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Clinton, Sanders clash on guns, economy, foreign policy
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders clashed over U.S. involvement in the Middle East, gun control and economic policy in the first Democratic presidential debate Tuesday night, vigorously outlining competing visions for a party seeking to keep the White House for a third straight term. Yet in a moment of political unity - and levity - Sanders leapt to Clinton's defense on the issue of her controversial email practices as secretary of state. "The American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails," Sanders exclaimed as the crowd in Las Vegas roared with applause.

AP FACT CHECK: Clinton, Sanders revise history in Dem debate
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton revised history in the Democratic debate when insisting she's not a flip-flopper on a trade deal she promoted as secretary of state but turned against as a presidential candidate. Bernie Sanders overstated the share of wealth being taken by the richest Americans, a subject that goes to the core of his campaign. A look at some f the claims in the debate among Democratic rivals Tuesday night and how they compare with the facts: CLINTON on the Trans-Pacific Partnership: "I did say, I hoped it would be the gold standard'" of trade agreements. THE FACTS: Clinton did not say anything about mere hope in her speeches around the world in support of the trade deal.

Peru military fails to act as narco planes fly freely
MAZAMARI, Peru (AP) - About four times a day, a single-engine plane drops onto a dirt airstrip in the world's No. 1 coca-growing valley. The planes deliver cash and pick up cocaine. Then they fly back to Bolivia. Police say roughly half of Peru's cocaine has departed this way since the Andean nation became the world's top producer in 2012. Drug corruption is rife in Peru. But an Associated Press investigation found the narco-flight plague to be a failing of Peru's military because it controls the remote Apurimac, Ene and Mantaro river valley where the planes land. A new law gives Peru's air force the go-ahead to begin shooting down drug planes.

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Israeli leader vows 'aggressive steps' to halt fighting
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's prime minister on Tuesday said he would take a series of "aggressive steps" to halt a wave of violence in Israeli cities after two attacks in Jerusalem left three Israelis dead. Three Palestinians, including two attackers, were also killed. The attacks in Jerusalem, including a deadly shooting and knifing spree on a bus and a violent hacking attack caught on video, escalated the monthlong unrest and raised the pressure on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to take action. The government has been unable to stop the violence, carried out mostly by young Palestinians unaffiliated with known militant groups and apparently acting on their own.

Former NBA star Odom found unconscious at Nevada brothel
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Former NBA and reality TV star Lamar Odom was hospitalized after he was found unconscious Tuesday at a Nevada brothel, authorities said. The condition of the 35-year-old former Los Angeles Laker and onetime member-by-marriage of the Kardashian family was in a Las Vegas hospital Tuesday night and there was no immediate word on his condition, officials said. The Nye County Sheriff's Department was called at about 3:15 p.m. to Love Ranch in Crystal, Nevada about 70 miles outside of Las Vegas for a report of an unresponsive man needing an ambulance, Sheriff Sharon A. Wehrly said in a statement.

Palestinians assailants often leave behind ordinary lives
JERUSALEM (AP) - They lived ordinary lives with ordinary ambitions - an electrician saving up to get married, a fitness buff, a worker in a butcher shop, a teen with plans for study in Europe after high school. But then these young Palestinians seemingly snapped. According to police accounts, some of them disputed, they stabbed Israelis in "lone wolf" attacks. Motives often remain murky, but attacks have been escalating, with eight Israelis and 12 suspected assailants killed over the past month, many in Jerusalem. The violence comes amid growing Palestinian hopelessness, particularly in the Israeli-annexed Arab neighborhoods of Jerusalem. Social media amplifies the anger and promotes revenge attacks as amateur videos make the rounds showing Israeli forces seemingly using excessive force, or angry bystanders cursing at wounded Palestinian assailants.

Showing less skin: Playboy to stop running nude photos
LOS ANGELES (AP) - For generations, teenage boys got their first look at a naked woman from Playboy, often from a copy swiped from Dad's sock drawer or filched from a newsstand. These days, however, you can see far more explicit photos on your phone than anything Hugh Hefner probably imagined when he launched his pioneering skin magazine 62 years ago with a centerfold of Marilyn Monroe. Which is why, Playboy announced this week, it will stop running nude photos in its U.S. print edition. "You're now one click away from every sex act imaginable for free. And so it's just passť at this juncture," Playboy Enterprises CEO Scott Flanders told The New York Times, which first reported the change.

Kershaw, Dodgers top Mets 3-1, force NLDS to decisive Game 5
NEW YORK (AP) - Clayton Kershaw finally came through in October, just in time to save the Los Angeles Dodgers from another early exit. Pitching on short rest with the season on the line, Kershaw shut down the New York Mets for seven innings and Justin Turner delivered a key hit against his former team that sent the Dodgers to a 3-1 victory Tuesday night and forced the NL Division Series to a deciding Game 5. The series shifts back to Los Angeles on Thursday night, with fellow Dodgers ace Zack Greinke scheduled to start against Jacob deGrom. The winner hosts the wild-card Chicago Cubs in the NL Championship Series opener Saturday.

Donald Trump to host 'Saturday Night Live' in November
NEW YORK (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will host NBC's "Saturday Night Live" next month, calling it a "great honor." Trump told Fox News Channel on Tuesday that he and NBC settled their beauty pageant "dust-up" and have moved on. In June, NBC said it would end its business relationship with Trump because of comments he made during the announcement of his presidential campaign about Mexican immigrants. The network dropped the annual Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants, which had been a joint venture between it and Trump. Trump recounted Tuesday that he had purchased NBC's half of the Miss Universe Organization, which included the two pageants, and sold the company to WME-IMG.

Cubs win NL Division Series, beat Cardinals 6-4 in Game 4
CHICAGO (AP) - Joe Maddon posed for a selfie on the field with his wife. Jon Lester sprayed champagne with his young son. Rocker Eddie Vedder partied on the mound. For the Chicago Cubs and their ever-hopeful fans, this bash was a long time in the making. Kyle Schwarber, Anthony Rizzo and Javier Baez homered and the fresh Cubs clinched a postseason series at Wrigley Field for the first time ever, beating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 Tuesday to win the NL Division Series in four games. "This is all just baseball fantasy, right?" a drenched chairman Tom Ricketts said. Only once since they last brought home the World Series in 1908 had the Cubs won a playoff series and never before had they finished off the job at their century-plus-old ballpark.