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For 8 summer nights, 2 starkly different visions of America
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For eight summer nights, there were two starkly different visions of America....

Trump, Clinton spar for national security upper hand
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In their struggle for the upper hand on national security, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are emphasizing strikingly different themes - he as the bold and cunningly unpredictable strongman who will eliminate terrorism; she as the calm, conventional commander in chief who will manage all manner of crises....

Trump says presidential debates shouldn't compete with NFL
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he doesn't like going up against NFL games when he debates Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton this fall and that the football league complained to him about the debate schedule in a letter....

Donald Trump attacks Muslim father's convention speech
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- With 100 days left before the fall election, Hillary Clinton's campaign bus wound its way through Donald Trump's America as the Republican nominee picked a new fight with the bereaved father of a Muslim Army captain....

Trump's Russia reset ideas alarming allies, many in US
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Donald Trump's flurry of offhand remarks and abrupt zingers on Russia - praising Vladimir Putin, dismissing NATO - have jolted the world, not to mention the U.S. presidential campaign....

Koch donors gather for weekend retreat
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- Billionaire industrialist and conservative benefactor Charles Koch's expansive political network will not help Donald Trump win the presidency....

Hacker breaches a computer system Clinton campaign uses
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Officials say a computer service used by the campaign of Hillary Clinton was hacked as part of a broader breach of the Democratic National Committee, an intrusion for which the Russian government remains the leading suspect....

Pentagon says no US military support for Turkey coup
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon on Friday flatly rejected allegations by Turkey's president that the U.S. military was somehow involved in or in any way supported the recent failed coup in that country....

The Latest: Trump slams Clinton's 'rosy-dory' optimism
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the 2016 presidential race after the Democratic and Republican nominating conventions (all times EDT):...