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Only on AP: Clinton server ran software that risked hacking
WASHINGTON (AP) - The private email server running in Hillary Rodham Clinton's home basement when she was secretary of state was connected to the Internet in ways that made it more vulnerable to hackers, according to data and documents reviewed by The Associated Press. Clinton's server, which handled her personal and State Department correspondence, appeared to allow users to connect openly over the Internet to control it remotely, according to detailed records compiled in 2012. Experts said the Microsoft remote desktop service wasn't intended for such use without additional protective measures, and was the subject of U.S. government and industry warnings at the time over attacks from even low-skilled intruders.

Clinton, Sanders rivalry in spotlight as Democrats debate
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton says she always expected tough competition in the Democratic presidential primary. It's likely she didn't expect it would come from Bernie Sanders, the rumpled independent senator from Vermont and a self-described democratic socialist calling for "political revolution." The surprise rivalry between Clinton and Sanders will be at the forefront as Democrats take the stage Tuesday in Las Vegas for the party's first debate of the 2016 campaign. The senator and the former secretary of state will be joined by a trio of candidates who occupy the basement of early polls, each looking to change their fortunes with a breakout moment in prime time.

Insurgents shell Russian embassy in Syria during rally
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - Insurgents have fired two shells at the Russian embassy in the Syrian capital as scores of pro-government supporters gathered outside the compound to thank Moscow for its intervention in Syria. An Associated Press reporter was outside the embassy on Tuesday morning when the first shell slammed into the compound in central Damascus and smoke billowed from inside. As people started running away, another shell hit the area. It was not immediately clear if there were casualties. Opposition fighters in the suburbs of the capital have targeted the embassy in the past but it was not clear if Tuesday's attack targeted the rally.

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The Latest: At least 2 dead, 20 wounded in Jerusalem attacks
JERUSALEM (AP) - The latest developments in ongoing violence between Palestinians and Israelis (all times local): ---- 11:00 a.m. Israeli medical services say at least two people have been killed and 20 wounded in a pair of separate attacks in Jerusalem. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says two attackers stabbed and shot people on a bus and were captured at the scene. One person was killed. Almost simultaneously, there was another stabbing attack at a bus stop in another part of the city that killed another person. The attacker was shot dead. The attacks, plus another two stabbing attacks in the central Israeli city of Raanana, would mark the most serious series of incidents in a month-long wave of violence.

Jerusalem hospital copes with treating victims and attackers
JERUSALEM (AP) - As a wave of violence sweeps across Jerusalem, victims and perpetrators are often surprised to be reunited - at each other's bedside in the city's largest emergency ward. The Hadassah Medical Center prides itself on checking politics at the door and treating Palestinian attackers and Jewish victims alike. But the tensions on the street are increasingly seeping through the hospital's sterile walls, with family members clashing in the hallways and causing the wounded even more trauma. Hadassah's Ein Kerem campus is considered a rare model of co-existence in deeply divided Jerusalem, with a mixed Jewish-Arab medical team working together to treat the city's wounded and infirm.

Russian missile-maker contradicts Dutch MH17 crash report
MOSCOW (AP) - A Russian state-controlled missile-maker says its own investigation of last year's crash of the MH17 airliner over rebel eastern Ukraine contradicts conclusions from a Dutch probe. Results of the Dutch investigation are to be released later Tuesday. Yan Novikov, head of the Russian Almaz-Antey concern, did not specify what was in the report and he did not say at a news conference whether he had been given an advance look. The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 crashed July 17, 2014, in rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine and is widely believed to have been shot down by a surface-to-air missile; all 298 people aboard died.

SABMiller agrees in principle to merger with Budweiser owner
BRUSSELS (AP) - At the sixth time of asking, British-based brewer SABMiller accepted "in principle" Tuesday a 69 billion-pound ($106 billion) takeover offer from Belgian-Brazilian Anheuser Busch InBev that will create the world's biggest beer company and bring together top U.S. brands Budweiser and Miller Genuine Draft. Having dismissed the five previous proposals from AB InBev over the past few weeks as undervaluing the company, the directors of SABMiller finally succumbed to an offer that values each SABMiller share at 44 pounds. AB InBev, which owns Budweiser among a range of top-selling brands, has until Oct. 28 to come up with a formal offer.

Report: Playboy to end publishing fully nude female photos
NEW YORK (AP) - Playboy will no longer publish photos of nude women as part of a redesign of the decades-old magazine, according to a news report Monday. Executives for the magazine company told The New York Times that the change will take place in March 2016. The paper reported that the print edition of Playboy will still feature women in provocative poses, but they will no longer be fully nude. Playboy editor Cory Jones contacted founder and current editor in chief Hugh Hefner recently about dropping nude photos from the print edition and he agreed, the Times reported. The change represents a major shift for the magazine, which broke new ground when Hefner created it and featured Marilyn Monroe on its debut cover in 1953.

Granderson, Mets beat Dodgers 13-7 to take 2-1 lead in NLDS
NEW YORK (AP) - With big hits rather than beanballs, the New York Mets wiped out the Los Angeles Dodgers and took control of their testy Division Series. Curtis Granderson drove in five runs with two doubles off the wall, Travis d'Arnaud and Yoenis Cespedes homered, and New York's dangerous bats busted loose for a 13-7 victory Monday night that gave the Mets a 2-1 advantage in the best-of-five NL playoff. Before a bloodthirsty crowd of 44,276 in the first postseason game at Citi Field, the Mets broke their postseason scoring record as public enemy No. 1 Chase Utley watched from the Los Angeles bench.

Bell's 1-yard TD run at buzzer lifts Steelers over Chargers
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Five seconds left, down by three points and the ball inside the 1. The Pittsburgh Steelers needed a gutsy play against the San Diego Chargers. They got it for a stunning victory. Le'Veon Bell scored on a wildcat run as time expired to give Mike Vick and the Steelers a 24-20 victory Monday night that had tens of thousands of Pittsburgh fans roaring and waving their Terrible Towels at Qualcomm Stadium. Bell took the direct snap, ran left and was slowed in traffic before diving for the end zone and getting the ball across the line as Donald Butler dragged him down.