The presidential campaign of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders made an appeal to its supporters on Thursday, urging them not to disrupt Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s Democratic National Convention speech. Sanders’ campaign sent a pair of text messages to its delegates at 8:40 p.m. asking them to “respect” Clinton’s speech, which is set to take place within the next few hours. “On Monday, when Bernie gave his speech to the Democratic convention, Secretary Clinton’s campaign asked her supporters to be respectful, and they were,” the messages said.
The gunman's bullets that killed three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge also targeted the country and "touched the soul of the entire nation," Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday at a memorial service for the fallen officers. "We need to heal," said Biden, who was joined at a Baton Rouge church by Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, the officers' widows and hundreds of others. Biden spoke directly to the three officers' relatives from the stage.
China wants everyone to stop stealing its Great Wall. Officials from the State Administration of Cultural Heritage have announced they will begin conducting regular inspections and will carry out random checks along the wall to ensure local authorities
The epicenter of the quake, initially reported as a magnitude 7.6, was located 31 miles north of the island of Pagan, part of the sparsely populated Northern Mariana Islands volcanic archipelago. "Based on the depth of the earthquake a tsunami is not expected," the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.
Paraguayan authorities got a surprise when they raided a Brazilian drug lord's jail cell... and found a three-room luxury suite complete with library, kitchen, conference room and plasma TV. Jarvis Chimenes Pavao, considered one of South America's most dangerous drug traffickers, had been serving an eight-year sentence for money laundering at the Tacumbu prison in the Paraguayan capital, Asuncion. Chimenes Pavao, who was due for release next year but facing extradition back to Brazil on drug charges, had allegedly planned to use the plastic explosives to blow a hole in the prison walls and escape.
A Kashmiri Muslim youth tries to pick up an exploded tear smoke shell fired by Indian Police, a Sumatran Tiger called Indrah climbs a tree in its enclosure at the Melbourne Zoo in Melbourne and Pope Francis, background, is framed by a barbed wire as he prays in front of the Memorial at the former Nazi Death Camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Getty/Reuters) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.
Genetically modified wheat not approved for sale or commercial production in the United States has been found growing in a field in Washington state, agriculture officials said Friday, posing a possible risk to trade with countries concerned about engineered food. The Food and Drug Administration says genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, are safe and little scientific concern exists about the safety of those on the market. On Friday, President Barack Obama signed into law a bill that will require labeling of genetically modified ingredients for the first time.
By Lisa Barrington and Suleiman Al-Khalidi BEIRUT (Reuters) - Al Qaeda told its Syrian branch, the Nusra Front, that it could break organizational ties with global jihadist organization to preserve its unity and continue its battle in Syria, in an audio statement released on Thursday. A break with al Qaeda could pave the way for greater support from Gulf states such as Qatar for Nusra Front, the most powerful faction in Syria's five-year conflict opposing both President Bashar al-Assad and the Islamic State militant group. "You can sacrifice without hesitation these organizational and party ties if they conflict with your unity and working as one body," al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri said in an audio statement directed to the Nusra Front.
Amazon Prime Air has been talked about for years, but never seems to quite get in the air. All that is changing, though, as Amazon has clearance to start testing delivery methods early next year, courtesy of the UK government. UK aviation authorities have granted Amazon several important permissions they’ve been seeking, but haven’t gotten, from the FAA.
The first female Democratic senator spoke with the Democratic Women of the Senate at the DNC.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani derided the Democratic National Convention for allegedly fanning the flames of resentment and hatred for law enforcement in the United States. In an appearance on “Fox & Friends” Thursday, Giuliani called the gathering “the most anti-police” and “the most anti-law-enforcement” convention that he has ever seen. “There was not a uniformed police officer allowed on the convention floor.
Hillary Clinton strode into history books Thursday night with a call for Americans to rally behind her. The former Secretary of State became the Democratic nominee with enormous advantages over her rival Donald Trump — a massive campaign apparatus, deep pockets and an electoral map that favors Democrats. Protesters held signs praising her rival Bernie Sanders, and a handful even pushed the Green Party candidate.
Lodge managers and cafe owners along California's dramatic Big Sur coast were looking Friday at a summer of jittery guests and cancelled bookings after fire officials warned that crews will likely be battling a wildfire raging in steep, forested ridges just to the north for another month. Big Sur establishments were already reporting as much as a 50 percent drop in business, said Stan Russell, executive director of the chamber of commerce. The week-old blaze a few miles north of Big Sur had been blamed for one death, that of a bulldozer operator working the fire line.
