An Indian sadhu holy man performs yoga at sunrise at the Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi, India; A cross fallen from a building due to earthquakes, lies on the ground, in the village of Visso, central Italy; and, Iraqi special forces soldiers are seen inside a tunnel used by Islamic State militants in Bazwaya, east of Mosul, Iraq. These are just a few of the photos of the day for October 27, 2016. See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr
In a new interview, former Miss Finland Ninni Laaksonen says she was groped by Donald Trump 10 years ago. According to the Finnish newspaper Ilta-Sanomat, which published its story Thursday, the incident took place in New York City in 2006, just before Laaksonen and three other Miss Universe contestants were set to appear alongside Trump on the “Late Show With David Letterman.” Trump owned the Miss Universe beauty pageant at the time.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — First lady Michelle Obama campaigned with Hillary Clinton for the first time Thursday, urging an arena full of swing-state voters not to let Donald Trump’s “dirty and ugly” talk of a “rigged” election keep them from voting. “If you hear folks talk about … ‘this election is rigged,’ understand that they are trying to get you to stay home,” Obama told the crowd of 11,000 supporters at an arena at Wake Forest University. The rally drew one of the largest crowds for Clinton this cycle, and was the first time she’s had an event in an arena — a mark of the first lady’s star power.
In a scene from his new anti-Trump film, “Michael Moore in TrumpLand,” the Oscar-winning filmmaker predicts that Donald Trump will win the Nov. 8 presidential election because the middle class is fed up with the establishment and will vote for the Republican nominee as a “f*** you” to Washington. “He is the human Molotov cocktail they have been waiting for,” Moore says.
The United States said Thursday up to 900 Islamic State group jihadists have been killed in the offensive to retake Iraq’s Mosul, as camps around the city filled with fleeing civilians. The offensive, launched on October 17, is seeing tens of thousands of Iraqi fighters advancing on Mosul from the south, east and north in a bid to retake the last major Iraqi city under IS control. Aid workers have warned of a major humanitarian crisis when fighting begins in earnest for Mosul, which is home to more than a million people, but thousands have already been fleeing surrounding areas.
Behind the latest controversy dragging U.S. national security officials into the middle of a hyperpartisan presidential campaign in ways that could have troubling repercussions long after the election.
Washington Post investigative reporter Rosalind S. Helderman spoke to Yahoo News Thursday about another round of hacked emails revealing the connections among the Clinton family’s charitable endeavors, their roles as public servants and their personal finances.
Join the Yahoo News team for coverage all day and night on November 8 for Election Day 2016. We’ll keep you updated on everything you need to know about races across the country, including a live results show Tuesday evening as the ballots are counted and winners declared.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in Charlotte, N.C., on Oct. 26, 2016. Down Ticket is Yahoo News’ complete guide to the most fascinating House, Senate and governors’ races of 2016. Clinton, as usual, is taking the more traditional route, redirecting her attention and her resources — including a sizeable portion of her more-than-sizeable $150 million war chest — into helping the rest of her party’s candidates succeed on Nov. 8.
As the World Series shifts to Chicago for Game 3 on Friday night, viewers will get a glimpse of a Wrigley Field tradition: a celebrity leading the crowd in a sing-along of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the seventh-inning stretch. Harry Caray, the late Cubs broadcaster, is credited with starting what has become a staple for the Windy City faithful. Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are among the scores of famous people who have gamely taken to the microphone over the years.
Several prominent Republicans cannot bring themselves to publicly endorse Donald Trump, but have said they will still vote for him anyway. Here are some of the Republicans appearing to struggle with their Nov. 8 vote.
Terry Tate, the fictional office linebacker in a famous old series of Reebok ads, got to do what many women who heard Donald Trump’s lewd “locker room talk” probably wished they could: Knock him backward into the “Access Hollywood” bus. In a new spoof of the infamous 2005 tape from the comedy website Funny or Die, the character barrels into Trump shortly after he sets foot on the soap opera set, sending the real estate mogul flying. Tate then delivers a stern warning to Trump, who was on a hot mic in a conversation bragging to Billy Bush about kissing women and grabbing their genitals without their consent.
