Hillary Clinton

Michelle Obama campaigns with her 'girl' Hillary Clinton

At a rally in the swing state of North Carolina, the former rivals heaped praise on each other's commitment to public service, women and children.

Mrs Obama said Mrs Clinton was the most prepared candidate for the presidency ever, including both their husbands.

The display of unity follows past friction between the two of them.

But on Thursday the two sought to convince the crowd their relationship was more than a political alliance born out of shared interests.

Republicans: No honeymoon if Clinton wins

The election is 12 days away but Republicans are already promising years of investigations and blocked nominees if Hillary Clinton wins.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the Utah Republican who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, says he has lined up enough material from Clinton's four years as secretary of state for two years of probes.

Trump: Clinton's foreign policy plan would start WWIII

He said the US should focus on defeating the so-called Islamic State rather than convincing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to stand down.

Mrs Clinton has been proposing a no-fly zone over Syria, which some say could lead to conflict with Russian jets.

The Clinton campaign accused Mr Trump of "playing to Americans' fears".

Mr Trump also attacked Republicans for not uniting behind his candidacy.

"If we had party unity, we couldn't lose this election to Hillary Clinton," he told Reuters news agency at Trump National Doral golf resort in Miami, Florida.

Elizabeth Warren rips Trump over Tic Tacs

In a video released earlier this month, the Republican nominee said he needed Tic Tacs before talking with "Access Hollywood's" Billy Bush on a hot mic about how he can do anything to women because he is a celebrity.

"I've gotta use some Tic Tacs, just in case I start kissing her. You know I'm automatically attracted to beautiful -- I just start kissing them. It's like a magnet. Just kiss. I don't even wait," Trump said.

Warren, and most every Democrat as well as many Republicans, took issue with the comments that have now rocked Trump's campaign.

US election: Clinton says she will focus on issues, not Trump

"I debated him for four and a half hours," she said, recalling their acrimonious exchanges. "I don't even think about responding to him anymore."

She was speaking to reporters aboard her campaign plane.

Mr Trump used a rally in Gettysburg to promise curbs on lobbying and new trade and climate change negotiations.

With just 16 days until the election, much of the recent focus has been on controversies linked to his campaign.

White powder at Clinton campaign HQ 'non-hazardous'

Clinton campaign workers had opened an envelope containing the white substance Friday, police said.

The envelope had first been delivered to Clinton's midtown Manhattan office and opened there, said Lt. Thomas Antonetti of the New York Police Department. It was then transferred to her Brooklyn campaign headquarters. The reason why it had been taken there was unclear.

But it resulted in the evacuation of the building's 11th floor during the evening. Another floor used by the Clinton campaign in the building remained operational during the incident.

US presidential debate: World media hails Clinton as winner

Several express concern at Mr Trump's claim that the election will be rigged and at his threat that he may refuse to accept the outcome if he loses.

These concerns are summed up succinctly by a headline in France's Le Point: "Trump can no longer win, but can refuse to admit defeat".

Early voting numbers promising for Clinton in battleground states

More than 3.3 million Americans have already voted. And among that group, Democrats have improved their position in North Carolina, Nevada, Arizona and even Utah compared to this point in 2012.

Trump delivers harsh remarks on Clinton at charity dinner

In doing so, Trump missed an opportunity to take some of the heat off his campaign as it struggles through the final weeks of the race.

He opened with some more light-hearted remarks, referencing his "beautiful hands" and joking about how his crowds at rallies dwarf Clinton's.

"It's great to be here with 1,000 wonderful people. Or, as I call it, a small, intimate dinner with some friends. Or as Hillary calls it, her largest crowd of the season," Trump said, to which Clinton laughed.

But the mood turned dour when Trump began to directly take on Clinton.

Presidential debate: 'Nasty woman' insult embraced by Clinton's female fans

Hillary Clinton was explaining her plans to raise taxes on the wealthy when she pointedly referred to Trump's possible tax avoidance: "My social security payroll contribution will go up, as will Donald's, assuming he can't figure out how to get out of it."

Trump's retort? "Such a nasty woman."

It quickly became one of the defining quotes of the night on social media.