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  • 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.

  • Russia steps up trolling attacks on the West, U.S. intel report finds
    Michael Isikoff

    Russia steps up trolling attacks on the West, U.S. intel report finds

    A new U.S. intelligence report says that the Russian government is conducting a wide-ranging and “opportunistic” campaign to expand its political influence in Europe by deploying Internet “trolls and other cyber actors” to challenge pro-Western journalists and spread pro-Kremlin messages in social media forums. The report, by the office of Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, was originally requested by congressional intelligence committees late last year. The panels also asked for a separate report on Russia’s use of political assassination.

  • Tune in: 2016 vice presidential debate
    Yahoo Politics Team

    Tune in: 2016 vice presidential debate

    Join us on Tuesday, October 4 for 2016’s sole vice presidential debate between Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia and Governor Mike Pence of Indiana. The two will face off in Farmville, Virginia, at Longwood University in a ninety-minute conversation moderated by Elaine Quijano. We’ll have a live stream of the debate, along with analysis from our New York studio and on the ground in Farmville.

  • Typhoon Megi hits eastern China and Taiwan
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    Typhoon Megi hits eastern China and Taiwan

    A massive typhoon left one person dead in eastern China on Wednesday, a day after killing four and injuring more than 600 in Taiwan, where authorities remained on alert for the possibility of a landslide. Typhoon Megi caused more than $10 million in damage as it swept across Taiwan before weakening into a tropical storm after hitting the coastal city of Quanzhou in China’s Fujian province before dawn, Taiwan’s weather service said. At its height, it was packing winds of up to 118 kilometers (74 miles) per hour, China’s National Meteorological Center said.

  • Your kidney stone: A user’s guide
    David Pogue

    Your kidney stone: A user’s guide

    Ew! Who’d want to read about kidney stones? Heat leads to dehydration, which leads to kidney stones. According to some women who have both had a kidney stone and given birth, the stone hurts more than childbirth.

  • Photos of the day - September 28, 2016
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    Photos of the day - September 28, 2016

    Dancers attend a photocall for the new “THE ONE Grand Show” at Friedrichstadt-Palast in Berlin, Germany; Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.; and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump casts a shadow on a curtain as he speaks at the Polish National Alliance 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.  

  • Midwest flooding subsides
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    Midwest flooding subsides

    Officials in Cedar Rapids say their elaborate system of temporary floodwalls is successfully protecting thousands of homes and businesses from floodwaters, Tuesday as the river that runs through the city reached its second-highest peak ever. Heavy rain flooded homes, closed major highways and stranded motorists in several Midwestern states over the last week. (AP) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.

  • This is the surreal 1997 press conference Donald Trump held to discuss Alicia Machado’s weight
    Dylan Stableford

    This is the surreal 1997 press conference Donald Trump held to discuss Alicia Machado’s weight

    On May 17, 1996, in Las Vegas, Alicia Machado, a 19-year-old from Venezuela, was crowned Miss Universe, the beauty pageant that Donald Trump would buy later that same year. Eight months later, in New York City, Trump, the contest’s new executive producer, stood next to Machado as she rode a stationary bike surrounded by a scrum of local cameramen and news reporters and flanked by a personal trainer. “I went to the Miss Universe contest last year,” Trump told reporters.

  • Warplanes pound Aleppo – Dozens dead
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    Warplanes pound Aleppo – Dozens dead

    The United States threatened Wednesday to suspend its engagement with Russia over the conflict in Syria following escalating attacks on rebel-held parts of Aleppo city, including strikes on two hospitals. UN chief Ban Ki-moon denounced the attacks -- which saw the two largest hospitals in Aleppo's opposition-controlled east hit with air strikes and artillery fire -- as "war crimes".

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Wildfire in California's Santa Cruz Mountains
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    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
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    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
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    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.