On the night Hillary Clinton made history by accepting the Democratic Party’s nomination for the presidency, the world wasn’t just watching at home passively as it had in past elections, but speaking out and reacting in real time over social media. Data from Instagram, Twitter and other services also indicate which moments from the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia resonated with the American people. For instance, the picture that Clinton shared of herself and President Obama embracing after he delivered an impassioned speech in support of her candidacy Wednesday night became the most-liked Instagram photo (146,000) from any candidate in this presidential race.
A Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, says an estimated 800,000 people took part with Pope Francis in an artistic Way of the Cross ceremony at Blonia meadow in Krakow. Francis has called on young pilgrims attending World Youth Day ceremonies in the southern Polish city to show mercy to refugees and other persecuted people, saying Friday that Christians are called upon to serve Jesus by helping the disadvantaged. Speaking from the archbishop's residence in Krakow, Francis also said human "cruelty did not end in Auschwitz" and that similar atrocities are being inflicted in war zones across the world today.
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.
A police officer and father of two is dead, and another cop is injured after they were shot in San Diego Thursday night. One suspect has been taken into police custody. Police said they were searching for additional suspects. The shooting happened after the two officers, both assigned to the gang unit, made a stop around 11 p.m. local time. The officers called for emergency cover and were shot multiple times, police said. One officer died from gunshot wounds. The second officer, also a husband and father, according to ABC affiliate KGTV, was hospitalized for surgery. San Diego police said this morning that he is expected to survive. Police did not say if the officers were ambushed. (GMA) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr .
The UN on Friday urged Russia to give it control of humanitarian passages out of Aleppo in northern Syria where besieged residents cowered indoors afraid to use what some called "death corridors". A monitoring group, meanwhile, reported that at least 18 civilians were killed in air strikes in the city of Aleppo and in the provincial town of Atareb. Syrian regime ally Russia has said three humanitarian passages would be opened for civilians and surrendering fighters seeking to exit Aleppo's eastern districts.
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.
Beijing said it has detained and questioned a Japanese national working on cultural exchange projects for allegedly "endangering China's national security", Japanese newspapers reported Saturday. China said Friday the man was under investigation on suspicion of endangering the country's national security, Kyodo news agency reported, adding that the allegation was often applied in cases of suspected espionage. Tokyo said it had been informed by Beijing about a detained Japanese man, but the government's top spokesman Yoshihide Suga denied Japan was involved in spying "against any nation".
Last night, Ford sent out a whole batch of letters to prospective buyers of the 2017 GT. The folks at Ford GT Forum started uploading screenshots of their letters last night. Congratulations! You've been selected for the opportunity to purchase a new Ford GT!
North Korea says the United States has effectively declared war after US officials placed its leader Kim Jong Un on a list of sanctioned individuals who have committed human rights abuses. Han Song Ryol, the North Korean Foreign Ministry’s director-general of the US affairs department, added in an interview with the Associated Press that if planned joint US-South Korea war games south of the Demilitarized Zone went ahead next month, it would likely result in a vicious showdown for which the United States would be responsible. Recommended: Kim 101: How well do you know North Korea's leaders?
In the celebratory atmosphere at the Democratic National Convention's final night, Senator Tim Kaine proudly showed the world that he is committed to this country and also that he loves balloons more than anything. Images and video clips from Thursday
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Some employers are on board with this, with nearly a third saying they strongly support their employees continuing on the job after age 65, according to a Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies and Harris Poll survey of 1,022 business executives and 4,550 workers at for-profit companies that employ 10 or more workers. Here's how employers say they perceive workers age 50 and older. Many older workers have spent decades in their industry.
Cupcake's rider was taking the 13-year-old equine on a hike in Cherry Creek State Park when suddenly, the horse lost its footing. Parts of the marshy trail were overtaken with knee- or waist-deep mud and rainwater, and Cupcake fell, taking her rider down with her. According to South Metro Fire Department public information officer Eric Hurst, the rider was not hurt, and was able to call park rangers for help.
A District of Columbia Superior Court judge dismissed the charges against 34-year-old Ingmar Guandique on Thursday after federal prosecutors said that, based on "new information," they could no longer prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. The disappearance of Levy, 24, in May 2001 and the subsequent investigation transfixed Washington, fueled by revelations that she had been having an affair with Condit, a married Democrat from California. Levy's skeletal remains were found the following year in a District of Columbia park where it was believed she had gone running.
