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  • ‘Political stunt’: Ex-Mexican President Vicente Fox rips Donald Trump’s trip to Mexico
    Colin Campbell

    ‘Political stunt’: Ex-Mexican President Vicente Fox rips Donald Trump’s trip to Mexico

    “He is not welcome to Mexico. Fox is a fierce critic of Trump, who launched his campaign last summer with a speech in which he accused the Mexican government of sending rapists and other criminals across the U.S. border.

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    Tomato fight in Spain

    The streets of an eastern Spanish town are awash with red pulp as thousands of people pelt each other with tomatoes in the annual “Tomatina” battle that has become a major tourist attraction. At the annual fiesta in Bunol, trucks dumped 160 tons of tomatoes for some 20,000 participants, many from abroad, to throw during the hour-long morning festivities. (AP) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.

  • Donald Trump’s surprise trip to Mexico threatens to overshadow immigration speech
    Holly Bailey

    Donald Trump’s surprise trip to Mexico threatens to overshadow immigration speech

    In another strange twist in an already unusual campaign season, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will make a last-minute Wednesday visit to Mexico City.

  • Love locks on the Brooklyn waterfront
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    Love locks on the Brooklyn waterfront

    A love lock or love padlock is a padlock which sweethearts lock to a bridge, fence, gate, or similar public fixture to symbolize their love.Typically the sweethearts’ names or initials are inscribed on the padlock, and its key is thrown away to symbolize unbreakable love.

  • Photos of the day - August 30, 2016
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    Photos of the day - August 30, 2016

    A Nepalese person concealed inside the idol of Deity Dipankar Buddha parades around the ancient city to receive prayers offered by devotees during Pancha Dan festival near Dattatreya Square, Bhaktapur, Nepal; a demonstrator waves a red banner next to a burning barricade during a protest against Brazil’s acting President Michel Temer, in Sao Paulo, Brazil; and mourners cry next to a coffin prior the funeral for victims of the earthquake that leveled the town in Amatrice, central Italy. These are a few of the photos of the day for August 30, 2016. See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.

  • Clinton camp expects Trump to repackage old policies in big immigration speech
    Liz Goodwin

    Clinton camp expects Trump to repackage old policies in big immigration speech

    In a Wednesday night immigration policy speech in Arizona, Trump could clear up some confusion on his immigration stance, but the Clinton campaign is not expecting Trump to significantly alter his stance on wanting to deport all undocumented immigrants.

  • Protests erupt in Brazil over president’s impeachment trial
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    Protests erupt in Brazil over president’s impeachment trial

    Suspended President Dilma Rousseff mounted a forceful defense at her impeachment trial in Brasilia on Aug. 29, 2016, blasting her critics ahead of a Senate vote that will decide whether to remove her from office permanently. During her testimony, Rousseff denied charges that she hurt the economy by manipulating the government budget. Reacting to the trial, protesters took to the streets in support of Rousseff and against acting President Michel Temer. (AP/Getty Images) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr

  • Sen. Chuck Grassley: Trump can get rid of wind energy ‘over my dead body’
    Michael Walsh

    Sen. Chuck Grassley: Trump can get rid of wind energy ‘over my dead body’

    Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, speaks with reporters on his way to a vote at the Capitol. Donald Trump has railed against wind energy for years, but he’d face a backlash from members of his own party if he wins the White House and his administration pushes too hard on the issue. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, the author of the original wind energy tax credit in 1992, said a hypothetical President Trump wouldn’t be able to get rid of wind power in the U.S. as long as he’s alive.

  • Migrants and refugees rescued off the Libyan coast
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    Migrants and refugees rescued off the Libyan coast

    Italian naval ships and vessels from non-government groups rescued thousands of migrants off the Libyan coast on Monday, the latest surge in desperate attempts to flee to Europe driven by war, poverty, and human traffickers. The dramatic operation took place just 21 kilometers (13 miles) north of the town of Sabratha in Libya. Groups such as Proactiva Open Arms and Doctors Without Borders helped take on some 3,000 people who had been travelling in some 20 small wooden boats.

  • Down Ticket #7: Rubio. McCain. Wasserman Schultz. Why Tuesday’s primaries in Florida and Arizona matter.
    Andrew Romano

    Down Ticket #7: Rubio. McCain. Wasserman Schultz. Why Tuesday’s primaries in Florida and Arizona matter.

    Down Ticket is Yahoo News’ complete guide to the most fascinating House, Senate and governors’ races of 2016. Happy Florida Primary Day! Here are four storylines to watch as the results come rolling in. If we had to pick just one state to watch for the rest of this election cycle, Florida would be it.

  • Chessy Prout, St. Paul’s School sexual assault survivor, speaks out about case and attacker Owen Labrie
    Jason Sickles

    Chessy Prout, St. Paul’s School sexual assault survivor, speaks out about case and attacker Owen Labrie

    Chessy Prout, a former student at the prestigious St. Paul’s School in Concord, N.H., told NBC’s “Today” that she’s coming forward to embolden all victims of sexual assault. Former St. Paul’s School student Owen Labrie testifies at his trial in 2015. Owen Labrie, now 20, was accused of raping Prout at the historic co-ed school in May 2014.

  • Trump doubles down on ‘great wall’ amid latest policy confusion
    Michael Walsh

    Trump doubles down on ‘great wall’ amid latest policy confusion

    Donald Trump reaffirmed his commitment Tuesday morning to building a massive wall along the U.S.-Mexico border amid reports that the GOP nominee’s planned project might actually be a “virtual” rather than physical construction. Trump, whose proposed wall has been a centerpiece of his campaign since it was launched last summer, tweeted that the “great wall” would in fact be built along the country’s southern border — just as he’d been saying all along. Trump is scheduled to outline his immigration plan on Wednesday after weeks of heated discussion around whether or not he flip-flopped by softening his rhetoric on illegal immigrants.

  • Muslim Americans strive to make their voices heard at the polls
    Caitlin Dickson

    Muslim Americans strive to make their voices heard at the polls

    Alena Khan was catching up with friends at the start of the Pakistan Day parade in Edison, N.J., last weekend when she spotted a large blue-and-white banner for the New Jersey Muslim Voters Project (NJMVP), urging her to register to vote. For most Americans her age, this will be the first presidential election in which they can vote. “It’s the divisive rhetoric that makes us feel we’ve got to prove ourselves,” said Shawn Butt, who helped found NJMVP with a small group of local Muslim leaders.

  • Donald Trump says Colin Kaepernick should perhaps ‘find a country that works better for him’
    Colin Campbell

    Donald Trump says Colin Kaepernick should perhaps ‘find a country that works better for him’

    Donald Trump fired back at football star Colin Kaepernick on Monday, suggesting in a radio interview that the San Francisco 49ers quarterback find a new country if he isn’t happy with the United States. “I think it’s — personally — not a good thing,” Trump said on the “Dori Monson Show” on Monday, as BuzzFeed reported. It won’t happen,” the Republican presidential nominee continued.

  • Powerful earthquake hits central Italy
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    Powerful earthquake hits central Italy

    Bulldozers with huge claws pulled down dangerously overhanging ledges Sunday in Italy's quake-devastated town of Amatrice as investigators worked to figure out if negligence or fraud in building codes had added to the quake's high death toll. The quake that struck before dawn Wednesday killed 290 people and injured hundreds as it flattened three medieval towns in central Italy. Giuseppe Saieva, the prosecutor in the regional capital of Rieti, said the high human death toll "cannot only be considered the work of fate." Investigations are focusing on a number of structures, including an elementary school in Amatrice that crumbled despite being renovated in 2012 to resist earthquakes at a cost of 700,000 euros ($785,000). No one was in the school at the time, but many were shocked that it did not withstand the 6.2 magnitude quake. (AP) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr

  • Donald Trump waged a ‘personal’ social media crusade against Anthony Weiner for over 5 years
    Hunter Walker

    Donald Trump waged a ‘personal’ social media crusade against Anthony Weiner for over 5 years

    On Monday morning, Donald Trump released a statement on former Rep. Anthony Weiner’s latest sexting scandal. In his statement, Trump praised Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, a top aide to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, for deciding to separate from the former Queens congressman. Trump also suggested that Weiner’s closeness to Clinton could have posed a threat to national security.

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

    Photos of the day - August 29, 2016

    Malaysian citizens wave the national flag as they march during an Independence Day celebration rehearsal in Kuala Lumpur; a man holds himself on the side of a boat after jumping into the sea from a crowded wooden boat during a rescue operation at the Mediterranean sea, about 13 miles north of Sabratha, Libya; and a girl places stones at the Holocaust memorial during the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the massacre of some 2,000 Jews by Nazi occupiers and their Lithuanian collaborators during World War II in Moletai, Lithuania. These are some of the photos of the day for August 29, 2016. See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.

  • White House: Kaepernick’s anthem views ‘objectionable’ but protected
    Olivier Knox

    White House: Kaepernick’s anthem views ‘objectionable’ but protected

    The White House said Monday that it disagrees with Colin Kaepernick’s “objectionable” decision to stay seated during the national anthem in protest but defended the San Francisco 49ers quarterback’s right to freedom of speech. President Obama, a devoted sports fan, is “aware of this issue,” press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters at his daily briefing.

  • Gary Johnson: I have better than '50 percent chance' at making a debate
    Yahoo News Now

    Gary Johnson: I have better than '50 percent chance' at making a debate

    Despite currently polling below the 15 percent threshold, Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson is “really optimistic” about his chances of making the general election presidential debates. Since 2000, the Commission on Presidential Debates has required a candidate to reach at least 15 percent in an average of five national polls in order to qualify for the autumn’s general election debates. Recent four-way polling (featuring Johnson, along with Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and Green Party candidate Jill Stein) has him in the high single digits, with some state polling placing him right at the necessary number.

  • Deadly suicide bombing in Aden, Yemen
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    Deadly suicide bombing in Aden, Yemen

    A suicide bomber killed at least 54 people when he drove a car bomb into a militia compound in Aden on Monday, the health ministry said, in one of the deadliest attacks claimed by Islamic State in the southern Yemeni port city. The director general of Yemen’s health ministry in Aden, al-Khader Laswar, told Reuters that at least 67 other people were wounded in the attack in the city’s Mansoura district. The militant Islamic State group said in a statement carried by its Amaq news agency one of its suicide bombers carried out the bombing.

  • An active-shooter false alarm brings chaos to LAX
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    An active-shooter false alarm brings chaos to LAX

    An active-shooter false alarm brought chaos to Los Angeles International Airport Sunday night, temporarily putting a stop to travel and causing lines and delays to pile up into Monday morning. “Due to initial reports of an active shooter in Terminal eight at LAX, passengers in several LAX terminals self-evacuated onto the tarmac and rushed through federal security screening without being properly screened,” the airport explained in a statement. The Los Angeles Police Department evacuated the airport and conducted a search, later confirming there was no evidence of any shooting and that the incident appeared to be a false alarm.

  • Anthony Weiner deletes Twitter account after new sexting report
    Caitlin Dickson

    Anthony Weiner deletes Twitter account after new sexting report

    Former Rep. Anthony Weiner apparently deleted his Twitter and Facebook accounts on Monday, in the aftermath of a new report him of sending more racy messages. Hours later, Weiner’s wife Human Abedin, announced she’d decided to separate from her husband. The New York Post reported Sunday that Weiner and an anonymous “40-something divorcee” had been exchanging flirty texts and photos from January 2015 until just a few weeks ago.

  • New evangelical group seeks to distance Christians from Trump
    Jon Ward

    New evangelical group seeks to distance Christians from Trump

    President Obama greets Joel Hunter, senior pastor of Northland Church in Longwood, Fla., at the White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, April 14, 2014. A collection of evangelical leaders has formed a new group to stand in contrast to conservative Christians who have endorsed Republican nominee Donald Trump.

  • On the ground with the peshmerga, preparing to retake Mosul
    Ash Gallagher

    On the ground with the peshmerga, preparing to retake Mosul

    For many peshmerga, it is the first time they have fired an M16 assault rifle. Between training sets, they laugh and joke with each other, but when it’s time to focus, they work hard over the long days of the burning summer.

  • FBI says foreign hackers penetrated state election systems
    Michael Isikoff

    FBI says foreign hackers penetrated state election systems

    The FBI has uncovered evidence that foreign hackers penetrated two state election databases in recent weeks, prompting the bureau to warn election officials across the country to take new steps to enhance the security of their computer systems, according to federal and state law enforcement officials. The FBI warning, contained in a “flash” alert from the FBI’s Cyber Division, a copy of which was obtained by Yahoo News, comes amid heightened concerns among U.S. intelligence officials about the possibility of cyberintrusions, potentially by Russian state-sponsored hackers, aimed at disrupting the November elections. Johnson emphasized in the call that Homeland Security was not aware of “specific or credible cybersecurity threats” to the election, officials said.