HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Donald Trump left the protective bubble of his partisans on Monday and learned a well-established truth about campaigns: The rhetoric that draws rapturous applause at rallies doesn't play as well in the outside world.
The Trump onstage on Monday was the Trump seen every day in his campaign. He used the same language, told the...Read more
MEXICO CITY -- Donald Trump has attracted widespread hostility in Mexico for his threats to deport immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally, and to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. In the wake of Monday night's presidential debate, some analysts here were disappointed that Hillary Clinton did not do better.
"Clinton wins the debate; ...Read more
The first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was one of the most anticipated skirmishes in presidential history. It didn't disappoint.
Monday's feisty showdown took on a sprawling range of topics, from free trade to Islamic State to the controversial policing tactic stop-and-frisk. But the face off was -- of course -- colored more ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Unexpected technical errors gave the Monday night presidential debate watch party at the Crest Westwood Theater the feel of a student A/V club production gone horribly wrong.
When Donald Trump's lips were moving, students would hear Hillary Clinton speaking. When it was Clinton's turn to talk, Trump's voice boomed through the ...Read more
BANGKOK -- Emerging-market currencies climbed for the first time in three days, led by Mexico's peso, and stocks gained after the first of three televised U.S. presidential debates.
The peso jumped the most in two months, rebounding from a record low, a sign investors may perceive Hillary Clinton is outperforming Donald Trump in the debate. ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump again at Monday night's debate accused a Hillary Clinton ally of spreading the birther rumor about President Barack Obama during the 2008 campaign, when Clinton and Obama were competitors.
Trump said that a "highly respected reporter at McClatchy (went) to Kenya to find out" whether Barack Obama was born there.
WASHINGTON -- Polls show the presidential race tightening, helping to justify some of the unusual hype surrounding Monday's initial debate between the two candidates. Here are a few things we learned:
-- Hillary Clinton wants to make the election all about Donald Trump.
She attacked him early and often, accusing him of withholding his tax ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- So much for a subdued Donald Trump. So much for Hillary Clinton staying above the fray.
The first presidential debate of 2016 saw both candidates go on attack from the start, with gentility giving way to hostility within moments before what could be the largest TV audience for a debate ever.
Clinton said Trump didn't pay his ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- One of the starkest differences on policy that exists between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is on guns, specifically what limitations there should be on gun ownership and the role of Congress and the courts in establishing clear guidelines.
And so it was rather striking to find that the two candidates seemed to agree on at ...Read more
CARTAGENA, Colombia -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Monday held his first meeting with the firebrand president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, whose country is mired in a humanitarian and political crisis.
The two men met on the margins of the signing here of a landmark peace pact ending Colombia's decades-old civil war.
Maduro, who took ...Read more
SANTA ANA, Calif. -- A man convicted of conspiring to help Islamic State militants after he was caught as he attempted to board a plane to the Middle East was sentenced to 30 years in prison Monday.
U.S. District Judge David O. Carter said Nader Elhuzayel's repeated calls for martyrdom in his communications made him "especially dangerous."
MEXICO CITY -- Two years after 43 Mexican college students vanished in the southwestern city of Iguala, the case remains a grisly mystery and a dark stain on the administration of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.
The public anger was on display Monday -- the anniversary of the presumed mass killing -- in Mexico City, where thousands of ...Read more
Donald Trump returned to a familiar excuse for not releasing his tax returns Monday night: He is under a "routine audit."
But the Internal Revenue Service has said that nothing precludes someone under audit from releasing his or her tax returns.
In the debate, Trump said much information could be gleaned by the financial disclosures he ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump came to their first debate Monday night, each armed with a full arsenal of facts, provocations and precooked one-liners.
Their face-off at Hofstra University on New York's Long Island, the first of three, came as the race tightens considerably.
The task for Clinton, the Democrat, was to avoid ...Read more
One of the longest-running debates between Donald Trump and fact-checkers in the race is this: Did he support the war in Iraq? In Monday's debate, he held firm.
"I did not support the war in Iraq," he said after Hillary Clinton raised the issue. Moderator Lester Holt weighed in, saying the record showed otherwise.
In the run-up to the war, ...Read more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A man responsible for vandalizing a Palm Beach County mosque last year pleaded guilty and was sentenced Monday to four years and two months in prison.
The resolution of the case against Joshua Killets comes just 15 days after another man was accused of torching a Fort Pierce mosque in what authorities say was a hate ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Labor agreed to conduct a review of Wells Fargo & Co. requested by lawmakers including Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who said the bank may have put undue pressure on employees to meet sales quotas.
Lawmakers had asked the agency in a letter last week to investigate after the San Francisco-based lender was caught ...Read more
Testosterone, the big daddy (if you will) of male hormones, has gotten a bit of a bad reputation, what with it being linked to bluster, aggression, violent offending and a whole raft of behaviors at which men do seem to best women consistently.
But in humans, new research suggests that's not the whole picture. The testosterone findings that ...Read more
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- The sprawling and brawling 2016 presidential contest narrowed to a rare moment of focus and clarity Monday night as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump shared a stage for the first time to say how, with their vastly different styles and approach, they would lead the country for the next four years.
The first debate of the fall ...Read more
HARTFORD, Conn. -- A 22-year-old man was on his way to Boston on Monday aboard the cargo ship that rescued him from the Atlantic Ocean, eight days after he and his mother disappeared while on a fishing trip.
Nathan Carman, who grew up in Middletown and now lives in Vermont, told the U.S. Coast Guard that he escaped his 31-foot aluminum boat in ...Read more
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