PHILADELPHIA -- Bernie Sanders' plea to his passionate army of supporters Monday that they back Hillary Clinton fell largely on angry, nothing-doing ears.
The room at the Democratic National Convention filled with about 1,600 Bernie-crats to hear him address his followers exploded into with a loud series of boos at the mention of the party's ...Read more
TOKYO -- At least 15 people were killed and dozens wounded by a man with a knife at a facility for the handicapped outside of Tokyo early Tuesday, local media reported.
Authorities arrested the 26-year-old man on suspicion of murder after he turned himself in at the local police office at 3 a.m. and admitted to the attack, broadcaster NHK ...Read more
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba --People wondering when the 9/11 terrorist trial will begin got a new, if somewhat mysterious, indication from the military judge Monday.
Army Col. James L. Pohl, the judge, said prosecutors have presented him with about half the evidence they believe defense lawyers should get about the CIA's now-defunct secret ...Read more
Proposed USDA rule would prohibit 'soring' of walking horses
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture will propose a rule Tuesday that would eliminate the practice of "soring," used by some horse trainers but decried by animal welfare groups.
Under the proposed changes, the department's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service would ...Read more
PHILADELPHIA -- About nine people with the group Democracy Spring, protesting corruption in politics, climbed over a low metal police barricade and were arrested outside the entrance to the Democratic National Convention Monday afternoon.
They were among throngs of demonstrators for a range of issues who clogged Broad Street in scorching heat ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Democratic National Committee leaked emails show how staffers tried to use North Carolina's HB2 law to leverage political capital in the state -- including with a possible appearance by Vice President Joe Biden.
HB2 requires transgender people in government facilities to use the restroom that matches the gender on their birth ...Read more
When African-Americans and Latinos are stopped and questioned by police, they are no more likely to be killed or seriously injured than are white people drawn into similar encounters with the police, a new study says.
But African-Americans and Latinos -- especially men -- are far more likely than are non-Latino whites to be stopped and ...Read more
BALTIMORE -- Maryland's attorney general intends to fight the ruling that granted a new trial for "Serial" podcast subject Adnan Syed, according to a document filed last week in the case.
The state formally notified the court of its intentions on Thursday, and asks that any new trial proceedings be halted as that process plays out. An appeal ...Read more
In the Shadows of the Oaks: An Urban TaleFrank Settineri
This is a love story between Sean, Landi and Brenda, the latter who were once best friends and now are indelible enemies.
As their relationships spin out of control the surrounding urban community races out of control, besieged by the murder of a black youth ...
PHILADELPHIA -- Democrats opened their national convention Monday with a cascade of boos and catcalls, as Hillary Clinton faced continued resistance from Bernie Sanders supporters and party leaders suffered a backlash from a leaked trove of emails showing their favoritism toward the former secretary of state.
For a second day, the leaked emails...Read more
ROANOKE, Va. -- Donald Trump on Monday gleefully poked at the lack of unity at the Democratic National Convention, and the resignation of party chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz in the aftermath of an email hacking scandal.
"Debbie Wasserman Schultz, I always knew she was highly overrated. Not good," he told thousands of supporters in a ...Read more
PHILADELPHIA -- Kamala Harris on Monday called for Democratic U.S. Senate rival Loretta Sanchez to apologize to President Barack Obama for suggesting he endorsed Harris because they are both black.
"I think she should apologize to the president of the United States," Harris, California's attorney general, said from the Democratic National ...Read more
Sandra Collins (used to) fight the cellulite battle for as long as she can remember. The odd thing is she has always been fit and healthy, going to the gym for the last 10 years, lifting weights and following gym programs. However, her cellulite never seem to go away no matter what until she came across...
PHILADELPHIA -- Baltimore Mayor Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake gaveled in the Democratic National Convention here on Monday -- taking over for the Democratic Party chairwoman who relinquished the role amid a scandal over internal party emails.
Rawlings-Blake introduced herself to the crowd as "mayor of the great city of Baltimore" and called it an...Read more
PHILADELPHIA -- Hillary Clinton sought to focus attention away from the turmoil gripping the Democratic Party on Monday and toward her policy agenda and the shortcomings of Donald Trump during an address to veterans that projected the themes of optimism and experience Democrats hope to carry through their convention.
Speaking in Charlotte, N.C....Read more
Protests erupt against Wasserman Schultz; she says she won't gavel in the convention
PHILADELPHIA -- Mayhem exploded against U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Monday morning when she made her first public appearance after being forced out as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee.
"Shame!" yelled protesters enraged at the Florida ...Read more
BERLIN -- German officials disputed one another Monday over the import of a suicide attack near a rock music festival, with the interior minister of Bavaria calling it an "Islamist suicide attack," while federal officials tried to lessen the public's fear of refugees.
The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, which killed only ...Read more
If you're intent on keeping dementia at bay, new research suggests you'll need more than crossword puzzles, aerobic exercise and an active social life. In a study released this week, researchers found that older adults who did exercises to shore up the speed at which they processed visual information could cut by nearly half their likelihood of ...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS -- A 90-year-old convicted sex offender was caught at the Edina municipal pool exposing and fondling himself in front of teenage girls, according to prosecutors.
Lloyd K. Rudy, of Eden Prairie, was charged with felony fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct in connection with the incident last Tuesday at the Edina Aquatic Center. When ...Read more
PHILADELPHIA -- Texas Democrats did a victory lap Monday at their delegation's "Texadelphia" kickoff event for the Democratic National Convention, celebrating a recent court victory that found the Lone Star State's voter identification law discriminatory while paying tribute to their own political legacy.
"He wanted you, all of you, to vote," ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- The fast-moving brush fire tearing through the Santa Clarita Valley this weekend is part of a larger trend: Wildfire seasons in the western United States are lasting longer and burning more land, according to a recent report by the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Over 29,000 wildfires have scorched more than 2.6 million acres of...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump may be hurting badly in polls of Latino voters, but he could still win the presidency if enough Latino voters don't feel compelled to go to the polls and wait in line to cast a ballot for Hillary Clinton.
"We're talking to people. They're totally with us on Trump is hateful. Trump is scary," said Lynn Tramonte, deputy...Read more
- DNC Chairwoman Wasserman Schultz To Step Down
- Polls: Trump takes lead over Clinton as GOP convention generates bounce for its nominee
- Trump stands by his NATO comments
- Tim Kaine addresses whether he'd be third wheel with both Clintons in White House
- Sanders to sound clarion call for Clinton, but will his voters listen?