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  • 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.

  • 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.    

  • 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 108
    Dylan Stableford

    New Jersey train crashes into Hoboken station, killing 1, injuring 108

    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’

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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. Yahoo News obtained a declassified summary of the report, which also describes the role of two state-owned media outlets, RT and Sputnik, in what some experts say is an increasingly aggressive “information warfare” campaign. The report, by the office of Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, was originally requested by congressional intelligence committees late last year.

  • 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
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    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
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    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
    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.