Stephen Colbert ridiculed Newt Gingrich on “The Late Show” Wednesday night, a day after the former House speaker accused Fox News host Megyn Kelly of being more “fascinated with sex” than public policy. “First off, everybody is more fascinated with sex than public policy,” Colbert said in a direct message to Gingrich during the monologue of his CBS late night show. On Tuesday night, Gingrich, a leading Donald Trump surrogate, erupted when Kelly brought up the multiple accusations by women who recently said they were forcibly touched years ago by the Republican nominee.
Daylight revealed widespread damage in central Italy on Thursday after strong earthquakes overnight that caused panic and fear among residents just two months after a quake nearby killed hundreds. No one was killed this time, but dozens of people sustained minor injuries and about four others more serious ones, Italy’s Civil Protection Agency said. Many residents of Campi, a town of about 200, slept in their cars as aftershocks rocked the Umbria, Marche and Lazio regions throughout the night. The earthquake on Aug. 24 in the same area killed nearly 300 people and destroyed several towns.
When Michelle Obama takes to the campaign stage with Hillary Clinton on Thursday, the intended message will be that the two women are united in political sisterhood. What will probably be left unsaid is that the relationship hasn’t always been this warm.
Which leads me to the latest innovation in campaign propaganda: Trump Tower TV, which launched this week on Facebook. Think of it as an unreality show, airing inside an actual reality show, which is airing under the guise of an actual presidential campaign. It’s like one of those Russian nesting dolls, which in Donald Trump’s case may be an especially apt metaphor.
Rosa Serrano doesn’t want to vote this election, but she might end up at the ballot box anyway — just to get some peace and quiet. When Serrano went over to her friend’s house for dinner last week, she was surprised when she noticed the TV was on and tuned to the final debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, held at a nearby university.
Former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh started a firestorm on Wednesday afternoon when he tweeted that he would be “grabbing a musket” if Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump loses the election to Democrat Hillary Clinton on Nov. 8. On November 9th, if Trump loses, I'm grabbing my musket.
A boy wades through a flooded cemetery as the country prepares for the traditional honoring of the departed every Nov. 1 known as All Saints Day, at Masantol township, Pampanga province north of Manila, Philippines; people sit on a wall draped by a Venezuelan flag during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela; and a migrant looks up to the sky as he stands next to his tent burnt in the makeshift migrant camp known as “jungle” near Calais, northern France. These are just a few of the photos of the day for October 26, 2016. See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.
Donald Trump identifies with the protagonist of Citizen Kane — though he doesn’t seem to have learned much from him. In a fascinating interview that was shot around 15 years ago by documentary filmmaker Errol Morris, the future Republican presidential candidate shared his interpretation of, and personal connection to, Orson Welles’s 1941 masterpiece. The Trump interview, edited together by Morris with scenes from Citizen Kane, has recently been making the rounds again online (thanks to writers at Slate and the New York Times Magazine). Watch it above. ...
Perhaps best known as the wordsmith behind many Republican talking points, Luntz had quite a few zingers about Trump, including one about the GOP nominee’s sometimes stilted delivery of prepared speeches. “Stevie Wonder reads a teleprompter better than Donald Trump,” he jested.
A Florida charity for children complained this week that a Trump golf course is charging up to $20,000 for hosting a fundraiser — a fee that could cut its proceeds in half, according to a recent report. The Palm Beach Post first reported that Mark Casale, vice president of philanthropy for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, sent an email to County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay and Assistant County Administrator Todd Bonlarron about the unexpected fees. The event is scheduled to take place at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Nov. 7 — the eve of Election Day.
It was an unorthodox event for what has been a decidedly unorthodox campaign, but Donald Trump and his aides still saw an opportunity. Trump would stand against the backdrop of dozens of employees — invited by the resort’s general manager, David Feder, who had mentioned the idea to the candidate in passing a few days earlier. What better plan to win over the voters of battleground state Florida, Trump argued, than to remind them that he was the owner of popular golf courses here that generate jobs and tax dollars for the local economy?
Hillary Clinton turned 69 on Wednesday, just 13 days before Election Day and the culmination of the presidential campaign. Polls show the Democratic nominee a strong favorite to succeed President Obama and become the first woman to win the Oval Office in U.S. history.
Vice President Joe Biden said last week that he wishes he were in high school and could take Donald Trump “behind the gym,” in a response to the groping allegations against the GOP nominee. “Did you see where Biden wants to take me to the the back of the barn? You know, he’s Mr. Tough Guy.