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 brining her up at the first presidential debate on Monday. He said Friday Clinton "floated her as an 'angel' without checking her past, which is terrible." In another tweet, he questioned whether Clinton had helped Machado to "become a U.S. citizen so she could use her in the debate?"
"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 tweeted.
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.
Former Israeli president Shimon Peres was remembered as a "great man" as scores of world leaders attended his funeral Friday, NBC News reported.
President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton were among 90 delegations from 70 countries paying their respects to Peres, who died Tuesday while hospitalized for a major stroke. He was 93.
"Even in the face of terrorist attacks, even after repeated disappointments at the negotiation table, he insisted that as human beings, Palestinians must be seen as equal in dignity to Jews and must therefore be equal in self-determination," Obama said.
Clinton said Peres was Israel's "biggest dreamer" and called him a "wise champion of our common humanity."
After the ceremony, the casket was led to the gravesite carried by eight members of an honor guard and led by soldiers carrying wreaths. Netanyahu and Obama chatted along the way, also talking with Peres' family.
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The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam says anti-Mafia police in Naples, Italy, have recovered two Van Gogh paintings stolen in 2002.
The museum said in a statement on its website Friday the paintings are in "relatively good condition." It said the two paintings are the 1882 work "Seascape at Scheveningen" and a later work, "Congregation leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen."
Police in Naples said the paintings, of "priceless value," were discovered during a raid as part of a crackdown against a Naples-based Camorra crime clan. Naples prosecutors say more details will be given later at a news conference in the southern Italian city.
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Californians will begin getting warnings of impending earthquakes through their cellphones, radios and other devices within the next year or two as the state ramps up a lifesaving early warning system, emergency management officials said Thursday.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation to develop the statewide warning system Thursday. Combined with $10 million from the state budget Brown approved earlier this year, California has the pieces in place to begin rolling out the warning system called ShakeAlert, said Mark Ghilarducci, head of the Governor's Office of Emergency Services.
Seismic early warning systems are designed to detect the first shock waves from a large jolt, calculate the strength and alert people before the slower but damaging waves spread. Mexico, China and Japan are among the countries already using them.
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The engineer aboard the NJ Transit train that plowed through walls at the century-old Hoboken Terminal Thursday morning has no infractions, medical episodes or criminal history, sources familiar with situation told NBC 4 New York.
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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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Europe's comet-chasing space probe Rosetta dipped out of orbit Friday with a slow-motion crash onto the icy surface of the alien world it's been following for more than a decade.
Its final radio signals arrived at the mission operations center in Darmstadt, Germany at 7:20 a.m. EDT after it hit Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko at a speed of 2 miles per hour, slower than a walk.
"Goodbye @ESA_Rosetta what an adventure! We'll be busy with your #comet science for a long time to come #CometLanding," the European Space Agency wrote in a tweet.
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Election systems in more than 20 states have been targeted in hacking attempts — far more than had been previously acknowledged — a senior Department of Homeland Security official told NBC News Thursday.
The "attempted intrusions" targeted online systems like registration databases, not the actual voting or tabulation machines that will be used on Election Day. The official described much of the activity as "people poking at the systems to see if they are vulnerable."
And intelligence officials tell NBC News there is now "no doubt" the Russian government is trying to influence the election.
FBI Director James Comey told a congressional hearing this week that he is taking the threat to election systems "extraordinarily seriously," and urged states "to make sure that their deadbolts are thrown and their locks are on."
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For the first time in 34 years, USA Today's editorial board declared sides in a presidential race, calling Trump “unfit for the presidency,” NBC News reported.
The board encouraged voters to “resist the siren sound of a dangerous demagogue.”
The editorial made it clear, however, that it was not endorsing Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton for president.
Other historically-conservative newspapers have denounced Trump, including The Detroit News, Arizona Republic, The Cincinnati Enquirer, Dallas Morning News and Houston Chronicle. For most, it was the first time they would not endorse the Republican nominee.
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