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    Michigan police said a half-naked woman wandered into a Trenton home, played with the family's dog and started cooking. "Some random person is in my house trying to steal my dog," the homeowner's 10-year-old son, who was hiding under the bed holding a BB gun, told the 911 operator.

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    A baby in Texas with a rare birth defect who was removed from the womb at 23 weeks to undergo surgery and then put back in her mother's uterus is nothing short of a miracle.

    Early in her pregnancy, Margaret Boemer got some scary news about her baby.

    "At 16 weeks, being pregnant I found out that our baby had Sacrococcygeal Teratoma," Boehmer recalled.

    Surgeon Darrell Cass at Texas Children's Hospital says when babies are born with SCT it is almost always fixable, but when they see it on a fetus there are far fewer successes. So when Boemer's checkup revealed baby Lynlee was going into heart failure, she had no option but to try fetal surgery.

    "We knew that if we didn't choose the option of emergency surgery that night, that within a day or so she would pass."

    During the surgery, a tumor was taken off Lynlee's spine and she was then put back into her mother's womb. From there, blood flow from mom to baby encouraged growth, healing and mom gave a healthy delivery at 36 weeks.

    "It was her second birth basically. It was a relief to finally see her and to see that she had made it through after the open fetal surgery her heart had time to heal while I was still pregnant with her so she has no heart issues now and is just doing amazing," beamed Boemer.

    Lynlee is now 4 months old.


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    Two children were killed Saturday during an apparent home invasion in Clayton County, Georgia, while their parents were out, police said. No suspects were caught.

    Authorities received a call from someone inside the home at about 5 a.m. ET who said an intruder had broken in and was shooting, Clayton County police Sgt. Ashanti Marbury told NBC News.

    Officers arrived to find signs of a forced entry and two siblings — 15-year-old Daveon Coates and his 11-year-old sister, Tatiyana Coates — shot to death. They were "shot at least once," Marbury said.



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    Hundreds of people came together to grant the wish of a 10-year-old baseball fan in Connecticut.

    When Make-a-Wish approached Thomas Hastings, who suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Thomas knew he wanted a ball park in his backyard. What he didn’t know was that hundreds of people in his Windsor community would come together to create a scale replica of Fenway Park in the Hastings family’s backyard.

    "At first when I wished for the baseball field I didn’t expect to get a mini-Fenway park. I just thought I was just gonna get a little flattened area and some bases and not Fenway grass, I didn’t expect that was going to happen," Thomas Hastings said.

    Thomas created artwork and wrote down aspects of Fenway Park he wanted included in the field, and the community did the rest. It took 34 days to transform Thomas’s hilly backyard into a mini-Fenway Park, complete with all the bells and whistles including a wheelchair-accessible Green Monster.

    On Saturday, dozens of people turned out for opening ceremonies at the park. Thomas’s parents say the community support has been overwhelming.

    "So many people donating their time, you know, more important than writing a check, showing Thomas that people really do care and people want to do something to make him have a great experience," Thomas’s mother Mary Hastings said.

    "It started off as Thomas’s wish for a baseball field in the town, in his backyard, and the town of Windsor came together, local contractors, everybody, and just made it so much more," said father Brad Hastings.

    Thomas visits Fenway often and has even thrown out the first pitch at a game. But now he has a place all his own to play baseball with friends and family anytime he wants.

    "Thomas faces many challenges," Brad Hastings said. "He’s had 14 surgeries. Dealing with the muscular dystrophy can be tough. Here it all disappears. Here’s Fenway Park in his backyard, where the magic is. Where he can forget about everything."

    On Saturday, they celebrated with the community over Wiffle ball and refreshments. Thomas threw the first pitch to Keith Herzig, chairman of the board for Make-a-Wish Connecticut.

    Make-A-Wish spokesman Michael Dominick said Thomas’s wish exceeded all expectations.

    "We dream big at Make-a-Wish, this is a bigger than even we had dreamed," Dominick said.

