At the end of a dizzying array of appearances on the second night of the Democratic National Convention here, Hillary Clinton addressed the crowd that officially nominated her earlier in the day, emerging through an image of shattered glass at the end of a slideshow of portraits of the 43 men the United States has elected president. “Hello, Philadelphia, I am so happy!” Clinton said, appearing live from New York not long after her husband delivered a substantial address touting her commitment. Clinton, who will appear at the convention in person on its final night, thanked her supporters, saying, “This is really your victory, this is really your night” and echoed a major theme of the evening, in reaching out to the next generation.
SAINT-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France (AP) — In a story July 26 about a priest whose throat was slit in France in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group, The Associated Press erroneously attributed information that the electronic bracelet worn by one of the attackers was deactivated for a few hours every morning. The information came from a police official familiar with the investigation, not from Paris prosecutor Francois Molins. 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.
Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine is quickly settling into his role as a joyful Donald Trump attack dog. In his first solo outing since securing the Democratic vice presidential nomination—and just hours before he is set to deliver his speech to the Democratic convention—Kaine attended three swing-state delegation breakfasts in Philadelphia, offering brief remarks to the Iowa and Florida contingent and longer remarks to those from his home state in which he criticized his GOP rival at length. “Donald Trump is a one-man wrecking crew when it comes to alliances,” Kaine said, referencing Trump’s comments about U.S. allies.
Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby strutted into the national spotlight last year when she filed criminal charges against six officers tied to Freddie Gray's death in police custody just days after the alleged crime. Such a high-profile failure would be a heavy blow for the career of any prosecutor, but Mosby's quick action has earned her significant support in the majority black city of 620,000 people, legal experts and civil-rights activists said. "She did what she had to do," said Tessa Hill-Aston, president of the Baltimore City branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
The failed coup in Turkey offers a unique chance to end the dangerous levels of polarisation in the country, the main opposition leader told AFP Wednesday. In an interview at the Republican People's Party (CHP) headquarters in Ankara, Kemal Kilicdaroglu also urged President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to uphold the rule of law during his post-coup purge. The CHP leader held an unprecedented meeting two days ago with Erdogan at his presidential palace in a bid to forge national unity in the wake of the July 15 coup.
Robert Herjavec was so touched by the story of 4-year-old Orange County boy Liam Brenes that he offered to replace the prosthesis that was swiped by heartless thieves on Sunday morning. "He sounds like an amazing person and he still just wanted to do something," Amanda McFarland said.
The Institute of Economics annually produces the Global Peace Index that assesses the levels of peace in 163 independent states and territories. It takes into account factors like terrorism, political security and safety, and the perception of crime. The 2016 rankings of the Global Peace Index are now out. They rank every country in the world, allocating each a ‘Global Peace Index’ score.
Past earthquakes that damaged ancient temples perched high in the Himalayas could be harbingers of dangerous quakes to come, new research suggests. "The supporting pillars and temple structures are tilted with respect to their original positions.
The move comes after footage aired by the Australian Broadcast Corporation (ABC) showed young inmates allegedly being abused by guards. Following a national outcry, Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull ordered a royal commission to investigate the mistreatment of children in detention. The government is also planning to move detainees out of the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre — the facility featured in a report by the ABC program Four Corners — and possibly into former immigration holding centers, the Guardian reports.
Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone's mother-in-law, Aparecida Schunck, has been kidnapped in Brazil. Australia's Herald Sun claims the ransom is the highest ever demanded in Brazil's history. Schunck, 67, was reportedly captured in the Interlagos region of Sao Paolo, Brazil.
Plummeting economies in Venezuela and Brazil are expected to drag Latin America into negative growth again this year, the U.N.'s Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean reported Tuesday. The commission projected a 0.8 percent slide in the region's overall gross domestic product for 2016 , a bit worse than last year's 0.5 percent dip. It said global growth remains slow, with low prices for Latin American commodities and financial uncertainty fed in part by the United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union.
A group of disgruntled delegates chanted “no more war” as former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta spoke at the Democratic national convention Wednesday. The former CIA director, who oversaw the operation that led to the death of Osama bin Laden, was dismissing Republican nominee Donald Trump’s views on foreign policy when the chanting broke out. Convention organizers shut off stage lights in the sections of the crowd where the chanting was taking place, making them less visible on television as Panetta struggled to maintain control.
