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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The Latest: US condemns attack on French church
PARIS (AP) -- The Latest on the hostage-taking in the French region of Normandy. (all times local):...
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:...
Audit questions enforcement of nursing home staffing levels
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's fiscal watchdog says a new audit shows the state Department of Health isn't effectively enforcing nursing home staffing levels....
The Latest: Giffords attends DNC rally against gun violence
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Latest on the protests and rallies on the second day of the Democratic National Convention (all times local):...
In 10th convention speech, Bill Clinton faces tougher crowd
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Bill Clinton was once the Democrats explainer-in-chief. Tonight, he'll be explaining himself....
Credit union robbery suspect 'person of interest' in slaying
ERIE, Pa. (AP) -- A man jailed on charges that he robbed a Pennsylvania credit union earlier this month is also a "person of interest" in the slaying of his wife, who was found stabbed eight days later....
AP interview: Turkish opposition warns govt about witch hunt
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's polarized factions should learn from their mistakes and overcome their antagonism, the main opposition leader said Tuesday, reflecting fragile efforts to reconcile in a shaken country where the opposition has for years accused President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of authoritarianism....
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....
Clinton, Kaine plan Friday bus tour of Pennsylvania, Ohio
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Hillary Clinton and her running mate, Tim Kaine, plan to begin campaigning across Pennsylvania and Ohio the day after the Democratic National Convention....
After tweet, Sen. Cory Booker says he prays for Donald Trump
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker says that he prays for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and hopes that he finds kindness in his heart....
Dad who said baby fell from swing is accused of killing her
NEW CUMBERLAND, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man who told police his infant daughter was injured falling out of her baby swing has been charged with killing her....
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?