Trump 'Regrets' Not Using 'Right Words' During Campaign
In a rare public confession Thursday, Republican presidential candidate Trump said he "regrets" some of the sharp tongued and insulting rhetoric that have become his trademark during the campaign.
"Sometimes in the heat of debate and speaking on a multitude of issues, you don't choose the right words...and believe it or not, I regret it, particularly where it may have caused personal pain," he told supporters in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Moments later, the familiar Trump returned when he called President Barack Obama a "liar" by denying that the recent $400 million payment to Iran was ransom for hostages.
He also accused Hillary Clinton of being a "bigot" because he says she sees African Americans only as votes and disregards the opportunities they deserve.
Trump directly appealed to black voters, saying Democratic administrations and liberal policies have failed them. He promised blacks "amazing results" if he is elected.
"What have you got to lose by trying something new?" Trump asked.
Blacks traditionally have voted for Democrats since the Great Depression of the 1930s, after decades of backing Republican candidates.
Iconic Photo of Boy Injured in Syrian Airstrike Captures the Attention of the World
A haunting photograph of a bloodied young boy injured in a devastating airstrike in the Syrian city of Aleppo has captured the attention of people around the world as it circulates through traditional and social media channels.
Syrian opposition activists released a photo of a boy, looking stunned and exhausted as he sat in an orange chair of an ambulance with his face covered with blood and dust.
A physician in Aleppo, Osama Abu al-Ezz, identified the boy Thursday as 5-year-old Omran Dagneesh. He confirmed the boy was taken to a hospital known as "M10" Wednesday night and treated for head wounds before being discharged.
The boy was injured after an airstrike on the rebel-held neighborhood of Qaterji. A doctor at M10 said that eight people were killed in the airstrike, including five children.
Shortly after the strike, rescue workers and journalists began pulling victims from the debris. Among the rescuers was photojournalist Mahmoud Raslan, who took the iconic photo that captured the barbarity of the war in Syria.
Raslan said the boy, his parents and his three siblings were rescued from the rubble of their partially destroyed apartment building. He said none of the family members sustained major injuries but the apartment building collapsed shortly after they were rescued.
Meanwhile, Russia has indicated that it is ready to support a 48-hour cease-fire in Aleppo in order to allow aid deliveries.
The U.N. envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, has expressed frustration at the continuing violence preventing the delivery of humanitarian aid to those in need of help in the country's many besieged areas.
He cut short a weekly meeting of the U.N. aid delivery task force Thursday in Geneva and said the group would reconvene next week with what he hoped would be discussion of action instead of "wishes or promises."