WASHINGTON - Afghan forces asked for U.S. air support while fighting the Taliban in Kunduz shortly before an air strike resulted in the deaths of civilians there, the American commander of international forces in Afghanistan said on Monday.
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WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives will vote to elect its next speaker on Oct. 29, retiring House Speaker John Boehner announced on Monday. But with Republicans in turmoil, Boehner delayed the voting for other party leadership races.
- An Amtrak passenger train hit debris from a rockslide and derailed in central Vermont on Monday, sending at least seven people to the hospital, officials said on Monday.
MIAMI - Missing cargo ship El Faro, hit by powerful Hurricane Joaquin, is believed to have sunk off the Bahamas and one presumed crew member is confirmed dead, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Monday. | Video
MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton pledged Monday to take on the powerful U.S. gun lobby, saying she would pursue expanded background checks and take steps to hold manufacturers accountable for crimes committed with their weapons. | Video
WASHINGTON - The White House said on Monday that President Barack Obama would veto the current version of a bill to reauthorize U.S. defense spending as passed by the U.S. House of Representatives.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Physician-assisted suicide will become legal in California under a bill signed into law on Monday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown.
SANTA CATARINA PINULA, Guatemala - Beneath the mud and rock that engulfed the small Guatemalan town of Santa Catarina Pinula last week, search crews have found entire families who died huddled together after they were buried alive.