Clinton slams Trump for comments on offensive against Islamic State
By Luciana Lopez and Steve Holland MANCHESTER, N.H./ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton slammed rival Donald Trump on Monday for saying that the week-old effort to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from the control of Islamic State was going badly. ?He?s basically declaring defeat before the battle has even started,? Clinton said at a campaign event in New Hampshire. ?He?s proving to the world what it means to have an unqualified commander in chief.? In a tweet on Sunday, Trump, the Republican nominee for the Nov. 8 election, said the ?attack on Mosul is turning out to be a total disaster.
Man jumps from New Jersey overpass with his two children in his arms: police
The man, who was not identified, intentionally jumped from an Interstate 287 overpass into a wooded area near the Wanaque River in Wanaque Township at about 8 p.m. local time, New Jersey State Police said in a statement. The children were taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries, state police said.
Pennsylvania ex-attorney general gets jail time in leak case
By David DeKok NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane was sentenced on Monday to serve 10 to 23 months in county jail for leaking confidential grand jury information and then lying about it to investigators. Kane, 50, the first woman and first Democrat ever elected Pennsylvania attorney general, was convicted in August on charges of perjury, false swearing, obstruction of justice, official oppression and conspiracy. In addition, Judge Wendy Demchick-Alloy sentenced Kane to eight years of probation.
Pentatonix to sing NFL Thursday Night Football opening song
Merck beats Street 3Q forecasts, hikes 2016 profit forecast
KENILWORTH, N.J. (AP) ? Higher sales of vaccines and prescription medicines for cancer and other diseases helped Merck & Co. post a 20 percent jump in third-quarter profit, easily beating Wall Street expectations.
4 teens in custody after random attacks near Temple University
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"I was speaking to one of the guys and he said it was the raft or the boat thing in front of him, the whole thing flipped and everyone was screaming." ? Park-goer Lia Capes to the Australian Broadcasting Corp. after four people were killed when a river rapids ride malfunctioned at a popular amusement park on Australia's east coast.
Man accused of filming crime spree, killing relatives on lam
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) ? Authorities have been hunting for more than 24 hours for an Oklahoma man they say posted live videos to social media while running from police during a violent rampage that included shooting two police officers, armed car thefts and killing his aunt and uncle, apparently attempting to cut off their heads.
Ohio, Illinois governors place bets over Cubs-Indians series
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) ? The Republican governors of Illinois and Ohio are betting cases of beer, pizza and other ballpark favorites on the World Series beginning Tuesday between the Cubs and the Indians.
Mississippi neighborhood becomes infested with fleas
CANTON, Miss. (AP) ? City leaders have declared an emergency as one central Mississippi neighborhood deals with a flea infestation.