- Trump renews Afghan war commitment, sees no speedy exit
WASHINGTON (AP) — Reversing his past calls for a speedy exit, President Donald Trump renewed the United States' commitment Monday to the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan, declaring that U.S. troops must "fight to win." He pointedly declined to disclose how many more troops might be sent to wage America's longest war.
- Analysis: Trump vows to win the seemingly unwinnable war
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is vowing to win what has seemed to be an unwinnable war.
- 10 Things to Know for Tuesday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:
- 'A primal experience': Americans dazzled by solar eclipse
The stars came out in the middle of the day, zoo animals ran in agitated circles, crickets chirped, birds fell silent and a chilly darkness settled upon the land Monday as the U.S. witnessed its first full-blown, coast-to-coast solar eclipse since World War I.
- On Afghanistan's front lines, US commanders await more men
TACTICAL BASE GAMBERI, Afghanistan (AP) — Deep in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan, on the front lines against Taliban and Islamic State fighters, U.S. military commanders say they need more forces to better train Afghan soldiers to combat the escalating threat. President Donald Trump declared Monday he'd augment troop levels, but wouldn't say by how much.
- Beckham Jr. injured in Giants' 10-6 loss to Browns
CLEVELAND (AP) — New York wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. suffered a lower leg injury — on a questionable hit for an exhibition — that the Giants are hoping isn't serious during their 10-6 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Monday night.
- Group of Browns players kneel during anthem
CLEVELAND (AP) — Kneeling and bowing their heads, the Cleveland Browns bonded over something bigger than football.
- Alabama starts atop AP poll for 2nd straight year
No need to overthink it: Alabama is No. 1 in the AP preseason Top 25.
- AP source: NFL, Goodell working on 5-year contract extension
Commissioner Roger Goodell is on track to maintain his prominent place at the table for the next round of collective bargaining between NFL owners and players, a process that's sure to be contentious.
- Baseball fans flock to minor league stadiums to see eclipse
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Baseball fans in more than a half-dozen cities from Oregon to South Carolina crowded into minor league ballparks Monday to watch the solar eclipse at game-day viewing parties.