Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is due to endorse Hillary Clinton tonight, which comes as a surprise for many since he was at one point contemplating a presidential run himself. For New York Democrats attending the convention, they see the move as an example of crossing the aisle as opposed
She was answering a question about whether she believes Trump is racist for calling her “Pocahontas” in reference to Warren once highlighting her Native-American heritage despite there being no record of it. "No, it's the fact," she responded, before turning the focus to Trump’s treatment
Eight hikers were led to safety after a raging wildfire in northern California stranded them for at least five days, officials said. A Cal Fire spokesperson said this was not technically a “rescue” as the hikers, who had been near the massive Soberanes fire in Monterey County for at least five days,
A treasure hunter who went missing earlier this year while searching for a chest of gold in the wilderness of New Mexico has been found dead, authorities said. Randy Bilyeu's remains were found north of the Cochiti Lake along the Rio Grande River, the Santa Fe Police Department announced on Tuesday
Is Sen. Tim Kaine the right vice presidential candidate to unite a fragile Democratic Party? With progressives still uneasy about Hillary Clinton’s candidacy, the Massachusetts Democrat declined to say Tuesday whether Clinton had tapped the best running mate to convince supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders
A Virginia baseball player was saved when his teammate administered CPR moments after he was struck in the chest by a baseball. The Manassas baseball team was practicing for the Southeast Regional Tournament on July 14 when the catcher threw the ball and hit Steve Smith directly in the chest, according
"And I watch my daughters, two beautiful, intelligent black young women, playing with their dogs on the White House lawn. Michelle Obama's description of her daughters playing on the lawn of a White House built by slaves struck a chord with some listeners — a poignant reminder of the historical
“Overall, we still see attempts to use – manically use – the Russian issue during the U.S. electoral campaign,” Russian government spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, according to Russia’s state-run news outlet Sputnik.
First Lady Michelle Obama's speech brought a divided Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton crowd together last night after she spoke out against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump without ever saying his name, addressing the Democratic National Convention forcefully and personally. While
The first few hours of the Democratic National Convention were rowdy, with some delegates and supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders jeering at several speakers. The state roll call vote on the nomination, which is set to take place later today, will pose an even bigger opportunity for disgruntled Sanders
Protesters in Philadelphia have found a glimmer of hope: Dr. Jill Stein. Though Stein has been running as the Green Party’s presumptive presidential candidate for 13 months now, here in the City of Brotherly Love she’s had something of a bump in public opinion. At a protest with a few hundred people
Hillary Clinton spoke to a group of veterans on Monday saying she recognized it might take "a little getting used to" that she would be the first female commander-in-chief should she win the White House. "I know this is the first time that one of our two major parties has ever nominated
A New Zealand athlete claims that he was kidnapped by police at gunpoint in Rio. Jason Lee, a New Zealand national jiu-jitsu champion, said he was pulled over by two armed police officers, who told him they were doing a routine search for drugs and weapons. Lee said police officers also searched his
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Dallas police applications have tripled after five local law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty by a gunman who said he was angry with police. The July 7 attack was the deadliest event for law enforcement since September 11. From June 8 to June 20, the police department received 136
Afghanistan has sustained a record number of civilian casualties during the first six months of this year, according to a United Nations report published today. The Human Rights team of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) recorded 1,601 civilian deaths and 3,565 civilians injured between
Several emails released show that although the DNC was supposed to remain neutral during the primary contest, officials grew increasingly agitated with Bernie Sanders and his campaign, at some points even floating ideas about ways to undermine his candidacy. The source of the leak has not been revealed
A suicide bomber who injured 15 people on Sunday evening in Ansbach, Germany, pledged allegiance to ISIS in a video found on his phone, according to Bavaria's top security official. Joachim Herrmann, Bavaria's interior minister, told reporters that bomb making material was found in the apartment
Outgoing Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was booed and jeered at a pre-convention delegation breakfast this morning in Philadelphia, a day after she announced she would resign from the post after the leak of embarrassing party emails. Amid ugly scenes, an event organizer
White supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke announced a run for U.S. Senate in Louisiana in a web video today, linking his campaign to the message of Donald Trump’s presidential bid. “I was the first major candidate in modern times to promote the term and policy of ‘America First,’”
Matthew Gerald, one of the law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Sunday, was mourned today at his funeral by family, friends and colleagues. His friend Dave Mulkey spoke at today's service, recalling the last text message he received from Gerald.