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The seal of the F.B.I. hangs in the Flag Room at the bureau's headquaters March 9, 2007 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Foreign hackers target state election systems; FBI investigates

Federal investigators believe hackers based outside of the United States are behind a pair of cyberattacks reported over the summer against election systems in two states, according to an FBI flash alert obtained by Yahoo! News. >> Read more trending stories The alert, dated Aug. 18, warned officials about attacks ...

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Anthony Weiner caught in new sexting scandal, wife announces separation

While his wife hits the campaign trail, disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner has been at home watching his and Huma Abedin's toddler son.  But that apparently hasn't stopped Weiner from logging time on Twitter, The New York Post reported in a story that included NSFW, explicit details. Weiner is accused ...

PALM BEACH, FL - MARCH 01:  Republican Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump speaks to the media at the Mar-A-Lago Club on March 1, 2016 in Palm Beach, Florida. Trump held the press conference after the closing of Super Tuesday polls in a dozen states.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Report: 25-year-old scams Trump supporters out of $1M

A 25-year-old man is scamming thousands of Donald Trump supporters with a fake chance to win dinner with the Republican presidential nominee, according to a report from Politico. >> Read more trending stories Ian Hawes runs dinnerwithtrump.org, a website that claims to offer a chance to win a meal with ...

Beyonce accepts the award for Video of the Year for “Lemonade” at the MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

7 things to know now: Anthony Weiner sexting claims; Beyonce owns VMAs; Juan Gabriel dead

Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today. What to know now: 1. Sexting accusations again: Former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), allegedly sent explicit photos of himself to a woman, the New York Post reported late Sunday. Weiner, who resign his seat in Congress following a ...

Hillary Clinton has pulled ahead of Donald Trump in recent polls, raising concerns among some Republicans that the party’s candidates in down-ballot races will suffer. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

GOP worried Trump could bring down others on ballot

During a tour of a Miamisburg training center Aug. 16, Republican Sen. Portman talked at length about the prospect of Ohioans splitting their votes in November, voting one way in the presidential race and another way in the Senate race. “Voters get that,” he said. “They can make that distinction ...

President Bill Clinton’s win in 1992 started a winning streak for Democrats. If Hillary Clinton wins in November, Democrats will have won the popular vote in six of the last seven presidential elections.

GOP hopes to buck trend with win in November

In the aftermath of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s 2012 defeat, a Republican report concluded that “unless changes are made” to expand the party’s appeal, it would be difficult for the GOP to “win another presidential election in the near future.” Three years after that report urged Republicans nationally to ...

Group touts Clinton’s small-business plan

The argument over which presidential candidate would be better for small business people had a local dateline Friday when a Dayton small businessman appeared at a press conference and endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, saying her opponent, Republican Donald Trump, would have a “disruptive effect on the economy.” Russ Gottesman, ...

FILE - In this April 9, 2016 file photo, Drew Pinsky arrives at the MTV Movie Awards in Burbank, Calif. Pinsky's show "Dr. Drew," has been canceled by the HLN network. His last episode will air on Sept. 22.  (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Dr. Drew canceled by HLN soon after discussing Hillary Clinton’s health

“Dr. Drew On Call,” a show on the HLN channel hosted by Dr. Drew Pinsky, has been canceled. The last episode of the prime-time show that featured Pinsky and aired on CNN’s sister channel will air on Sept. 22.  The show has been on the air since 2011, and, according ...

Jonell Payton, right, comforts Lisa Dew, outside the Durant, Miss., home of two slain Catholic nuns, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. The nuns worked as nurses at the Lexington Medical Clinic, where Dew was the office manager. Dew and a Durant police officer discovered their bodies inside the house after both nuns did not report for work. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

7 things to know now: Nuns murdered; college football starts; 'DWTS' cast; MTV video awards

Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today. What to know now: 1. Nuns slain: Two nuns were found murdered in their home in Durant, Miss., Thursday, the apparent victims of a break-in. Law enforcement officials say they have  recovered a car that was missing from ...

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Family: Our dog was killed over pro-Clinton sign

In 2016, pretty much everyone is used to heated political debates. But one North Texas couple believes they're under attack because of their political preference. Matt Steadman says he was unfazed when a Hillary Clinton yard sign was stolen off his lawn, then it happened again. The third time, someone left a ...

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