COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said he was taking the gloves off in his battle against Democrat Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House after taking a scorching from speakers at the Democratic National Convention. | Video
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LOCKHART, Texas A hot air balloon burst into flames over central Texas on Saturday after apparently striking power lines and plunged into a field, killing all 16 people aboard in one of the deadliest such accidents on record, police and eyewitnesses said. | Video
CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA, Calif. A deadly wildfire near California's Big Sur coast raged mostly unchecked for a ninth day after gutting nearly 60 dwellings and forcing hundreds from homes and campgrounds, but a wind shift late on Saturday was expected to help firefighters quell the blaze.
A shooting that killed one San Diego police officer and wounded another does not appear related to the deadly ambush attacks on law enforcement this month in Texas and Louisiana, the city's police chief said on Saturday.
OTTAWA More than 500 people rallied in Canada's capital on Saturday to protest the death of a mentally ill black man following an arrest, marching against what they see as race-based police brutality in a country that prides itself for being tolerant.
BAGHDAD Many Islamic State leaders have fled Mosul with their families toward Syria ahead of a planned offensive by U.S.-backed Iraqi forces on the city, Iraq's defense minister said on Saturday.
One woman was killed and three people were hospitalized with bullet wounds in overnight shooting incidents in the Texas capital of Austin, emergency officials said on social media early on Sunday.
KIRKUK, Iraq Militants stormed two energy facilities in northern Iraq on Sunday, shooting at least four workers and detonating explosives that sent flames into the sky, security sources said.