“He is taking a hate movement mainstream,” Clinton told CNN’s Anderson Cooper in a phone interview after Trump called her a "bigot." Recently released emails showed a foundation official reaching out to the State Department on behalf of donors.
A powerful earthquake devastated a string of mountainous towns in central Italy on Wednesday, trapping residents under piles of rubble, killing at least 38 people and leaving thousands homeless. The quake struck in the early hours of the morning when most residents were asleep, razing homes and buckling roads in a cluster of communities some 140 km (85 miles) east of Rome. (Reuters) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr
As he seeks to make inroads with African-Americans and other minority voters, Donald Trump dramatically escalated his rhetoric against rival Hillary Clinton, accusing her of being a “bigot” who does not truly care about blacks and Hispanics. “Hillary Clinton is a bigot who sees people of color only as votes, not as human beings worthy of a better future,” the GOP presidential nominee declared at a rally here Wednesday night. Beginning with a speech last week outside Milwaukee, the GOP nominee has repeatedly condemned “the bigotry of Hillary Clinton” while arguing that Democrats have failed minority voters and taken them for granted.
A recovered hedgehog is one of some forty previously injured and rehabilitated animals belonging to protected species that were released into the wild as a result of the joint efforts of Kecskemet Zoo and Kiskunsag National Park in Hungary; Congolese soldiers arrest a civilian protesting in the town of Butembo, in North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of Congo; and a broken crucifix hangs inside the damaged church of Santa Maria della Misericordia in Accumoli, central Italy after an earthquake struck 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.
Donald Trump’s recent pivot on immigration should not have come to a surprise to anyone who knows about his career-long knack for giving the crowd what it wants, according to two Trump biographers. Washington Post investigative reporter Michael Kranish and Washington Post senior editor Marc Fisher, authors of “Trump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money, and Power,” discussed Trump’s evolving immigration stance in an appearance on Yahoo News Now with Stephanie Sy. The Republican presidential candidate who during the primary called for a deportation force to round up the nation’s estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants has toned down his rhetoric over the past week.
Hillary Clinton will make the case in a speech Thursday that Donald Trump’s campaign is led by people who propagate extreme and racist viewpoints that belie Trump’s recent attempts to pivot to the center ahead of the election. “[Trump] is taking a hate movement mainstream,” Clinton said in an interview with CNN Wednesday. Clinton campaign officials say the speech will “call out” Trump’s embrace of an “alt-right” political philosophy propagated by his new campaign chair, Stephen Bannon, the executive chairman of the conservative website Breitbart News.
An international charity on Wednesday removed 15 animals from a Gaza Strip zoo, freeing them from stifling conditions in what it called “the worst zoo in the world” and hoping to grant them a better life abroad. Most of the animals are destined for an animal sanctuary in Jordan while the tiger is headed to a refuge in South Africa. The animals’ removal effectively closed the long-troubled zoo.
24 years ago today, August 24, 1992, Hurricane Andrew, a Category 5 storm made landfall in Homestead, Fla. The Hurricane Center measured a peak wind gust of 164 mph. Andrew continued into the Gulf of Mexico before reaching the central Louisiana coast as a Category 3 hurricane. Andrew was blamed for 26 deaths in the U.S. and three deaths in the Bahamas and caused an estimated $26 billion in damage in the United States and was marked as one of most destructive in U.S. history.
The U.S. Army has pulled a slide from a training presentation that described Hillary Clinton as an “insider” threat to national security. The slide, which was used in a PowerPoint presentation at Missouri’s Fort Leonard Wood, included the image of the Democratic nominee alongside pictures of disgraced retired Gen. David Petraeus, Chelsea Manning, Edward Snowden, Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan and Washington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis and described them as “insiders” who were “careless or disgruntled” government employees.
The American University of Afghanistan in Kabul is under assault, while security forces exchange gunfire with the attackers. The number of students and professors inside are unknown, as is the identity of the attackers. The U.S. State Department this morning acknowledged reports of the attack on an official Twitter account.
The Republican presidential candidate’s hard-line stance and policy proposals surrounding illegal immigration have been a centerpiece to his campaign. In a Tuesday conversation with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Trump said he would consider changing aspects of immigration law as it relates to people who immigrated to the U.S. illegally but have not otherwise broken the law. Trump described the two-tier policy toward illegal immigration that he touched upon the day before.
