Donald Trump said at a rally Thursday that he will "totally accept" the results of the presidential election "if I win."
"I will accept a clear election result, but will also reserve my right to contest or file a legal challenge in the case of a questionable result," Trump declared at a campaign stop now in Delaware, Ohio.
The latest comments came after Republicans slammed Trump for his refusal at the final presidential debate Wednesday night to say he will honor the results of the November election should he lose and braced for a fresh political headache with less than three weeks left until Election Day.
With less than 20 days until voters choose the next president of the United States, the current commander-in-chief was in Miami on Thursday talking about health care and stumping for his party’s nominee.
President Barack Obama took Donald Trump to task for "dangerous" comments at Wednesday's debate, which he doubled down on Thursday, refusing to say he'd accept the results of the presidential election if he loses.
"When you try to sow the seeds of doubt in people's minds about the legitimacy of our elections," Obama said. "You're doing the work of our adversaries for them, because our democracy depends on people knowing that their vote matters."
A New York yoga instructor came forward Thursday as Donald Trump's 10th accuser of sexual misconduct and said the Republican presidential nominee groped her in 1998, leaving her feeling "intimidated" and "powerless."
Karena Virginia said Trump touched her breast while she was waiting for a car after attending the US Open tennis tournament in Queens in 1998.
Nine women have previously come forward to accuse Trump of sexual misconduct. Trump has denied those allegations.
A Trump campaign representative also rejected Virginia's account as "fictional" and alleged a "coordinated" attack between her lawyer Gloria Allred and the Clinton campaign.
Allred, who is supporting Hillary Clinton for president, said earlier Thursday that she had not been in touch with Clinton's campaign about Virginia.
An American soldier died on Thursday from wounds sustained in a bombing in northern Iraq, the U.S. military said.
It was the first U.S. service member to die from fighting in Iraq since the launch of a massive operation to retake the Islamic State-held city of Mosul earlier this week. More than 100 U.S. special operations forces are embedded with Iraqi units, and hundreds more are playing a support role in staging bases.
The statement did not say whether the service member was involved in the offensive. It said the soldier was wounded by an "improvised explosive device," or roadside bomb.
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New York's attorney general will not investigate this week's deadly NYPD shooting of a mentally ill Bronx woman, saying a review of the evidence indicated the case falls outside the jurisdiction of his office.
Eric Schneiderman said Thursday "there is no question" the shooting of 66-year-old Deborah Danner should be investigated, but he said the probe does not fall under the purview of his office under a 2015 executive order allowing for a special prosecutor "only under limited circumstances."
Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark said Thursday her office would "conduct a full, reasoned and independent investigation into this matter, with an open mind, and any decisions that I make will be based upon the evidence."
The development comes a day after top city officials, including the mayor and NYPD commissioner, condemned the fatal shooting as "unacceptable."
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Iraqi special forces charged into the Mosul battle Thursday with a pre-dawn advance on a nearby town held by the Islamic State group, a key part of a multi-pronged assault on eastern approaches to the besieged city.
The addition of the elite troops, also known as counterterrorism forces, marked a significant intensification of the fight for Iraq's second-largest city. As they advanced, attack helicopters fired on the militants and heavy gunfire echoed across the plains.
The third — and final — presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump was held Oct. 19 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and moderated by Fox News’ Chris Wallace.
Mexico's Attorney General's office says a federal judge in Mexico has denied drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's appeals against extradition to the United States, but Guzman could still appeal to a higher court. In a statement Thursday, the Attorney General's office said the judge denied two of the appeals and threw out the other three. Last week, Mexico's national security commissioner said that Guzman could be extradited in January or February. He is wanted on drug trafficking and other charges in the U.S.
The Environmental Protection Agency's internal watchdog says the EPA had the authority and enough information to issue an emergency order to protect residents of Flint, Michigan, from lead-contaminated water as early as June 2015 — seven months before it declared an emergency.
Inspector General Arthur Elkins says the Flint crisis should have generated "a greater sense of urgency" at the EPA to "intervene when the safety of drinking water is compromised."
President Barack Obama on Thursday defended his namesake health care program, long a target of Republicans and recently criticized by some Democrats, saying millions of Americans "now know the financial security of health insurance" because of the Affordable Care Act.
"It's worked," he said, even while allowing that the program isn't perfect. "No law is."
Giants placekicker Josh Brown admitted in journal entries and emails that he verbally and physically abused his now former wife, according to documents that were part of a domestic violence case obtained by SNY.
Team spokesman Corry Rush declined comment Thursday morning on the details that emerged from a case in Washington. Brown was arrested in May 2015 on a domestic violence allegation but no charges were filed against the 37-year-old player. He was suspended for one game by the NFL at the start of this season for violating the league's personal conduct policy.
"I have physically, mentally, emotionally and verbally been a repulsive man," Brown wrote in one journal entry. "I have abused my wife."
A Texas woman is not letting cancer and chemo get her down. Ana-Alecia Ayala, who’s battling a rare form of uterine sarcoma, has joined the viral dance craze — and has a heartwarming message to share
In a social media post shared Tuesday, Ayala, in her hospital gown and medical tubes attached to her, dances to "JuJu On That Beat" with her friend Danielle Andrus during a chemotherapy session at Baylor T. Boone Pickens Cancer Hospital.
"We want to show the world that dancing and laughter is the best medicine," wrote Ayala, who's from Dallas. "#JustForFun #ChemoSucks #CancerAwareness #JuJuOnThatBeat #JuJuOnThatChemo."
The third presidential debate was to focus on debt and entitlements, immigration, the economy, the Supreme Court, foreign hotspots and fitness to be president -- serious and somber topics.
But then there was unpredictability of this long and often nasty campaign. In the week and a half since the second debate, Donald Trump has been accused of sexual misconduct by nine women, allegations he denies, has warned of a rigged election without evidence and has attacked one of his party’s senior officials, House Speaker Paul Ryan.
Hillary Clinton, meanwhile, is facing questions raised by leaked information from John Podesta’s emails — made public by WikiLeaks and allegedly stolen by Russian hackers from the Clinton campaign chairman’s personal account.
Here are top moments from the final debate before Election Day.