    Dominick said Thomas is an inspiration because he never lets his condition slow him down.

    "He doesn’t let it confine him or define him at all," Dominick said.

    Pam Keough, the president and CEO of Make-A-Wish Connecticut, described Saturday as one of the most exciting days she’s had as part of the organization.

    "We do a lot of things for the community and for folks out there but nothing like Thomas’s wish I’ve ever seen since I’ve been a part of this," Keough said.

    Thomas said he looks forward to having his friends over to play ball, including his teammates on the University of Hartford Hawks baseball team.



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    Nearly 1,000 people south of the Iraqi city of Mosul have been treated for breathing problems after a sulfur plant caught fire earlier this week, Reuters reports.

    ISIS militants are suspected to have started the fire earlier this week as Iraqi forces moved in on ISIS fighters lodged in the area of Mishraq, according to U.S. military officials.

    The Iraqi government is currently working on extinguishing the fires, along with oil well fires also set earlier in the week. Officials estimate it could take up to three days.

    No deaths have been reported in connection with the toxic fumes, say sources at a hospital in the town of Qayyara, which is south of Mosul. Iraqi troops are in the midst of moving in on the ISIS-held city to reclaim it from the violent radical extremist group.



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    Iraqi troops wear masks as they guard a checkpoint near the village of Awsaja, Iraq, as smoke from fires lit by Islamic State militants at oil wells and a sulfur plant fills the air.Iraqi troops wear masks as they guard a checkpoint near the village of Awsaja, Iraq, as smoke from fires lit by Islamic State militants at oil wells and a sulfur plant fills the air.

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    See all the newest arrivals at zoos around the world. Baby lions, tigers and bears step into the spotlight.

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    Kokomo the gorilla holds her 2-day-old baby at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park on Oct. 20, 2016, as guests gather to get a look—and maybe a photo—of the newest addition to the gorilla troop. Animal care staff won’t have contact with the baby—which has not yet been named—until it’s much older, but baby gorillas’ weight at birth ranges between 3.5 and 4.5 pounds. This is the second baby gorilla for mother Kokomo and father Winston at the Safari Park. Winston doesn’t have a direct role in caring for the baby, at this point—but he will continue to be protective of the troop of eight gorillas, which consists of one adult male, three adult females, 5-year-old Monroe, 8-year-old Frank and 2-year-old Joanne.Kokomo the gorilla holds her 2-day-old baby at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park on Oct. 20, 2016, as guests gather to get a look—and maybe a photo—of the newest addition to the gorilla troop. Animal care staff won’t have contact with the baby—which has not yet been named—until it’s much older, but baby gorillas’ weight at birth ranges between 3.5 and 4.5 pounds. This is the second baby gorilla for mother Kokomo and father Winston at the Safari Park. Winston doesn’t have a direct role in caring for the baby, at this point—but he will continue to be protective of the troop of eight gorillas, which consists of one adult male, three adult females, 5-year-old Monroe, 8-year-old Frank and 2-year-old Joanne.

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    The Los Angeles Dodgers took to Twitter following their loss to the Chicago Cubs Saturday night in Game 6 of the NLCS with a touching show of regard and congratulations.

    "Until the next time, @Cubs. #Respect," the team wrote along with a photo of Cubs manager Joe Maddon and Dodgers manager Dave Roberts embracing after the game.

    The Chicago Cubs responded with something equally honorable.

    "@Dodgers Thank you! Hats off to you for an amazing series!" the team said with a gif of Maddon tipping his hat.

    The Cubs are headed to the World Series for the first time since 1945 after beating the Los Angeles Dodgers.

    Kyle Hendricks allowed a lead-off single to Andrew Toles to start the game, but he was quickly erased on another stellar defensive play by Javier Baez. Corey Seager hit a soft grounder to the Cubs' second baseman, and he started a 4-3 double play to get the Cubs out of trouble.

