After disputes, Michelle Obama electrifies Dem convention

First lady Michelle Obama stepped into the presidential election Monday with a forceful, impassioned defense of Hillary Clinton, casting her as the only candidate who can be trusted as a role model for the nation's children

Pro-Sanders demonstrators march in the sweltering heat

Hundreds of Bernie Sanders supporters and other demonstrators are marching down Philadelphia's sweltering Broad Street on the opening day of the Democratic convention

Historic solar flight marks first round-the-world journey

The Solar Impulse 2 plane has landed in Abu Dhabi more than a year after its initial take off, completing the first round-the-world flight to be powered solely by the sun's energy

FBI confirms it is investigating email hack of DNC

The FBI confirmed Monday for the first time that it is investigating the hack of the Democratic National Committee that resulted in the unauthorized release of at least 20,000 internal emails.


Democrats' division, emails roil party on first day of convention

Democrats who gleefully jeered Republican divisions last week awoke to a political mess of their own making Monday as party unity behind Hillary Clinton proved much harder to secure

At least 15 killed, dozens injured in knifing near Tokyo

Japan’s national broadcaster NHK is reporting that 15 people were killed and 45 injured in a knife attack at a facility for the handicapped.

Jordan gives $2M; looks to build trust between blacks, cops

Michael Jordan is trying to help ease tension between African-Americans and law enforcement.

Wasserman Schultz won’t gavel open convention

Outgoing Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman says she won’t gavel her party’s national convention to order on Monday afternoon.

Never naming names, Clinton slams Trump's foreign policy

Hillary Clinton is offering a scathing critique of rival Donald Trump's foreign policy

Sanders talks unity, but will his followers listen?

Bernie Sanders is readying a simple message to his backers at the Democratic National Convention: Unite behind Hillary Clinton to defeat Donald Trump in November

Band of monkeys raid Thai polling place, tear up voter lists

Election officials in northern Thailand think they can buy off a gang of monkey vandals with fresh fruit and vegetables, after about 100 macaques tore up voter lists publicly posted ahead of next month’s referendum on a proposed constitution.

FBI investigates DNC hacking; Clinton campaign blames Russia

Donald Trump is dismissing claims Monday that Russia is trying to help his campaign by leaking thousands of emails from the Democratic National Committee because Russia's President Vladimir Putin has got his back

Germany: Islamic State claims responsibility for attack in Germany

A Syrian man whose asylum bid had been rejected in Germany recorded a cellphone video of himself pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group before he tried to get into an outdoor concert with a bomb-laden backpack.

2 killed, at least 17 wounded in Florida nightclub shooting

A shooting at a Florida nightclub early Monday morning killed two people and wounded at least 17, police said.

Royal spectators

Britain's Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William watch the America's Cup World Series Race from a boat on the Solent, in Portsmouth, England, Sunday, July 24, 2016. The royal couple visited the home of the British competitors for the...

DNC chair announces she will resign in aftermath of email controversy

The Democratic National Committee chairwoman resigned under fire Sunday, on the eve of a national convention meant to project competence and unity in contrast to what Democrats say was the chaos of the Republicans' gathering last week.

Leaked emails aside, the DNC has been a long-standing problem

It has been an open secret for some time that one of the weakest elements of the extended Democratic Party family under President Barack Obama has been the Democratic National Committee. It has been a neglected institution that has become a public...

Trump: France, others hit by terror may face more screening

Donald Trump is singling out France as one country he would subject to the "extreme vetting" he is proposing for those seeking to enter the United States



A debate question for Rep. Hewett

The strange tale of a lawmaker who surreptitiously introduced a lobbyist's plan for a new taxing...


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