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Controversial rape case judge requests change

Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky. (AP)Aaron Persky, criticized for a lenient sentence for a former Stanford swimmer, will no longer hear criminal matters.



Why rich donors keep giving to losing candidates

Why rich donors keep giving to losing GOP candidates like Mitt Romney and John McCain. (AP)Victory on Election Day is decidedly secondary for super-rich backers of high-profile politicians.



Signs of Trump's sudden shift on immigration

Donald Trump (Getty Images)The candidate insists he hasn't backpedaled on the issue, but the rhetoric last week differs from earlier tough talk.



Clinton assails Trump's 'stream of bigotry'

Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign event in Reno, Nev. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)The Democrat says her Republican rival aligns with the party's "fringe element," known as the "alt-right."



Inside Trump's meeting with GOP minorities

Ashley Bell gives an account of Donald Trump's meeting with GOP minorities. (Yahoo News)Ashley Bell, the RNC's national director of African-American outreach, says the candidate was "very polite."



Trump's data indifference hampering the GOP

Trump’s lack of a data operation is hurting the GOP, operatives sayThe candidate's lack of focus on analytics is "a shame" and has weakened Republicans, laments one operative.



Trump on Clinton: 'It's Watergate all over again'

Trump on Clinton: ‘It’s Watergate all over again’The GOP nominee escalates his war of words with Hillary Clinton by evoking the 1970s scandal.



How not to get dragged down by the Donald

How not to get dragged down by the Donald. (Yahoo News)The GOP Senate candidate in Nevada may be the best example of how Republicans can save themselves from Trump.



Man sentenced for horrific attack on gays

Martin Blackwell is led out of a courtroom after being found guilty during his trial in Atlanta. (John Bazemore/AP)Martin Blackwell poured boiling water over two men while they slept because he disagreed with their relationship.



National Park Service hits the century mark

View of Mount Moran from Oxbow Bend, Grand Teton National Park. (Shirley & Pat Collins/McPhoto/ullstein bild via Getty)The federal agency is inviting the public to take part in the anniversary festivities, which include freebies.



Explaining the ‘alt-right’ Trump attack

From left to right: Andrew Anglin, the Daily Stormer; Richard Spencer, the Alternative Right; Jared Taylor, American Renaissance; Matthew Heimbach; David Duke; Milo Yiannopoulos, and Steve Bannon. (Yahoo News photo Illustration; photos: AP, Facebook, Getty, Reuters)Hillary Clinton is going after Trump by emphasizing his ties to this movement and its extremist roots.



$18 million in 3 days: Clinton’s big haul

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leaves a fundraiser in Piedmont, Calif. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)Hillary Clinton mingled with Hall of Fame basketball player Magic Johnson and Apple CEO Tim Cook.



'A lot of smoke [but] there’s no fire'

Hillary Clinton on Clinton Foundation attacks: "I know there's a lot of smoke, and there's no fire." (Yahoo News)The former secretary of state continues her pushback against a news report about the Clinton Foundation.



Assange: WikiLeaks to release Clinton data

(AP)The group's founder says "a variety of documents ... associated with the election campaign" will be made public.



Clinton's aggressive plan to attack Trump

(Yahoo News)The Democrat aims to paint her GOP rival as aligning with a group that believes "white identity" is under attack.



Sources: NCAA's Ole Miss probe expands

Laremy Tunsil (AP)The NCAA’s efforts are now about more than just former All-American offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil.



Italy earthquake death toll rises to 247

Italy earthquake death toll rises. (Reuters)Aftershocks continue nearly 24 hours after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocked the country’s central region.



Key conservative joins Trump transition team

Ed Feulner (AP)Ed Feulner, a major figure in the conservative movement, will help the nominee prepare for a possible presidency.



Why Trump's immigration pivot is no surprise

Donald Trump (Getty Images)The GOP nominee's career-long knack for giving the public what it wants made his pivot predictable.



Army training slide called Clinton a threat

Hillary Clinton and the Army training slide. (AP; U.S. Army W.T.F! Moments via Facebook)The Army has pulled the slide, which listed Clinton among a group of "insider" threats to national security.



Habitable planet is found right next door

An artist's impression of the planet Proxima b, orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima CentauriScientists reveal an Earth-size body orbiting the star nearest our sun — and hope one day it will be explored by robots.