    The Cubs' offense immediately took advantage in the bottom of the first as they got back-to-back hits off of Clayton Kershaw. Dexter Fowler hit a ground rule double down the right field line, and he was chased home by a Kris Bryant RBI single to give the Cubs a 1-0 lead.

    After an error by Toles allowed runners to get to second and third, Ben Zobrist lifted a sacrifice fly to center field, scoring Bryant and putting the Cubs ahead by a 2-0 margin.

    Outside Wrigley Field, the City of Chicago's Office Emergency Management & Communications announced just before 8 p.m. that because of the crowd size, no additional pedestrians would be allowed on Clark Street between Newport and Addison.

    Back inside the ballpark, the Cubs extended their lead in the bottom of the second inning. Addison Russell socked a double into left field, and he later scored on an RBI single by Fowler to make it a three run game.

    After a 1-2-3 inning by Hendricks, the Cubs had another chance to score in the third inning but couldn't convert. Rizzo socked a double into the gap, but he was stranded as Zobrist flew out and Baez struck out to end the frame and keep the Dodgers within shouting distance.

    Willson Contreras made his presence felt in a big way in the fourth inning, cracking a solo home run over the left field wall to give the Cubs a 4-0 lead.

    Hendricks' domination continued with another perfect inning in the fifth, and he was picked up again by his offense in the bottom of the inning. This time it was Rizzo doing the honors, blasting a home run to the right field bleachers to make it a 5-0 game.

    Hendricks continued to cruise into the eighth inning when he gave up a one-out single to Josh Reddick. Joe Maddon pulled him in favor of Aroldis Chapman, and the decision paid off as Joc Pederson grounded into a double play to end the inning with the Cubs ahead.



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    The Chicago Cubs celebrate defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 in game six of the National League Championship Series to advance to the World Series against the Cleveland Indians at Wrigley Field on October 22, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)The Chicago Cubs celebrate defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 in game six of the National League Championship Series to advance to the World Series against the Cleveland Indians at Wrigley Field on October 22, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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    It's official. AT&T will acquire Time Warner for $85.4 billion and form a new company, in a blockbuster deal that carries with it the potential to reshape the media industry.

    AT&T will pay $107.50 a share per Time Warner share in cash and stock, the company said in a formal announcement. 

    The deal means AT&T will acquire HBO, Turner Broadcasting System and Warner Bros., which would give the telecom company ownership of television channels, publications and websites. The properties include Cinemax, The CW, Cartoon Network, CNN, TNT and TBS, which has deals to carry MLB and NBA games, DC Comics, Bleacher Report, SI.com and NASCAR.com.

    AT&T's purchase of Time Warner includes small $500 million reverse break-up fee, in a sign of confidence it will pass anti-trust review, NBC News reported.

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Saturday that under a potential GOP White House, his administration would not approve the deal. 



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    Police in New Hampshire are asking for the public's help with finding a missing 16-year-old Nashua boy who may have been swept into a storm drain during heavy rains over the weekend.

    Jacob Goulet was reported missing Saturday morning by his father, and Nashua police say officers responded to a call late Friday evening for a report of a person who may have fallen down a storm drain on the north side of Water Street. When officers went to the scene Friday evening, they found personal items that didn't have any personal information.

    When his father reported him missing the next day, he reportedly told police this behavior wasn't normal for his son, and police connected some of the items found near the storm drain to Jacob based on his parents' description.

    Police are currently searching parts of the Nashua and Merrimack rivers and the entire storm drain system nort of Water Street and south to Sawmill Drive.

    Jacob, currently a student at Nashua North High School, is described as about 5-feet 8-inches tall, about 200 pounds, with a black mowhawk and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a denim vest with medal studs on it, a gray t-shirt, black shorts and black Converse All-Star sneakers.

    Meanwhile, video surveillance viewed by Nashua police confirmed Jacob was on foot in the area during the storm Friday evening.

    Authorities are expected to speak on this missing person case Sunday afternoon.

