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How a fight between husband and wife almost changed the course of history



History is full of episodes that make us wonder: what would’ve happened if things went slightly differently?

How former Miss Universe Alicia Machado became Donald Trump’s nightmare



In the past 12 hours, Alicia Machado, an actress, activist and former Miss Universe, has become the kind of character witness with the potential to seriously damage Donald J. Trump’s campaign for the presidency.

The Earth just permanently passed a symbolic carbon dioxide threshold



In the centuries to come, history books will likely look back on September 2016 as a major milestone for the world’s climate. At a time when atmospheric carbon dioxide is usually at its minimum, the monthly value failed to drop below 400 parts per million.

That all but ensures that 2016 will be the year that carbon dioxide officially passed the symbolic 400 ppm mark, never to return below it in our lifetimes, according to scientists.

Because carbon pollution has been increasing since the…

Tens of thousands of homes lose power in Taiwan as Typhoon Megi hits



UPDATE: Sept. 27, 2016, 5:23 p.m. SGT Taipei Water Department stops water supplies to four million in Taipei City.

People in Taiwan boarded up their houses and braced for the arrival of Typhoon Megi on Tuesday, its third typhoon in two weeks.

Authorities evacuated more than 5,000 people from their homes and hundreds of flights were cancelled. Schools and offices were declared shut for two days.

By noon on Tuesday, the power was knocked out in some 36,000 residences, reports AFP.


This company has spent the evening correcting Donald Trump’s claims



In his opening remarks during the first presidential debate, Republican candidate Donald Trump cited Ford as an example of a company sending U.S. jobs to Mexico.

Is Trump toast? Clinton scores a huge victory in the first debate.



It’s almost hard to remember at the time of writing — two hours later — but before the first presidential debate at Hofstra University Monday night, Hillary Clinton supporters were tying themselves into knots of anxiety.

The bar had been set incredibly low for Donald Trump. Pundits on every cable channel agreed: all he had to do was to get up on that stage and be, well, presidential. Stay calm, stay focused on his winningest issue — the economy — and don’t allow yourself to get baited by…

Trump denied he’s a climate denier at the first presidential debate



After being totally ignored during the 2012 presidential debates, climate change was finally addressed on Monday night when Republican nominee Donald Trump squared off in his first debate against Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Trump’s old ghostwriter calls candidate ‘ignorant, bullying, dishonest’ during debate



Tony Schwartz, the man who ghostwrote Trump’s 1987 memoir The Art of the Deal, is going after his former literary partner on Twitter after the first presidential debate.

Call the Shots for Paul McGinley in this world-first, interactive golf video from the Ballantine’s Golf Club



What if you could combine your golfing knowledge and strategic prowess with the executional skills of one of the top professional golfers in the world?

An exhaustive video of the worst Donald Trump insults



Donald Trump has certainly said a lot of memorable things throughout his campaign. In honor of the debate, here are the most outrageous.