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  • Anger erupts over El Cajon, Calif., shooting
    Michael Walsh

    Anger erupts over El Cajon, Calif., shooting

    Activists and multiple witnesses are outraged over the latest police-involved shooting of a black man — this time at a strip mall in suburban San Diego. Authorities said that an African-American man in his 30s was fatally shot after he pulled an object from his pants pocket and pointed it at two police officers in a “shooting stance.” To support this claim, the El Cajon Police Department released a still frame taken from a cellphone video. In a Facebook live stream of the shooting’s aftermath, a woman wearing hospital scrubs, who identified herself as the deceased man’s sister, said she had called the police to help her brother.

  • During visit to Windy City, Trump suddenly quiet on Chicago violence
    Holly Bailey

    During visit to Windy City, Trump suddenly quiet on Chicago violence

    Donald Trump speaks at the Polish National Alliance in Chicago on Wednesday. CHICAGO — It has been a central theme of Donald Trump’s campaign in recent weeks: the ongoing bloodshed from gun-related violence that has plagued the streets of inner city Chicago, killing more than 500 people so far this year and wounding thousands more. In stump speeches all over the country and at Monday’s debate against Hillary Clinton, Trump has repeatedly invoked the violent turmoil in President Obama’s adopted hometown, calling it a daily horror that no one in America should suffer.

  • Wildfire in California's Santa Cruz Mountains
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    Wildfire in California's Santa Cruz Mountains

    Firefighters worked to control a wildfire on Tuesday in the Santa Cruz Mountains south of San Francisco Bay area that has forced hundreds of residents to evacuate, despite its relatively small size, officials said. The so-called Loma Fire broke out on Monday afternoon and has scorched more than 1,000 acres (405 hectares) about 10 miles (16 km) northwest of the town of Morgan Hill, fire officials said. Firefighters have built containment lines around 5 percent of the blaze.

  • Abandoned Europe
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    Abandoned Europe

    Spooky images of what could be the most spectacular abandoned buildings in Europe have been released. The dramatic pictures show the remains of an empty workshop, a derelict psychiatric hospital and a collapsing ballroom, which cannot stand against the strength of Mother Nature. Other shots in the collection show a water-filled bedroom and the once-luxurious carriage of the legendary Orient Express. (Caters News) Photography by Stefan Baumann/Media Drum World/Caters News

  • Police shoot and kill a man in El Cajon, Calif.
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    Police shoot and kill a man in El Cajon, Calif.

    A black man reportedly acting erratically at a strip mall in suburban San Diego was shot and killed by police after pulling an object from his pocket, pointing it at officers and assuming a “shooting stance,” authorities said. One of the officers tried and failed to subdue the unidentified man with a stun gun before the other officer fired several times, El Cajon Police Chief Jeff Davis said at a late night news conference. Police disputed that and produced a frame from cellphone video taken by a witness that appeared to show the man in the “shooting stance” as two officers approached with weapons drawn.

  • Conservative Arizona paper endorses Clinton
    Colin Campbell

    Conservative Arizona paper endorses Clinton

    The Arizona Republic endorsed Hillary Clinton on Tuesday night, becoming the latest traditionally Republican newspaper to back the Democratic nominee. In a passionate editorial, the largest newspaper in Arizona argued that Republican Donald Trump was fundamentally unfit for the presidency. It was the first time the Republic had endorsed a Democrat.

  • Israeli ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres dies at age 93
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    Israeli ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres dies at age 93

    Israeli ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres died on Wednesday, some two weeks after suffering a major stroke, triggering an outpouring of grief for the historic figure and beloved statesman. Peres, who was 93, held nearly every major office in the country, serving twice as prime minister and also as president, a mostly ceremonial role, from 2007 to 2014. Peres died around 3:00 am (0000 GMT), Rafi Walden, who was Peres’s personal doctor and also his son-in-law, told AFP.

  • The surprising agreement between Trump and Clinton on gun control
    Jon Ward

    The surprising agreement between Trump and Clinton on gun control

    In the four-dimensional chessboard on which the politics of gun control plays out, anything can happen — and for a brief moment in Monday night’s presidential debate, it did, as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton found themselves in agreement on at least one small aspect of it. At issue was a ban on gun sales to people on the government’s terror watch lists, a move that has taken on huge symbolic importance since Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., began pushing for it earlier this year in the wake of the deadly attack at an Orlando nightclub.