    Anyone with information about Jacob's whereabouts is asked to call Nashua police at 603-594-3500.



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    16-year-old Jacob Goulet was last seen the evening of Oct. 21, and was reported missing the next morning.16-year-old Jacob Goulet was last seen the evening of Oct. 21, and was reported missing the next morning.

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    Bob Newhart, a native Chicagoan and infamous Cubs fan, may have forgotten his "W" flag at home, but that didn't stop him or his grandkids from taking a DIY approach to properly celebrate their team's historic NLCS win Saturday night.

    "I'm in Seattle with my grandkids," Newhart tweeted. "I forgot my W flag, so my grandkids made me one. Isn't it beautiful! #GoCubsGo #FlyTheW."

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    Newhart was one of multiple famous, die-hard Cubs fans who took to Twitter after the win.

    Actor John Cusack simply tweeted, "It's. Done."

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    He followed up with a photo of himself and Kerry Wood "moments before it happened- and IT happened."

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    “New Girl” actor and Evanston native Jake Johnson tweeted, "They did it!!!!! #FlyTheW @Cubs."

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    Actor Joe Mantegna and Fall Out Boy and Wilmette native Pete Wentz were succinct in their tweets. "CUBS WIN! CUBS WIN!," Mantegna wrote. "Yessss!!!!! CUBS!!!!" Wentz said.

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    Then there was the moment Hillary Clinton found out the Cubs won.

    Clinton's press secretary Nick Merrill tweeted a photo of the Democratic presidential candidate looking at her phone totally shocked when she learned the Cubs were headed to the World Series.

    "That look when you cap off a day on the trail by watching the @Cubs cement their trip to the #WorldSeries. #FlyTheW."

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    Actor and Evanston native John Cusack has been spotted at several Cubs games, even talking with pitcher Jon Lester #34 after the Cubs defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in game four of the National League Division Series at Wrigley Field on October 13, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.Actor and Evanston native John Cusack has been spotted at several Cubs games, even talking with pitcher Jon Lester #34 after the Cubs defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in game four of the National League Division Series at Wrigley Field on October 13, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

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    An adult film performer came forward Saturday alleging Donald Trump kissed her without permission 10 years ago and offered her money and the use of his private jet, becoming the 11th woman to accuse the Republican presidential candidate of inappropriate sexual behavior since the leaked footage of Trump making inappropriate comments. 

    Jessica Drake appeared with prominent attorney Gloria Allred, who warned Trump at the start of a press conference that if he sued all of the accusers as he pledged hours earlier, the women involved would have the option to file cross complaints. 

    "Be careful what you wish for, Mr. Trump," Allred said. "If you sue the accusers, the lawyers who represent these woman will have the opportunity to depose you." 

    Drake who worked for Wicked Pictures as an adult performer and director, accused Trump of grabbing her and kissing her without permission in a California hotel room in 2006. She showed a photo of herself with Trump at the time they met.

    "I understand I may be called a liar or an opportunist but I will risk that in order to stand in solidarity with women who share similar accounts that span many, many years," Drake said. 

    She said she met Trump at a celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe and alleged that he flirted with her, asked her for her number and invited her to his penthouse suite. She said she "didn't feel right going alone" so she took two colleagues with her. 

    Trump grabbed all of the women "tightly in a hug" and kissed them without their permission when they entered the room, she said. 

    Drake said after she left, several invitations that night to meet with Trump followed that she declined. First a man called her then the businessman did, she said.  

    "Donald then asked me, 'What do you want? How much?'" Drake said of a phone conversation. 

    After that, Drake claims another call came from "either Donald" or someone on Trump's behalf offering her $10,000 which she also declined. 

    She also claimed that Trump even offered her the use of his private jet so she could return to work in Los Angeles afterward. 

    Drake said she told some friends afterward what happened and that she might be a "tiny grain of sand but clearly this is an enormous beach." 

