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- Clinton vows to be president for 'all Americans'
Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic Party's White House nomination, casting herself as a tireless champion of the people and rejecting Donald Trump's dark picture of America. Becoming the first woman to win the nomination of a major political party, Clinton promised to be a president for "all Americans," whether they voted for her or not.
- The Latest: Some signs of discontent during Clinton speech
The Latest on the Democratic National Convention and 2016 presidential campaign. (all times EDT): 11:30 p.m. There are some signs of discontent amid the celebration of Hillary Clinton's acceptance of the ...
- Stephan Jaeger shoots record 12-under 58 on Web.com Tour HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) — Stephan Jaeger shot a 12-under 58 on Thursday in the Web.com Tour's Ellie Mae Classic to match the lowest score in major tour play.
- In speech of her life, Clinton promises a 'clear-eyed' vision
By John Whitesides and Luciana Lopez PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Thursday Americans faced challenges at home and abroad that demand steady leadership and a collective spirit, and attacked Republican Donald Trump for sowing fear and divisiveness. In the biggest speech of her more than 25-year-old career in the public eye, Clinton accepted the Democratic presidential nomination for the Nov. 8 election with a promise to make the United States a country that worked for everyone. "He's taken the Republican Party a long way, from 'Morning in America' to 'Midnight in America,'" Clinton said.
- Exclusive: FBI probes hacking of Democratic congressional group - sources
By Joseph Menn, Dustin Volz and Mark Hosenball SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI is investigating a cyber attack against another U.S. Democratic Party group, which may be related to an earlier hack against the Democratic National Committee, four people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The previously unreported incident at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, or DCCC, and its potential ties to Russian hackers are likely to heighten accusations, so far unproven, that Moscow is trying to meddle in the U.S. presidential election campaign to help Republican nominee Donald Trump. Hacking of the party's emails caused discord among Democrats at the party's convention in Philadelphia to nominate Hillary Clinton as its presidential candidate.
- California wildfire wreaks havoc near Big Sur coast
By Mike Fiala CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters scrambled on Thursday to suppress a deadly wildfire near California's famed Big Sur coast that has burned more than 40 homes, forced hundreds of residents to flee and closed popular parks at the height of the summer travel season. The so-called Soberanes Fire erupted last Friday just south of the upscale oceanside town of Carmel-by-the-Sea and has raged through nearly 30,000 acres (12,000 hectares) of drought-parched chaparral, tall grass and timber into the Los Padres National Forest. Efforts by 4,200 firefighters to hack buffer lines through dense vegetation around the perimeter of the blaze have been complicated by worsening weather conditions - super-low humidity and gradually rising temperatures - officials said.
- AP FACT CHECK: Clinton, Trump slip up as she gets nomination
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton wrongly implied Donald Trump has proposed banning Islam in America in her speech accepting the Democratic presidential nomination. For his part, Trump offered an account of the Iranian nuclear deal that was more fiction than fact.
- Sale loses in White Sox return, Chapman saves Cubs' 3-1 win
CHICAGO (AP) — Chris Sale returned from his jersey-trashing suspension and threw six effective innings, but John Lackey outpitched him and Aroldis Chapman got the final four outs to save the Cubs' 3-1 victory over the White Sox in Chicago's rivalry series Thursday night.
- Cosby drops litigation against accuser in sex assault case
- Attempt at U.S.-Russia cooperation in Syria suffers major setbacks
By Tom Miles and John Walcott GENEVA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's attempt to elicit Russian military cooperation in the fight against Islamic State in Syria suffered two potentially crippling blows on Thursday. First, the Syrian army said it had cut off all supply routes into the eastern part of the city of Aleppo - Syria's most important opposition stronghold - and President Bashar al-Assad's government asked residents to leave the city.
- This time, an adoring He looks on as She accepts nomination
- Bezos passes Buffett, becomes third-richest person: Forbes
Jeff Bezos, the founder and chief executive of Amazon.com Inc , has become the world's third-richest person as of the market close for the first time, Forbes magazine said, passing Warren Buffett, the chairman and chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway Inc . Bezos' fortune was $65.3 billion as of 4:30 p.m. EDT (2030 GMT) on Thursday, compared with Buffett's $64.9 billion.
