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  • Clinton announces ‘National Service Reserve’ for millennials
    Liz Goodwin

    Clinton announces ‘National Service Reserve’ for millennials

    Hillary Clinton announced Friday that she wants to enlist 5 million new volunteers into a “national service reserve” aimed at 18- to 30-year-olds. Earlier this month, she gave a speech aimed at the group, admitting that many of them have doubts about her but vowing to win over their support.

  • Right-leaning newspapers bail on Donald Trump
    Michael Walsh

    Right-leaning newspapers bail on Donald Trump

    The Chicago Tribune endorsed Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson on Friday as a “principled option” beyond the typical red-blue binary. The conservative paper’s editorial board argued that the Democratic and Republican parties have drifted so far from the United States’ political mainstream and failed to nominate suitable candidates to the top of their tickets. The paper’s editorial is as much an endorsement of former New Mexico Gov. Johnson as it is an indictment of Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump.

  • Alicia Machado fires back at Trump’s ‘campaign of hate’
    Colin Campbell

    Alicia Machado fires back at Trump’s ‘campaign of hate’

    Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado punched back on Friday after Donald Trump attacked her in a 5 a.m. Twitter rant.

  • 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.

  • Mourning Shimon Peres
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    Mourning Shimon Peres

    Shimon Peres was being laid to rest on Friday in a ceremony attended by thousands of admirers and dozens of international dignitaries — in a final tribute to a man who personified the history of Israel during a remarkable seven-decade political career and who came to be seen by many as a visionary and symbol of hopes of Mideast peace. U.S. President Barack Obama, former U.S. President Bill Clinton and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas headlined a long list of world leaders who converged on Israel’s national cemetery, Mount Herzl, for the event. In a nod to the Palestinian leader, Abbas sat in the front row at the memorial service.

  • Trump unleashes early-morning Twitter tirade against ‘disgusting’ Alicia Machado
    Colin Campbell

    Trump unleashes early-morning Twitter tirade against ‘disgusting’ Alicia Machado

    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump took to Twitter early Friday morning to go to war with his latest campaign nemesis: former Miss Universe Alicia Machado. During the debate earlier this week, Democrat Hillary Clinton brought up Trump’s past weight-shaming comments about Machado, who was Miss Venezuela when Trump took over the Miss Universe beauty pageant in 1996. Machado, now a well-known actress in Latin America, says Trump once called her “fat,” “ugly” and “Miss Piggy,” among other things.

  • The Last 100 Days: Pouring Cold Water on the Lame Duck edition
    Olivier Knox

    The Last 100 Days: Pouring Cold Water on the Lame Duck edition

    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 his daughters, Malia and Sasha, and husband to first lady Michelle Obama.

  • 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.    

  • 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.

  • 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 more than 100
    Dylan Stableford

    New Jersey train crashes into Hoboken station, killing 1, injuring more than 100

    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’

    Republican presidential nominee 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. Trump discussed Kaepernick, who has refused to stand for the national anthem at games, during a back and forth with Bill O’Reilly.

  • 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

    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. 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. But it seems there is one place where the GOP nominee does not want to talk about Chicago’s violence: in Chicago.