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Clinton seeks to keep Trump on defensive after presidential debate

RALEIGH, N.C. Republican Donald Trump suggested on Tuesday he would hit rival Hillary Clinton harder in the next U.S. presidential debate while the Democratic nominee sought to keep him on the defensive with accusations that he is a sexist, racist and tax dodger. | Video

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U.S. senators accuse Yahoo of 'unacceptable' delay in hack discovery

WASHINGTON Six Democratic U.S. senators on Tuesday demanded Yahoo Inc explain why hackers' theft of user information for 500 million accounts two years ago only came to light last week and lambasted the company's handling of the breach as "unacceptable."

Wall Street climbs in wake of first presidential face-off

Consumer and technology stocks, including Amazon, led gains on Wall Street on Tuesday, while a perceived win by Democrat Hillary Clinton in Monday's first presidential debate gave broader support to equities.

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NY blast kills highest ranking firefighter since Sept. 11 attacks

NEW YORK An explosion at a home in the New York City borough of the Bronx on Tuesday killed a battalion chief, the city's highest ranking fire official to die in the line of duty since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, officials said. | Video

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Former Israeli president Shimon Peres in grave condition: media

TEL AVIV Close relatives of former Israeli president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shimon Peres rushed to his hospital bedside on Tuesday amid media reports that his condition had deteriorated and he was close to death.

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'Bridgegate' witness says Governor Christie knew of lane closures

NEWARK, N.J. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was aware of a politically motivated scheme to close lanes at the George Washington Bridge in 2013 as it was unfolding, a key prosecution witness testified on Tuesday at the criminal trial of two former Christie associates.

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Charlotte shooting victim's wife said he threatened family: court papers

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Less than a year before Keith Scott was shot and killed by a police officer in Charlotte, North Carolina, his wife said in court papers that he had called himself a "killer" and threatened to kill his family with his gun.

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Britain's fear of European army muddles EU defense plan

BRATISLAVA Britain said on Tuesday it would oppose any EU proposals to combine European forces into a single army while it is still in the bloc, but France and Germany said no such plans existed and won support from NATO to strengthen EU defenses.