- Obama boosts Clinton: Carry her like you carried me
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — His own legacy on the line, President Barack Obama implored Americans to elect Hillary Clinton to the White House, casting her as a candidate who believes in the optimism that drives the nation's democracy and warning against the "deeply pessimistic vision" of Republican Donald Trump.
- The Latest: Obama has special Twitter fan back in Illinois
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic National Convention (all times EDT):
- AP FACT CHECK: Warped claims in political hothouse
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's hot out there, politically speaking, with Hillary Clinton's convention going full steam and Donald Trump refusing to stay quiet while Democrats put on their big show. Reality is sometimes getting warped in the process.
- Trump to Russia: Uncover, release deleted Clinton emails
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump encouraged Russia on Wednesday to find and make public missing emails deleted by his presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton, setting off an instant debate over hacking and his urging of a foreign government to meddle in American politics.
- French identify second church attacker from DNA
PARIS (AP) — The French prosecutors' office has identified the second man who killed a priest in a Normandy church. The office says DNA tests show he is a 19-year-old born in the eastern Vosges region of France, Abdel-Malik Nabil Petit Jean.
- For would-be Reagan assassin, freedom only days away
WASHINGTON (AP) — For the past decade, the man who shot President Ronald Reagan has quietly spent a growing number of his days living with his 90-year-old mother in a gated community in Williamsburg, Virginia. On Wednesday, a judge finalized John Hinckley Jr.'s transition to freedom, ordering that Hinckley can permanently leave the psychiatric hospital where he was confined after the assassination attempt.
- With Auschwitz visit, pope faces complex Polish-Jewish story
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Two Holocaust survivors took to a stage at the site of the former Warsaw Ghetto this week to perform lively prewar tunes — the 91-year-old played drums and the 88-year-old was on accordion, keyboard and vocals. In the audience several elderly Christian Poles who saved Jews during the Holocaust swayed and tapped their feet to songs in Yiddish, Hebrew and Polish.
- University of Louisville president's resignation accepted
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — University of Louisville trustees on Wednesday accepted the resignation of embattled President James Ramsey, whose long tenure was dogged by scandal.
- Regulators propose huge overhaul of debt collection industry
NEW YORK (AP) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed a massive overhaul of the multibillion dollar debt-collection industry on Thursday, which would restrict collectors from calling numerous times a day, require them to have more documentation on what's owed, and give people more ability to dispute their bills.
- To reverse damage of sitting, take a brisk, hour-long walk
LONDON (AP) — If you spend all day sitting on your rear end, then you might want to schedule some time for a brisk walk — just make sure you can spare at least an hour.
- Russia's depleted Olympic team heads for Rio de Janeiro
MOSCOW (AP) — A much-depleted Russian team has departed for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, missing dozens of athletes who were excluded amid the country's doping scandal.
- AP source: Jets, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick agree to 1-year deal
NEW YORK (AP) — Fitz Magic has returned and — voila! — the New York Jets are heading into training camp with their starting quarterback under contract.
- US sailors look for redemption in Rio after London flop
SAN DIEGO (AP) — They've had their shots, have an all-star coaching staff and are probably as acclimated to Rio de Janeiro's tricky conditions and foul water as sailors from any other country.
- Club pros get a taste of tour life at PGA Championship
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Jason Day and Jordan Spieth are at Baltusrol. So are 20 club pros, who for one week of the year get treated on equal ground as the best golfers in the world.
- Africa's best Olympian dives in for the last time
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The African with the most Olympic medals is one of the great distance runners from Kenya or Ethiopia, right?