- Gordon rejoins Marlins following 80-game suspension
- Russia says United States stance on Syria allows terrorists to regroup: RIA MOSCOW (Reuters) - The United States has still not differentiated between terrorists and the co-called moderate opposition in Syria, which allows militants to prepare new offensives, RIA news agency cited a Russian deputy foreign minister as saying on Thursday. "There is an element here of a political ruse at least," Sergei Ryabkov was quoted as saying. (Reporting by Lidia Kelly; Writing by Maria Tsvetkova)
- Aleppo plan must ensure protection for Syrians whether they leave or stay: ICRC A proposal to create a humanitarian corridor into Aleppo must ensure that Syrians are protected and supported whether they choose to leave or to stay, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Thursday. All warring sides must allow aid agencies access to assess civilian needs and ensure that families who choose to leave are kept together, the aid agency said in a statement reacting to Russia's plan for a humanitarian corridor. "What we need urgently is a humanitarian pause in all areas of Aleppo affected by the violence," said Robert Mardini, ICRC director for the Near and Middle East, on his return from Syria and Iraq.
- White House says concerned about Nusra Front's capacity to attack West WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Thursday its assessment of the Syrian Islamist rebel group Nusra Front has not changed, despite news that the group was cutting its ties with al Qaeda. "There continues to be increasing concern about Nusra Front's growing capacity for external operations that could threaten both the United States and Europe," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters at a briefing. (Reporting by Doina Chiacu and Roberta Rampton; Editing by Tom Brown)
- Nusra Front a military target despite name change, break with Qaeda: U.S. The U.S. State Department said on Thursday that Nusra Front militants remained a fair target for U.S. and Russian warplanes in Syria despite a decision to cut ties with al Qaeda and change its name to Jabhat Fatah al Sham. State Department spokesman John Kirby said the Nusra Front's announcement could simply be a rebranding exercise and the United States would judge it by its actions, goals and ideology. Kirby also said the Russian and Syrian humanitarian exercise around Aleppo on Thursday appeared to actually be an attempt to force the evacuation of civilians and the surrender of militant groups.
- U.N. urges U.S.-Russia deal on Syria, cautious on Russian Aleppo plan U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura called on Russia and the United States on Thursday to work together in reducing the fighting in Syria, saying that failure of their cooperation plan would have a very negative impact on planned peace talks. U.S. and Russian military officials were coming to Geneva to discuss details, he told reporters after a weekly meeting of the humanitarian task force. "We are all awaiting and urging the two co-chairs - which means Russia and the U.S.- to expedite their own discussions on how to reduce violence," de Mistura said.
- NOAA: Drone technology aids whale research off Hawaii
HONOLULU (AP) — Federal researchers returning from a 30-day expedition to study whales and dolphins around the Hawaiian Islands said Thursday they are looking for clues to help sustain healthy populations of the marine mammals.
- Katy Perry belts 'Rise' and 'Roar' at Democratic convention
- Indonesia executes 4 drug traffickers
CILACAP, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia executed four people convicted of drug crimes on Friday despite international protests and said it would decide later when as many as 10 others would be put to death.
- Microsoft further trims smartphone division jobs
Microsoft is cutting more jobs from its smartphone hardware and global sales divisions by shedding an additional 2,850 positions, the company said. The news came in a corporate annual report filing to the US Securities and Exchange Commission. As of late last month, Microsoft employed about 114,000 people.
- At vigil, Biden tries to comfort relatives of slain officers
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The gunman's bullets that killed three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge also targeted the country and "touched the soul of an entire nation," Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday at a memorial service for the fallen officers.
- AP EXPLAINS: Long history of women running for president
- FBI investigates hack at House Democrats' campaign committee PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The FBI is investigating an apparent hack into computer systems at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, following a similar intrusion at the Democratic National Committee.
