Hillary Clinton is heading to Phoenix on Wednesday to campaign in the traditionally red state less than a week before Election Day. “With more people voting in this election than any in history, Clinton will urge Arizona voters to take advantage of in-person early voting,” the campaign announced Friday.
They made their way to the squalid camp in the French port of Calais from Afghanistan, Sudan, Ethiopia and beyond, some fleeing war, others poverty, all dreaming of a better life in Britain. Some made it across the English Channel. Those who did not, thousands of them, spent months in the temporary society they'd built, sleeping in tents or shacks. As it grew, their sprawling camp became emblematic of Europe's migrant crisis. French authorities cleared them out in just three days this week, the evacuation hastened when some of them set fire to parts of the camp.
Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk apologized early Friday afternoon after widespread censure for his racially charged quip against Democratic challenger Rep. Tammy Duckworth. During Thursday night’s debate, Kirk invoked her Thai-Chinese heritage to question her family’s extensive military service. At the debate, Duckworth, who was born in Thailand to a mother of Chinese descent and a white father from the United States, proudly cited the extensive record of military service on her father’s side of the family, stretching back to the dawn of the country.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, Donald Trump's running mate, was unharmed when the plane he was riding in slid off the runway while landing on a rain-soaked Thursday evening at New York City's LaGuardia Airport, briefly prompting its closure. Turbulent weather was credited for a bumpy approach that caused the Boeing 737 Eastern Airlines charter flight's rough landing. The Associated Press reported that the pilot slammed on the brakes, and passengers reported smelling rubber after the jet came to a halt.
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 daughters Malia and Sasha and husband to first lady Michelle Obama.
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.
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
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. ...