Clinton steps into history as 1st woman White House nominee
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Taking her place in history, Hillary Clinton on Tuesday night will become the first woman to lead a major party toward the White House, a triumphant moment for Democrats to relish before plunging into a bruising general election against Republican Donald Trump....
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IS group claims attack that killed 85-year-old French priest
SAINT-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France (AP) -- The Islamic State group crossed a new threshold Tuesday in its war against the West, as two of its followers targeted a church in Normandy, slitting the throat of an elderly priest celebrating Mass and using hostages as human shields before being shot by police....
The Latest: Shocked French town honors slain priest
PARIS (AP) -- The Latest on the attack on a French church claimed by Islamic State group (all times local):...
Many factors make France the top IS terror target in Europe
PARIS (AP) -- When militants loyal to the Islamic State group seek to inflict pain on Europe, France is their preferred target, a grim reality borne out yet again with Tuesday's knife slaughter of a Catholic priest....
Court won't reinstate church official's conviction
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The first U.S. church official convicted over his handling of priest abuse complaints could leave prison after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court agreed his conviction was flawed....
Sanders supporters: Unmoved by plea to support Clinton
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Unmoved by Bernie Sanders' plea for party unity behind Hillary Clinton, thousands of Sanders supporters chanting "Bernie or bust!" took to the streets under the hot sun Tuesday for another round of protests on Day 2 of the Democratic convention....
The Latest: Ashley Judd joins anti-police brutality protest
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Latest on the protests and rallies on the second day of the Democratic National Convention (all times local):...
Ohio Sanders supporter says more time needed
CINCINNATI (AP) -- A leading Bernie Sanders supporter in Ohio said Tuesday people are still emotional and frustrated over the outcome of the Democratic presidential nomination race....
Bill Clinton prepares for most personal convention speech
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- When Bill Clinton takes the stage Tuesday night for his 10th address to a Democratic convention, the ex-president, husband and party standard-bearer will step into a singular role in American history: potential first gentleman....
Man accused in murder purchased fake birth certificate
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities allege that a soldier accused of killing his 14-year-old girlfriend's mother in eastern Pennsylvania after she objected to the difference in their ages purchased a fake birth certificate before the murder....
Police: Dump truck driver says he has bomb, smashes FBI gate
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A dump truck driver who said he had a bomb deliberately smashed his truck through a security gate of the FBI's offices on Tuesday, but no bomb was found and there appeared to be no connection to terrorism, authorities said....
Bagels and trash talk: New Jersey governor's race heats up
ESSINGTON, Pa. (AP) -- The race to replace New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is kicking into gear at a hotel next to Philadelphia's airport this week, with potential candidates sponsoring breakfasts for the state's Democratic convention delegation and political foes serving up trash talk alongside bagels and coffee....
Man apologizes for taxi driver robbery foiled by deputy
READING, Pa. (AP) -- A man whose attempted robbery of a taxi driver was thwarted by a sheriff's deputy who happened to be nearby has pleaded guilty and repeatedly apologized to the victim....
Recent deaths of kids in hot cars prompt pleas to parents
DALLAS (AP) -- The deaths of four children in hot cars in recent days has brought the number across the U.S. this year to at least 23, nearly matching the total for all of last year and prompting experts to plead for vigilance and warn parents that it can happen to anyone....
In a joint interview with her vice presidential nominee Sen. Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton complained of a "Hillary standard" -- suggesting she's faced more scrutiny than other top-level politicians. Clinton cited "unfounded, inaccurate, mean-spirited attacks with no basis in truth" pointing to Republicans' criticism at their party's convention last week. When asked of Trump's moniker of "Crooked Hillary" she said "I'm not going to engage in that kind of insult fest that he seems to thrive on."
Was the Police union correct to condemn Clinton and the DNC for not inviting relatives of slain officers to speak while scheduling the mothers of people killed by police?