History and hostility as Clinton ascends to nomination
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.
More than 50 pro-Sanders demonstrators cited by police
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police briefly detained more than 50 people after they tried to storm the barricades outside the Democratic National Convention on Monday in a show of anger over Bernie Sanders' treatment by party leaders, even as he urged his supporters to fall in line behind Hillary Clinton.
Hatred behind troubled Japan knife attacker's rampage
SAGAMIHARA, Japan (AP) — Hatred appears to be what fueled a young Japanese man who went on a stabbing rampage, killing 19 people Tuesday at a facility for the mentally disabled where he had been fired. Months earlier, he reportedly gave a letter to Parliament outlining the bloody plan.
Mom: Warning didn't keep slain son safe at Florida nightclub
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Stephanie White clutched a stack of photos while sitting in a chair in her home. The television was on, loud, and turned to the local news. A story came on about the mass shooting at a nightclub that took her baby's life.
Historic solar flight marks first round-the-world journey
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The world's first round-the-world flight to be powered solely by the sun's energy made history on Tuesday as it landed in Abu Dhabi, where it first took off on an epic 25,000-mile (40,000-kilometer) journey that began more than a year ago.
IS attacker: Germans "won't be able to sleep peacefully"
ANSBACH, Germany (AP) — A Syrian man who tried unsuccessfully to claim asylum in Germany pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group and vowed the nation's people "won't be able to sleep peacefully anymore" in a cell phone video before blowing himself up outside a wine bar, wounding 15 people, authorities said Monday.
Kerry: Progress with Russia on Syria despite military doubts
VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said progress is being made with Russia on a potential military partnership that could strengthen a faltering truce in Syria despite grave doubts expressed by the Pentagon and joint chiefs of staff.
Cubs get closer Aroldis Chapman in trade with Yankees
CHICAGO (AP) — Before the Chicago Cubs completed a trade for Aroldis Chapman, owner Tom Ricketts and president of baseball operations Theo Epstein decided they had to hear from the closer himself about a domestic violence allegation in the offseason.
NFL clears Peyton Manning of HGH allegations
The NFL says it found no credible evidence that Peyton Manning was provided with human growth hormone or other prohibited substances as alleged in a documentary by Al-Jazeera America last year.
7 Russian swimmers to miss Rio Olympics over doping
MOSCOW (AP) — Seven Russian swimmers have been barred from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, including three linked to recent allegations of a major doping cover-up by Russian authorities, world swimming's governing body FINA said Monday.