    "I am choosing to share my personal exchange in light of the recently released tapes in order to lend my voice, my strength and my support to the other women who are coming forward," Drake said. 

    Trump, who has has denied all past claims of sexual misconduct, said Drake's story "is totally false and ridiculous."

    "The picture is one of thousands taken out of respect for people asking to have their picture taken with Mr. Trump," Trump's campaign said in a statement. "Mr. Trump does not know this person, does not remember this person and would have no interest in ever knowing her. This is just another attempt by the Clinton campaign to defame a candidate who just today is number one in three different polls."

    The statement went on to reference Trump's claims that Hillary Clinton was allegedly involved in paying people to cause fights at a Trump rallies. An Associated Press fact check found that a selectively edited video released by conservative activist James O'Keefe showed a Democratic operative appearing to boast about provoking a violent reaction. But the activist was not directly employed by the Clinton campaign or Democratic National Committee and both have denounced the comments.

    "Anyone who would pay thugs to incite violence at a rally against American citizens, as was released on video, will stop at nothing," Trump's statement said. "Just another example of the Clinton campaign trying to rig the election."

    Allred, who previously held news conferences with two other Trump accusers, served as an elected delegate during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia for Clinton in July. 

    A Trump campaign representative last week alleged a "coordinated" attack between Allred and the Clinton campaign, which Allred denies. 

    Earlier on Saturday, Trump threatened legal action against every woman who has accused him of sexual misconduct. 

    "All of these liars will be sued once the election is over," Trump vowed during a speech in in Gettysburg, adding, "I look so forward to doing that." 

    Allred in return vowed an "army of lawyers" would come forward to defend the women should he file a lawsuit and predicted members of the public would fund a campaign on the women's behalf.

    Clinton, speaking on her campaign plane on Saturday, called it "not accurate" that her campaign or Democrats were encouraging women to come forward with accusations, The Associated Press reported. 

    "I saw where our opponent Donald Trump went to Gettysburg, one of the most extraordinary places in American history, and basically said if he's president he'll spend his time suing women who have made charges against him based on his behavior," Clinton said.



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    Jessica Drake (R), speaks beside attorney Gloria Allred (L) about allegations of sexual misconduct against Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump during a press conference in Los Angeles, California on October 22, 2016.Jessica Drake (R), speaks beside attorney Gloria Allred (L) about allegations of sexual misconduct against Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump during a press conference in Los Angeles, California on October 22, 2016.

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    For the first time since 1945, the Chicago Cubs are headed to the World Series as they beat the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night.

    Kyle Hendricks allowed a lead-off single to Andrew Toles to start the game, but he was quickly erased on another stellar defensive play by Javier Baez. Corey Seager hit a soft grounder to the Cubs' second baseman, and he started a 4-3 double play to get the Cubs out of trouble.

    The Cubs' offense immediately took advantage in the bottom of the first as they got back-to-back hits off of Clayton Kershaw. Dexter Fowler hit a ground rule double down the right field line, and he was chased home by a Kris Bryant RBI single to give the Cubs a 1-0 lead.

    After an error by Toles allowed runners to get to second and third, Ben Zobrist lifted a sacrifice fly to center field, scoring Bryant and putting the Cubs ahead by a 2-0 margin.

    Outside Wrigley Field, the City of Chicago's Office Emergency Management & Communications announced just before 8 p.m. that because of the crowd size, no additional pedestrians would be allowed on Clark Street between Newport and Addison.

    Back inside the ballpark, the Cubs extended their lead in the bottom of the second inning. Addison Russell socked a double into left field, and he later scored on an RBI single by Fowler to make it a three run game.

    After a 1-2-3 inning by Hendricks, the Cubs had another chance to score in the third inning but couldn't convert. Rizzo socked a double into the gap, but he was stranded as Zobrist flew out and Baez struck out to end the frame and keep the Dodgers within shouting distance.

    Willson Contreras made his presence felt in a big way in the fourth inning, cracking a solo home run over the left field wall to give the Cubs a 4-0 lead.

