Hillary Clinton pushed back Monday against charges that she's physically unfit for the White House in an appearance on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live."
The Democratic presidential candidate said the accusations are part of a "wacky strategy" by GOP rival Donald Trump and an "alternative reality" that's not focused on the kinds of issues that are most important to voters.
"I do feel sometimes like this campaign has entered into an alternative universe," she told Kimmel. "I have to step into the alternative reality and, you know, answer questions about, am I alive, how much longer will I be alive, and the like."
The comments marked the first time Clinton has addressed debunked rumors about her health, which have been encouraged by Trump and his backers.
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Former USC and Raiders quarterback Todd Marinovich, who has a history of drug-related arrests, has been arrested in Irvine, California, where police say he was found in the nude and with marijuana in a residential backyard.
Police were called about 9 p.m. Friday regarding a "naked person seen on a trail," Irvine police Cmdr. Mike Hallinan said.
Marinovich was cited and released after police booked him on suspicion of trespassing, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Contact information for Marinovich or an attorney who could comment for him could not immediately be found.
Four people have been arrested on drug charges after a Texas A&M student from Frisco was found dead Saturday morning during a party at the Sigma Nu fraternity house, College Station police say.
The student, identified Monday by College Station police as 19-year-old Anton Gridnev, was reportedly found unresponsive and not breathing during an all-night party at the fraternity house, police said.
While drugs were found at the party, police have not said what may have led to Gridnev's death. An autopsy has been ordered to determine what killed the student.
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More than 80 percent of U.S. mothers breastfeed their newborns, but fewer than a third keep doing so for the recommended minimum of one year, a new survey finds.
Many studies support breastfeeding for as long as possible, and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies get nothing but human breast milk until the age of six months — and that they continue to breastfeed for at least a year, NBC News reported.
"Breastfeeding decreases the possibility that your baby will get a variety of infectious diseases, ear infections, diarrhea, etc.," the Academy says in its guidance.
The survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 81 percent of U.S. babies born in 2013 were breastfed from birth. But then it drops off. "Less than a third (30.7 percent) of infants were breastfeeding at 12 months," the CDC said.
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White House spokesman Josh Earnest pushed back at critics who have scolded President Obama for his response to what has been called the country's worst natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy, saying on Monday that "there is all too common temptation to focus on politics and optics."
"Survivors of flooding aren't well served by political discussion," Earnest told reporters. They're "well served by coordinated government response."
During the flooding in Baton Rouge, which killed 13 people and left tens of thousands of homes devastated, Obama opted to remain on vacation in Martha's Vineyard — a fact noted in a scathing op-ed published Wednesday in the Baton Rouge Advocate, among other places, NBC News reported.
On Tuesday, Obama will travel to Louisiana to survey the damage, speak with officials and "offer comfort to citizens whose lives been thrown into chaos," Earnest said.
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A white man charged with the shooting deaths of nine black churchgoers in Charleston "self-radicalized" in the months before the attack and grew more entrenched in his beliefs in white supremacy, according to court papers prosecutors filed this week in federal court.
The information filed Monday was part of a list of more than a dozen expert witnesses that prosecutors intend to call in Dylann Roof's federal death penalty trial later this year.
The State Department said Monday it is reviewing nearly 15,000 previously undisclosed emails recovered as part of the FBI's now-closed investigation into the handling of sensitive information that flowed through Hillary Clinton's private home server.
Lawyers for the department told U.S. District Court Judge James E. Boasberg on Monday that they anticipate processing and releasing the first batch of these new emails in mid-October, raising the prospect new messages sent or received by Democratic nominee could become public just before November's presidential election. The judge is overseeing production of the emails as part of a federal public-records lawsuit filed by the conservative legal advocacy group Judicial Watch.
Josh Schmitz knew he wanted to ask his girlfriend Danielle Roesch to marry him in a special way, but she never could have expected he would spend the last year preparing for the big day.
The two met on Tinder in 2014 and went on their first date Oct. 8. By Aug. 19, 2015, Schmitz set out on a mission to create the perfect wedding proposal.
So he began filming himself with love notes to his future fiancée. One every day for a year.
He hired someone to turn his 10-second clips into a movie, which he had screened for his girlfriend at a planetarium before he popped the question. She said yes.
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Sen. Mark Kirk claimed President Barack Obama was “acting like the drug dealer in chief” for making a $400 million cash payment to Iran that was tied to the release of American prisoners.
During an interview with the State Journal-Register editorial board last week, Kirk claimed Obama gave “clean packs of money” to a “state sponsor of terror” and warned that “those 500-euro notes will pop up across the Middle East.”
The payment was reportedly made in euros and Swiss francs.
Former President Jimmy Carter said Monday that he thought he had just a few weeks to live during his battle with cancer a year ago.
Carter and his wife Rosalynn spoke at a news conference at a Habitat for Humanity construction project in Memphis. The 91-year-old Carter, a worldwide ambassador for the charity, is being joined by about 1,500 volunteers during a weeklong effort to build 19 homes in a low-income neighborhood near the city's downtown.
A California judge under fire for a light sentence given to a Stanford University swimmer has recused himself from making his first key decision in another sex crimes case.
Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky filed a statement with the court saying that some people might doubt his impartiality, The Mercury News reported
The judge is the target of a recall campaign that started in June after he sentenced former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner, 20, to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an intoxicated woman who passed out behind a trash bin after a fraternity party.
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In a victory for teacher unions, a divided California Supreme Court decided Monday to let the state's teacher tenure law stand. The high court decided 4-3 not to review a lower court ruling that upheld tenure and other job protections for teachers. That ruling came in a lawsuit by a group of students who claimed that incompetent teachers were almost impossible to fire because of tenure laws and that schools in poor neighborhoods were dumping grounds for bad teachers.
The Maryland attorney general's office says an alibi witness for a man whose murder conviction was re-examined in the popular "Serial" podcast told classmates more than 20 years ago she would lie to help him. Officials wrote in court filings Monday that two sisters who were classmates of the witness at Woodlawn High School approached the attorney general's office this summer, after a judge ordered a new trial for Adnan Syed. The sisters gave sworn statements saying they got into a 1999 argument with the witness, Asia McClain.