After months of tangling from afar, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will confront each other face-to-face for the first time in Monday night's presidential debate, laying out for voters their vastly different visions for America's future.
The high-stakes showdown — the first of three presidential debates — comes as both candidates are viewed negatively by large numbers of Americans, with Democrat Clinton facing questions about her trustworthiness and Republican Trump struggling to convince many voters that he has the temperament and policy depth to be president.
Interest in the presidential race has been intense, and the campaigns are expecting a record-breaking audience to watch the 90-minute televised debate at suburban New York's Hofstra University.
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Nine people were shot and wounded, outside a southwest Houston strip shopping center early Monday morning by a lawyer who had issues with his law firm, police said.
The gunman, who lives in the neighborhood, died at the scene. Chief Martha Montalvo did not identify the shooter at the news conference.
Officials said six people have been taken to area hospitals; one person was in critical condition, and another was in serious condition. Three people were treated and released at the scene, police said.
You can argue whether presidential debates have the power to swing an election, but they are a dependable source of images and sound bites that help color voters' perception of the candidates - for good and for bad. It began with the first televised debate between a tanned and vibrant John F. Kennedy and a peaked, flu-wracked Richard M. Nixon in 1960 and continued through 2012, when Mitt Romney's story about "binders full of women." Countless quips, gaffes and zingers have occurred in the intervening years. Here are some of the most memorable, in chronological order.
The man famous for getting in Hillary Clinton’s face during the campaign that launched her political career has some debate advice for Donald Trump.
Stay at his lectern.
Rick Lazio should know. The former Republican congressman didn't — and paid the price for a performance that has become a textbook example of what not to do when your opponent is a woman.
Debate officials have released the details of Monday night's presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, NBC News reported.
Clinton will receive the first question from NBC News' Lester Holt, who will moderate the first debate of the election season at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.
The debate will 90 minutes long and divided into six, 15 minute "pods," the Commission on Presidential Debates announced on Sunday.
Clinton's podium will be stage left and Trump's podium will be stage right, the CPD said.
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Pfizer will not split into two publicly traded companies, a decision that, at least for now, ends Wall Street speculation over the drugmaker's future.
The company said Monday it believes it is best positioned to maximize shareholder value in its current form, but it reserves the right to split in the future if the situation changes.
The maker of Viagra and the pain treatment Lyrica has been talking about a split for several years, thinking that two companies might grow faster than one. It had said it would make a decision by the end of this year.
Chicago Sky superstar Elena Delle Donne is well-known for her exploits on the court and her status as the defending WNBA MVP, but what you may not know is the story of how her bond with her sister resurrected her basketball career.
In a new video released by Gatorade, Delle Donne recounts the story of how she walked away from the UConn women’s basketball team to take care of her sister Lizzie, who has cerebral palsy and is blind and deaf.
"Lizzie has always been my strength, but going away to play college basketball meant that I had to say goodbye, and I just wasn't ready," she said. "Everybody thinks I came home to take care of her, but she was the one helping me."
She took a year off from basketball, but ultimately decided to come back to the sport and became a star at the University of Delaware. In the video, she describes how her sister’s love of the wind helped give her a new perspective on life.
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Arnold Palmer, the everyman "King of golf," died in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the United States Golf Association confirmed Sunday. He was 87. Alastair Johnson, CEO of Arnold Palmer Enterprises, said that Palmer died Sunday afternoon of complications from heart problems. Johnson said Palmer was admitted to the hospital Thursday for some cardiovascular work and weakened over the last few days.
Former Bears coach Mike Ditka has weighed in on the protests sparked by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and he certainly did not hold back.
"I think it’s a problem, anybody who disrespects this country and the flag," Ditka said in a radio interview Friday. "If they don't like the country, they don't like our flag, get the hell out, that's what I think."
"I have no respect for Colin Kaepernick, he probably has no respect for me," the Hall of Fame coach continued. "That’s his choice. My choice is that I like this country. I respect our flag."
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One of two boaters from Middletown, Connecticut, missing for a week was found alive at sea on a life raft, but his mother is still missing.
Nathan Carman, 22, and his mother, 54-year-old Linda Carman, were reported missing Sept. 18 after they failed to return from a fishing trip off Point Judith, Rhode Island.
On Sunday, a freighter spotted a life raft 115 nautical miles off Martha's Vineyard and found Nathan Carman inside of it, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. He had an emergency bag of food and water, but there was still no sign of Linda Carman.
The Coast Guard had been searched an area near Block Island and the search expanded through 62,000 square miles, from the coast of Rhode Island to New York and as far as New Jersey.
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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were meeting separately with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday, giving each candidate fresh foreign policy talking points on the eve of their first presidential debate.
Clinton met Sunday evening with Netanyahu for less than an hour in Manhattan, according to Clinton campaign officials. Her meeting came after Trump sat down with the prime minister at his residence in Trump Tower in the morning, Israeli and Trump campaign officials said.
Jose Fernandez, the ace right-hander for the Miami Marlins who escaped Cuba to become one of baseball's brightest stars, was killed in a boating accident early Sunday morning. Fernandez was 24.
Authorities said Fernandez was one of three people killed in a boat crash off Miami Beach. "This was a great loss," Officer Lorenzo Veloz with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said. "A tragic loss for fans, the Marlins, the City of Miami, baseball, and for anyone who met Jose.”
According to Veloz, speed appeared to be a factor in the crash, noting the "severity of the impact on the jetty and the debris around the scene."