    Hendricks' domination continued with another perfect inning in the fifth, and he was picked up again by his offense in the bottom of the inning. This time it was Rizzo doing the honors, blasting a home run to the right field bleachers to make it a 5-0 game.

    Hendricks continued to cruise into the eighth inning when he gave up a one-out single to Josh Reddick. Joe Maddon pulled him in favor of Aroldis Chapman, and the decision paid off as Joc Pederson grounded into a double play to end the inning with the Cubs ahead.



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    The Chicago Cubs pose after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 in game six of the National League Championship Series to advance to the World Series against the Cleveland Indians at Wrigley Field on October 22, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.The Chicago Cubs pose after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 in game six of the National League Championship Series to advance to the World Series against the Cleveland Indians at Wrigley Field on October 22, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.

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    ISIS is trying to establish a caliphate inside Afghanistan, the country's top U.S. commander said. 

    "Right now we see them very focused on trying to establish their caliphate, the Khorasan caliphate, inside Afghanistan," General John Nicholson said in an exclusive interview with NBC News. 

    The push is "principally a non-Afghan movement," Nicholson said. 

    According to Nicholson, the U.S. has seen foreign fighters, particularly Uzbeks from the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, joining the Islamic State Khorasan, or IS-K. The U.S. also sees many Pakistani Pashtun from the Pakistani Taliban who joined IS-K moving into Afghanistan to fight, he said.



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  • 10/24/16--03:59: Obama Tweets Cubs Congrats

  • Chicago Cubs fans are still in a state of gleeful delirium after the team advanced to the World Series on Saturday night, and even some Chicago White Sox fans were willing to offer congratulations to their North Side rivals.

    Perhaps the most famous White Sox fan in America was one of those that congratulated the Cubs on getting to the World Series, as President Barack Obama offered his congratulations on Twitter Sunday morning:

    President Obama isn’t the only famous White Sox fan to lend his support, as others like Chance the Rapper have also been adamant about supporting the Cubs during their current playoff run, which will continue on Tuesday night in Game 1 of the World Series against the Cleveland Indians.



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    President Barack Obama watches the Washington Nationals play against the Chicago White Sox at Nationals Park on June 18, 2010 in Washington, DC.President Barack Obama watches the Washington Nationals play against the Chicago White Sox at Nationals Park on June 18, 2010 in Washington, DC.

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    As the presidential election heads into the final two weeks, Donald Trump's son Eric Trump clarified his father's position on the forthcoming election results and allegations of sexual assault by more than a dozen women. 

    "I think what my father is saying is 'I want a fair election,'" Trump told ABC's "This Week," reiterating his belief that the election could be "rigged." "If it's a fair outcome he will absolutely accept it, there's no question about it."

    Eric Trump also said he believes that the women who have accused his father of sexual misconduct are part of a coordinated attack by Democrats.

    "The day the Hillary WikiLeaks comes out, all of a sudden people start coming forward. I think you have to be really naïve to think that one and the other weren't coordinated together," Trump said.



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    Family members of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, (from L-R) wife Melania Trump, daughter Ivanka Trump, and sons Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr. listen to the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri on October 9, 2016.Family members of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, (from L-R) wife Melania Trump, daughter Ivanka Trump, and sons Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr. listen to the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri on October 9, 2016.

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    In a horrific early morning crash, a tour bus slammed into the back of a truck on Interstate 10 north of Palm Springs before sunrise Sunday, killing 13 and injuring 31, authorities said.

    The Riverside County Coroner's office confirmed 13 people aboard the bus were killed, including the driver, in the disastrous crash that shut down the entire westbound 10 Freeway west of Indian Canyon Road. Traffic was being diverted off the freeway at the Indian Avenue offramp. The freeway reopened around 4:30 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

    Rescuers continued to search the wreckage for more victims in the early stages of the crash. The first images from the scene showed firefighters using ladders to get into the passenger compartment of the bus, which had been peeled back from the vehicle's undercarriage about one third of its length. 

