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  • Photos of the day - October 1, 2016
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    Photos of the day - October 1, 2016

    Members of a South Korean military honor guard throw their guns into the air during the 68th anniversary of Armed Forces Day at the Gyeryong military headquarters in Gyeryong, South Korea; Pope Francis celebrates a Holy Mass at the Mikheil Meskhi Stadium in Tbilisi; and a Canadian Sphynx cat sits in a hat before being evaluated by a judge during a competition in Bucharest, Romania are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Getty/Reuters) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.

  • Selfies in Tiananmen Square
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    Selfies in Tiananmen Square

    A wide variety of iPhone cases can be seen as people take pictures of themselves in Tiananmen Square as they celebrate National Day marking the 67th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, in Beijing. (Reuters) Photography by Damir Sagolj/Reuters See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.    

  • ‘Don’t let it be a Muslim’: Mohammad Chaudry fights extremism in the mosques and streets of New Jersey
    Caitlin Dickson

    ‘Don’t let it be a Muslim’: Mohammad Chaudry fights extremism in the mosques and streets of New Jersey

    For Mohammad Ali Chaudry, who has spent the past 15 years working to eradicate extremism from New Jersey’s Muslim community, the recent explosions in New York and New Jersey came as an “utter shock.”

  • Abandoned mental asylum
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    Abandoned mental asylum

    Photographer Simon Robson visited Lincolnshire's Rauceby Asylum to explore and snap images of the hospital's eerie remains. Rauceby was founded in 1897 and served primarily as a mental hospital for over a century, finally closing its doors in 1998.

  • Clinton taunts Trump over ‘latest Twitter meltdown’
    Colin Campbell

    Clinton taunts Trump over ‘latest Twitter meltdown’

    Hillary Clinton derided Donald Trump’s latest Twitter flap by tweeting early Saturday morning about one of her policy proposals. As good a time as any to tweet about national service,” the Democratic nominee wrote. The timing of her tweets was a clear dig against Trump and his early-morning tweets against former Miss Universe Alicia Machado the previous day.

  • Newly released video deposition shows Trump in character: winging it
    Michael Isikoff

    Newly released video deposition shows Trump in character: winging it

    Donald Trump doesn’t prepare for depositions any more, it seems, than he prepares for presidential debates. “What did you do to prepare for the case today, for the deposition?” he was asked by a lawyer for restauranteur Geoffrey Zakarian, in a videotaped June 16 deposition that was released by a Washington, D.C., judge today.  “I would say virtually nothing,” Trump replies on camera, matter-of-factly.

  • Down Ticket #16: How Trump has transformed the Nevada Senate race — and down-ballot politics in general
    Andrew Romano

    Down Ticket #16: How Trump has transformed the Nevada Senate race — and down-ballot politics in general

    It’s clear from even the quickest glance at the latest headlines — the “audio issues,” the stiffed piano merchant, the whole “Miss Piggy” controversy — that Donald Trump has transformed the 2016 presidential election into a spectacle unlike anything in recent U.S. history. Last Friday, Down Ticket traveled to Las Vegas to check in on the race to succeed retiring Sen. Harry Reid former majority leader, current minority leader, and, with nearly 34 years of Capitol Hill maneuvering under his belt, the second most powerful Democrat in the country. Republican Rep. Joe Heck, a physician and a brigadier general in the Army Reserve who has served three tours of active duty, is precisely the kind of candidate the RNC was calling for when it declared, in its autopsy of Mitt Romney’s 2012 loss to Barack Obama, that Latinos “will close their ears to our policies” if they “think we do not want them here.” Heck’s Henderson-area congressional district, NV-3, is 15.4 percent Latino, and in his 2014 reelection bid, he won 40 percent of the Latino vote, besting Romney’s 2012 performance by 13 percentage points.

  • Commission admits ‘issues’ with Trump audio during debate
    Colin Campbell

    Commission admits ‘issues’ with Trump audio during debate

    It seems Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was right when he complained about audio in the debate hall.

