Wall Street drops as investors brace for presidential debate

Traders work on the floor of the NYSE in New York CityThe race for the White House has so far had little discernible effect on the sentiment but that may change if Monday's encounter leaves a decisive winner. With just over six weeks until the Nov. 8 vote, some investors see the neck-and-neck contest sparking volatility in sectors including health insurers, drugmakers and industrials. "Wall Street favors Hillary at this point because she is a known commodity.



Testimony: Christie pals OK'd gridlock, campaign chief knew

David Wildstein arrives at Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Courthouse for a hearing, Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, in Newark, N.J. Wildstein, pleaded guilty last year to orchestrating traffic jams in 2013 to punish a Democratic mayor who didn't endorse Gov. Chris Christie. Three years after gridlock paralyzed a New Jersey town next to the George Washington Bridge for days, two former allies of Christie, Bill Baroni and Bridget Kelly, are being tried. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A political revenge scheme to create traffic gridlock near the George Washington Bridge in 2013 was approved by two former allies of Republican Gov. Chris Christie on trial for fraud and shared with Christie's then-campaign manager, the government's key witness testified Monday.



Colombia, FARC to sign historic peace deal

People gather at Bogota's Bolivar main square on September 26, 2016, to celebrate the historic peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARCColombia's government and the leftist FARC rebels prepared to sign a peace accord Monday to end a half-century civil war that has killed hundreds of thousands of people. A solemn ceremony on the Caribbean coast witnessed by international dignitaries will set the seal on a four-year process to end Latin America's last major armed conflict. "Today we are experiencing the happiness of a new dawn for Colombia," President Juan Manuel Santos wrote on Twitter.



The Latest: McCarthy says as Trump improves, so does GOP

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Miami. The 2016 campaign for president reaches what may be a decisive milestone: the first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. This is an analytical reader that should largely stand until mid-afternoon, with updates on merits in the event of breaking news. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race ahead of the first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Monday at Hofstra University (all times EDT):



Hundreds of Romanian couples cash in on lasting love

Silvia and Liciniu Agapi, a couple married for 52 and a half years, dance at a party organized by a district city hall in Bucharest, Romania, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. A district of the Romanian capital celebrated hundreds of couples, more than 600 people, who have been married for at least half a century by handing out cash awards of 1,000 lei ($255) and inviting them to a joint lunch. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A district of the Romanian capital on Monday celebrated hundreds of couples who have been married for at least half a century by handing out cash awards and inviting them to a joint lunch.





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