Authorities say at least 16 people were on board a hot air balloon that caught fire and crashed near Austin Saturday. Officials say there appear to be no survivors.
Post-convention it has become clear the presidential race will be fought in the struggling manufacturing towns, cities and rural farming communities of the Rust Belt, as Hillary Clinton used the days following her convention to try and win back some of the white working class voters that once made up a key piece of the Democratic Party's electoral coalition.
Donald Trump spoke out about the father of a Muslim-American war hero killed in Iraq, who issued a stirring reprimand of the Republican candidate in a speech at the Democratic National Convention. Khizr Khan said Trump has "sacrificed nothing and no one."
Trump questioned Khan's wife's silence, implying Ghazala Khan wasn't allowed to speak during the speech because she is Muslim.
"She had nothing to say. She probably, maybe she wasn't allowed to have anything to say," Trump told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos in an interview published Saturday.
Trump rebutted Khan, telling Stephanopoulos he has made sacrifices through his success as a businessman. He also questioned if Khan wrote his own speech, asking, "Who wrote that? Did Hillary's scriptwriters write it?"
The Clinton campaign had offered the services of a speechwriter, but according to Politico, Khan declined, opting to write his address himself.
Ghazala Khan told to MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell she was anxious during the speech, knowing her son's photo would appear behind her.
Warning about a potential for high-fatality accidents, safety investigators recommended two years ago that the Federal Aviation Administration impose greater oversight on hot air balloon operators, government documents show. The FAA rejected those recommendations.
A hot air balloon with 16 people aboard crashed Saturday in Central Texas. Authorities say it's unlikely anyone survived. It was not immediately known whether it was a tour balloon.
In a letter to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta in April 2014, the National Transportation Safety Board urged the FAA to require tour companies to get agency permission to operate, and to make balloon operators subject to FAA safety oversight.
A shooting at a house party in Mukilteo, Washington, left three people dead and a fourth injured, police and city officials said Saturday, NBC News reported.
About 15 to 20 teens and young adults were inside a home when a suspect walked in and opened fire.
A 19-year-old male suspect was apprehended many miles from where the shooting took place. Police said no other suspects were being sought.
One of the victims was identified by his family to NBC News as Jordan Ebner, who listed on Facebook that he attended Everett Community College.
Susan Gemmer told The Associated Press that her 18-year-old granddaughter, Alexis Gemmer, hid in a closet to escape the gunman who was carrying a rifle.
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Powerball players have a shot at the nation's eighth-largest lottery jackpot, but they should keep in mind that their dreams of riches likely won't become a reality.
The odds of a winning ticket in Saturday night's drawing for a $478 million prize are incredibly small: one in 292.2 million. But players have much better odds, of about 1 in 25, of winning smaller prizes ranging from $4 to $1 million.
The drawing will take place at 10:59 Eastern time, when tumblers filled with balls will select the five numbers and single Powerball.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he doesn't like going up against NFL games when he debates Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton this fall and that the football league complained to him about the debate schedule in a letter.
A spokesman for the NFL says the football league didn't send a letter to Trump as the billionaire businessman claims.
The independent, nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates serves as the debate sponsor and sets the participation criteria, dates, sites and formats. The sites and dates for the 2016 debates were announced in September 2015.
A hot air balloon crashed and caught fire Saturday morning in Lockhart, Texas, about 30 miles outside of Austin. Authorities say it's unlikely the people on board, believed to be at least 16, survived. Click through to read about some of the worst accidents involving recreational hot air balloons.
Michael Phelps is a household name. In the next month, Simone Biles may become one.
Phelps, who with 22 medals is the most decorated Olympian of all time, has dominated four Olympics and come out of retirement in hopes of sweeping a fifth. It's likely to be his final Games.
Biles is on the other end of her career. The 19-year-old gymnast heads into her first Olympics with 14 world championship medals under her belt, 10 of them gold. The budding superstar is undefeated in the all-around and has been called "unbeatable" by gymnastics legend Mary Lou Retton.
Phelps and Biles are among more than 550 athletes who will represent Team USA in Rio, including 292 women, the most in Olympic history to ever compete for a single country. Of Team USA's 68 returning champions, 53 are looking to defend titles won during the 2012 London Games.
Here's a look at the American athletes to watch during the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Wealthy Republican donors are descending on Colorado Springs, Colorado, this weekend to attend the Charles and David Koch bi-annual retreat where the cloud of Donald Trump hovers over the rich influencers, NBC News reported.
The wealthy conservative activists and the sum of their vast donor network have shunned Trump throughout the entire presidential election. But as they gather this weekend, Trump is sure to be a topic of discussion as it's the first time the group is meeting since Trump was crowned as the Republican nominee.
Trump, coincidentally or not, held a rally in Colorado Springs Friday despite being 10 points behind in the latest poll in Colorado, a gap that explains why Democrat Hillary Clinton pulled advertising from the state.
On Saturday he tweeted, "I turned down a meeting with Charles and David Koch. Much better for them to meet with the puppets of politics, they will do much better!"
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San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and San Diego Police Department (SDPD) Chief Shelley Zimmerman said the city stands behind the families of two police officers shot in the line of duty -- officers who are true heroes.
The mayor and chief held a news briefing Saturday to discuss the shooting of two SDPD gang suppression officers, Jonathan "JD" DeGuzman and Wade Irwin. The shooting shocked the city, and left DeGuzman dead and Irwin seriously wounded.
Faulconer and Zimmerman said they have been visiting the families of both officers, sharing the outpouring of love and support from the San Diego community with the grieving spouses, children and loved ones of the officers.
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