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AP Top Political News at 4:18 p.m. EDT

Seeking maximum lift from debate, Clinton courts millennials
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton sought Wednesday to parlay her widely praised debate performance into stronger support from women, young Americans and other critical voter groups, while Donald Trump kept focus on the die-hard backers who have thronged his rallies this year....

The Latest: Early voting shows signs of surging nationally
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the U.S. presidential election (all times EDT):...

Officials: US to send more troops to Iraq to help with Mosul
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (AP) -- The U.S. is sending 615 more troops to Iraq as the stage is set for an Iraqi-led battle to reclaim Mosul, the northern city that has been the Islamic State group's main stronghold for more than two years. The offensive, starting as soon as October, looms as a decisive moment for Iraq and for President Barack Obama's much-criticized strategy to defeat IS....

AP: Across US, police officers abuse confidential databases
DENVER (AP) -- Police officers across the country misuse confidential law enforcement databases to get information on romantic partners, business associates, neighbors, journalists and others for reasons that have nothing to do with daily police work, an Associated Press investigation has found....

Why the US economy isn't quite the weakling Trump says it is
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States isn't exactly the economic doormat Donald Trump decries in his campaign rhetoric....

Trump's stance on nuclear restraint is ambiguous
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump's ambiguous answer to a debate question on nuclear restraint raised doubts about his understanding of the issue. On the other hand, his words - by design or coincidence - mirror the nub of a policy argument the administration is wrestling with in the final months of Barack Obama's presidency....

Michelle Obama says America 'needs an adult' in White House
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Michelle Obama told a diverse and enthusiastic crowd in Philadelphia on Wednesday that candidates don't change once they become president and that America "needs an adult in the White House."...

Congress overrides president's veto of Sept. 11 legislation
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for its alleged backing of the attackers, handing Barack Obama the first veto override of his presidency....

FBI director again defends integrity of Clinton email probe
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican lawmakers may question the decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton for using a private email server as secretary of state, but they should not question the investigation's thoroughness, FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday as he again defended the agency's actions....

US urging Myanmar to end any vestige of NKorea military ties
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pockets within the Myanmar military may still be cooperating with North Korea although the new civilian government and the military leadership oppose such ties, a senior U.S. official said Wednesday....