Syria says truce still viable after week of airstrikes

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's foreign minister said Monday that an internationally-brokered cease-fire is still viable, as rescue workers in Aleppo sifted through the rubble from the heaviest airstrikes on rebel-held areas of the northern city in five years.

  • Written by PHILIP ISSA, Associated Press

6 shot, 3 others hurt in Houston neighborhood; gunman dead

HOUSTON (AP) — A disgruntled lawyer who had numerous weapons randomly shot at drivers in a Houston neighborhood Monday morning, hitting six people, one critically, before he was shot and killed by police, authorities said. Another three people had injuries from glass or debris.

  • Written by JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press

Debate Night: Clinton, Trump set for high-stakes showdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of tangling from afar, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will confront each other face-to-face for the first time in Monday night's presidential debate, laying out for voters their vastly different visions for America's future.

  • Written by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

WHY IT MATTERS: Jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: Tepid income growth and shrinking opportunities for blue-collar workers have kept many Americans anxious about jobs and the economy, seven years after the Great Recession ended.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer