History as Clinton ascends to nomination _ hostility too
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A glass ceiling is shattering at the Democratic National Convention as Hillary Clinton ascends to the presidential nomination with Tuesday's roll call of the states, making her the first woman to lead a major party into a White House race....
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Islamic State claims attack that killed priest during Mass
SAINTE-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France (AP) -- Two attackers took hostages inside a French church during morning Mass on Tuesday near the city of Rouen, killing an 86-year-old priest by slitting his throat before being shot and killed by police, French officials said. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack....
Letter foretold Japan rampage that killed 19 disabled people
SAGAMIHARA, Japan (AP) -- A young Japanese man went on a stabbing rampage Tuesday at a facility for the mentally disabled where he had been fired, officials said, killing 19 people months after he gave a letter to Parliament outlining the bloody plan and saying all disabled people should be put to death....
Letter by man accused of Japan stabbing carried a warning
The 26-year-old man accused of carrying out a mass stabbing Tuesday at a Japanese facility for the mentally disabled that left 19 people dead had written a letter in February to parliament's lower house speaker, outlining what was similar to Tuesday's attack, and expressing his disturbing views. A translation follows:...
In 10th convention speech, Bill Clinton faces tougher crowd
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Bill Clinton was once the Democrats explainer-in-chief, electrifying the convention crowd with his support of President Barack Obama....
3 defendants, fraternity challenge hazing death evidence
STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Three former fraternity brothers and the group itself are challenging evidence in the upcoming criminal trial over a pledge's death during a hazing ritual in the eastern Pennsylvania mountains....
Philadelphia police seek armed teens on bikes in carjacking
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police are seeking two armed teenagers who rode up on bikes and stole a car that belong to a city police officer's daughter....
Demolition begins at 6 homes damaged by 2013 sinkholes
PALMYRA, Pa. (AP) -- Demolition has begun on six Pennsylvania homes that have sat empty since massive sinkholes opened up in 2013....
Elevator door part focus in fall deaths of inmate, guard
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) -- Parts on an elevator door that gave way have become the focus of an investigation after a Pennsylvania jail guard and an inmate plunged about 60 feet down an open shaft to their deaths....
Pennsylvania teen guilty of bringing gun, ammo to school
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) -- A former student has pleaded guilty to bringing an assault rifled and ammunition to the Pennsylvania Christian high school he attended....
Sanders urges fans to rally behind Clinton as DNC heats up
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Sen. Bernie Sanders urged supporters to rally behind Hillary Clinton at the Democratic convention, but ardent followers who marched for hours in punishing heat Monday and planned to do so again seemed intent on keeping his upstart campaign alive....
Lehigh Valley Health Network cutting jobs, 34 affected
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- The Lehigh Valley Health Network is eliminated dozens of positions and 34 workers are affected....
Pennsylvania judge resigns, attorney cites misconduct probe
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) -- An eastern Pennsylvania district judge has resigned and his attorney says it's because he's facing unfair scrutiny and professional misconduct charges soon from the state Judicial Conduct Board....
Turkey's opposition warns against post-coup witch hunt
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's opposition leader on Tuesday warned against a government witch hunt following the failed coup in the country, saying it would cast a shadow on the democracy which those who opposed the insurrection tried to protect....
In a joint interview with her vice presidential nominee Sen. Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton complained of a "Hillary standard" -- suggesting she's faced more scrutiny than other top-level politicians. Clinton cited "unfounded, inaccurate, mean-spirited attacks with no basis in truth" pointing to Republicans' criticism at their party's convention last week. When asked of Trump's moniker of "Crooked Hillary" she said "I'm not going to engage in that kind of insult fest that he seems to thrive on."
Was the Police union correct to condemn Clinton and the DNC for not inviting relatives of slain officers to speak while scheduling the mothers of people killed by police?