- Smaller protests, no marches on convention's Day 3
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Small protests popped up around downtown Philadelphia on Wednesday and no marches were planned, making for quieter streets on Day 3 of the Democratic convention.
- Judge dismisses manslaughter charge against Florida deputy
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday dismissed a manslaughter charge against a Florida deputy who claimed self-defense in the 2014 fatal shooting of a 33-year-old black man carrying what turned out to be an air rifle.
- It's Clinton's show, but Trump does his best to steal it
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It's Hillary Clinton's show, but rival Donald Trump is doing his best to steal it.
- Turkey fires 1,700 officers, closes dozens of media groups
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's state run news agency says close to 1,700 officers have been formally discharged from the military following the country's failed coup.
- Trump to Russia: Uncover, release deleted Clinton emails
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump encouraged Russia to meddle in American politics Wednesday, with a stunning recommendation to uncover and make public hacked emails that might damage his opponent, Hillary Clinton.
- Patriots report, prepare for 4 games without Brady
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots are getting ready for the season — and the prospect of playing their first four games without quarterback Tom Brady.
- Putin slams discrimination as banned athletes join send-off
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin hit out at "discrimination" against the country's banned track and field athletes at a Kremlin send-off ceremony Wednesday for its depleted Olympic team.
- Manfred: more rule changes needed to improve pace of play
MIAMI (AP) — MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred says more rule changes are needed to improve the pace of play, and one proposal under consideration is a limitation on relief pitching changes in an inning or a game.
- Where's the Beef? Everywhere at and around PGA Championship
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Andrew Johnston already has had a busy few days in the New York area. You know, pastrami at Katz's Deli, sampling burgers throughout Manhattan, and getting a taste of the fare from his newest sponsor, Arby's.
- Diplomat incident avoided: Aussies get rooms at Rio Olympics
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A near-diplomatic incident — as Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes termed it — came to an end on Wednesday at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.