AP NATIONAL COVERAGE: A recharged Obama, Mitt Romney tangle in bare-knuckle duel. Now . . . what's been the effect?

By Peninsula Daily News staff

THE DEBATE CRACKLED WITH ENERGY . . .
Romney and Obama disagree about taxes, how to reduce the deficit, energy, pay equity for women and health care.

The AP's Calvin Woodward says Romney corrected some of the errant claims he's made before, while stretching the facts on the auto bailout he opposed. Obama again claims ending the Afghanistan and Iraq wars makes money available to “rebuild America” — even though it doesn't.

FOR ALL THE latest reaction to tonight's contentious presidential debate — including a FACT CHECK on claims made during the debate:

Go to the "Nation/World" button at the top of this page.

Then go to "AP News" and click! (AND hit your 'refresh' to make sure you get the latest news)

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The Associated Press, a nonprofit cooperative owned by U.S. newspapers, is the largest newsgathering agency in the world.

More stories that are being talked about today:

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Astronomers discover a planet just outside our solar system that is similar to ours in size — but its surface may be like molten lava.

2. WHAT THE LATEST HIKE IN SOCIAL SECURITY REALLY AMOUNTS TO
Higher Medicare premiums could eat up most of the raises averaging $19 a month for more than 56 million Americans.

3 WHERE THE BLAME RESTS FOR SECURITY FAILURE AT LIBYAN EMBASSY
Hillary Clinton takes responsibility, but Republicans say security of Americans overseas is the president's duty.

4. WHO'S FIGHTING THE REGIME IN SYRIA'S LARGEST CITY?
If they win, the rebels' blend of poverty, religious fundamentalism and anger could define the future of Aleppo, and perhaps the rest of the country.

5. A LESSENING OF CUBA'S TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS HAS ISLANDERS REJOICING
Scrapping the detested exit visa means Cubans can leave the nation anytime as long as they have a passport and permission from the country they want to enter.

6. TRULY ONE FOR THE BOOK(ER)S
British author is first woman to win two Booker Prizes. And it's the first time the prestigious literary prize has been given for a sequel.

7. NEW HOSTS FOR 'THE X FACTOR'
Mario Lopez and Khloe Kardashian will debut during the show's live broadcasts next month.

8. WHY THE YANKEES ARE ON THE BRINK OF ELIMINATION IN AL PENNANT
Justin Verlander took a shutout into the ninth inning and the Detroit Tigers held on to beat New York 2-1 for a 3-0 lead in the American League championship series.

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