Defying critics, Obama nominates Cuba ambassador

Secretary of State John Kerry greets Jeffrey DeLaurentis in Cuba. (AP)“We have no illusions,” the White House said of Congress trying to thwart the move.



Sources: FBI widening cyberattack inquiry

Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C. (Gary Cameron/Reuters)The agency's investigation now includes suspected attempts to hack Democratic Party officials' mobile phones.



White House critical of Trump's performance

President Obama and Vice President Biden speak in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)While the president is measured in his criticism, his VP levels a withering attack on the GOP nominee's debate.



Clinton: Trump bragged about not paying taxes

Hillary Clinton (Getty Images)A day after their first debate, the Democratic nominee slams her GOP opponent for not revealing his tax returns.



Senate blocks stopgap bill to fund govt.

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (Getty Images)Most Democrats and a dozen Republicans blocked the bill, in part because they want more money to address the Flint water crisis.



Debate sets record with 80.9 million viewers

Debate sets record with 80.9 million viewers. (AP)The early figures beat the previous benchmark, set by the Jimmy Carter-Ronald Reagan presidential debate in 1980.



N.Y. bomb suspect acted alone, FBI believes

Members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) work at the site where Ahmad Khan Rahami was arrested after a shootout with police, September 19, 2016 in Linden, New JerseyAhmad Khan Rahami has not been linked to an extremist movement, FBI Director James Comey tells Congress.



Trump ally Giuliani raises Lewinsky scandal

Rudy Giuliani raises Monica Lewinsky scandal. (AP)Rudy Giuliani accuses Bill Clinton of disgracing the country with his indiscretion involving a former White House intern.



The most fascinating House contest of 2016

(Yahoo News)A tight race for Congress between a well-organized centrist Democratic woman and a controversial Republican.



The Americas are declared measles-free

"The Americas region has shown that with strong national immunization programs... dedicated financing and strong political commitment and partner support, measles can be stopped," said World Health Organization director Margaret ChanThe disease, while still a top killer worldwide, has been wiped out in the region after decades of vaccination efforts, health officials proclaim.



NYPD fact-checks Trump’s debate claims

(Reuters)The NYPD's assistant commissioner for communication attempted to counter Trump’s claims on Twitter.



High-ranking NYC firefighter killed in blast

Bronx blast kills veteran firefighter Michael Fahy. (AP)Battalion chief Michael Fahy, a 17-year veteran and father of three, dies in an explosion at a house in the Bronx.



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