--A little over three weeks to go, and Donald Trump is sharpening a line of attack: the election can’t be trusted. Without offering evidence, Trump says the media and his opponent are in a conspiracy to take him down. In less than 48 hours, Trump has talked or tweeted about a rigged election more than 20 times. Trump’s running mate Mike Pence Sunday tried to reassure the public that they will respect the outcome of the vote.
--Hillary Clinton - off the campaign trail - prepping for the third and final presidential debate this Wednesday night. Her campaign is facing questions about thousands of hacked emails revealed this week by Wikileaks - some of which apparently show close ties between senior members of the State Department and Clinton-friendly companies trying to rebuild Haiti after the 2010 earthquake.
--Donald Trump likes one element from the latest poll, tweeting "Finally in the new ABC News/ Washington Post poll, Hillary Clinton is down 11 points with women voters and the election is close at 47-43!" Trump campaigns in Wisconsin Monday.
--Tim Kaine says Trump is lashing out "because he knows he's losing."
NC GOP FIREBOMB
State GOP officials call it an act of political terrorism. Police and the ATF are investigating the apparent firebombing of the GOP headquarters in Orange County, North Carolina. It happened in Hillsborough, and a building next door was spray painted with a swastika and the words "Nazi Republicans leave town or else." Hillary Clinton tweeted the attack "is horrific and unacceptable." Gov. Pat McCrory called it “an attack on our democracy." Donald Trump blamed “Animals representing Hillary Clinton and Dems in North Carolina.”
Iraq's prime minister Haider al-Abadi signals the fight to retake Mosul has begun. Iraq's second-largest city has been an ISIS stronghold for years - now, 30-thousand Iraqi ground forces - backed by U-S Special Forces and American fighter jets carrying out airstrikes - are engaged in an all-out assault.
--After a 10-nation meeting in London, the US and Britain say they are considering new economic sanctions against the Syrian and Russian governments, because of the continued shelling of Syria's largest city, Aleppo.
--It would be a big symbolic victory for Syrian rebels over ISIS. Turkey says the Turkish-backed rebels have taken control of the northern town of Dabiq, a town of great propaganda value to ISIS.
Fear and mistrust between police and the communities they serve is amplified by viral videos and a lack of solid information about how well police are doing their job, says FBI Director James Comey. Speaking to the International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference in San Diego Sunday, Comey said that's given rise to a narrative that biased police are killing black men at epidemic levels...He says there needs to be a national database of police use of force.
OLYMPIAN'S DAUGHTER SHOT
Police in Lexington Kentucky are questioning a man in connection with the shooting death of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay's daughter. 15-year-old Trinity Gay was shot outside a restaurant early Sunday.
Nearly two weeks since Hurricane Matthew tore through western Haiti - officials there warning of famine and disease. While the storm itself killed more than a thousand people there - those living in the devastation now need food, medical supplies and clean water.
The Chicago Cubs were hoping for a 2nd win in Sunday's game two of the National League Championship series against the Dodgers. In the ALCS, Cleveland has a 2-game lead going into game 3 against the Blue Jays in Toronto.
Tops at the box office: Ben Affleck's new thriller "The Accountant" tallied up 24.7-million dollars this weekend.