Indonesia Friday executed four drug convicts, three of them foreigners, by firing squad, an official said, drawing swift condemnation as Jakarta pushes on with its tough campaign of capital punishment. Ten others expected to have faced the firing squad, including nationals from Pakistan, India and Zimbabwe as well as Indonesians, were not put to death but officials said they would be executed at a later stage. The executions, which saw an Indonesian and three Nigerians face the firing squad, were the first in the country since April last year when authorities put to death eight drug convicts, including two Australians.
Ford has announced via their Performance website today that it will be offering performance upgrade calibrations for the 2015-2017 Mustang GT. The 'performance packs,' as they're called, offer as much as 37 horsepower over stock, and come with a variety of intake-related hardware upgrades. Every level gets a calibration, which includes a no-lift shift feature.
An ancient potters' workshop dating back to Roman times has been discovered in Galilee, in northern Israel. The Israel Antiquities Authority announced that excavations in Shlomi, a town near the Lebanon border, have revealed a ceramic factory where storage jars and vessels for wine and oil would have been made 1,600 years ago. Archaeologists working at the site said this workshop is notable for its carefully constructed rock-cut kiln.
By Lisa Barrington and Suleiman Al-Khalidi BEIRUT (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's powerful Syrian branch, the Nusra Front, announced on Thursday it was ending its relationship with the global jihadist network founded by Osama bin Laden, to remove a pretext used by world powers to attack Syrians. The announcement came as Russia and President Bashar al-Assad's government declared a "humanitarian operation" in the besieged rebel-held sector of Aleppo, opening "safe corridors" so people can flee Syria's most important opposition stronghold. Washington said that appeared to be an attempt to depopulate the city and make fighters surrender.
About two dozen Chinese relatives of passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on Friday staged a small protest outside China's Foreign Ministry calling on governments to continue searching for the plane. China, Australia and Malaysia announced last week that the more than two-year-long hunt for the missing flight would be suspended once the current search area in the Indian Ocean has been completely scoured, something expected by the end of the year. The debris, which was found on Pemba Island off the coast of Tanzania, was analyzed by experts at the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, which is heading up the search for the plane in a remote stretch of ocean far off Australia's west coast.
A Vermont man was sentenced to just three years in prison after he admitted to killing his girlfriend’s disabled child by putting vodka in his intravenous feeding tube, authorities said. Walter Richters, 40, pleaded guilty in October to manslaughter in the August 2014 death of 13-year-old Isaac Robitille.
On July 12, an arbitration tribunal at The Hague delivered what is widely regarded as a landmark ruling on the maritime territorial dispute between the Philippines and China. Among many breathtaking findings, the tribunal declared China’s so-called “nine-dash line” invalid.
In his speech at the Democratic National Convention, President Obama made the case for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s election as his successor. Obama said there’s never been a man or a woman — “not me, not Bill” — who’s more qualified than Hillary Clinton to be president. The president told Democrats he’s “ready to pass the baton” to Clinton in her campaign against Republican Donald Trump.
It’s official: Chipotle will soon be in the burger business. The Mexican food giant will open its first burger restaurant this fall in Lancaster, Ohio, Bloomberg reports. Its new burger joint will be called Tasty Made, according to Bloomberg.
Divers searching the wreck of a 17th-century Swedish warship on the bed of the Baltic say they have found de Brie. Sifting through the ancient timbers of the Kronan, a ship that sank in 1676 off the Swedish coast, they found not diamonds as they had hoped... but a cheese. Inside a watertight pot was a semi-firm 340-year-old "dairy product" smelling of yeast and Roquefort cheese, expedition leader Lars Einarsson told AFP on Thursday.
Pope Francis’ planned visit to Auschwitz on Friday, to pray at the site of the Nazi concentration camp, is sure to be a sober occasion. TIME reported in 1942 that the late Pope Pius XI had called what the magazine euphemistically termed “anti-Jewish excesses” the “Sacrifice of our Father Abraham”—and that the current Pope, Pius XII, “neither understands nor approves” Nazi persecution of Jews.
With those words, scientists aboard the Exploration Vessel Nautilus uncovered a marine mystery: a small purple orb tucked halfway under a rock off the coast of California. "None of the known species of California pleurobranch are purple," said Susan Poulton, a spokeswoman for the E/V Nautilus expeditions. It was found on July 18, during an E/V Nautilusexploration of Arguello Canyon, west of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.