- California coastline wildfire is big and getting bigger
BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters struggled Thursday to get the upper hand on a massive wildfire burning along California's picturesque Big Sur coastline, where anxious residents driven from their homes awaited word on their properties and popular parks and trails closed at the height of tourist season.
- Humbled Gordon grateful for another chance with Browns
- Drug-tainted US sprinters lead Rio challenge
Justin Gatlin will spearhead a trio of drug-tainted US sprinters aiming to spoil Usain Bolt's Olympic swansong as athletics stumbles through the moral maze created by the Russia doping scandal. The 34-year-old Gatlin is the most obvious symbol of the logical confusion gripping this year's Olympics, where some athletes convicted of doping offences will be free to compete while others are banned. Gatlin, twice suspended for failing drugs tests, heads to Rio as the biggest threat to Jamaican rival Bolt's hopes of retaining his 100 meters crown.
- Church attacker threatened France in new video
A jihadist-linked news agency released a video showing one of the France church attackers threatening the country, a monitoring group said. Abdel Malik Petitjean, 19, was identified by French authorities Thursday as the second jihadist in the brutal killing of an elderly priest in Normandy on Tuesday. The video released by the Amaq news agency showed Petitjean, dressed in a green striped t-shirt, speaking into the camera from what appeared to be a home.
- Police rally as mayor says Black Lives Matter banner stays
SOMERVILLE, Mass. (AP) — About 50 police officers and their supporters upset about a Black Lives Matter banner that has been hanging outside City Hall for a year rallied on Thursday to try to pressure the mayor to remove it.
- Alphabet posts strong revenue on video market, stock surges
Alphabet Inc, Google's parent, on Thursday revealed that efforts to push its vast advertising business toward mobile is paying off as second quarter earnings handily beat Wall Street's expectations. The results put to rest lingering concerns about how the rise of mobile might impact Google, which has a strong mobile presence with its Android smartphone operating system but has long relied on desktop search traffic to power its profits. Advertisers typically pay less for user clicks on mobile ads than on desktop ads, Google's traditional strength, but the strong earnings performance suggests that is beginning to change, said Colin Gillis, an analyst with BGC Partners.
- Terror attack play scratched after victim families object SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California college has canceled plans to create a play about a hometown terrorist attack that killed 14 people after family members of some victims complained.
- The Latest: Polish officials say 500,000 see pope at rally
- Like riding a bike: Rams veterans roll up to training camp
- Jimmy Walker opens with 65 at stifling PGA; Johnson stumbles
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) — A drab year for Jimmy Walker took a turn for the worse two weeks ago at the British Open, when he stayed in what was dubbed the "frat house" at Royal Troon with Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas, Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson.
- Re-signed Fitzpatrick welcomed back by happy Jets teammates
- Internet star Hayes Grier hospitalized after car crash
- Clinton to make economy her 'primary mission'
Hillary Clinton will promise Americans her "primary mission" in the White House would be to lift up those left behind by an uneven economy, as she becomes the first woman to accept the Democratic nomination. Laying out the organizing principle for her administration, Clinton will tell delegates gathered in Philadelphia that she hopes to be a president that can repair lives hollowed out by global economic change. Clinton will make a direct pitch to the same working class and poor voters that her populist Republican rival Donald Trump has vowed to champion and who have felt the brunt of globalization.
- Washington Post: Reporter barred from entering Pence event
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin law enforcement official said Thursday he doesn't know why a Washington Post reporter was kicked out of a Wednesday night campaign rally near Milwaukee for Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence, but stressed it wasn't his department that removed him.
- Biden leads mourners for slain Baton Rouge cops
US Vice President Joe Biden pleaded for better understanding between cops and the communities they serve at a public memorial for three Baton Rouge police officers slain in a targeted gun attack. The killed Baton Rouge officers, Montrell Jackson, Matthew Gerald and Brad Garafola, were represented by three empty chairs on the stage of the Healing Place Church. Biden and US Attorney General Loretta Lynch were among the dignitaries who attended the funeral, along with hundreds of police officers.