- 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.
- Obama boosts Clinton; Trump talks emails and Russia
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Their political fates now entwined, President Barack Obama will implore voters Wednesday to elect Hillary Clinton to the White House, appealing to the women, minorities and young people who powered his rise and are now crucial to hers.
- 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.
- Bloomberg to warn of Trump economic plans at Dem convention
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Michael Bloomberg, elected mayor of New York City as a Republican, will offer a forceful denunciation of fellow New York billionaire Donald Trump on Wednesday at the Democratic convention.
- Prosecutors drop all remaining charges in Freddie Gray case
BALTIMORE (AP) — Prosecutors on Wednesday dropped all remaining charges against the three Baltimore police officers who were still awaiting trial in Freddie Gray's death, blaming police for a biased investigation that failed to produce a single conviction.
- Turkey, once touted as regional model, is mired in tension
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey was riding high in 2010, casting its brand of Islamic piety, Western-style democracy and economic growth as a regional model amid popular upheavals in the Mideast and North Africa.
- 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 2013 fatal shooting of a 33-year-old black man carrying what turned out to be an air rifle.
- Judge: Reagan shooter can leave hospital to live in Virginia
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 35 years after he tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in an effort to impress actress Jodie Foster, John Hinckley Jr. will be allowed to leave a Washington mental hospital and live full time with his mother in Virginia, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
- Democrats highlight diversity, but face gap with white men
ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats are celebrating diversity in Philadelphia this week. They're nominating the first women to head a major party ticket. They will celebrate the tenure of the first black president. The speaker lineup features Latinos, African-Americans, gays and lesbians.
- Chilling details of France church attack as hostage speaks
PARIS (AP) — More horrifying details emerged Wednesday about an attack on a French village church even as the country's main religious leaders sent a message of unity and solidarity after meeting with President Francois Hollande in Paris.
- The Latest: IOC's new Olympic channel starts Aug. 21
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the Rio Games (all times local to Rio de Janeiro):
- 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.
- Mum's the word on Fitzpatrick as Jets report for camp
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The first rule of Jets training camp: No talking about Ryan Fitzpatrick.
- Strasburg wins 14th as Nationals down Indians 4-1
CLEVELAND (AP) — Stephen Strasburg shut down Cleveland for seven innings and bounced back from his only loss this season, leading the Washington Nationals to a 4-1 win over the Indians on Wednesday.
- 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.