Trump to Russia: Uncover, release deleted Clinton emails
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump encouraged Russia on Wednesday to find and make public missing emails deleted by his presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton, setting off an instant debate over hacking and his urging of a foreign government to meddle in American politics....
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Church attacker nurtured jihad in quiet French town
SAINT-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France (AP) -- Adel Kermiche nursed his obsession with jihad in this quiet French town alongside the Seine River, and his twice-thwarted attempt to join Islamic State extremists in Syria ended with an attack on an elderly priest celebrating Mass in its sturdy stone church....
Creator of Broadway hit 'Hamilton' visits Puerto Rico
VEGA ALTA, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Lin-Manuel Miranda jokingly compared himself to a hard-to-catch Pokemon as fans pursued him with cellphones Wednesday during a visit to his parents' native Puerto Rico shortly after the end of his run on the Broadway hit "Hamilton."...
Trump dings both Clintons in rollicking press conference
MIAMI (AP) -- Donald Trump made an extraordinary plea for Russia to help find Hillary Clinton's missing emails - but he hardly stopped there in a scattershot news conference Wednesday that doubled as counter-programming to the ongoing Democratic National Convention....
Actors, delegates protest on quiet Day 3 of Dem convention
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Actors and delegates took center stage in smaller and more subdued protests by Bernie Sanders supporters on a quiet Day 3 of the Democratic National Convention....
Supreme Court takes judge retirement age referendum case
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's highest court said Wednesday it will decide whether the Legislature acted properly in April when it pulled a constitutional amendment on judicial retirement age from the primary ballot to have it rewritten....
Veteran protesters mix with newcomers outside convention
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- For some of the protesters outside the Democratic convention this week, the demonstrations in Philadelphia are the latest in a lifetime of political activism. For others, they're a first....
Takeaways: Glass ceiling shattered; 'change-maker' hailed
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Hillary Clinton became the first female presidential nominee of a major party, and her husband made a personal but forceful case for her to reoccupy the White House - this time from the West Wing....
Mall guard accidentally shoots another guard in buttocks
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Police say a security guard at a mall in the Pittsburgh suburbs accidentally shot another guard in the buttocks while loading his personal weapon....
Church official seeks bail after high court nixes conviction
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A former Philadelphia church official imprisoned over his handling of abuse complaints is seeking bail after Pennsylvania's highest court granted him a new trial....
Hospital network paying $2.5M to settle overbilling claims
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has paid $2.5 million to settle some claims in a federal whistleblower lawsuit accusing the hospital network of overbilling government insurance programs for neurosurgery....
Arguments over revenge motive at issue in Kane criminal case
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The judge in Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane's criminal case is considering whether to allow jurors to hear about a pornographic email scandal her office unearthed and a political ally's statements that suggest Kane was obsessed with revenge....
2 charged for deer parts seized from restaurant
LITITZ, Pa. (AP) -- Wildlife officials say restaurant owners who scavenged deer parts from trash bins outside butcher shops violated laws that prohibit the sale of wild venison....
Appeals court rejects appeal in child rape plot case
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) -- An appeals court has turned down the appeal of a northeastern Pennsylvania man convicted in a plot to impregnate a 15-year-old girl so his wife could raise the child as her own....
KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll Which concerns you most about the exposed DNC emails; that Russia may have played a role, or apparent party favoritism shown Hillary Clinton during the primaries? <More Info>
The release by WikiLeaks of 20,000 stolen emails from the DNC's computer servers, proved embarrassing to Democratic leaders, while raising questions about Russian intelligence agencies disrupting the 2016 campaign. The emails exposed how the Democratic apparatus favored Hillary Clinton over her primary rival, Senator Bernie Sanders, triggering the resignation of the party chairwoman. Clinton's campaign accused the email leaks on Russia, for the purpose of helping Donald Trump.
Has Hillary Clinton been held to a different standard, being scrutinized more than other past presidential candidates?