Wall Street lower; presidential debate eyed
Pfizer fell 1.5 percent after it decided against splitting into two. Deutsche Bank's U.S-listed shares fell as much as 7.1 percent to a record low of $11.84 and triggered declines among big Wall Street banks after a German magazine said Chancellor Angela Merkel has ruled out state assistance for the lender.
The Latest: IMF chief: Colombia peace 'extremely positive'
Californians who see animals in hot cars can break a windowSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) ? Californians who see an animal trapped in a hot car can now break a window to set them free without fear of prosecution under a bill signed over the weekend by Gov. Jerry Brown.
Carroll: Russell Wilson has MCL sprain, but "feeling great"
FANTASY PLAYS: Lots of offense means breakout performers
Week 3 of the NFL season offered a nice break from the injury-ravaged first two weeks. While some stars were banged up, Sunday's action was marked by big performances, lots of offense, and a healthy dose of inflated fantasy scores.
Mexico: 6 slain in Pacific coast resort city of MazatlanMEXICO CITY (AP) ? Mexican authorities say they have found the bound, asphyxiated bodies of five men and a woman in the Pacific coast resort city of Mazatlan.
U.S. new home sales fall in August but trend still positive
July's sales pace was revised up 5,000 units to 659,000 units. Analysts said the level of sales generally supported their view of a strong underlying trend in new home sales and of a quickening pace of overall economic growth in the second half of the year. Following the new home sales release, analysts at Macroeconomic Advisers kept their estimate of third-quarter economic growth at 3 percent, a marked pickup from the first half of the year.
Colombia to sign historic peace deal on ending long conflict
CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) ? Colombia takes a big step Monday toward emerging from its decades-long nightmare of bloody violence when the government and the country's largest rebel movement sign a peace accord that emerged from four years of negotiations.
Egypt's president defends military's economic role
CAIRO (AP) ? Egypt's president on Monday rejected criticism that the military's growing economic involvement was distracting it from its core duties, an issue that recently moved center stage when the armed forces said it would intervene to end shortages of baby formula.
Clinton, Trump neck and neck heading into first debate
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were neck and neck Monday as they girded for their first presidential debate, an intensely anticipated clash of opposites that could set the tone for the last six weeks of the White House race. An estimated 90 million people were expected to watch the Democratic and Republican candidates go toe-to-toe for 90 minutes starting at 9:00 pm (0100 GMT Tuesday) on the stage at Hofstra University in New York. Surrogates have been out in force trying to manage expectations, and preempt public perceptions of their respective candidates, two of the least admired contenders for the White House in contemporary US political history.