Trump, Clinton exchange blows in bitter third U.S. Presidential debate

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Latest on the scene leading up to the final debate in the U.S. presidential race (all times local):

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6:05 p.m.

Many of the thousands of journalists who descended on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, to cover the debate are crowded into a spin room where they are preparing to pound out stories about the action.

Reporters speaking in Spanish, German and Japanese are dodging each other as they do impromptu Facebook Live broadcasts in selfie mode and go live in front of blinding lights.

Surrogates for the campaigns are weaving through piles of camera bags and dodging tripods to offer themselves up for interviews.

Reporters who were anxiously talking on their cellphones will soon take their seats at the rows of tables topped with laptops and watch the debate from one of the dozens of TV screens dangling from the ceiling.

This is the third and final debate between presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.


5:50 p.m.

Richard McCaslin pedaled a four-wheeled bike shortly before Wednesday's presidential debate was set to start in Las Vegas.

The 52-year-old resident of Pahrump, Nevada, wore a denim jacket with the words "phantom patriot" stitched to the back. He says that's the name he uses at protests.

McCaslin's bike is covered with signs calling for an end to global tyranny and saying Republican and Democrat criminals won't save America.

He believes the whole political system is corrupt and designed to "conquer the American people." McCaslin said he plans to support Green Party candidate Jill Stein.

McCaslin says Stein's views represent the "only sane" choice for president.