Donald Trump returned to Illinois Wednesday, campaigning in both Chicago and the city's suburbs.
On his way to a planned fundraiser in Bolingbrook Wednesday, the Republican presidential nominee made an unexpected morning visit to the Polish National Alliance. Later in the day, former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka and Chicago Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts are expected to attend a fundraiser for Trump nominee alongside Trump's daughter, Ivanka Trump, the Chicago Tribune reports.
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If the stars suddenly seem to be out of alignment, you don't need to consult a horoscope to find out what happened — there's a rumor going around that NASA changed the zodiac.
But while some news outlets are saying that NASA found a 13th constellation that shifts the dates of the 12 other signs, the space agency offered a fact check: it didn't change any zodiac signs, it was just doing math on how the ancient Babylonians measured the sky.
An FDNY battalion chief was killed by falling debris when a suspected drug den exploded in the Bronx Tuesday, leveling a two-story home and injuring at least 12 other people.
Battalion Chief Michael Fahy was a 17-year FDNY veteran and father of three. A convoy of uniformed and non-uniformed firefighters stood outside the hospital to pay their respects as he body was taken to a funeral home.
"He was on the rise. He was a star," a visibly emotional FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro reporters, adding that he knew Fahy's father - a former fire chief himself - personally.
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Scientists say the first baby has been born from a controversial new technique that combines DNA from three people - the mother, the father and an egg donor.
The goal was to prevent the child from inheriting a fatal genetic disease from his mother, who had previously lost two children to the illness.
The birth of the boy is revealed in a research summary published by the journal Fertility & Sterility. Scientists are scheduled to present details at a meeting next month in Salt Lake City.
The magazine New Scientist, which first reported the birth, said the baby was born five months ago to Jordanian parents.
The first presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump certainly kept fact-checkers busy at FactCheck.org. The less-than-accurate claims included: Clinton's dig at Trump's tax returns, Trump's claim Ford's small-car division is leaving Michigan and Ohio, Trump on the Obama administration's payment to Iran and much, much more.
The Senate on Tuesday stumbled over a must-do bill to prevent the government from shutting down this weekend and to fund the fight against the Zika virus. Democrats, demanding money so Flint, Michigan, can address its lead-contaminated water crisis, overwhelmingly opposed the measure, as did a dozen of the Senate's most conservative members.
The 45-55 vote stalls the stopgap funding bill — for now at least — and is exasperating top Republicans like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who made several concessions to Democrats in weeks of negotiations over the measure.
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Election Day is in 42 days, but you have to plan ahead if you want to make your voice heard.
That's what National Voter Registration Day is for. Volunteers have been fanning out across the country Tuedsay to encourage Americans to register (or re-register) to vote. The event's site says that six million people didn't vote in 2008 "because they missed a deadline or didn't know how to register."
Some states offer online voter registration, and for others, the National Voter Registration Day site can email a copy of your state's form to you. Registration drivess have been organized across the country, and there's a map on the National Voter Registration Day site that collects them all in one place.
She was at her best. He was not at his worst.
Weeks of Super Bowl-style hype aside, Monday night's 90 minutes of heated clashes between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump probably didn't shove many undecided voters off the fence.
If Clinton aimed to push her famously unpredictable opponent into a made-for-sharing disqualifying moment, she didn't quite get there. If Trump set out to show America — particularly women — he's completed the transformation from cartoonish pop culture staple to leader worthy of the Oval Office, he still has a way to go.
Donald Trump spent all of Tuesday discussing Monday night's debate, asserting that he won against Hillary Clinton, NBC News reported.
"Last night was very exciting, and nearly every single poll had us winning against Hillary Clinton, big league," he said.
Later, veering off, Trump explained away a performance even Republicans said was reactive and lacking substance as a planned strategy of "holding back."
"I didn't want to do anything to embarass her," he said.
Trump also repeated a number of falsehoods from the debate, asking the crowd: "Does everybody believe me, I was against going to Iraq?" though his initial support is well-documented; and "I explained last night stop and frisk was constitutional," he said, though it was ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge in 2013.
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Donald Trump says it was a "real problem" when the 1996 Miss Universe gained significant weight after winning the pageant he then owned.
The Republican presidential nominee was responding to Democrat Hillary Clinton's reference in their first debate to Alicia Machado's claim that Trump called her "Miss Piggy" when she gained weight. In the debate, Trump repeatedly challenged Clinton over where she had heard that, then dismissed Clinton's comment that Machado would vote for her with "OK, good."
Trump told "Fox and Friends" on Tuesday that Machado was "the worst we ever had."
Trump said, "She gained a massive amount of weight. It was a real problem. We had a real problem."
Machado went on a diet in 1997 after saying she gained at least 15 pounds. Trump said during Machado's workout in front of the media that year that "she likes to eat - like all of us" and supported her weight-loss efforts.
Republican senators pressed FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday about whether anything more could have been done to prevent recent acts of extremist violence, including the Orlando nightclub massacre and the Manhattan bombing this month.
Comey said the FBI is fallible and transparent about its mistakes, but he did not concede that anything should have been done differently or that any red flags were missed.
The questions arose because the FBI has said it investigated Orlando gunman Omar Mateen a few years before the June shooting and interviewed him multiple times. The FBI in 2014 also looked into Ahmad Khan Rahami, the Afghan-born U.S. citizen accused in the explosion, but found nothing that tied him to terrorism.