Debate stunner: Trump won't say he'll accept election result

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Threatening to upend a fundamental pillar of American democracy, Donald Trump refused to say Wednesday night that he will accept the results of next month's election if he loses to Hillary Clinton. The Democratic nominee declared Trump's resistance "horrifying."

  • Written by JULIE PACE, Associated Press LISA LERER, Associated Press

Most US Syrians arrivals are kids, now enrolling in school

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — Seated at his desk at a suburban San Diego middle school, 12-year-old Abdulhamid Ashehneh tries not to let his mind wander to the painful memories of his life in civil war-torn Syria.

  • Written by CHRISTINE ARMARIO, Associated Press

Typhoon Haima leaves at least 7 dead in northern Philippines

VIGAN, Philippines (AP) — Super Typhoon Haima weakened and blew out to sea Thursday after smashing the northern Philippines with ferocious wind and rain overnight. Flooding, landslides and power outages were evident, but large casualties appeared to have been averted after nearly 100,000 people fled to safer ground.

  • Written by BULLIT MARQUEZ, Associated Press

World diplomats seek post-battle plan for IS bastion Mosul

PARIS (AP) — Iraq's prime minister vowed Thursday to protect civilians fleeing the battle to oust Islamic State extremists from Mosul, as the offensive picked up speed and diplomats worked to ensure the gains are lasting — and that jihadists don't escape.

  • Written by ANGELA CHARLTON, Associated Press JEFFREY SCHAEFFER, Associated Press