The Latest: Ceremony begins for Colombia peace pact signing
Colombia to sign historic peace deal on ending long conflict
More than 220,000 deaths, 8 million homeless and countless human rights violations: These are the tragic toll of South America's oldest armed conflict, which begins to wind down with the signing Monday ...
The Latest: Investigators still at Houston shooting scene
Police: Mall shooting suspect confessed, shot 5 in 1 minute
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) ? The suspect accused of killing five people at a Macy's department store confessed to police, court documents said, but his motive remained a mystery Monday as a portrait emerged of him as a mentally troubled young man whose parents said they were trying to help him.
Presidential candidates neck and neck as they go toe-to-toe
By John Whitesides and Steve Holland HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (Reuters) - Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump will seek to win over undecided voters on Monday in their first, high-stakes presidential debate, which could rank as one of the most watched and highly anticipated political showdowns in U.S. history. The tight race for the White House and the unpredictable clash in styles between two well-known but polarizing opponents has generated wide interest in the potentially pivotal debate, which comes six weeks before the Nov. 8 election after a campaign that has stretched over more than a year. The gap between the two candidates in recent national opinion polls has narrowed in the past week, with the latest Reuters/Ipsos polling showing Clinton ahead by 4 percentage points, with 41 percent of likely voters.
Houston gunman had 2 weapons, thousands of rounds at scene
A disgruntled lawyer had two weapons and more than 2,500 rounds of live ammunition when he randomly shot at drivers in a Houston neighborhood Monday morning, hitting six people, before he was shot and ...
Fed wants more capital at largest banks
Shares of the largest US banks fell Monday after the Federal Reserve's main regulator proposed higher capital requirements for them. Stress tests for the banks -- to see how they could ride out extreme crises -- indicated that the largest eight so-called global systemically important banks (GSIB) need firmer capital buffers for systemic safety, Fed governor Daniel Tarullo said in a speech. The Fed would soon formally propose a "stress capital buffer approach" to replace a previous capital strength surcharge on large banks, he added.
'A lot of pain'_ Marlins cope with Fernandez's death
US stocks slide as banks tumble on Deutsche Bank worries
NEW YORK (AP) ? U.S. stocks slumped Monday, and banks took the biggest losses. Deutsche Bank plunged as investors worried about the financial health of Germany's largest bank. Pfizer pulled drugmakers down after it announced it won't break up into two companies.
U.S. Labor Department launches review of all Wells Fargo complaints
By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Labor Department Secretary Thomas Perez on Monday pledged to conduct a "top-to-bottom" review of all cases, complaints and other alleged violations that the department has received concerning Wells Fargo in recent years. Perez's announcement, outlined in a Sept. 26 letter to Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, comes after Warren and other Democrats asked the Labor Department last week to launch a probe into possible wage and working-hour law violations involving Wells Fargo tellers and sales representatives who may have stayed late to meet sales quotas.