Fourteen months after the death of a black man whose neck was broken in a police van prompted massive protests, spawned rioting and toppled the careers of Baltimore's police commissioner and a Democratic mayor poised for re-election, authorities abandoned efforts to punish the officers involved. The city's top prosecutor was righteous in her rage Wednesday as she made official what was already clear after four failed attempts to prosecute: no one will go to jail for Freddie Gray's death. Earlier in the day, Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby had dropped the cases against the rest of the six police officers charged in Gray's death after prosecutors had suffered blow after crippling blow as a judge acquitted three others in rapid succession.
ABC's Liz Kreutz gives insight on why Tim Kaine was chosen to run with Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton ABC this crisis was inside. Good morning banning can this last night we saw Hillary Clinton's newly minted running mate Tim Kaine out there acting attack dog mocking.
The United Nations has documented at least 120 cases of rape since a recent flareup of violence in South Sudan and is investigating allegations that its peacekeepers did nothing to stop the violence, a spokesman said Wednesday. "We take very seriously the allegations that peacekeepers did not render aid to civilians in distress," said UN spokesman Farhan Haq. Media reports quoted witnesses who said peacekeepers looked on and did nothing during at least one assault on a woman.
The official Democratic Party platform is out, and compared with their Republican opponents, the Democrats are calling for fewer constitutional amendments in the near future. The 2016 Republican platform, released last week, asked for five new constitutional amendments: a right to life amendment, a balanced budget amendment, a congressional term-limits amendment, an amendment to let states define marriage, and an amendment to allow parents to direct their children’s education. The Democrats’ platform, which was drafted earlier in the month in Florida, requests two new constitutional amendments.
The jackpot has rolled over 23 times since it was reset to its starting sum of $40 million for a drawing on May 11, lottery officials said. The Powerball game is based on lottery tickets sold for $2 apiece. Wednesday's draw came about 2-1/2 months after a $429.6 million winning Powerball ticket was sold in New Jersey, and two weeks after a $540 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot was clinched in Indiana.
Police officers in the U.S. are more likely to stop or arrest black, Hispanic and Native American people than they are to stop or arrest non-Hispanic white people, a new study finds. The researchers also found that more blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans were killed and injured by police over the study period than non-Hispanic whites. "Both blacks and white Hispanics are four times as likely to be killed by the police as white non-Hispanics are," said lead study author Ted Miller, a senior research scientist at the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation in Maryland.
An Autopiloted Tesla that fatally crashed in Florida in May was being driven at 74 in a 65 zone, according to a preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board. The crash has caused all sorts of debates, with some parties calling for Tesla to deactivate its Autopilot program, and the SEC investigating Tesla for securities fraud surrounding the crash. The NTSB report is a little short on most details.
Venezuelan police blocked a march Wednesday by opposition protesters demanding a referendum on removing President Nicolas Maduro, a prospect looking less likely as the leftist government digs in its heels. "Venezuela is a pressure cooker, a volcano.
California's signature parks along the Big Sur coastline that draw thousands of daily visitors were closed Tuesday as one of the state's two major wildfires threatened the scenic region at the height of the summer tourism season. To the south, firefighters made progress containing a huge blaze in mountains outside Los Angeles, allowing authorities to let most of 20,000 people evacuated over the weekend to return home. In Wyoming, a large backcountry wildfire in the Shoshone National Forest put about 290 homes and guest ranches at risk.
The father of Freddie Gray, Richard Shipley, says the family stands by Mosby who led the case in his son’s death. Prosecutors have dropped the remaining charges against the Baltimore police officers, bringing an end to the case without a conviction. Gray was a black man who was critically injured in the back of a police van in April 2015.
There was at least one group of Hillary Clinton surrogates who would rather not have taken the stage at the Democratic national convention on Tuesday. The mothers of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Sandra Bland and other African-American men and women who died at the hands of police, in police custody or from gun violence spoke about how they were brought into activism by their grief. “The majority of police officers are good people doing a good job, and we’re asking, and we’re also going to keep using our voices and our votes to support leaders like Hillary Clinton, who will help us protect one another so that this club of heartbroken mothers stops growing,” said Lucy McBath, mother of Jordan Davis.
Archaeologists have found the location of a long-sought Spanish fort on the South Carolina coast at the site of what was once the first capital of Spanish Florida. A release from the University of South Carolina says the site of San Marcos, one of five forts built during the 21-year history of the early settlement of Santa Elena, has finally been located on Parris Island near Hilton Head Island. University of South Carolina archaeologist Chester DePratter and Victor Thompson of the Center for Archaeological Sciences at the University of Georgia, have conducted research for the past two years to find the site of the 1577 fort.