This is AP News Minute.
Donald Trump's running mate Governor Mike Pence is standing by his refusal to describe white supremacist David Duke as "deplorable". Pence was asked whether he want to amend an earlier statement in which he denounced Duke, but declined to call him deplorable. Hillary Clinton had used the term "baskets of deplorables" to describe half of Trump's supporters.
Meanwhile, President Obama stumped for Hillary Clinton in Philadelphia where he mounted a vigorous defense in her campaign's transparency and her fitness for the presidency. Obama called the Democratic nominee "steady and true".
Cat lovers in need of a pick-me-up may start gravitating toward London's Clapham Common tube station. All of the station's usual ads have been taken down, replaced by 68 oversized portraits of cats. The crowd-funded venture features stray cats from two rescue charities.
And an Italian land artist has used his art to send his greetings to Hillary Clinton. Dario Gambarin used his tractor to plow out a huge work of art, depicting Clinton together with the slogan "you must, you can." The unique portrait took about 8 hours to create.
Emily Roseman, the Associated Press with AP News Minute.