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Cheers and jeers: Americans tune into Trump-Clinton debate

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — From senior centers to college campuses and bars featuring campaign-themed cocktails, Americans laughed, cheered and jeered... Full Story

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  • Cheers and jeers: Americans tune into Trump-Clinton debate
    Cheers and jeers: Americans tune into Trump-Clinton debate

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — From senior centers to college campuses and bars featuring campaign-themed cocktails, Americans laughed, cheered and jeered through the first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

  • WHY IT MATTERS: Jobs
    WHY IT MATTERS: Jobs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: Tepid income growth and shrinking opportunities for blue-collar workers have kept many Americans anxious about jobs and the economy, seven years after the Great Recession ended.

  • Clinton, Trump battle fiercely over taxes, race, terror
    Clinton, Trump battle fiercely over taxes, race, terror

    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — In a combative opening debate, Hillary Clinton emphatically denounced Donald Trump Monday night for keeping his personal tax returns and business dealings secret from voters and peddling a "racist lie" about President Barack Obama. Businessman Trump repeatedly cast Clinton asa "typical politician" as he sought to capitalize on Americans' frustration with Washington.

  • Houston gunman had 2 weapons, thousands of rounds at scene
    Houston gunman had 2 weapons, thousands of rounds at scene

    HOUSTON (AP) — A disgruntled lawyer wearing military-style apparel with old Nazi emblems had two weapons and more than 2,500 rounds of live ammunition when he randomly shot at drivers in a Houston neighborhood Monday before he was shot and killed by police, authorities said.

  • Police: Mall shooting suspect confessed, shot 5 in 1 minute
    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.

  • Mall victims include Macy's worker, teen, probation officer
    Mall victims include Macy's worker, teen, probation officer

    SEATTLE (AP) — Five people were killed in a shooting this weekend at a Macy's store in a mall north of Seattle. Authorities do not plan to make their identities public until Tuesday, but details about four of the victims have been reported by some of their employers and Washington state media.

  • Use of body cams questioned after Charlotte police killings
    Use of body cams questioned after Charlotte police killings

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The fatal shooting of a black man by a police officer in Charlotte is only the latest shooting to raise questions about how the department uses body cameras.

  • Testimony: Christie pals OK'd gridlock, campaign chief knew
    Testimony: Christie pals OK'd gridlock, campaign chief knew

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A political revenge scheme to create traffic gridlock near the George Washington Bridge in 2013 was approved by two former allies of Republican Gov. Chris Christie on trial for fraud and shared with Christie's then-campaign manager, the government's key witness testified Monday.

  • Rescued boater spent week adrift on raft; mom presumed dead

    BOSTON (AP) — A Vermont man whose boat sank spent seven days adrift on an inflatable life raft before he was rescued off the coast of Massachusetts by a passing freighter, but his still-missing mother was presumed dead, the Coast Guard said Monday.

  • Bomb case is latest hardship for NJ's large Muslim community
    Bomb case is latest hardship for NJ's large Muslim community

    PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — At the Islamic Center of Passaic County, which draws about 2,000 people each Friday for communal prayers, the talk is about how this year is different.

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