Donald Trump launched a tweetstorm early Friday morning, renewing his harsh criticism of 1996 Miss Universe winner Alicia Machado who claims he once called her "Miss Piggy" and "Miss Housekeeping."
He said on Twitter she was "My worst Miss U" and blasted Hillary Clinton for bringing her up at the first presidential debate on Monday. He said Friday that Clinton "floated her as an 'angel' without checking her past, which is terrible."
"Using Alicia M. in the debate as a paragon of virtue just shows that Crooked Hillary suffers from BAD JUDGEMENT! Hillary was set up by a con," he said in a tweet.
Later in the morning Hillary Clinton's campaign fired off a series of tweets, excoriating Trump for his comments.
"What kind of man stays up all night to smear a woman with lies and conspiracy theories?" the campaign said in one.
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.
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.
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.
Results showed Robin Korkki, who lived in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood and worked downtown as a trader, died of acute pulmonary edema caused by excess fluid in the lungs.
Her sister, Annie Korkki, of Denver, died of the same condition, according to the autopsy, in addition to cerebral edema listed as a contributing cause. Cerebral edema is a swelling of the brain.
Earlier this week their brother, Chris Korkki, told NBC 5’s affiliate station KARE that their family had been given no information on how his sisters suddenly died on what was supposed to be a “dream vacation.”
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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.
National Hurricane Center
Matthew has strengthened to a Category 3 hurricane storm as it moves Friday through a part of the Caribbean that rarely sees such storms.
The National Hurricane Center said Matthew is now a major hurricane with winds of 115 mph. It was centered about 125 miles north of Curacao and 565 miles east-southeast of Kingston, Jamaica, and was moving west near 14 mph.
Hurricane-force winds extended out for 45 miles and tropical storm-force winds extended outward up to 185 miles.
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.
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With Congress trying to figure out Mylan's business model for the EpiPen, a medical technologies expert and a Seattle doctor have been physically taking apart the auto-injectors to find out exactly how the device has changed since Mylan acquired it, NBC News reported.
Mylan CEO Heather Bresch testified last week that it invested more than $1 billion enhancing the product, which is one of the reason the Epipen's price has risen from $100 to $600.
After a Seattle doctor cut open EpiPens from before and after Mylan's upgrades, NBC News sent versions of the epinephrine auto-injectors to a medical technology consulting firm. Despite seeing safety and graphics upgrades, both found the devices shared a similar "core."
After NBC News sent the firm's results to Mylan, a spokesman for the drugmaker said it was "not familiar with the research referenced in your email" but contended that "anyone who has used the product knows, the epinephrine auto-injector we have in the market today is substantially different than the one we acquired."
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Paul Worley from the North Carolina Department of Transportation shared with the "Today" show's Jeff Rossen a handful of suggestions on how to minimize the danger if you're involved in a train crash. Among the tips: sit in the middle of your train because the worst damage in a derailment is likely to be in the front and back cars; sit facing backwards so that if the train stops short or crashes you'll be pushed back instead of thrown forward; and the best way out in a emergency could come from removing an emergency window or popping out a door manually.
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Federal investigators are sifting through the wreckage of a train crash in New Jersey to determine what happened before it barreled through a station and crashed into a barrier, causing a young mother to be killed by falling debris and injuring more than 100 others.
Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board will be looking to determine how fast the commuter train was going when it crashed at the busy Hoboken station Thursday morning.
Investigators confirmed Friday morning that they had pulled one of the black-box event recorders from the back of the train. The device contains information on the train's speed and braking.
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Universal Studios Florida was hit by a power outage Friday, prompting the Orlando Fire Department to help remove passengers from two rides, NBC affiliate WESH reported.
The Orlando Fire Department said on Twitter that the outage impacted the Transformers and Men in Black rides and there were "no reports of distress."
Eleven people were taken off the Transformers ride in a "routine rescue," and OFD was "checking elevators for anyone who may be stuck," the department wrote in a follow-up tweet.
The park-wide outage was reported before 10 a.m. and Transformers riders were still being helped off an hour later, WESH reported.
New York City's iconic Carnegie Deli is closing at the end of the year.
Spokeswoman Shin-Jung Hong said owner Marian Harper announced the closure to about 25 early-shift workers Friday morning. When it closes at the end of the year, the Manhattan eatery famous for its massive corned beef and pastrami sandwiches will have been in business for 79 years.
"At this stage of my life, the early morning to late night days have taken a toll, along with my sleepless nights and grueling hours that come with operating a restaurant business in Manhattan," Harper said in a statement. "I’m very sad to close Carnegie Deli... but I’ve reached a time in my life when I need to take a step back."
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A man suspected of stealing a purse from a Florida woman's car in a viral video has been arrested, authorities said. He is also accused of stealing an SUV with a baby inside in North Lauderdale days later, according to an arrest warrant.
When a local television station aired surveillance footage of a woman jumping on the hood of a car driven by a man who stole her purse, several people called Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives to identify him, county officials said.