AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Clinton deny their own words in debateWASHINGTON (AP) ? Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, in the opening presidential debate, both denied making statements that they are plainly on record as having said.
Clinton, Trump clash and interrupt each other in first presidential debate
By John Whitesides and Steve Holland HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (Reuters) - Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump locked horns over the economy, assailed each other's foreign policy, and interrupted each other repeatedly in heated exchanges at the first U.S. presidential debate on Monday. After greeting each other with a handshake and a smile, the two opponents went on the attack, with Clinton calling the New York businessman's tax policies "Trumped-up trickle-down" economics and Trump accusing the former secretary of state of being "all talk, no action." Each accused the other of distortions and falsehoods and urged viewers to check their websites for the facts. "The kind of plan that Donald has put forth would be trickle-down economics all over again.
The Latest: Updates from the 1st presidential debate
The Latest on the first of three presidential debates between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump (all times EDT): 9:43 p.m. Donald Trump says he'll release his tax returns if Hillary ...
New Zealand Rugby backs teen star in street attack
New Zealand Rugby (NZR) came under fire Tuesday for standing by a promising teenage star who viciously assaulted four people, including two women, on a Wellington street. In a case that sparked accusations the court system in rugby-mad New Zealand gives sports stars special treatment, winger Losi Filipo escaped conviction after a judge said he did not want to derail his career. "If it was anyone else on the street, they wouldn't be let off for any of this -- for attacking four of us -- punching two females," Kelsey Odell, one of the 18-year-old's victims, told TV3.
Suspects, victims in California killings were 'furries'
FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) ? Two men arrested in the killings of a California couple were friends with the victims' teenage daughter and all attended "furry" events where some participants dress up in colorful animal costumes, according to friends and their social media pages.
At each other from the start: Clinton, Trump debate
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) ? Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump tangled Monday night over trade, taxes and how to bring good-paying jobs back to the United States as they opened their first face-to-face presidential debate.
Colombia, FARC rebels sign historic peace deal
Colombia's leftist FARC rebel force signed a historic peace accord with the government Monday and apologized to the countless victims of the country's half-century civil war. In an emotional open-air ceremony, President Juan Manuel Santos welcomed the communist rebels into the political sphere after signing the accord with FARC leader Rodrigo Londono, alias Timoleon "Timochenko" Jimenez. "We are being reborn to launch a new era of reconciliation and of building peace," Timochenko said.
U.S. sanctions Chinese firm tied to North Korea's nuclear program
By David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Monday it had sanctioned a Chinese industrial machinery and equipment wholesaler, a new step in tightening the financial noose around North Korea's nuclear program after its fifth nuclear test this month. The U.S. Treasury said it was sanctioning Dandong Hongxiang Industrial Development Co (DHID) and four of its executives, including the firm's founder, Ma Xiaohong, under U.S. regulations targeting proliferators of weapons of mass destruction. It accused the firm of acting on behalf of North Korea's Korea Kwangson Banking Corp (KKBC), which has been under U.S. and U.N. sanctions for supporting proliferation of such weapons.
Kerry meets Venezuelan president amid escalating tensions
CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) ? Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that he is "deeply concerned" about escalating political tensions in Venezuela as he held his first official meeting with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.
Colombia, FARC sign historic peace deal ending long conflict
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 ...