“Sometimes when these kinds of things happen, it can seem too much to bear, but what I want the people of Louisiana to know is that you’re not alone on this,” he said. The president praised the Federal Emergency Management Agency for its efforts coordinating a federal response, which he said has already reached $127 million in assistance.
Ben Carson says “elderly” presidential candidates like Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton should disclose their current medical records to voters before the election. “I think that somebody who is running for president of the United States, particularly if they’re elderly — and that would include both major candidates — should disclose their medical history,” Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and former Republican presidential hopeful, said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Wednesday. “I think that is common sense,” Carson, who turns 65 next month, continued.
Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign is slamming an Associated Press report that more than half the people outside government that she met with while she was secretary of state donated to the Clinton Foundation. “It cherry-picked a limited subset of Secretary Clinton’s schedule to give a distorted portrayal of how often she crossed paths with individuals connected to charitable donations to the Clinton Foundation,” Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon said in a statement on Tuesday.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is planning a Thursday morning meeting with Latino and African-American activists at his Manhattan headquarters in Trump Tower. The activists are fellows from the Queens, N.Y., office of the Republican Leadership Initiative, a program designed to train young, diverse recruits to be campaign field operatives. Multiple GOP sources confirmed plans for the meeting and characterized it as part of Trump’s outreach efforts in the African-American and Latino communities.
In a Tuesday interview with Yahoo News, the head of conservative legal watchdog group Judicial Watch said that Clinton Foundation’s move to shut down funding was an admission of error. Fitton was referencing the Clinton Foundation’s new promise to stop taking foreign and corporate donations should former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton win the presidency in November. Former President Bill Clinton also promised to step down from the board should his wife win.
Violence erupted earlier this month in Milwaukee after a man fleeing a traffic stop was shot and killed by police. Authorities say video from the shooting will not be released during the investigation. Increasingly, citizens want video proof before they’ll accept what authorities tell them about police shootings.
President Obama’s Tuesday trip to flood-battered Louisiana may have turned into a political football, but he says he hasn’t paid it much mind. Obama batted down a question about the trip being politicized during a press conference in Baton Rouge, La. “First of all, one of the benefits of being five months short of living here [at the White House] is I don’t worry too much about politics,” he replied.
Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a 2015 campaign event in Dallas. AUSTIN, Texas — After weeks of campaigning in mostly battleground states like North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania, Donald Trump takes his insurgent campaign for the presidency here Tuesday night, with a public rally scheduled in the heart of the Texas. Neither Mitt Romney nor John McCain visited the state so close to Election Day in 2012 and 2008.
Students dance as they participate in celebrations ahead of the Janmashtami festival, which marks the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna in Mumbai, India; President Barack Obama hugs a boy as he tours the flood-damaged Castle Place neighborhood of Baton Rouge, La.; and a farmer checks the growth of sorghum in the fields in Wangyu Village of Zaozhuang City, east China’s Shandong Province. These are just a few of the photos of the day for August 23, 2016. See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr
Donald Trump’s nebulous immigration policy appears to be shifting away from the promise of mass deportations to something a bit more tenable: a focus on criminals living in the United States illegally. During the primary campaign, Trump advocated for a “deportation force” to remove the estimated 11 million people who have illegally immigrated into the United States. Last weekend, BuzzFeed and Univision reported that he told a Hispanic advisory council he would support legal status for some immigrants.
Liang Liang, formerly known as Feng Yi, a female giant panda from China celebrates her 10th birthday with her one-year-old daughter Nuan Nuan, at the Giant Panda Conservation Center at the National Zoo in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Two giant pandas have been on loan to Malaysia from China for 10 years since May 21, 2014 to mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two nations.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says Donald Trump’s pitch to African-American voters won’t resonate in the black community unless the Republican nominee actually visits one. “If he’s going to change hearts and minds in African-American communities, he needs to go there and talk to African-Americans,” Abdul-Jabbar told Yahoo News on Tuesday. Last week, Trump argued that Democrats have taken black voters for granted and that those voters should vote for him.
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