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Fact check: Trump, Clinton and their debate claims
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump painted an inaccurately dark portrait of manufacturing in America while Hillary Clinton stretched credulity in boasting that her spending plans won’t add to the country’s debt. As well, both struggled in the presidential final debate to explain comments from their pas...
By Christopher S. Rugaber and Joash Boak The Associated Press FULL STORY
Super typhoon slams into Philippines
BINALONAN, Philippines — Super Typhoon Haima slammed into the northeastern Philippine coast late Wednesday with ferocious winds and rain that rekindled fears and memories from the catastrophe wrought by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013. Haima, which has sustained winds of 225 kilometers (140 miles) per hou...
By Bullit Marquez The Associated Press FULL STORY
Obama’s final health care sign-up season goal: 13.8M
WASHINGTON — Facing new challenges to a legacy law, the Obama administration on Wednesday set its goals for the president’s final health care sign-up season. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said she expects 13.8 million people to sign up. This is shaping up to be the most di...
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar The Associated Press FULL STORY
Rock-smashing monkeys make flakes like early stone tools
NEW YORK — Call them knockoffs. Rock-smashing monkeys in Brazil make stone flakes that look a lot like tools made by our ancient ancestors. Scientists watched as Capuchin monkeys in a national park pounded stones against each other, splitting off sharp-edged flakes that resemble cutting tools use...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
NASA: Jupiter spacecraft detects problem, turns off camera
LOS ANGELES — A NASA spacecraft circling Jupiter has hit another snag. The space agency said Wednesday that Juno detected a problem, went into safe mode and shut off its cameras and instruments hours before it was supposed to pass over Jupiter’s dense cloud tops. Juno rebooted its onboard comp...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Want a self-driving car? State considers public use
SACRAMENTO — California regulators asked members of the public Wednesday what they thought about proposed regulations that would — eventually — allow self-driving cars that lack a steering wheel or pedals on public roads. For the most part, the message was the regulations still need a lot of ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
As territory shrinks, IS group looks for new money sources
WASHINGTON — As the Islamic State group sees its territory shrink to half its original size and its dreams of a caliphate evaporate, the extremist fighters are losing access to the sources of revenue that once gave them their power, prompting them to turn to extortion, kidnapping or foreign donati...
By Vivian Salama The Associated Press FULL STORY
U.S. general said Mosul battle could last months
WASHINGTON — The fight for Mosul, launched this week by Iraqi security forces supported by U.S. air power and advisers, could take months and is likely to feature periods of fierce combat, the commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East said Wednesday. Army Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of U.S. Ce...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Iraqi town outside Mosul rises up against militants
AL-HUD, Iraq — The mutilated bodies of Islamic State group fighters were still strewn on the ground of this northern Iraqi town on Wednesday. One was burned. Another’s face was flattened by abuse. Iraqi troops on the march toward Mosul moved into al-Hud a day earlier and declared it liberated. ...
By Bram Janssem The Associated Press FULL STORY
Iraqi forces eye redemption, revenge
QAYARA AIR BASE, Iraq — For Saif, an Iraqi army corporal, the battle for Mosul is intensely personal. Over the course of two years of Islamic State rule, the extremists destroyed his home, arrested his father, killed his brother and forced his fiancee into a marriage with an IS fighter. Now he...
By Susannah George The Associated Press FULL STORY
Police: California man shoots pregnant wife, calls mother
FRESNO — Police say they’ve arrested a 32-year-old man who shot his pregnant wife and holed up in the couple’s home for four hours. KFSN-TV in Fresno reported Wednesday the 34-year-old woman who is seven months pregnant survived the ordeal and was taken by ambulance to a hospital. Authorit...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
California man may have been attacked by mother bear
SIERRA MADRE — The California Department of Fish and Wildlife says a man attacked by one of two bears in the Angeles National Forest last week may have come between a mother and yearling. The agency says it analyzed DNA from saliva on the victim’s clothing to determine the attacking bear was f...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Man slits throat in Orange County court after sex conviction
SANTA ANA — A man convicted of sexually assaulting a teenager pulled a razor blade and slashed his throat in an Orange County courtroom Wednesday moments after the verdict. Jeffrey Scott Jones, 56, of Huntington Beach, was rushed to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Jones, who taugh...
The Associated Press FULL STORY

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