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The number of border barriers is increasing, but they come at great cost and frequently fail.

Some newborns are being placed in cardboard boxes because hospitals don’t have proper cribs.

Turkey's state-run news agency says American actress Lindsay Lohan has visited Syrian refugees at an Istanbul hospital and the home of a refugee family from Aleppo

Donald Trump's campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, says Trump's comment that Lester Holt is a Democrat isn't a lie because the candidate didn't know Holt's voter registration

Nigeria's military says 8 soldiers killed, 17 wounded in attacks by Islamic extremists

An Albanian taxi driver who has plastered his cab with pictures of Donald Trump says the U.S. presidential candidate has helped his business prosper

French President Francois Hollande says the migrant camp in Calais must be fully dismantled by the end of the year

Shares in Deutsche Bank are sharply lower after a report that the German government won't intervene with U.S. officials who are pressing the bank to pay $14 billion to settle an investigation into its sales of mortgage-backed securities

The health insurance giant will be focusing its efforts on investment in social programs.

Pfizer will not split into two publicly traded companies, a decision that, at least for now, ends Wall Street speculation over the drugmakers future

Poachers target rare bird's 'ivory' beak in Southeast Asia for sale to Chinese buyers

A passenger spotted a python curled around the armrest of another passenger's seat on a Japanese high-speed Shinkansen "bullet" train, forcing the train to make an unscheduled stop

South Sudan rebel leader accuses president of pursuing 'ethnic state;' has urged resistance

The Paris City Council has approved a controversial plan to transform a stretch of highway that runs along the Seine River through central Paris into a pedestrian-only zone

Some of Africa's elephants learning to avoid dangerous areas, conservation expert says

Turkish financial markets have taken a battering after ratings agency Moody's downgraded the country's credit grade to junk status to account for a series of shocks to the economy that included a string of bombings and an attempted coup

Bosnia's state prosecutor says he has opened an investigation into the Bosnian Serb referendum that was held on Sunday in violation of the constitution

A Syrian official says a second round of rebel evacuations from the central city of Homs is underway

After months of tangling from afar, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are preparing to confront each other face-to-face in the first presidential debate, laying out for voters their vastly different visions for the nation's future

Italian officials warned Monday that Switzerland could face consequences after voters in the border canton of Ticino approved a referendum calling on authorities to grant preference to Swiss workers over foreigners in employment

Dubai Airports is boosting the number of specialized facilities to handle Airbus A380 planes at the Middle East's busiest airport as hometown carrier Emirates grows its fleet of the double-decker aircraft.

FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura insisted Monday that the fight against racism is being taken "very seriously" despite the governing body's task force overseeing discrimination being abolished

Spain's Interior Ministry says police have arrested two alleged pro-jihad activists, including one who allegedly attempted to join the armed Islamic State group in Syria to be trained to carry out attacks in Europe

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem says an internationally-brokered cease-fire for Syria is still viable

The head of Iran's atomic energy agency warned Monday that his country's landmark nuclear deal with five world powers could be jeopardized by alleged foot-dragging on a pledge of sanctions relief

Various news organizations depict a pattern of lies.

Berlin police say a 43-year-old Norwegian tourist is in custody after biting off part of the ear of a man who tried to break up a fight between him and a dark-skinned German passenger he'd allegedly taunted as being a terrorist

Get ready for talk of a rookie quarterback showdown on Oct. 30 between the sudden stars of the NFC East: Philadelphia's Carson Wentz and the Cowboys' Dak Prescott in Dallas

The most telling moments in presidential debates often come out of the blue

Organizers of the British Open paid tribute to Arnold Palmer on Monday for his "immeasurable" contribution to golf's oldest major, a tournament that he won twice in the early 1960s and helped bring to international prominence

Iran's Foreign Ministry says a Utah state senator who traveled to Iran in May did not clarify his job as senator in his visa application

Trump shouldn't benefit from a low bar and Clinton's deep knowledge shouldn't be held against her.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged to accelerate his mix of policies to prop up Japan's economic recovery and speed up parliamentary approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact

The U.S. Coast Guard says one of two Connecticut boaters missing for a week has been found alive, drifting on an inflatable life raft off the coast of Massachusetts

An Egyptian Health Ministry official says a total of 170 bodies have been pulled from the waters, five days after a boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsized in the Mediterranean while attempting to head to Europe

A model train and bare buttocks are among artworks nominated for the prestigious Turner Prize

The BBC says former "Friends" star Matt LeBlanc has signed a two-series deal to host its popular car show "Top Gear."

