This is AP News Minute.
Republican Mike Pence was calm and steady in the face of Democrat Tim Kaine's fiery and frequent challenges last night. But when it comes to defending Donald Trump, Pence dodged, sidestepped and was silent about some of his running mate's most provocative words. The vice presidential debate is over. The second presidential debate is Sunday.
In Florida, officials are worried about complacency regarding Hurricane Matthew, as the strong storm approaches the coast. Schools are closed and some communities are evacuated.
The Syrian government-controlled military media has released pictures of the aftermath of fierce fighting in one neighborhood in Aleppo. The footage shows extensive damage to buildings and the suspected bombed factory using gas bottles as shells.
And in New York, Kim Kardashian West remains in seclusion. Kardashian has been in the residence since returning from Paris after being the victim of a 10 million dollar jewelry robbery.
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