WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Donald Trump gleefully seized on party turmoil at the Democratic National Convention Monday, accusing Bernie Sanders of “folding” against rival Hillary Clinton, whom he attacked for using a “rigged” system to win the nomination. In his second campaign rally since becoming officially becoming the Republican presidential nominee, Trump recapped the drama that has overtaken Democrats in recent days, including leaked emails that suggested officials at the Democratic National Committee tried to undermine Sanders during the Democratic primary.
DUBAI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran confirmed on Sunday the detention of an Iranian-American visiting the country, the latest in a string of arrests of dual nationals in the past year. Asked about reports of the arrest on national security charges, Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei told a weekly news conference: "The report on the arrest of an Iranian-American dual national is correct," the semi-official Fars news agency said. Mohseni Ejei declined to name the individual and said he did not know what specific charges would be lodged.
Two nephews of Venezuela's first lady admitted being part of a cocaine smuggling scheme in a US sting operation before their arrest last year, according to recently filed court documents. Details of the alleged confessions by Efrain Antonio Campo Flores and Francisco Flores de Freita were recounted in documents US prosecutors filed Friday in the US federal court in Manhattan. The two -- sons of brothers of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's wife Cilia Flores -- were arrested in Haiti in November 2015 and flown to New York by US Drug Enforcement Administration agents.
The Iraqi military will use a medieval tactic to keep control of Fallujah after recapturing it from the Islamic State group last month: It is digging a trench around the city. The trench will have a single opening for residents to move in and out of the city, which is virtually empty since the offensive that defeated the IS militants, said Lt. Gen. Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi, deputy commander of the counterterrorism forces that led the successful campaign. It will be about 7 miles (11 kilometers) long and "will protect the city's residents, who have lived through many tragedies, as well as security forces deployed there," al-Saadi said in an interview with The Associated Press at his Baghdad headquarters.
The United States on Monday announced $127 million in aid for southern African countries where the worst drought in decades is affecting millions of people, stunting children and tempting some farmers to eat their grains instead of saving them as seed for the next crop. The region's most severe drought in 35 years is also a growing health crisis. One-third of the world's HIV-infected population lives in southern Africa, and the United Nations says people cannot take their treatment on an empty stomach.
After checking out the accommodations in Rio de Janeiro, the Australian team refused to house its athletes at the Olympic Village. Team leader Kitty Chiller released a statement Sunday noting problems such as “blocked toilets, leaking pipes and exposed wiring, darkened stairwells where no lighting has been installed and dirty floors in need of a massive clean.” The team was supposed to move into their rooms in the Village on July 21, but has remained at hotels nearby instead as the facilities undergo “stress tests” to check if they can be suitable.
It was 42 years ago today that the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a fatal blow to President Richard Nixon’s presidency, in a decision that led to the release of the Watergate tapes. The case of United States v. Nixon reached the Court on July 8, 1974, after it had concluded its prior term. The Justices found themselves in new territory as the Court had to deal with an executive privilege claim filed by President Nixon’s attorneys.
Four people were killed in a traffic accident involving a Dallas Cowboys bus, according to WFAA.com. No one on the Cowboys or associated with the organization was killed, but four people in another vehicle died in the crash that took place on U.S. 93 near Dolan Springs, Arizona. The Arizona Department of Public Safety did not confirm a number of fatalities, according to the story.
Earlier today, ministers from the three nations responsible for finding Malaysia Airlines Flight 370-Australia, China, and Malaysia-announced that they would stop looking for the lost jet once the current 46,000-square-mile search zone is completed this fall.
Follow along with the Yahoo Politics team as we provide updates from the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. From the speeches to the protests and everything in between, this will be the go-to place for the latest news all week long.
Suicide bombers killed at least seven people as they tried to blast their way into the African Union's main peacekeeping base in Somalia's capital on Tuesday, police said. Al Shabaab, the Islamist militant group fighting to topple Somalia's Western-backed government, claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it had killed more than 12 people. "We understand at least seven from a private security firm died," said Ali Farah, a police officer.