Charlotte lifts its midnight curfew, a sign of the possible calming of the unrest that's gripped North Carolina's largest city since the shooting death of a black man by police last week.

Be patient, if Donald Trump doesn't insult women in the first debate, he will eventually.

Turkey's state-run news agency says British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has arrived near Turkey's border with Syria where he is scheduled to visit a camp for Syrian refugees

Protesters have shouted insults at Rodrigo Rato, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, as he and 64 others entered court for the start of a trial over the alleged misuse of corporate credit cards issued by Spain's Bankia group

The head of the European Tour has credited Arnold Palmer for making golf a truly international sport by his participation in the British Open in the early 1960s

Business leaders in Britain are reacting with unease in the months following Britain's decision to leave the European Union

A closely watched survey shows that business confidence in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, has increased sharply to its highest reading since May 2014 amid signs that concerns related to Britain's vote to leave the European Union have dissipated

Iranian media are saying the country's banks will begin issuing credit cards for the first time in decades

Global shares are mostly lower as market attention turns from central bank policies to the U.S. presidential race ahead of a highly anticipated debate.

In his first road game, Trevor Siemian answered the Broncos' biggest question emphatically and impressively

LEADING OFF: Marlins home for 1st game since Fernandez death, Harper gets X-rays on injured thumb, Indians can clinch AL Central

Ash Carter is the defense chief for a president who famously envisioned "a world without nuclear weapons."

Donald Trump's status as a Washington outsider is not only fueling his fiery populism, it's also helping to shield the billionaire candidate from the scrutiny House Republicans are dedicating to Hillary Clinton

Canada, as expected, is in the World Cup of Hockey finals

One grieving mother set off on an unusual journey to find out if the eyes, liver and umbilical cord blood she donated after her newborn's death had made a difference

Seven years after the Great Recession ended, many Americans remain anxious about jobs and the economy because of tepid income growth and shrinking opportunities for blue-collar workers

Jose Fernandez made his major league debut against the New York Mets in 2013 and was scheduled to face them again Monday night

A teenage surfer was in stable condition after he was bitten by a shark at the same Australian beach where a Japanese surfer was fatally mauled last year.

The 20-year-old man suspected of killing five people with a rifle at a Macy's makeup counter is scheduled to make his first court appearance

Reaction to Arnold Palmer's death Sunday

David Ross homers, Jon Lester wins again as Chicago Cubs top St. Louis Cardinals 3-1

Dak Prescott led scoring drives on all four Dallas possessions in the first half before throwing his first career touchdown pass in fellow rookie Ezekiel Elliott's first 100-yard game

Actress Pam Grier and opera soprano Jessye Norman are among the recipients of Harvard University's 2016 W.E. B. Du Bois medals honoring those who have made significant contributions to African and African American history and culture

Nightly protests have shaken the city of Charlotte since the shooting death of a black man by police last week, but Sunday's NFL game between the Carolina Panthers and the Minnesota Vikings managed to open without interruption

Colombia takes a big step toward emerging from its long nightmare of bloody violence Monday when the government and the country's largest rebel movement sign a peace accord that emerged from four hard years of negotiations

Viola Davis says her own experiences with sexual assault led her to become an advocate for the Rape Foundation

Arnold Palmer dies at 87, brought a country club sport to the masses with a hard-charging style, charisma and a commoner's touch

Mexico's state oil company says a fire on a tanker carrying gasoline and diesel off Mexico's Gulf coast has been put out a day after the blaze began