  • Deadly house explosion in the Bronx
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    Deadly house explosion in the Bronx

    A battalion chief who had been considered a rising star in the Fire Department of New York was killed Tuesday when a row house exploded as he was supervising an evacuation following a report of a gas leak, and authorities are looking into whether the building was being used to grow marijuana. Michael Fahy, a 17-year fire department veteran and father of three, was directing operations from the street when he was hit by falling debris, authorities said.

  • Howard Dean defends Trump cocaine tweet
    Amy Sullivan

    Howard Dean defends Trump cocaine tweet

    Howard Dean isn't backing down. On an already unusual debate night, Dean — a former Vermont governor, presidential candidate and Democratic National Committee chair — raised some eyebrows when he sent out a tweet asking: “Notice Trump sniffing all the time. Coke user?"

  • Defying critics, Obama nominates Cuba ambassador
    Olivier Knox

    Defying critics, Obama nominates Cuba ambassador

    Facing down congressional opponents of his historic outreach to Cuba, President Obama announced Tuesday that he has chosen highly respected career diplomat Jeffrey DeLaurentis to be the first U.S. ambassador to Havana in 55 years. DeLaurentis is currently the top official at the U.S. Embassy in Cuba.

  • Photos of the day - September 27, 2016
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    Photos of the day - September 27, 2016

    A woman eats and struggles with her umbrella against powerful gusts of wind generated by typhoon Megi across the the island in Taipei; Policemen detain Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani during a protest by sanitation workers in Ahmadabad, India; and, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton walks off her campaign plane at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. These are just a few of the photos of the day for September 27, 2016. See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr

  • Clinton: Trump ‘bragged’ about not paying taxes
    Liz Goodwin

    Clinton: Trump ‘bragged’ about not paying taxes

    “He actually bragged about gaming the system to get out of paying his fair share of taxes,” Clinton told the crowd of roughly 1,500 at Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh. “I think there’s a strong possibility he hasn’t paid federal taxes a lot of years, and this is a man who goes around calling our military a disaster, who goes around criticizing every institution from health care to education, our vets,” Clinton said. During the debate, Clinton brought up that the last tax returns Trump turned over to the public — from the 1970s — show that he paid nothing in federal income tax for several years.

  • Obama and Biden trash Trump’s debate performance
    Dylan Stableford

    Obama and Biden trash Trump’s debate performance

    President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden blasted Donald Trump’s performance at Monday’s presidential debate while urging Americans to register in time to vote for Hillary Clinton. At a rally for Clinton at Drexel University in Philadelphia on Tuesday morning, Biden ripped the Republican nominee over his assertion that the U.S. housing market collapse was good for his real estate business. “Can you imagine Ronald Reagan, the most conservative president we’ve had come along — can you imagine him saying, ‘It’s good business to take advantage of people’s misery’?

  • ‘There was no sniffles,’ Trump says after debate
    Caitlin Dickson

    ‘There was no sniffles,’ Trump says after debate

    Was Donald Trump sniffling throughout his first presidential showdown with Hillary Clinton Monday night? “There was no sniffles,” he said. Trump has recently attacked Hillary Clinton’s health, using his Democratic rival’s recent bout of pneumonia to question whether she has the “stamina” to be president.

  • Down Ticket #15: The most fascinating House contest of 2016, how the Clinton-Trump debate will shake up down-ballot races (and more!)
    Christopher Wilson

    Down Ticket #15: The most fascinating House contest of 2016, how the Clinton-Trump debate will shake up down-ballot races (and more!)

    Republican candidate Jason Lewis and Democrat Angie Craig vie for Minnesota’s Second Congressional District. SAINT PAUL, Minn. — As you may have heard, there’s a race this year between a well-organized and well-financed centrist Democratic woman (with an Arkansas background) and a political newcomer, a Republican who ran against the party establishment with some far-right views and a long history of controversial, even offensive, statements.

  • Giuliani digs up Lewinsky scandal to bash Hillary Clinton
    Michael Walsh

    Giuliani digs up Lewinsky scandal to bash Hillary Clinton

    Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said Monday night that Donald Trump is too much of a gentleman to dig up the Lewinsky scandal to attack his political opponent. After the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Giuliani delivered a litany of reasons he considers Trump to be a feminist despite frequent accusations of chauvinism against the GOP nominee, including about fair treatment of women at his organization.

