--Hillary Clinton used the first presidential debate at New York's Hofstra University Monday night to launch a full frontal attack on Donald Trump, baiting him into fights over his personal finances, taxes, sexism, race relations, business dealings and personal honesty. If Clinton came looking for a fight, she found it. Her aggressive tone drew Trump in.He attacked Clinton right back, showing flashes of anger that channeled public frustration, and also the coarser side of his public persona.It made for some lively exchanges, including several that brought an edge to Trump’s tone.
- Nixon had sweat, Gore sighed and Trump sniffled. The GOP nominee's sniffling during the debate became a huge social media trend.
--The next debate is between the vice presidential nominees on October 4th. The next presidential debate is October 9th.
--On September 27, 2016, volunteers, celebrities, and organizations from all over the country will “hit the streets” for National Voter Registration Day. This single day of coordinated ﬁeld, technology and media efforts will create pervasive awareness of voter registration opportunities–allowing us to reach tens of thousands of voters who we could not reach otherwise.
WA MALL SHOOTING
20-year-old suspect Arcan Cetin has been charged with 5-counts of first-degree murder at a courthouse north of Seattle. Authorities say they don't know why Cetin shot and killed 5-people in a Macy's store at a mall in Burlington, Washington on Friday. Outside court, the suspect's parents spoke briefly with reports, saying that they are devastated by the accusations and that their son has struggled they say with mental health issues, and they have worked with him for some time.
Eyewitnesses ducked for cover after police say a man armed with several weapons opened fire near a southwest Houston strip center, injuring nine people before he was shot and killed by officers.
NC POLICE SHOOTING
One by one, people in Charlotte are getting 90 seconds to address the Charlotte city council Monday night, and many are calling for the resignation of city leaders because of the turmoil over the last few days that began with the police shooting of Keith Scott.
For the first time in President Obama’s tenure, the Senate is set to override his veto of a bill that would allow the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts. The president vetoed the bill Friday, citing concerns that it could open the U.S. government to similar lawsuits. The White House is also concerned that the bill could tarnish the U.S. relationship with the Gulf nation. Saudi Arabia has itself spoken critically of and personally lobbied against the effort, maintaining it had no role in assisting the 9/11 terrorists. But the bill passed with unanimous voice votes in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, meaning the veto override, set for a Senate vote Wednesday and House vote by Friday, will likely get the two-thirds majority in both chambers needed to pass.
Blistering heat and low humidity giving firefighters in Northern California a tough time as they continue to battle the Sawmill fire - burning about 90 miles north of San Francisco since Sunday. About 15-hundred acres have been burned so far - and officials have ordered residents from three-dozen homes in Sonoma County to evacuate. The fire is about 20-percent contained.
Colombia's government and the country's largest rebel movement signed a historic peace accord Monday evening ending a half-century of combat that caused more than 220,000 deaths and made 8 million homeless. Underlining the importance of the deal, President Juan Manuel Santos and Rodrigo Londono, leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, signed the 297-page agreement before a crowd of 2,500 foreign dignitaries and special guests, including U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
The flood waters continues to rise in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Emergency crews in boats were called to rescue at least one woman found clinging to a tree. Police believe she ventured into the water on her own. Meanwhile residents have been forced to evacuate after sandbagging their homes. Cedar Rapids schools are closed through Wednesday.
LOST AT SEA
The 22 year-old found lost at sea after 9 days is expected to return to port in Boston. Officials say Nathan Carman was conscious and in good condition after being found about 100 miles south of Martha's Vineyard. He was on a fishing trip with his mother, Linda Carman when they disappeared. Officials say her search was suspended and will not reopen.
Emotional moments at the Marlins game Monday night as Dee Gordon hit the first home run and appeared to run the bases crying after their star pitcher died in a boat accident. Jose Fernandez name and number showed on the video screen at Marlins Park when his teammates took the field, preparing to play on without him.
The FBI is out with it's annual "Crime In the United States" report for 2015. It reveals a nearly four percent increase in violent crime, while a 2.6% decrease in property damage crimes compared to 2014. There were 15,696 murders last year, and more than 90-thousand rapes. The total losses in property crimes were over $14 billion, while stolen property topped $12 billion. The news comes as many cities like Chicago and Milwaukee deal with a rise in gun violence not seen in decades.
SC CHURCH SHOOTING
Dylan Roof, the man charged with massacring nine black parishioners at a Charleston church, mostly avoided eye contact Monday with the potential jurors who could give him a death sentence if they convict him of federal charges. About 320 potential jurors reported to the courthouse in the city's historic district on the first day of jury screening for Roof's trial on charges of hate crimes resulting in death, obstruction of religion and other offenses in the June 2015 slaying at Emanuel AME Church. He faces 33 federal counts altogether. Prosecutors allege he had talked of starting a race war before the killings and posed for online photos with the Confederate battle flag.
New Ratings from Consumer Reports of more than 3,100 U.S hospitals suggest that hospitals are still struggling to combat the life-threatening bacterial infection known as C. diff (Clostridium difficile). Overall, roughly a third of hospitals, including 19 large teaching hospitals, received a low Rating for combating the infection. The report explores the reasons C. diff is so hard to control, including the misuse of antibiotics, overuse of heartburn drugs, and poor hygiene.