Rory McIlroy finally won the FedEx Cup when he least expected it

Authorities say five people died in the shooting at a Macy's store in Burlington, Washington state, north of Seattle

Just hours after losing a playoff in the FedEx Cup, Ryan Moore gets a consolation prize: the fourth captain's pick and the last slot on the 12-man U.S. Ryder Cup team

Asian shares were mostly lower Monday as market attention turned from action from central banks to the U.S. presidential race, with a closely watched debate upcoming this week

One man was killed and four others injured in a pair of shootings early Sunday, including one on the University of Illinois campus and another a few blocks away, police said


All aboard the Wentz Wagon

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have met separately with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday, giving each candidate fresh talking points on the eve of the first presidential debate

Rookie quarterback Dak Prescott led the Cowboys to four scores on four possessions in the first half, giving Dallas a 24-3 halftime lead on the Chicago Bears

Arnold Palmer dies at 87, brought a country club sport to the masses with a hard-charging style, charisma and a commoner's touch.

LSU has fired head football coach Les Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron and promoted defensive line coach Ed Orgeron to interim head coach

Sprayed champagne and beer flooded the blue carpet in the Dodgers clubhouse

Russell Wilson threw for 243 yards and a touchdown before suffering a left knee injury as the Seattle Seahawks rolled to a 37-18 rout of the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton says a "strong and secure Israel" is vital to the United States

Andrew Luck shook off a sore throwing shoulder then watched T.Y. Hilton break a tackle on a 63-yard touchdown pass with 1:17 to play Sunday, giving the Colts a 26-22 victory over San Diego

Carson Wentz threw for 301 yards and two touchdowns, a fierce defense shut down Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown and the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 34-3 on Sunday to remain unbeaten

The Kansas City Chiefs returned two turnovers for touchdowns, intercepted three passes in the end zone and forced eight turnovers total in a 24-3 victory over the hapless Jets on Sunday

Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez has been killed in a boating accident

The mayor of Charlotte has lifted the curfew on the city after days of protests over the killing of a black man by police

A group of runners whose New Jersey race was canceled after a pipe bomb exploded on the route linked arms as they joined a New York City race Sunday

Detectives investigating Washington state's mall shooting on Sunday searched an apartment where 20-year-old Arcan Cetin lived in Oak Harbor, Washington

The 20-year-old man suspected of killing five people with a rifle at a Macy's makeup counter had had a string of run-ins with the law

Tomas Tatar scored his second goal 3:43 into overtime to give Team Europe a 3-2 victory over Sweden on Sunday in the World Cup of Hockey semifinals

Acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's conservative Popular Party got a boost in regional elections Sunday, while the opposition Socialists lost ground

Kevin Harvick won Sunday at New Hampshire to earn a spot in the second round of the NASCAR Sprint Cup playoffs, pulling away off a restart a year after a late loss at the track

Residents are leaving low-lying areas of Iowa's second-largest city, Cedar Rapids, that are in danger of flooding from the rising Cedar River

Russian police are getting ready for Tottenham's game against CSKA Moscow on Tuesday in the Champions League

Activists say at least 26 civilians have been killed in renewed government airstrikes on the contested city of Aleppo as the UN Security Council convened an emergency meeting over the spiraling violence in Syria

Heavy police presence around Charlotte stadium before Sunday's NFL game

A spokeswoman for the Grand Ole Opry says Country Music Hall of Fame artist Jean Shepard has died

Vikings stop Newton, snap Panthers' home win streak 22-10

Antoine Fuqua's "The Magnificent Seven" remake rode the star power of Denzel Washington to an estimated $35 million debut, topping North American ticket sales over the weekend

Social media stars have brought a fresh buzz to Milan Fashion Week

Bosnian Serbs are voting in a referendum banned by the country's constitutional court, risking Western sanctions against their autonomous region and criminal charges against their leaders

Hours after an embarrassing 38-35 home loss to Duke, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly has fired defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder following a 1-3 start