Calling on voters to 'reject a media and political elite that has bled our country dry', he added: 'It's going to be amazing. We're going to drain the swamp,' speaking in vital swing state North Carolina. Mr Trump's best chance of snatching victory was hampered by the FBI's decision to drop its investigation into Mrs Clinton's emails, but the billionaire used the bureau's 11th-hour intervention to revive his claims that the election is rigged and that his opponent has been reckless with state secrets. And amid accusations that he has been the most Machiavellian FBI boss since the notorious J Edgar Hoover, under-fire Mr Comey faces serving one of two candidates, both of whom have publicly effectively accused him of political bias.
Boy killed teacher after school didn't let him drop Spanish class: Report into death of Ann Maguire says murderer's actions could not have been predicted
A schoolboy stabbed his teacher to death in the classroom after he was told he couldn't drop her subject, a report reveals today. The parents of Will Cornick felt they weren't 'listened to' when they met Spanish teacher Ann Maguire and their son's head of year to say his relationship with her had 'broken down' and reiterated his wish to stop having lessons. Two months later, the 15-year-old GCSE pupil walked up to Mrs Maguire, 61, during class and stabbed her seven times in the back and neck with a knife he had brought to school. He then calmly sat down and said 'good times'.
Trump's last punch: Candidate tells rally crowd that 'Hillary is the face of failure' and even DEMOCRATS are 'thirsting for change' during 11th-hour swing state tour
Donald Trump campaigned in a five-state barnstorm on Monday with stops in Florida, North Carolina and Pennsylvania - and a laugh at one of his own Halloween masks. 'This is it,' the Republican nominee said, reflecting on his nearly 17 months of intense campaigning and five more months of teasing his run beforehand. Thousands chanted 'President Trump! President Trump!' after waiting in hours-long lines that snaked around carnival-like parking lots. He didn't disappoint. The billionaire Republican delivered his closing argument Monday in the same way he has captivated people at hundreds of rallies - with bullish energy and positive thinking, and a twist of the knife in Hillary Clinton's ribs. The result has been a nonstop slugfest, under the radar of a battle to captivate Americans' more positive aspirations, making for a conflict that's train-wreck impossible not to watch.
'Heaven FM has the morning schedule sorted': Fans pay tribute to Sir Jimmy Young after his death aged 95 and say he will be 'reunited' with close friend Sir Terry Wogan
Sir Jimmy Young, one of the most renowned voices on BBC radio, died 'peacefully at home' on Monday afternoon with his wife Alicia (together right) by his side, his spokesman said today. The long-serving DJ spent almost three decades at BBC Radio 2, where he became known for his on-air banter with friend and colleague Sir Terry Wogan (together left). Fans today paid tribute to Sir Jimmy (inset as a schoolboy), saying he would be 'reunited on Heaven FM' with Sir Terry, who died aged 77 in January this year after a short illness.
Pictured: The bug MPs claim was planted by a woman delivering sandwiches to their private meeting during surprise visit to Mike Ashley's Sports Direct warehouse to investigate 'Victorian' working conditions
A group of MPs claim to have found a recording device (circled) during private discussions after an unannounced visit to Sports Direct's controversial warehouse in Derbyshire. Members of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee travelled to Shirebrook for an on-the-spot inspection on Monday afternoon and were taken on a three-hour tour of the premises. After the visit, the six MPs headed for a private room to discuss their impressions when they said a recording device was found, with one MP posting pictures on Twitter. Anna Turley, MP for Redcar (left inset), revealed the camera was planted by a woman dropping off coronation chicken sandwiches. Another MP revealed that he had 'not a particularly pleasant conversation' with company owner Mike Ashley (right inset) following the visit.
The diamond cutter jailbreak: Echoes of Alcatraz as police hunt two escaped prisoners - including a thug stabbed a stranger 25 times - who left dummies in their cell beds and cut their way out with a specialist tool 'supplied by a drone'
Matthew Baker, 28, top, and James Anthony Whitlock, 31, below, believed to be cell mates, escaped HMP Pentonville (main), in north London, in an audacious Alcatraz-style break out after leaving mannequins in their cell beds in a bid to avoid detection. Baker had been awaiting sentencing after he was found guilty of attempted murder. Whitlock was on remand charged with attempted burglary. A prison source claims the men used diamond-tipped cutting equipment to break out of the cell they shared within the category B prison before they scaled the perimeter wall. The bid has echoes of the notorious 1962 Alcatraz prison break (inset), when US inmates created mannequin heads out of paper, paint and hair purloined from the prison barber shop and left them in their beds while they escaped.