    The front of the bus was demolished as the back of the semi was shredded from the monstrous force of the crash.

    It wasn't immediately clear what caused the collision, but the tour bus was traveling much faster than the semi, CHP Chief Jim Abele said at a news conference.

    The trailer of the semi was lodged 15 feet into the front of the bus, Abele said.

    The bus, owned by LA-based USA Holliday Bus, had departed the Red Earth Casino in Salton City and was en route to a location in Los Angeles when the crash was reported to CHP at 5:17 a.m.

    The CHP said there was no indication that the bus slammed on the brakes before plowing into the back of the semi-truck, leading investigators to believe fatigue may have been a factor. They were not ruling out some type of medical emergency on the driver's behalf, such as a heart attack.

    The driver, along with the deceased passengers, were not yet identified to the public.

    It appeared that all passengers aboard had been asleep at the time of impact. While they had likely all been seated properly, many ended up in the front end of the bus due to the force of impact, Abele said.

    Abele said it was not likely that the bus had seat belts.

    "In almost 35 years, I've never been to a crash where there's been 13 confirmed fatal accidents," Abele said. "It's tough for all of us," he added. 

    CHP reported that 31 people had been injured. Desert Regional Medical Center, Eisenhower Medical Center and JFK Memorial Hospital all received and treated patients from the crash, ranging from five critical patients to others with minor injuries.

    A trauma surgeon said the injuries included facial trauma but few broken bones, which is unusual for a high-speed vehicle wreck.

    Dr. Ricard Townsend of Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs told reporters Sunday that the bus struck the collapsible trailer of a semi-truck, sending many of the likely unrestrained passengers flying through the air.

    He called the widespread facial injuries a hallmark of those not wearing seat belts. He says the injuries indicate the bus was slowing down at the point of impact.

    Crews used tow trucks to pry the bus from the back of the semi-truck before clearing the bus from the area. 

    The semi-truck driver also suffered injuries and was taken to the hospital for treatment. 

    He told CHP he wasn't sure at first what had happened, and that he felt a "thump" in the back of the trailer, which was hauling food products. 

    The bus had been inspected as recently as April 2016, in addition to being inspected in 2014 and 2015, and did not have mechanical issues, CHP said.

    Because the investigation was still in its early stages, not all of the victims had been identified. CHP encouraged family members to reach out if they had not heard from their loved ones. 

    Family members were directed to the Riverside County Fire Department facility at 800 S. Redlands Ave. in Perris, or to call (951) 443-2300. The fire department was setting up a crisis response center there.

    NBC4's I-Team has investigated tour bus companies in 2014, and Hollywood tour bus companies in 2016. 



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    Thirteen people aboard a tour bus were killed and 31 injured after the bus crashed into a semi-truck on the westbound 10 Freeway in the Palm Springs area Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016.Thirteen people aboard a tour bus were killed and 31 injured after the bus crashed into a semi-truck on the westbound 10 Freeway in the Palm Springs area Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016.

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    The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to immediately intervene in the escalating situation between protesters and law enforcement over construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, the tribe's chairman told NBC News on Sunday night.

    "The DOJ should be enlisted and expected to investigate the overwhelming reports and videos demonstrating clear strong-arm tactics, abuses and unlawful arrests by law enforcement," Chairman Dave Archambault II told NBC News.

    The tribe's request comes after a weekend in which the months-long protest entered a new and more chaotic phase. On Saturday, 127 protesters were arrested on suspicion of criminal trespassing on private property, according to new figures released Sunday by the Morton County Sheriff's Office.



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    File Photo: Tusweca Mendoza, 10, of Arlington, Virginia, originally from Pine Ridge, South Dakota, holds up a sign outside U.S. District Court in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe have asked the Department of Justice to mediate talks between protesters and local law enforcement.File Photo: Tusweca Mendoza, 10, of Arlington, Virginia, originally from Pine Ridge, South Dakota, holds up a sign outside U.S. District Court in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe have asked the Department of Justice to mediate talks between protesters and local law enforcement.