  • Yahoo News Photo Staff

    Photos of the day - September 30, 2016

    Three French students of Law, from Sette village of France, canoeing at the Corinth canal, Peloponnese, during their journey ODYSSETTE (little Odyssey), a distance 7.000klm, Greece; Jordan Spieth hits from the fourth tee during a foresomes match at the Ryder Cup golf tournament at Hazeltine National Golf Club; and President Barack Obama speaks at the funeral service of former Israeli President Shimon Peres at the Mount Herzl cemetery in Jerusalem are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Getty/Reuters) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.

  • Right-leaning newspapers bail on Donald Trump
    Michael Walsh

    Right-leaning newspapers bail on Donald Trump

    The Chicago Tribune endorsed Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson on Friday as a “principled option” beyond the typical red-blue binary. The conservative paper’s editorial board argued that the Democratic and Republican parties have drifted so far from the United States’ political mainstream and failed to nominate suitable candidates to the top of their tickets. The paper’s editorial is as much an indictment of Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump as it is an endorsement of former New Mexico Gov. Johnson.

  • Alicia Machado fires back at Trump’s ‘campaign of hate’
    Colin Campbell

    Alicia Machado fires back at Trump’s ‘campaign of hate’

    Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado punched back on Friday after Donald Trump attacked her in a 5 a.m. Twitter rant.

  • Clinton announces ‘National Service Reserve’ for millennials
    Liz Goodwin

    Clinton announces ‘National Service Reserve’ for millennials

    Hillary Clinton announced Friday that she wants to enlist 5 million new volunteers into a “national service reserve” aimed at 18- to 30-year-olds. The plan also offers an opportunity for the candidate to emphasize her own record of service for children — which could help combat her high unfavorable ratings — while also reaching out to voters under 30.

  • 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.

  • Mourning Shimon Peres
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    Mourning Shimon Peres

    Shimon Peres was being laid to rest on Friday in a ceremony attended by thousands of admirers and dozens of international dignitaries — in a final tribute to a man who personified the history of Israel during a remarkable seven-decade political career and who came to be seen by many as a visionary and symbol of hopes of Mideast peace. U.S. President Barack Obama, former U.S. President Bill Clinton and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas headlined a long list of world leaders who converged on Israel’s national cemetery, Mount Herzl, for the event. In a nod to the Palestinian leader, Abbas sat in the front row at the memorial service.

  • Trump unleashes early-morning Twitter tirade against ‘disgusting’ Alicia Machado
    Colin Campbell

    Trump unleashes early-morning Twitter tirade against ‘disgusting’ Alicia Machado

    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump took to Twitter early Friday morning to go to war with his latest campaign nemesis: former Miss Universe Alicia Machado. During the debate earlier this week, Democrat Hillary Clinton brought up Trump’s past weight-shaming comments about Machado, who was Miss Venezuela when Trump took over the Miss Universe beauty pageant in 1996. Machado, now a well-known actress in Latin America, says Trump once called her “fat,” “ugly” and “Miss Piggy,” among other things.

  • The Last 100 Days: Pouring Cold Water on the Lame Duck edition
    Olivier Knox

    The Last 100 Days: Pouring Cold Water on the Lame Duck edition

    Ever since the administration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, presidents have been judged on the successes they notch during their first 100 days. Now, as Barack Obama prepares to end his historic turn on the political stage, Yahoo News is running The Last 100 Days, a look at what Obama achieved during his consequential presidency, how he navigates the struggles of his last months in office and what lies ahead for him after eight years filled with firsts. As Obama himself is fond of noting, he also spent his two terms as father to his daughters, Malia and Sasha, and husband to first lady Michelle Obama.

  • Photos of the day - September 29, 2016
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    Photos of the day - September 29, 2016

    About 23 giant pandas born in 2016 are displayed at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chengdu, Sichuan province, China; a man holds a fishing rod as floating trash hits the coastline of the Mediterranean Sea in Beirut, Lebanon; and a train car is seen in an aerial photo inside the New Jersey Transit Hoboken Terminal following a train crash in Hoboken, N.J. (Reuters/AP) These are just a few of the photos of the day for September 29, 2016. See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.    

