Troops preparing for key battle against ISIS

(Ash Gallagher/Yahoo News)Kurdish peshmerga forces in Iraq are in training for what some consider one of the most important battles in the war against the Islamic State.



FBI: Hackers breached state election systems

Yahoo News/AP/GettyForeign hackers penetrated two state election databases in recent weeks, according to an FBI "flash" alert.



Latin American music icon dies at 66

Juan Gabriel, Mexican superstar singer-songwriter, has died. (AP)Juan Gabriel’s ballads about love and heartbreak and bouncy mariachi tunes were hugely popular with Spanish speakers in the U.S.



Clinton invokes dad's memory to attack Trump

Clinton invokes father's memory to attack Trump. (AP)The Democratic nominee says her father would have been "stiffed" in a deal with the celebrity businessman.



Costs of N.J. bridge scandal still adding up

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie enters the Borough Hall in Fort Lee to apologize to Mayor Mark Sokolich. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)Nearly three years after gridlock was allegedly created to punish a mayor for not endorsing Gov. Chris Christie, repercussions linger.



RNC chair: 'I don't speak for Trump'

Reince Priebus: "I don't speak for Trump." (AP)Reince Priebus said that if people want to know the specifics of Trump’s immigration policy, they'll have to ask the candidate himself.



Dallas police squelch critics after attack

Police officers arrive at a funeral service for slain Dallas Area Rapid Transit police officer Brent Thompson. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)Nearly two months after the sniper attack on officers, the department has moved to silence questions.



2 brothers charged in shooting of Wade's cousin

Two men charged in shooting of Dwyane Wade’s cousin. (AP)Two brothers have been charged with first-degree murder of Nykea Aldridge, who was walking to register her kids for school.



Christie defends Trump's immigration policy

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses the Republican National Convention. (Brooks Kraft/Getty Images)Chris Christie called Donald Trump's stance on immigration "completely consistent" on Sunday.



10,000th Syrian refugee reaches U.S.

10,000th Syrian refugee reaches U.S. (AP)The U.S. ambassador to Jordan says staying safe and taking in the world's most vulnerable people are not mutually exclusive.



Did building code lapses boost Italy quake toll?

A rescuer and a sniffer dog atop rubble in Amatrice, in central Italy, in Amatrice, in central Italy, in Aug. 27. (Antonio Calanni/AP)As the death toll rises, investigators focus on construction code enforcement at recently renovated sites.



Friends mourn slain Mississippi nuns

Sister Paula Merril (AP)Those who knew Sister Paula Merrill and Sister Margaret Held are struggling to reckon with their deaths.



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