This person vouches for the perpetrator, who in many high-profile cases is accused of sexual harassment, domestic violence or rape. Think, for instance, of Geraldo Rivera and Greta Van Susteren, two Fox News anchors among many who contradicted their former colleague Gretchen Carlson and eagerly defended their boss, Roger Ailes, against charges of sexual harassment in recent weeks. Or consider the friends and family who wrote dozens of letters attesting to the moral character of Brock Turner, a Stanford student found guilty of sexual assault.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department says about 10,000 homes have been evacuated as crews protect mountain and canyon communities from a ferocious wildfire that’s destroyed 18 houses. Officials said late Sunday that the blaze had burned through at least 51 square miles of brush north of Los Angeles — but that number is expected to jump Monday when better assessment is done at daylight. The Fire Department’s incident web page says about 20,000 residents have been ordered from their homes.
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More than 20,500 homicides were committed in Mexico in 2015, rising slightly from 2014 after murders had fallen for three consecutive years, official figures showed on Monday. A total of 20,525 homicides were reported last year, compared to 20,010 in 2014, according to the national statistics institute (INEGI). Murders surged in Mexico after the government deployed troops to crack down on drug cartels in December 2006.
International Olympic Committee vice president John Coates says the IOC's decision not to ban all Russian athletes from the Rio Games reflected the need to be fair to athletes who hadn't turned to doping. Coates spent three days advising the IOC on the legal aspects of any decision relating to Russian sanctions for the games in Rio de Janeiro and explained the rationale in a statement released by the Australian Olympic Committee. "I will be urging them to concentrate on their own performances, and wipe Russia from their mindset," she said.
There are lots of changes happening around Oklahoma City now that Kevin Durant has left town for sunnier shores. A local restaurant named after the longtime OKC star is reportedly shutting its doors temporarily for a now-sorely-needed branding overhaul. “It has been an honor — and a lot of fun — to partner with Kevin at KD’s these last few years,” Hal Smith said in a statement.
In a somewhat bizarre turn of events, Tesla and the owner of a Model X involved in a crash a few weeks ago have been involved in a war of words as of late. Last week, a man known as Mr. Pang wrote an open letter to Tesla wherein he blamed the company’s Autopilot software for causing his Model X to spontaneously swerve into a guard rail and ultimately cause him to get into a serious accident. Immediately following the accident, Tesla issued a statement indicating that Autopilot was not used appropriately at the time of the crash.
By Fiona Ortiz CHICAGO (Reuters) - A prominent Illinois Republican has resigned from the state legislature, citing multiple incidents of fake Facebook and Twitter accounts set up in his name in recent weeks. "After some cyber security issues arose, I began to re-evaluate my continued public service," Representative Ron Sandack, House Republican floor leader, said in a resignation letter dated Sunday and provided on Monday by the Republican Caucus. Sandack, known as an adamant defender of Republican Governor Bruce Rauner's initiatives on the floor of the Democratic-dominated House, was up for re-election in November against Democrat Greg Hose.
A man who was shot by Chicago police last year said on Monday he wants the officers fired from the department, days after the city's law enforcement watchdog issued a rare finding that the shooting was unjustified. "I want them to step down," Antwon Golatte told a news conference. Golatte was shot multiple times in the chest and abdomen in February 2015 after he drove off in his Lincoln SUV as police tried to stop him after an alleged drug transaction on the south side of Chicago, according to documents released by the watchdog, the Independent Police Review Authority.
The fire that has destroyed at least 18 homes in northern Los Angeles County gained ferocious new power two days after it broke out, sending so much smoke in the air that planes making drops on it had to be grounded for part of the afternoon. “For this time of year, it’s the most extreme fire behavior I’ve seen in my 32-year career,” County fire Chief Daryl Osby said. The Southern California blaze has blackened at least 46 square miles of brush on ridgelines near the city of Santa Clarita.
A South Korean agreement with the United States to deploy an antimissile system against its neighbor to the north has upset not just Pyongyang, North Korea. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), scheduled to be in place by 2017, has left China distrustful of South Korea. Recommended: Kim 101: How well do you know North Korea's leaders?
Warren, a favorite among liberals, told the Democratic National Convention that the party must unite around Clinton after a divisive primary with Bernie Sanders. In the convention's keynote address, Warren told an excited crowd: "I'm with Hillary.
Many thousands of Turks massed Sunday for the first cross-party rally to condemn the coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, amid a purge of suspected state enemies. Istanbul's Taksim square was transformed into a red sea of national flags as Erdogan's ruling Islamic-conservatives and the opposition secular camps briefly set aside their differences in a show of national unity. Despite the high tensions since the coup attempt, the mood at the Istanbul rally was strongly patriotic.