  • Trump on former Miss Universe’s weight-shaming allegations: ‘It’s a beauty contest’
    Dylan Stableford

    Trump on former Miss Universe’s weight-shaming allegations: ‘It’s a beauty contest’

    Donald Trump continues to defend his treatment of former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, whose job he says he “saved” years ago by pressuring her to lose weight. “They wanted to fire her,” the Republican nominee said in an interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly on Wednesday. Machado was crowned Miss Universe in 1996, the beauty pageant that Trump would buy later that same year.

  • Witnesses recount horrific scene after Hoboken train crash
    Michael Walsh

    Witnesses recount horrific scene after Hoboken train crash

    HOBOKEN, N.J. — Tom Spina was in Hoboken Terminal’s customer service office Thursday morning at around 8:45 planning to catch a train home. Rick Ciappa, a New Jersey Transit safety inspector, did not see the train crash. Ciappa has been with the mass transportation system for 34 years and is not sure what happened to cause the fatal crash.

  • New Jersey Transit train crash in Hoboken
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    New Jersey Transit train crash in Hoboken

    A New Jersey Transit train plowed into the Hoboken terminal during rush hour shortly before 9 a.m. on Thursday morning. Injuries were reported and images show the train crash severely damaged the station, leaving debris and twisted columns of metal in its aftermath. Follow Yahoo News’ liveblog below for the all the latest updates. See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.  

  • New Jersey train crashes into Hoboken station, killing 1, injuring more than 100
    Dylan Stableford

    New Jersey train crashes into Hoboken station, killing 1, injuring more than 100

    A New Jersey Transit train plowed into the Hoboken terminal during rush hour shortly before 9 a.m. on Thursday morning. Injuries were reported and images show the train crash severely damaged the station, leaving debris and twisted columns of metal in its aftermath.

  • Trump calls Kaepernick protest ‘very bad for the spirit of the country’
    Colin Campbell

    Trump calls Kaepernick protest ‘very bad for the spirit of the country’

    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump hinted Wednesday that he would consider firing San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick if he owned the team. Personally, if it was me, I would not be happy if I were the team owner,” Trump said. Trump discussed Kaepernick, who has refused to stand for the national anthem at games, during a back and forth with Bill O’Reilly.

  • Why Clinton hasn’t put Trump away
    Matt Bai

    Why Clinton hasn’t put Trump away

    Clinton had proved herself again to be the diligent studier who pretends to be amused when you know she isn’t. According to all the TV analysis, which now eerily resembles an NFL playoff postgame show, Donald had self-destructed, Hillary had humiliated him, and the dynamic of the race had suddenly shifted — perhaps for good. For about the thousandth time this year, the headlines portrayed Trump as a political Gulliver bound finally in ropes and about to crash to earth once and for all.

  • Trump unloads on Clinton after tough debate: ‘She can’t even make it to her car’
    Holly Bailey

    Trump unloads on Clinton after tough debate: ‘She can’t even make it to her car’

    Amid rumors of campaign disarray and unease over his debate performance, Donald Trump took aim at Hillary Clinton in a more personal way Wednesday, mocking her for taking days off the campaign trail and suggesting she would only bring scandal to the White House if elected. Campaigning in Council Bluffs, Iowa, the celebrity businessman turned Republican presidential nominee delivered a scathing scripted speech casting Clinton as a corrupt insider who has had many opportunities to bring change to Washington but failed. For nearly a half-hour of his 45-minute speech, Trump relitigated a litany of Clinton scandals, including the flaps over her private email server and dealings between Clinton’s State Department staff and the Clinton Foundation.

  • Elementary school shooting in South Carolina
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    Elementary school shooting in South Carolina

    A teenager shot and wounded two children and a teacher at an elementary school in South Carolina, before being taken into custody on Wednesday, police said. The shooting happened in the early afternoon at Townville Elementary School in Anderson County, located near the Georgia state line about 100 miles (160 km) northeast of Atlanta. The dead body of an adult was found near the school, Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore told the Anderson Independent Mail, adding that the death appeared to be related to the shooting.