Early Friday morning Drumpf went on a Twitter spree accusing Hillary Clinton of getting Machado citizenship to help Clinton's campaign and suggesting people watch a "sex tape" of the former pageant queen. Machado has endorsed Clinton and has become one of her most prominent surrogates since Monday's presidential debate.
Machado won Miss Universe in 1996. Shortly after the victory she gained weight and Drumpf called her "Miss Piggy" and "Miss Housekeeping" -- an apparent reference to her Hispanic heritage. Clinton brought up the comments during the debate and Drumpf appeared to be caught off guard.
. But in the wee hours of Friday morning he exploded on Twitter.
The charge that she has a "sex tape" has been debunked, The fact-checking website Snopes explains that Machado had a racy-but-not-naked scene in a reality TV show. Some pornographic videos have also circulated online featuring an actress who is misidentified as Machado. read more
The two top Republicans in Congress said they're prepared to rewrite legislation allowing victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia -- less than 24 hours after Congress took the extraordinary step of overriding President Barack Obama's veto of the measure to make it law. Both House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that the measure could have unintended consequences -- including the fact that it could leave U.S. soldiers open to retaliation by foreign governments. "I would like to think there's a way we can fix so that our service members do not have legal problems overseas while still protecting the rights of the 9/11 victims," Ryan told reporters Thursday, one day after his chamber voted 348-77 to override the veto. read more
An investigation has concluded that the surface-to-air missile system used on a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane over Ukraine two years ago, costing 298 lives, was trucked in from Russia at the request of Russian-backed separatists and returned to Russia the same night. The report confirmed the Russian government's widely documented role in the deployment of the SA-11 missile system and the subsequent cover-up, which continues to this day. With meticulous detail, working with cellphone records, social media, witness accounts and other evidence, the prosecutors traced Russia's role in deploying the missile system into Ukraine and its attempts to cover its tracks afterward. read more
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Nine people were injured when a shooter opened fire at a southwest Houston shopping center on Monday morning, police and fire officials said.
The gunman, who was not identified, was shot and killed by police, authorities said. The man, who lived near the shooting scene, was a lawyer
Numerous weapons were found at the scene, a bomb-squad robot is looking at a Porsche that's believed to be the shooter's and bomb squad officers also were examining the suspect's residence, Montalvo said.
Some witnesses have described the gunman firing dozens of shots at cars passing through a condo complex, which is near the affluent West University Place community. Several cars with bullet holes and shattered windows were at a strip mall parking lot near the condo complex.