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Clinton puts Trump on the defensive in combative debate
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- Donald Trump aggressively tried to pin the nation's economic and national security problems on Hillary Clinton in the first presidential debate, belittling the former senator and secretary of state as a "typical politician" incapable of delivering the change many Americans crave....

The Latest: NATO head responds to Trump terrorism claim
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):...

Analysis: In debate, Clinton was prepared, Trump was Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) -- She was at her best. He was not at his worst....

Debate Takeaways: Clinton gets under Trump's skin in debate
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- Donald Trump repeatedly clashed with Hillary Clinton during Monday's first presidential debate, interrupting her and appearing agitated at times as they tangled over the economy, her use of a private mail server and his unwillingness to release his income tax returns. Clinton maintained an even demeanor, smiling indulgently when Trump turned aggressive....

Miss Universe dubbed 'Miss Piggy' by Trump a topic at debate
NEW YORK (AP) -- Donald Trump says it was a "real problem" when the 1996 Miss Universe gained significant weight after winning the pageant he then owned....

Parting shots: He hits her on stamina; she pounces in retort
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It was the opening Hillary Clinton had been waiting for all night....

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Clinton deny their own words in debate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump's habit of peddling hype and fabrication emerged unabated in the first presidential debate while Hillary Clinton played it cautiously in her statements, though not without error. They both denied making statements that they are on the record as saying....

Carter: Nuke force changes are 'bearing fruit'
MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. (AP) -- Defense Secretary Ash Carter, who inherited a tangled web of problems in the Air Force nuclear missile corps when he took over the Pentagon in 2015, says he sees reason to believe that a push for improvement is beginning to show results....

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....

Democrats press talks as showdown vote looms on funding bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats opened a last-minute push Tuesday for new talks on must-do legislation to prevent the government from shutting down this weekend, fight the Zika virus and help flood-ravaged Louisiana rebuild....