If newspaper endorsements equaled victory, Clinton would be in line for a historic landslide. She has been endorsed by dozens of papers ranging from such expected backers as The New York Times to such once-certain GOP advocates as The Dallas Morning News, the Arizona Republic and the Cincinnati Enquirer, which on Sept. 23 called for "a leader who will bring out the best in Americans, not the worst."
Yet the endorsements may illustrate the decline in newspapers' power to shape opinions and the strength of Trump's anti-establishment appeal. Polls show Clinton trailing in Texas, Arizona and Ohio despite the unexpected support of GOP papers.
National Hurricane Center
Matthew has strengthened to a powerful Category 5 hurricane in the Atlantic late Friday, while coastal Miami-Dade and Broward entered the forecast cone.
The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Matthew had maximum sustained winds near 160 mph Friday night. Matthew was centered about 80 miles north-northwest of Punta Gallinas, Colombia. The storm is also about 440 miles southeast of Kingston, Jamaica and moving west at 7 mph.
Pope Francis is celebrating Mass for Georgia's tiny Catholic community and is pressing his mission to improve ties with the Georgian Orthodox Church.
Francis received an unexpectedly warm welcome from the Orthodox leader upon his arrival Friday in Tbilisi. Patriarch Ilia welcomed Francis as my "dear brother" and toasted him saying: "May the Lord bless the Catholic Church of Rome."
It was a different tone compared to the chill that characterized St. John Paul II's 1999 visit, when Catholic-Orthodox tensions were high.
This time around, an official delegation from the Orthodox patriarchate will attend the Saturday service at a sports stadium. The main event of the day is an evening visit to the Orthodox cathedral.
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he's withdrawing the state from the refugee resettlement program because the federal government refuses to provide assurances refugees don't post a security threat. Experts say, however, that the move will not stop refugees from finding a home in Texas. Abbott first said he planned to withdraw from the program last week after asking the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Director of National Intelligence to "provide assurances that refugees resettled in Texas will not pose a security threat, and that the number of refugees resettled in Texas would not exceed the State’s original allocation in fiscal year 2016." With those requests denied, Abbott said he's pulled out of the program to prioritize the safety of all Texans while urging the government to overhaul the broken system.
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Donald Trump shamed a former beauty pageant winner Friday for her sexual history and encouraged presidential voters to check out what he called her "sex tape," in an early-morning tweet-storm that dragged him further away from his campaign's efforts to broaden his appeal to women and prompted a new round of attacks from his Democratic rival.
A day after he injected former President Bill Clinton's infidelities into the campaign, Trump accused Hillary Clinton's campaign of helping 1996 Miss Universe winner Alicia Machado get U.S. citizenship, but offered no proof. He said Machado had a "terrible" past that a "duped" Clinton had overlooked before holding her up "as an 'angel'" in the first presidential debate. "This is ... unhinged. Even for Trump," Clinton retorted in a tweet of her own.
Demonstrators marched in the streets of Pasadena, California on Friday, following the death of a man during a confrontation with police.
The protesters brought traffic to a halt at some intersections after Shanie Lindsey, the girlfriend of the man who died, spoke out, accusing officers of using excessive force with her boyfriend, whom she identified as 36-year-old Reginald Thomas.
Police say the man struggled with officers as they attempted to detain him during a family disturbance call, prompting them to use a Taser and non-lethal force. Officers restrained him with handcuffs and ankle restraints, which were removed when they noticed he wasn’t breathing, according to Capt. Steven Katz of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau.
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Giants left fielder Angel Pagan body-slammed a fan who ran into the outfield at AT&T Park during the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.
The man first approached catcher Buster Posey, who shoved him to the ground. The man jumped up and took off into left field, where Pagan offered a hand as if to accept a white object in the man’s hand, before wrapping both arms around him and throwing him to the ground.
Pagan received a roaring ovation from the sellout crowd when the half-inning ended and tipped his cap.
Fabiola Bittar de Kroon was in a rush to catch the train.
When she dropped off her toddler daughter at daycare on Thursday morning, she barely had a moment to chat.
"She was dropping off the daughter, I was closing up the stroller," daycare director Carlos Magner recalled. "We had a good talk for like a minute. And she said she was in a rush."
De Kroon sprinted off to the Hoboken Terminal.
A short time later, a train traveling too fast crashed through a barrier and into the station, killing de Kroon amid falling debris and injuring more than 100 other people.
A 14-year-old South Carolina boy accused of killing his father and wounding three people during a school shooting has been charged as a juvenile with murder and three counts of attempted murder.
The teen appeared in juvenile court on Friday wearing a yellow jail jumpsuit without any restraints. A judge ordered him to continue to be held.
The teen is accused of killing his father at their home on Wednesday before driving a pickup truck to a nearby elementary school and opening fire. Two students and a teacher at Townville Elementary were wounded. One of the students, a 6-year-old boy, is in critical condition at a local hospital.
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An autopsy report reveals two sisters who were found dead while vacationing on a tropical African island had died from fluid in their lungs, a condition commonly known as acute pulmonary edema.
Police in the Republic of Seychelles released the findings Friday morning after the bodies of 37-year-old Annie Korkki 42-year-old Robin Korkki were found last week inside their villa at the Maia Luxury Resort.
Seychelles police spokesman Jean Toussaint told NBC News officials hope to learn more from a toxicology report currently being processed.
The autopsy determined there were "no visible signs of injuries found on the bodies," Toussaint added.
El Cajon Police Department
The El Cajon Police Department (ECPD) released two video clips Friday showing the controversial deadly police shooting of an unarmed black man that has fueled days of protests in the community in San Diego's East County.
ECPD Chief Jeff Davis said the decision to release the video of the Tuesday shooting of Alfred Olango, 38, was due in part to a concern for public safety.
One video was captured by a witness's cellphone as she worked her shift at a nearby taco shop, while the other comes from one of the shop's surveillance cameras. They show two ECPD officers approaching Olango. His sister, wearing nurse's scrubs, can also be seen near the officers in one of the clips.
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A not guilty plea has been entered on behalf of an Oklahoma police officer charged with first-degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man.
Tulsa officer Betty Shelby did not say anything at her first court appearance Friday, other than acknowledging her name. Her attorney, Shannon McMurray, entered the not guilty plea on her behalf.
Shelby is charged in the Sept. 16 death of Terence Crutcher, whose family sat in the first two rows of the courtroom Friday in Tulsa.
Asian American boy band "The Slants" is headed to the nation's highest court and the fate of the Washington Redskins' name could hang in the balance, too.
The Supreme Court agreed Thursday to hear the case involving The Slants' controversial name choice in the question of whether the group should be allowed to trademark it. The case could have implications for the Washington Redskins’ trademark status by setting a precedent on the matter of free speech in trademarks, according to The New York Times.