Missiles fired from rebel-held Yemen land near US destroyer

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two missiles fired from rebel-held territory in Yemen landed near an American destroyer passing by in the Red Sea, the U.S. Navy said on Monday, the second-such launch targeting ships in the crucial international waterway in recent days.

  • Written by JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press

US forces increasing Iraq footprint ahead of Mosul operation

CAMP SWIFT, Iraq (AP) — Thirteen years ago, Chase Snow's father was among the American troops who moved into the Iraqi city of Mosul during the U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein. Now Snow, a U.S. Army specialist, is deployed in Iraq to help in the fight to retake the city from the Islamic State group.

  • Written by SUSANNAH GEORGE, Associated Press

Early voting allows voters to react quickly after debates

WASHINGTON (AP) — If Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton scores a high note or commits a blunder in Sunday's presidential debate, millions of voters can respond almost immediately. They can fill out a mail-in ballot right away or head to a polling location the next day.

  • Written by HOPE YEN, Associated Press

Report shows big increase in people seeking asylum on border

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people have sought asylum along the U.S.-Mexico border in the last two years, a dramatic increase that shows how migrants have changed from mostly Mexican men trying to evade capture to more Central American families who often turn themselves in, a report for the federal government shows.

Border Captures Krou

  • Written by ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press