Boy, six, and his family launch £7,500 appeal for Labrador puppy's life-saving op to be done by heart surgeon who normally operates on people
A little boy and his family have launched an appeal to raise £7,500 for a life-saving op for their beloved puppy - which needs to be done by a human heart surgeon. Golden Labrador Tess (left) suffers from a fatal heart condition which means she could have a heart attack at any moment. The 16-month-old pooch needs complex surgery that has to be carried out by an expert heart surgeon, which costs £7,500 and is only offered at one centre in England. Tess's heartbroken owner, six-year-old Joseph Foster, (bottom right) said he and his cousin Layla White, three, (top right) and pal Louise Smith, five, (top right) are all desperate to save the lovable pooch. With the help of father James Foster, 44, mother, Rachael Rogers, 42, big sister Ellie, 17, and family friends, they've launched an appeal to raise the cash. Little Joseph, who lives with his family in Bridport, Dorset, said: 'I love her because she's my dog.
Two young children aged three and four spent the night with their dead mother's body after she had an epileptic fit while giving them a bath
Jamie Leigh Twidale, 24, was bathing her children Harley, four, and Skyelar, three, at their home in Hartlepool, County Durham. As she was emptying the water, she suffered an epileptic fit, collapsed and died last Sunday night. Little Harley and Skyelar (pictured with their mother) thought she had fallen asleep and spent the night naked, putting themselves to bed. It wasn't until the children failed to turn up for school the next day, that alarms were raised. Jamie Leigh's mother Elizabeth was phoned by their school and when she went to check on her family she found her daughter's body slumped over the bath tub.
Former vice-chairman of Tottenham Hotspur 'broke nose of fellow Harrod's shopper he claimed called him 'a dirty Jew' in row over croissants'
David Buchler, who ran Spurs in the early 90s and oversaw Sir Alan Sugar's takeover of the north-London club, is accused of punching a shopper after getting into a dispute with his wife at the till. The spat, On New Year's Eve, kicked off after Buchler pushed to the front of the queue to pay for two croissants in the top store's food hall, the court was told. Buchler, 54 claims that either James Birrane or his wife Rosaria, called him a 'dirty Jew'. But Isleworth Crown Court heard that he pushed to the front of the queue and when Mrs Birrane remonstrated he told her to 'f*** off' before punching her husband who stepped in.
Mother-of-three, 34, who starved her pet SNAKES to death has been banned from keeping animals for life
Fiona Simpson (pictured left) didn't feed four snakes and kept them in an unheated tank in one of the worst cases of neglect experts had ever seen (pictured bottom right). RSPCA inspectors found a corn snake 'lying in stinking yellow liquid' with its nostrils 'crusted over' when they raided her home following a tip-off. A boa constrictor had rotting skin in its jaws that left it 'wheezing and blowing bubbles from its mouth' (shown top right) and two more were 'neglected to the point of emaciation'. Simpson, of Alvaston, Derby, admitted causing unnecessary suffering to the animals and was handed a 12-month community order. She was also ordered to pay £700 costs and banned from keeping animals for life at South Derbyshire Magistrates Court on Friday.
From the Royal Mail, a cheap and cheerful Christmas: Simple pictures of a robin, snowman and a stocking for this year's festive stamps
They look like images that a child might dream up about Christmas. And this year festive scenes captured after photographing paper sculptures feature on the Royal Mail's special set of stamps this year. Most people will be seeing a robin redbreast and a snowman in a blue scarf on the envelopes of cards they receive this year as they are the first and second class stamps. The set is completed with a bauble-heavy Christmas tree for £1.05; a stocking filled with presents at £1.52 and a Christmas pudding at £2.25. They were created by Manchester-based artist Helen Musselwhite, who made the festive scenes by photographing paper sculptures.
Inside Apple's future iHome: Photographer takes a fascinating last glimpse inside Battersea Power Station before it is redeveloped to become the tech giant's London HQ
Five years from now this landmark Grade II-listed building will become the new home to 1,400 Apple workers. But before Battersea Power Station is transformed, stunning photographs have shown what it looks like today. Peter Dazeley took the fascinating pictures inside the historic 1930s building on the River Thames in London. And this is the final glimpse of the iconic building before it becomes Apple's state-of-the-art UK headquarters. The technology giant will occupy six floors in the central boiler house of the former coal-fired power station. The £9billion development will be home to some 1,400 Apple workers but with room for more than double that.
Maybe God DOES have it for Italy! Now Rome is hit by a giant TORNADO in latest natural disaster to hit region
A giant tornado in Italy has left two people dead in the latest nature disaster to hit the country. The whirlwind uprooted trees, overturned cars and damaged buildings when it lashed Ladispoli on the coast north of Rome. An Indian national, identified in media reports as farmer Surinder Singh, died after being struck by a piece of masonry blown off the edge of an apartment building. The other victim was a pensioner who was hit by a falling tree in the small town of Cesano, north of the capital.
'I raped because I was never successful with women. I hurt your friends because I have none': ISIS-style video reveals the REAL reasons people turn to jihadism
A hard-hitting video (pictured) has been launched, in which men dressed as ISIS fighters give some of the reasons they ended up as jihadists, including having no friends and being unsuccessful with women. In one scene a dressed as an ISIS fighter says simply 'If only someone had stopped me' (inset). The video has been released in the run-up to a conference in Tunis, the largest ever gathering of charities dedicated towards stopping young people becoming radicalised and joining extremist groups like ISIS, or Daesh, as they refer to themselves.