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Clinton puts Trump on defensive in blistering debate

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. Democrat Hillary Clinton accused Republican Donald Trump of racism, sexism and tax avoidance on Monday, putting him on the defensive during a debate that a snap poll said boosted her White House chances. | Video

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Twitter could take many forms, depending on new owner

SAN FRANCISCO With speculation mounting that Twitter Inc will soon have a new corporate owner, the 10-year-old social networking service - which has long struggled to define its core purpose -may end up heading in one of several distinctly different directions depending on who ends up paying for it.

Tech, Deals, Twitter Sep 26 2016

Dozens of investors say North Carolina bathroom law 'bad for business'

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Nearly 60 U.S. investors who together manage more than $2 trillion in assets called on North Carolina on Monday to repeal a law they said is making it harder for companies in the state to hire top talent by limiting protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans gender people.

Sep 26 2016

Samsung recovers over 60 percent of recalled Note 7s in South Korea, U.S.

SEOUL Samsung Electronics Co said on Tuesday it has got back more than 60 percent of recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphones sold in South Korea and the United States, suggesting it is making progress in its attempts to recover from the crisis.

Tech, South Korea 2:49am EDT

Colombia, Marxist rebels sign accord ending 52-year war

CARTAGENA, Colombia Colombia's center-right government and the Marxist FARC rebel group signed a peace deal on Monday to end a half-century war that killed a quarter of a million people and once took the Andean country to the brink of collapse. | Video

World, United Nations 12:23am EDT

Cost of modernizing U.S. nuclear weapons to fall to next president

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. In this flat, windy expanse just south of the Canadian border, U.S. Air Force pilots fly the same bombers their grandfathers flew, using mid-20th century cables and pulleys.

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Washington state mall shooter had no militant contact: source

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. There is no evidence showing that a man charged with five counts of first-degree murder after confessing to a shooting rampage at a shopping mall in Washington state over the weekend had contact with any known Islamic militant groups or individuals, a law enforcement official told Reuters on Monday. | Video

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Gulf may arm rebels now Syria truce is dead: U.S. officials

WASHINGTON The collapse of the latest Syria ceasefire has heightened the possibility that Gulf states might arm Syrian rebels with shoulder-fired missiles to defend themselves against Syrian and Russian warplanes, U.S. officials said on Monday.