WHY IT MATTERS: Immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: An estimated 11 million people are living and in many cases working in the United States illegally. The questions of what to with them and how to curb future illegal immigration have been a campaign issue for more than a decade. Never more so than now. Illegal immigration goes to the heart of Donald Trump's presidential campaign. It's a source of his strength among supporters, contention among critics and confusion over what he really intends to do.

  • Written by ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press

Clinton, Trump confront weaknesses in security forum

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton confronted their key weaknesses in a televised national security forum, with the Republican defending his preparedness to be commander in chief despite vague plans for tackling global challenges and the Democrat arguing that her controversial email practices did not expose questionable judgment.

  • Written by JULIE PACE, Associated Press, STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press

AP Explains: Why do US, Iran often face off in Persian Gulf?

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. Navy again has accused Iranian patrol boats of harassing an American warship in the Persian Gulf, this time with a Revolutionary Guard vessel nearly causing a collision with the USS Firebolt. Why does this keep happening?

  • Written by JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press

Hawaiian seafood caught by foreign crews confined on boats

HONOLULU (AP) — Pier 17 doesn't even show up on most Honolulu maps. Cars whiz past it on their way to Waikiki's famous white sand beaches. Yet few locals, let alone passing tourists, are aware that just behind a guarded gate, another world exists: foreign fishermen confined to American boats for years at a time.

  • Written by MARTHA MENDOZA, Associated Press, MARGIE MASON, Associated Press

Girl on bike sues after off-duty officer throws her down

SEATTLE (AP) — A teenager rode her bicycle through a mall parking lot when an off-duty officer working for a private security company pulled her down, threw her to the ground and shocked her with a stun gun.

  • Written by MARTHA BELLISLE, Associated Press