Perched on a forested hillside in the distant outskirts of Istanbul, the town of Ballica seems a world removed from the bloodshed of a failed military coup that killed hundreds of people in Turkey just two weeks ago. Four days ago, a soldier who fought to overthrow the country’s elected government was buried here, the first to be interred in the rocky, barren enclosure. Since the coup on the night of July 15, Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has moved swiftly to memorialize the bravery of anti-coup protesters, planning public monuments and rechristening Istanbul’s Bosphorus Bridge — where scores of unarmed protesters were killed by rebel soldiers — as the “July 15th Martyrs’ Bridge.” The cemetery, built on the orders of Istanbul Mayor Kadir Topbas, has proved a controversial add-on to the list of post-coup public works.
Visitors to the birthplace of America can soon climb aboard a life-size Revolutionary era privateer ship in the heart of the city's historic district, while staying firmly planted on land. Builders working with the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia are crafting half of a ship — which at 45 feet can still impress in scope and scale — to invite visitors to learn a lesser known story of the Revolution through the lesser known 14-year-old James Forten. The ship will act as one of the museum's primary immersive exhibits, explore maritime involvement in the Revolution and highlight Forten, a free African-American boy who served on a privateer ship and later became a prominent abolitionist and wealthy Philadelphia businessman.
The old Sandy Hook Elementary School was demolished in 2013 after a crazed gunman fatally shot 20 children and six educators in December 2010 in just five minutes before killing himself. The new Sandy Hook School, which will feature heavy-duty windows and sophisticated video surveillance, was built with a $50 million grant from the state of Connecticut in the small leafy town of Newtown, two and a half hours by car northeast of New York City. "Despite its birth from a horrible tragedy, Sandy Hook School will be a place full of laughter, love, and learning," Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra said.
Well, this is the autopsy report of Mary Vail. Reporter: Investigative reporter jerry Mitchell has been dredging up a secret that folks here in Lake Charles have been whispering about for half a century. Ruled by the coroner an accidental death, but now it's all being reeled up through the depths of time into the daylight.
Mark Salter, former chief of staff to Sen. John McCain, has written an essay for Real Clear Politics on why he cannot vote for Donald Trump. It deserves note for the long-term record because this is not how associates of a party’s former nominee usually talk about the current one, and because of its insistence on the importance of tax returns. Could it be that a major party nominee for president is beholden to Russia’s leader and might compromise the security interests of the U.S. and our allies to maintain that relationship? We don’t know the answer….
By Mark Hosenball, Joseph Menn and John Walcott WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A computer network used by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign was hacked as part of a broad cyber attack on Democratic political organizations, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The latest attack, which was disclosed to Reuters on Friday, follows two other hacks on the Democratic National Committee, or DNC, and the party’s fundraising committee for candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives. A Clinton campaign spokesman said in a statement late on Friday that an analytics data program maintained by the DNC and used by the campaign and a number of other entities "was accessed as part of the DNC hack." "Our campaign computer system has been under review by outside cyber security experts.
Screens displaying flight information and the public address system at Vietnam's two major airports were hacked with derogatory messages against Vietnam and the Philippines in their territorial row against China in the South China Sea. After the hacking Friday evening, authorities switched off the screens and the sound systems at Hanoi's Noi Bai airport and the Tan Son Nhat airport in southern Ho Chi Minh City, the online VnExpress said.
Growth in the eurozone halved in the second quarter, official data showed on Friday, with analysts warning that the consequences of Brexit could harm the economy further later in the year. The Eurostat statistics agency said economic growth in the 19-nation single currency bloc slowed to 0.3 percent in the April to June period, with stagnation in France largely contributing to the poor data. The latest figures were in line with forecasts of analysts surveyed by data company Factset, and meant the eurozone grew by 1.6 percent over 12 months.
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.
A Dallas meteorogist has resigned after writing a racially insensitive Facebook post bashing the Democratic National Convention. Bob Goosmann was a weatherman at KRLD when he posted about the DNC speeches by the so-called "Mothers of the Movement," such as Eric Garner's mother, on Wednesday. The DNC parading the mothers of slain thugs around on their stage has me furious," read the post, which has since disappeared.
Dozens of families are trickling out of besieged rebel-held areas in eastern Aleppo by way of safe-passage roads opened by the Syrian government and supervised by Russia, according to Syrian state media. State television showed images of what it described as civilians and about a dozen young opposition fighters who were surrendering to the government of Bashar al-Assad after it offered an amnesty to rebels who turned in their weapons over the next three months. Some two weeks have elapsed since the Assad regime closed off all access to the main road, and the situation of hundreds of thousands of civilians living in rebel neighborhoods has grown increasingly precarious as food stockpiles dwindled.
Blazes have destroyed dozens of homes in several Western states and scared away tourists from California's dramatic Big Sur coast, which is near a wildfire burning in hard-to-reach forested ridges that fire crews will likely be battling for another month. Fire officials say a wildfire burning near California's dramatic Big Sur coast has destroyed 57 homes and is threatening 2,000 more. The week-old blaze has also scared away tourists who are cancelling 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.