The Latest: Kaine says Clinton ready to fight, win and lead
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 22:40:56 -0400
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic National Convention (all times EDT):
Army secretary touts importance of mental health
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 22:38:45 -0400
HONOLULU (AP) — Army Secretary Eric Fanning says the Army is paying more attention to behavioral health and making sure anyone who's injured while defending the nation gets the treatment they need.
U.S. Democrat Kaine lays into 'one-man wrecking crew' Trump
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 22:36:06 -0400
By Alana Wise and Jeff Mason PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Democratic vice presidential nominee U.S. Senator Tim Kaine laid into Republican candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday, describing the billionaire as "a one-man wrecking crew" who cannot be trusted with America's future. "Our nation, it is just too great to put it in the hands of a slick-talking, empty-promising, self-promoting, one-man wrecking crew," Kaine said in a keynote speech to the Democratic Party convention in Philadelphia. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton chose Kaine of Virginia, as her running mate last week, opting for a partner at the Nov. 8 election who has wide experience in public service to draw a contrast with Trump who has never been elected to office.
Obama boosts Clinton; Kaine mocks Trump
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 22:35:12 -0400
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Their political fates now entwined, President Barack Obama is imploring voters to elect Hillary Clinton to the White House, joining a chorus of Democrats vouching Wednesday night for her readiness to be commander in chief at time of volatility around the world.
Peru's new president takes office amid economic woes
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 22:34:23 -0400
Former Wall Street banker Pedro Pablo Kuczynski takes office as Peru's president Thursday, seeking to kick-start a slowing economy and unite a country deeply torn by a photo-finish election. Peru is one of Latin America's fastest-growing economies, but growth slowed under outgoing leftist President Ollanta Humala, from 6.5 percent in 2011 to 3.3 percent last year. The new legislature is dominated by the party of his defeated rival, Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of disgraced and jailed ex-president Alberto Fujimori.
Trump draws ire after urging Russia to find 'missing' Clinton emails
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 22:29:30 -0400
By Steve Holland and Emily Stephenson MIAMI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Donald Trump on Wednesday invited Russia to dig up tens of thousands of "missing" emails from Hillary Clinton's time at the U.S. State Department, vexing intelligence experts and prompting Democrats to accuse him of urging foreigners to spy on Americans. "Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing," Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, told reporters. Trump made the remark at a testy news conference at his Doral golf resort in Florida that allowed him to steal some of the limelight from the Philadelphia convention where Clinton on Thursday will accept the Democratic presidential nomination for the Nov. 8 election.
4 people killed in California small plane crash at airport
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 22:28:35 -0400
COLUMBIA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in northern California say a small private plane crashed at the airport in the town of Columbia, killing all four people on board.
Charles and Moore help US women's hoops beat France 84-62
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 22:24:53 -0400
NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Elena Delle Donne had dreamed of playing basketball in the Olympics since she was little.
Bloomberg warns of Trump economic plans at Dem convention
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 22:23:57 -0400
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Bloomberg, elected mayor of New York City as a Republican, offered a forceful denunciation of fellow New York billionaire Donald Trump on Wednesday at the Democratic convention, describing the GOP presidential nominee as a "risky, reckless, and radical choice."
Biden says Trump has 'no clue' about needs of middle class
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 22:19:49 -0400
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Leveling a blistering attack on Donald Trump, Vice President Joe Biden put on his rhetorical hat as "middle-class Joe" Wednesday and told Democratic delegates and millions of television viewers that the billionaire businessman "has no clue" about the needs of working-class people or what makes the nation great.