Hillary Clinton says rival Donald Trump is spreading hateful messages online by retweeting white supremacists and anti-Semitic tweets and images to his millions of Twitter followers.
Clinton delivered a speech Thursday in Reno, Nevada, highlighting Trump's support within the "alt-right" movement, which is often associated with efforts on the far right to preserve "white identity."
As the search for survivors ground on, Premier Matteo Renzi pledged new money and measures Thursday to rebuild quake-devastated central Italy amid mounting soul-searching over why the seismic-prone country has continually failed to ensure its buildings can withstand such catastrophes.
A day after the deadly quake killed 250 people, a 4.3 magnitude aftershock sent up plumes of thick gray dust in the hard-hit town of Amatrice. The aftershock crumbled already cracked buildings, rattled residents and closed already clogged roads.
Donald Trump confronted head-on allegations that he is racist on Thursday, defending his hard-line approach to immigration while trying to make the case to minority voters that Democrats have abandoned them.
His general election opponent, Hillary Clinton, meanwhile hammered the point that Trump unleashed the "radical fringe" within the Republican Party, including anti-Semites and white supremacists, dubbing the billionaire businessman's campaign as one that will "make America hate again."
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Brazilian police charged American swimmer Ryan Lochte on Thursday with filing a false robbery report over an incident during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, The Associated Press reports. A police statement said Lochte would be informed in the United States so he could decide whether to introduce a defense in Brazil. The indictment will also be sent to the International Olympic Committee's ethics commission, the statement said. Earlier Thursday, NBC News reported that Lochte will be summoned to testify at a hearing in front of the Brazilian justice in the wake of the altercation in Rio. NBC News didn't immediately confirm the statement on charges being filed.
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A California judge has requested he no longer handle criminal cases amid the fallout over the light sentence he gave to a former Stanford University swimmer who sexually assaulted an intoxicated woman. Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky is the target of a recall campaign that started in June, when he sentenced former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an intoxicated woman who passed out behind a trash bin after a fraternity party.
"While I firmly believe in Judge Persky's ability to serve in his current assignment, he has requested to be assigned to the civil division, in which he previously served," Santa Clara County Superior Court Presiding Judge Rise Jones Pichon said in a statement.
The Kentucky Fried Chicken recipe is famous for two things: being "finger lickin' good," and being incredibly secret.
It's so secret, in fact, that KFC sued the last person who claimed to have found it. But now, the cat may be out of the bag, thanks to a reporter at the Chicago Tribune who traveled to Corbin, Kentucky, to interview the nephew of Colonel Sanders himself.
Joe Ledington flipped through a family photo album with the reporter, stopping to pull out the last will and testament of his aunt Claudia, Sanders' second wife.
On the back of the document, the Tribune reports, was the top secret 11 herbs and spices that were notoriously transported via armed guard to a secure location in 2008.
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An easyJet flight from London's Gatwick Airport to Belfast has faced an hourlong delay after two crew members got into an epic shouting match. Shocked passengers tweeted about the argument that grew so heated that the two crew members had to be removed from Wednesday's flight.
Dan Lobb, a television presenter on the flight, described the scene as "unreal."
The woman who died after a 35-foot fall from a zip line course in Bear Wednesday afternoon disconnected herself from safety measures, according to a statement from the company that runs the course, released as Delaware State Police investigators searched for more information Thursday. Tina Werner of Felton, Del., was visiting the Go Ape Zip Line & Treetop Adventure Wednesday when she fell from a platform while waiting to descend on a zip line, state troopers said. Werner, 59, was trying out the zip line as part of her bucket list, according to her daughter.
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Among the survivors of the devastating earthquake that struck central Italy on Wednesday are nuns, priests and a lucky few who also escaped unscathed from earlier quakes. Some witnessed their houses collapse into debris and dust, while the homes of others are still standing but deemed too unsafe to live in. At least 250 have been killed and rescuers are frantically searching Thursday for those still trapped in the rubble.
Take a look at some of the survivors of the tragedy, their stories of escape and how they're coping.
The wheels on the bus go round and round – all the way to $2 million. Retired bus driver Roy Pittman happened to be riding a bus when he scratched a winning Illinois Lottery $2,000,000 Jumbo Bucks ticket. “I was on the bus going home from the store when I scratched my ticket,” he told the Illinois Lottery. “When I realized I won $2 million, I started shaking.”
The nonprofit that supports the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul said the school would reopen following the attack that killed 14 people on Wednesday, NBC News reported.
"AUAF is dedicated to its educational mission in service to Afghanistan and has no intention of giving into terror," the Friends of the American University in Afghanistan said in a statement, using an acronym for the learning institution.
Militants detonated a car bomb outside the university's gate and stormed the complex with guns in a 10-hour attack that ended Thursday morning.
Fourteen people — seven students, one professor, three police and two security officers — were killed. One attacker died in the car bomb blast and two militants were killed by police, authorities and a hospital official said. Forty-eight people were injured and taken to hospitals, according to a medical official.
The university in Afghanistan is not affiliated with American University in Washington, D.C.
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A U.S. Navy ship fired several warning shots near an Iranian “fast boat” on Wednesday, according to a senior Department of Defense official, NBC News reported.
The USS Squall and the USS Tempest were operating in close formation with a Kuwaiti Navy ship when the Iranian boat came dangerously close. The Iranian vessel passed between the two American ships at one point, coming within a couple hundred yards of the two ships.
The U.S. fired flares and attempted radio communication, but both were unsuccessful. The Squall fired a few shots into the water as a deterrent.
The U.S. rarely fires warning shots, according to the defense official.
On Thursday, Iran's defense minister said those Iranian vessels were just doing their job and that the American ships crossed into Iran’s maritime region. The U.S. asserts that the ships were in international waters at the time.
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