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Biden assails Trump on housing crisis remarks
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday questioned Donald Trump's "moral center" as a result of the Republican presidential candidate's comments about America's housing collapse....

Defense chief: 9/11 bill could be devastating to US military
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Legislation that would allow the families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for allegedly backing the terrorists who carried out the attacks could be devastating to the U.S. military, according to Defense Secretary Ash Carter....

Analysis: In debate, Clinton prep overrides Trump omissions
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Studious and diligent, Hillary Clinton spent weeks getting ready for the first presidential debate, poring over policy papers and sharpening attack lines in practice sessions. Donald Trump did not want to over-prepare and skipped running through a full mock session....

Trump blames others after combative debate with Clinton
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Donald Trump blamed the moderator, a bad microphone and anyone but himself Tuesday after he was forced onto defense by Hillary Clinton's cascade of critiques about his taxes, honesty and character in the first presidential debate....

The Latest: Obama contrasts candidates after debate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):...

Senators press FBI director on response to terrorism threat
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican senators pressed FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday about whether anything more could have been done to prevent recent acts of extremist violence, including the Orlando nightclub massacre and the Manhattan bombing this month....

The Latest: FBI heads pledges to track police use of force
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on senior U.S. officials' testimony to Congress on terror threats (all times local):...

Analysis: In debate, Clinton was prepared, Trump was Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) -- She was at her best. He was not at his worst....

Debate Takeaways: Clinton gets under Trump's skin in debate
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- Donald Trump repeatedly clashed with Hillary Clinton during Monday's first presidential debate, interrupting her and appearing agitated at times as they tangled over the economy, her use of a private mail server and his unwillingness to release his income tax returns. Clinton maintained an even demeanor, smiling indulgently when Trump turned aggressive....

Neither Trump, Clinton exactly right about stop-and- frisk
NEW YORK (AP) -- Donald Trump says the police tactic known as stop-and-frisk led to a drop in murders in New York City, while Hillary Clinton says it has been ruled unconstitutional....