Dr. Carson pressures 'elderly' candidates

Dr. Ben Carson: ‘Elderly’ presidential candidates like Trump and Clinton should release medical historyThe former GOP candidate and retired surgeon says Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton should disclose current medical records.



Is Donald Trump softening on immigration?

Donald Trump at a rally in New Hampshire. (Getty Images)The candidate has recently shown signs that he's willing to roll back his hard-line stance on immigrants.



Trump campaign says polls are wrong

Trump campaign says polls are wrong. (AP)Kellyanne Conway argued polls are missing the “undercover Trump voter,” who is embarrassed to admit support for him.



Photos: Quake leaves devastation in its wake
Photos: Quake leaves devastation in its wakeRescuers make their way through destroyed houses following Wednesday’s earthquake in Pescara Del Tronto, Italy, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Trooper's fatal shooting of deaf driver probed

Friends and family of Daniel Harris during a candlelight vigil on Aug. 22 in Charlotte, N.C. (David T. Foster III/The Charlotte Observer via AP)The family of Daniel Harris says he was unarmed and that his death resulted from a tragic misunderstanding.



Horrified by Trump, Dems nostalgic about Romney

Mitt Romney on Nov. 4, 2012. (Charles Dharapak/AP)Declaring Trump "unhinged," many Democrats who vilified Romney four years ago have changed their tune.



Blacks question Trump's outreach attempts

James Smith, left, and Ike Jenkins, who is not a Donald Trump fan, in East Cleveland, Ohio. (Bill Barrow/AP)Many rank-and-file black voters dismiss his overtures as racially charged pitches aimed exclusively at whites.



Quake destroys buildings in Italy; dozens dead

Rescuers at a collapsed house following a quake in Amatrice, central Italy, on Aug. 24. (Emiliano Grillotti/Reuters)"There are houses that aren't here anymore.,” the mayor of Amatrice says after a 6.2-magnitude quake struck the area.



Cops pressured to release body-cam videos

A crime scene in Milwaukee. (AP)Internet outcries force police departments to swiftly release body-cam footage of shootings by officers.



Many donors gained access to Secy. Clinton

FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks in Philadelphia. More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money, either personally or through companies or groups, to the Clinton Foundation. It's an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)More than half the people outside government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave to the Clinton Foundation.



Trump refocuses his tough talk on immigration

Donald Trump muddles hardline immigration stance from GOP primaryThe candidate’s nebulous policy appears to be shifting away from the promises of mass deportations to something a bit more tenable.



Amid criticism, Obama visits flood-ravaged La.

President Obama Pledges to Rebuild Louisiana After Surveying Flood DamageSome have criticized the president for not cutting short his two-week vacation to Martha's Vineyard.



Obama tours flood-ravaged Louisiana

President Barack Obama (Getty Images)Some have criticized the president for not cutting short his two-week vacation to Martha's Vineyard.



Kareem to Trump: Go visit a black community

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Trump has no credibility with black votersThe NBA Hall of Famer, who questions the GOP nominee’s motives, received a nasty note from him after a critical op-ed piece.



Republicans to Trump: Where’s the cash?

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally in Akron, Ohio, Monday, Aug. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)Donald Trump has sent the party far less money than nominee Mitt Romney had by this time four years ago.



Church shooting suspect entrenched in beliefs

FILE - This June 18, 2015, file photo, provided by the Charleston County Sheriff's Office shows Dylann Roof. The Justice Department intends to seek the death penalty against Roof, the man charged with killing nine black parishioners last year in a church in Charleston, South Carolina, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Tuesday, May 24, 2016. (Charleston County Sheriff's Office via AP, file)Dylann Roof, charged in the death of nine black churchgoers, grew entrenched in beliefs of white supremacy, court papers reveal.



Trump: Get a special prosecutor for Clinton

Donald Trump speaks onstage during a campaign rally in Akron, Ohio, on Aug. 22. (Carlo Allegri/Reuters)Trump wants the Justice Department to investigate if Clinton Foundation donors got special treatment from the State Department.



'A sex-fueled, Playboy Mansion-like cult'

Andrea Tantaros (Screengrab)Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros says she was sexually harassed by Roger Ailes and other top executives.