Trump blames others after combative debate with Clinton
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) ? Donald Trump blamed the moderator, a bad microphone and anyone but himself Tuesday after he was forced onto defense by Hillary Clinton's cascade of critiques about his taxes, honesty and character in the first presidential debate.
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Asian congress scrapped after 20 minutes in FIFA protest
An Asian football congress was scrapped after just 20 minutes on Tuesday as members overwhelmingly rejected its agenda in protest at FIFA barring a candidate from elections to its powerful new council. Asian Football Confederation (AFC) delegates flew from all over the region to a luxury hotel in Goa, India to elect three new members to the FIFA Council, only for the meeting to be declared closed when it had barely got underway. The 42-1 vote against adopting the extraordinary congress's agenda will be seen as a rebuke to the world body's president Gianni Infantino, who was among those present at the short-lived gathering.
Catholic charity to sell Pope Francis' cars used in Poland
WARSAW, Poland (AP) ? Three identical cars that Pope Francis used during his July visit to Poland are being auctioned online by a Catholic Church charity to fund support for Syrian refugees and Polish people in need.
Ex-ally: Gov. Christie seemed happy about bridge gridlock
A former ally of Gov. Chris Christie who pleaded guilty in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal testified Tuesday that he told the governor about the traffic jam while it was underway and ...
FBI chief says immunity for Clinton aide limited to laptop
WASHINGTON (AP) ? FBI Director James Comey told Congress on Tuesday that his agency granted immunity to Hillary Clinton's former chief of staff because agents wanted to inspect her laptop as part of a now-closed FBI investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of state.
Gabon's President Bongo sworn in after disputed elections
LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) ? Gabon's President Ali Bongo Ondimba has been sworn in for a second seven-year term keeping his family's dynasty in place for decades after winning re-election by a slim margin in a disputed vote.
TV audience for Trump-Clinton debate likely to approach 80-million record: mediaThe television audience for the first U.S. presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump looks set to approach 80-million viewer record for such events set in 1980, early Nielsen data cited by U.S. media suggested on Tuesday. The Hollywood Reporter said preliminary Nielsen data showed that some 45.8 million Americans watched the debate on ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC. "This puts the debate on track to smash that 2012 total and very likely approach an all-time high," The Hollywood Reporter said.
Syria army retakes Aleppo district as bombs rain down
Syria's army took control of a rebel-held district in central Aleppo on Tuesday, after days of heavy air strikes that have killed dozens and sparked allegations of war crimes. In the first advance since announcing plans last week to retake all of the divided city, pro-government troops seized the Farafira district northwest of Aleppo's historic citadel, a military source told AFP. The push follows several days of Syrian and Russian air strikes on rebel-held Aleppo neighbourhoods -- some of the fiercest bombardment of the five-year conflict so far -- after a ceasefire deal brokered by Moscow and Washington collapsed last week.
Americas region is world's first to be free of measles
Measles has been eradicated from the Americas after decades of vaccination efforts, making it the first region of the world to rid itself of the highly contagious disease, global health authorities said Tuesday. Measles remains a top killer of children worldwide, and took nearly 115,000 lives in 2014 -- or about 13 deaths every hour -- according to the World Health Organization. Before vaccination became widespread around the globe, measles killed about 2.6 million people per year.