  • NYPD fact-checks Donald Trump’s debate claims on crime
    Caitlin Dickson

    NYPD fact-checks Donald Trump’s debate claims on crime

    The first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton drew a plethora of fact checkers, poised and ready to scrutinize every statement uttered by either candidate Monday night. The New York Police Department, somewhat unexpectedly, joined the fact-checking fray. While on the topic of race relations, Trump reiterated his recent campaign trail declaration that black and Latino Americans “are living in hell” and that the solution is to expand New York’s “stop-and-frisk” policy, which has been curtailed in recent years. The controversial police tactic, ruled unconstitutional by a judge, was primarily used against black and Latino New Yorkers.

  • Clinton pokes fun at Trump for ‘defective’ mic complaint
    Liz Goodwin

    Clinton pokes fun at Trump for ‘defective’ mic complaint

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Hillary Clinton poked fun at Donald Trump on Tuesday morning for complaining about his microphone after the first presidential debate. “Anybody who complained about the microphone is not having a good night,” Clinton told reporters in a brief question-and-answer session at the back of her plane before taking off for a rally in Raleigh, N.C. Monday night, Trump entered the spin room at Hofstra University after a tough first debate and complained that his mic had been “defective.” He mused whether that was on purpose.

  • Donald Trump: I opposed Iraq War, just call Sean Hannity!
    Michael Walsh

    Donald Trump: I opposed Iraq War, just call Sean Hannity!

    Feel free to call Sean Hannity if you want to know what Donald Trump thought about invading Iraq before the war started. Trump frequently touts his purported opposition to the now-unpopular war as proof of his vision when it comes to foreign policy. “I did not support the war in Iraq,” Trump said at the debate.

  • Rudy Giuliani: I’d skip future debates if I were Trump
    Michael Walsh

    Rudy Giuliani: I’d skip future debates if I were Trump

    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said he would not participate in the next two presidential debates if he were in Donald Trump’s position — that is, unless the moderators agreed to certain conditions. The outspoken Trump adviser expressed dismay over NBC journalist Lester Holt’s performance moderating the debate Monday night at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Politico reported. Giuliani was apparently aggrieved by Holt’s attempts to fact-check the Republican candidate on the legality of stop-and-frisk and whether he initially supported the Iraq War.

  • Debate scorecard: How Clinton and Trump compared on six key presidential qualities
    Andrew Romano

    Debate scorecard: How Clinton and Trump compared on six key presidential qualities

    You could, if you were so inclined, distill Monday’s marquee clash between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton at Hofstra University to a single iconic incident: Trump sniffling several times per sentence, perhaps, or Clinton debuting a new dance move.

  • Preparation pays off for Clinton in debate matchup
    Garance Franke Ruta

    Preparation pays off for Clinton in debate matchup

    Donald Trump is the king of declaratory moral judgments. This is particularly true when it comes to judgments about his presidential rival, Hillary Clinton. “She can’t bring it home,” he said in the spin room after the first presidential debate Monday in Hempstead, N.Y.  “She doesn’t have what it takes to make America great again,” he observed wearily at another point.

  • Clinton campaign takes victory lap after debate
    Liz Goodwin

    Clinton campaign takes victory lap after debate

    In the “spin room” at Hofstra University, Hillary Clinton's top staffers took a victory lap after the debate, calling Trump unprepared and erratic and praising Clinton’s performance to the hundreds of reporters still in the arena.

  • Clinton and her campaign stopped just short of calling Trump a ‘racist’ at the debate
    Hunter Walker

    Clinton and her campaign stopped just short of calling Trump a ‘racist’ at the debate

    During their first presidential debate on Monday night, Democrat Hillary Clinton attacked her Republican rival, Donald Trump, for telling what she described as a “birther lie” that was “racist.” While she used the term “racist” to characterize Trump’s past comments, both Clinton and one of her top aides did not employ the word to describe Trump as a man. Trump spent several years raising questions about the debunked “birther” conspiracy theories claiming President Obama wasn’t born in the U.S. Earlier this month, Trump said he no longer has questions about Obama’s origins after ducking the subject in an interview, embroiling his campaign in new controversy. At the debate, Trump argued he did a “good job” handling the issue and credited himself with pushing Obama to release his birth certificate.