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    While Hillary Clinton is making an explicit push for Democratic down-ballot candidates, Donald Trump is taking a more subtle approach, NBC News reported.

    Sunday evening in Florida, Trump repeatedly pushed his supporters to help keep Republicans in control of Congress.

    Asking voters to cast their votes for him in 16 days, Trump said, "That includes helping me re-elect Republicans all over the place," adding that it would be "nice if they helped us, too, right? To enact my first 100 days."

    At three other points in the speech, Trump slipped in mentions of a Republican House and Senate as essential to enacting his agenda.



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    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Collier County Fairgrounds on October 23, 2016 in Naples, Florida.Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Collier County Fairgrounds on October 23, 2016 in Naples, Florida.

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    Police are searching for two men, including an alleged gunman in a wheelchair, seen on surveillance video after another man was gunned down in the Bronx over the weekend.

    Kevin Thomas, 28, was found on East 143rd Street in the Mott Haven Houses early Sunday. Police said he had been shot multiple times in the torso.

    Thomas was rushed to Lincoln Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

    No arrests had been made as of Monday morning.

    Police released surveillance images of two men they are looking for. They said they believe that the gunman was in a wheelchair when he opened fire. 

    The NYPD asks anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.



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    Bullets narrowly missed a civilian taking a ride in a police cruiser in central California early Sunday morning, when a traffic stop turned into a police chase. 

    Many citizens who want to understand the job of police officers and get a sense of the excitement of the job go on ride-alongs, like the woman in Madera. But her morning was anything but routine after a suspect ended up firing about nine rounds at the patrol car, leaving the passenger scratched by broken glass and crying in fear, but safe, the department detailed on its Facebook page.

    Madera is in San Joaquin County near Yosemite National Park.

    The officer, who was on his second week of the job, wasn’t injured and the woman on the ride-along suffered minor scratches, police said. Neither the officer nor the civilian were identified in the department's post, which included about a minute of the officer’s dashcam video, highlighting the wild wee hours of Sunday morning.

    The officer's voice, the sound of gunfire and eventually the woman's cries are heard during the chase. The dashcam video is also causing quite a stir — it was shown on the "Today" show, and the post had been shared more than 8,000 times by Monday morning.

    The ride-along started off normally on Sunday about 4:30 a.m., police said. Then the officer tried to stop a Mazda SUV traveling west on Howard Road because he failed to yield and didn't stop at a stop sign, according to the dashcam video. 

    "He's not stopping," the woman asks, before a chase ensues.

    When the Mazda turns onto Lighthouse Drive, its front passenger is apparently seen sticking a gun out the window, prompting the officer's passenger to say, "He has a gun! No, no, no, no!"

    Approximately nine rounds were fired at the police car, police said. The patrol car was struck by three bullets, two of them through the windshield, and the patrol car was disabled. Photos the department posted online showed two bullet holes in the windshield and the rear window smashed through.

    The Mazda sped away, and the police cruiser pulled over. "You OK?" the officer is heard asking the woman, who begins sobbing in the car.

    The Mazda was later found abandoned on Krest Street, and police found an AR 15-style pistol and other evidence, which they didn’t detail.

    Police have not announced any arrests, but credited the newly trained officer for his “cool demeanor.” The department also said that officers are “thankful and blessed” no one was seriously hurt.

    "The officer's decisive actions prevented the civilian ride along from being seriously injured," police wrote on Facebook.

    A detective was not available early Monday morning to comment on whether the department’s policy will be changed regarding civilian ride-alongs.



    Photo Credit: Madera police Facebook page
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    A Madera police patrol car was struck by bullets after a shootout during a civilian ride-along. Oct. 23, 2016A Madera police patrol car was struck by bullets after a shootout during a civilian ride-along. Oct. 23, 2016

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