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IS buried thousands in 72 mass graves, AP finds
HARDAN, Iraq (AP) - Surrounded by smoke and flames, the sound of gunshots echoing around him, the young man crouched in the creek for hours, listening to the men in his family die. On the other side of the mountain, another survivor peered through binoculars as the handcuffed men of neighboring villages were shot and then buried by a waiting bulldozer. For six days he watched as the extremists filled one grave after another with his friends and relatives. Between them, the two scenes of horror on Sinjar mountain contain six burial sites and the bodies of more than 100 people, just a small fraction of the mass graves Islamic State extremists have scattered across Iraq and Syria.

Trump's deportation waffle highlights campaign weaknesses
SEATTLE (AP) - Donald Trump and his aides used to say that voters didn't care about the nitty-gritty of policy details. But now those details are tripping up his campaign. For more than a week now, as he's tried to shine the spotlight on his rival, Trump has appeared to wrestle with one of his signature proposals: A pledge to expel everyone living in the U.S. illegally with the help of a "deportation force." At a Fox News town hall taping last week, in the face of pressing questions, the GOP nominee proceeded to poll the audience at length on the fate of an estimated 11 million people.

10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. AP: ISLAMIC STATE GROUP BURIED THOUSANDS IN 72 MASS GRAVES The known victims buried are staggering - 5,200 at the very low end to more than 15,000 - in territory that has been held by IS in Syria and Iraq. 2. TRUMP'S DEPORTATION INDECISION HIGHLIGHTS CAMPAIGN WEAKNESSES The Republican presidential candidate and his aides used to say that voters didn't care about the nitty-gritty of policy details - but now those details are tripping up his campaign. 3. HOW AMERICANS KNOW HUMA ABEDIN The longtime Hillary Clinton aide has won plaudits for her campaign instincts, her loyalty and her personal style, but most know her as a wronged political wife.

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EU rules Apple must pay up to 13B euros in back taxes
BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Union says Ireland has given illegal tax benefits worth up to 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) to Apple Inc. and must now recover the unpaid back taxes from the U.S. technology company, plus interest. EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said Tuesday: "Member states cannot give tax benefits to selected companies-this is illegal under EU state aid rules." She said a three-year investigation found Ireland granted such lavish tax breaks to Apple over many years that the multinational's effective corporate tax rate on its European profits dropped from 1 percent in 2003 to a mere 0.0005 percent in 2014.

Brazil's Rousseff defends self ahead of Senate's ouster vote
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) - On what could prove to be her last day as Brazil's president, Dilma Rousseff mounted a forceful defense of her time leading Latin America's most populous nation, warning senators that ousting her would hurt a young democracy while defiantly promising to go down fighting in what many see as a losing battle. Rousseff, who has been suspended since May, delivered a 30-minute address Monday at her impeachment trial in the Senate, then sat for questioning by senators that ran for more than 14 hours, until just before midnight. The Senate was scheduled to begin proceedings for a final vote on whether to remove her permanently Tuesday.

State funeral set for Amatrice after quake survivors rebel
AMATRICE, Italy (AP) - Construction crews worked through the night to build a tent complex to host an Italian state funeral Tuesday in quake-devastated Amatrice after outraged residents rejected the government's plan to hold the service in a distant airport hangar. The evening Mass for more than 200 of the 292 people killed in the Aug. 24 earthquake is the second state funeral for victims of the temblor that flattened three towns in central Italy. The first, held Saturday, honored victims from the Le Marche region. Tuesday's funeral is for the victims of neighboring Lazio, including hard-hit Amatrice. The service will take place on the edge of Amatrice's obliterated medieval center on the grounds of a Catholic retreat for the elderly.

Longtime aide Huma Abedin like 'second daughter' to Clinton
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - Longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin has won plaudits for her campaign instincts, her deep-rooted loyalty and her glamorous personal style. But she has been thrust into the spotlight for another attribute - as a wronged political wife. Abedin, who is expected to play a major behind-the scenes role if her boss is elected president, announced Monday she was separating from her husband, Anthony Weiner, after the former New York congressman was accused of sending lewd photographs and messages to yet another woman. It wasn't the first time Abedin was confronted with her husband's raunchy recklessness. Weiner, a Democrat, resigned his seat amid a 2011 media firestorm that erupted after he texted suggestive photos of himself to several women.

India's angry Dalits rise against age-old caste prejudices
NEW DELHI (AP) - The video footage posted on social media by India's self-proclaimed cow saviors was brutal. It showed four bare-chested men tied with ropes to a car, flinching as an angry group of men took turns beating them with wooden sticks, belts and iron rods. Their crime: skinning a dead cow. The savage beating of the men - all "Dalits" from the lowest rung of India's caste hierarchy - in the small town of Una in the western state of Gujarat last month stirred outrage across the country. The men were beaten by a group of upper-caste men, highlighting how the rigid social hierarchy persists more than 65 years after India instituted laws banning caste discrimination.

North Carolina warily watching 2 tropical weather systems
BUXTON, N.C. (AP) - A tropical weather system off the coast of North Carolina's Outer Banks is expected to strengthen in the next day, bringing winds up to 45 mph and heavy rains that could flood low-lying areas, officials said. Early Tuesday, the tropical depression with winds of 35 mph was about 95 miles (150 kilometers) south-southeast of Cape Hatteras and was expected to become a tropical storm Tuesday afternoon but not grow any stronger. A hurricane hunter aircraft was sent in to investigate the depression, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said early Tuesday. A tropical storm warning has been issued for areas of the coast from Cape Lookout to the Oregon Inlet along North Carolina's Outer Banks.

Good boy! Dogs know what you're saying, study suggests
BERLIN (AP) - Scientists have found evidence to support what many dog owners have long believed: man's best friend really does understand some of what we're saying. Researchers in Hungary scanned the brains of dogs as they were listening to their trainer speaking to determine which parts of the brain they were using. They found that dogs processed words with the left hemisphere, while intonation was processed with the right hemisphere - just like humans. What's more, the dogs only registered that they were being praised if the words and intonation were positive; meaningless words spoken in an encouraging voice, or meaningful words in a neutral tone, didn't have the same effect.