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On their convention’s eve, Democrats bedeviled anew by email

| | Jul 25 2016 - 12:05am | Comments

PHILADELPHIA — On the heels of a tumultuous Republican convention, Hillary Clinton arrives in Philadelphia eager to show off a forward-looking Democratic Party united behind her steady leadership. To do that, she must overcome lingering bitterness among supporters of defeated rival Bernie Sanders and clean up a resurgent political mess of the party’s own making.

  • | Posted: Jul 17 2016 - 12:05am

    ARVADA, Colorado — Eight years ago, Barbara Conley was one of the millions of Americans swept up in Barack Obama’s promises of hope and change when he accepted the Democratic nomination at a packed football stadium a few miles from her home in the Denver suburbs.

  • | Posted: Jul 17 2016 - 12:05am

    ANKARA, Turkey — Rather than toppling Turkey’s strongman president, a failed military coup that left more than 250 dead appears to have bolstered Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s immediate grip on power and boosted his popularity.

  • | Posted: Jul 15 2016 - 1:55pm

    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump has chosen Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate, adding political experience and conservative bona fides to his Republican presidential ticket. Trump announced his decision on Twitter Friday morning, capping a frenzied 24 hours of speculation about his choice.

  • | Posted: Jul 15 2016 - 1:55pm

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. on Friday released once-top secret pages from a congressional report into 9/11 that questioned whether Saudis who were in contact with the hijackers after they arrived in the U.S. knew what they were planning.

  • | Posted: Jul 15 2016 - 12:05am

    NICE, France — A truck loaded with weapons and hand grenades drove onto a sidewalk for more than a mile, plowing through Bastille Day revelers who’d gathered to watch fireworks in the French resort city of Nice late Thursday. At least 84 people were killed before police killed the driver, authorities said.

  • | Posted: Jul 15 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — The system designed to defend American cities and towns against a nuclear attack by North Korea is “simply unable to protect the U.S. public” and will remain ineffective unless Congress exerts rigorous oversight, according to a new report.

  • | Posted: Jul 14 2016 - 9:02pm

    WASHINGTON — Americans have mixed feelings on which presidential candidate will do better on health care, trade, the economy, terrorism and other important issues. But when they simply consider whether they personally would be better off, they prefer Democrat Hillary Clinton.

  • | Posted: Jul 14 2016 - 9:02pm

    The neighborhood beyond Neptune is becoming ever more crowded, with astronomers announcing this week the discovery of another likely dwarf planet.

  • | Posted: Jul 14 2016 - 10:42am

    NEW YORK (AP) — On an unusually cool night for summer, Mike Perry and his crew thread the sidewalks running through the Stapleton Houses, tracked by police cameras bolted to the apartment blocks and positioned atop poles.

  • | Posted: Jul 14 2016 - 8:42am

    WASHINGTON — America is “not even close” to where it needs to be in terms of resolving issues between police and the communities they serve, President Barack Obama said after concluding a more than three-hour meeting Wednesday with community activists, politicians and law enforcement officials.

  • | Posted: Jul 14 2016 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — Top health officials warned Wednesday that the Zika virus threatens much of the Western Hemisphere, with Florida, Puerto Rico and Brazil in the crosshairs.

  • | Posted: Jul 14 2016 - 12:05am

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a summer of political and racial tumult, young Americans are in a dour mood: pessimistic about the fairness of their economic system, questioning the greatness of the United States and deeply skeptical of the way the nation picks its leaders.

  • | Posted: Jul 14 2016 - 12:05am

    PHOENIX — The “Pokemon Go” craze across the U.S. has people wandering into yards, driveways, cemeteries and even an off-limits police parking lot in search of cartoon monsters, prompting warnings that trespassers could get arrested or worse, if they cross paths with an armed property owner.

  • | Posted: Jul 14 2016 - 12:05am

    MINNEAPOLIS — Police in the suburban St. Paul area where a black man was shot and killed during a traffic stop have disproportionately arrested African-Americans, according to an analysis of data provided by the department that shows nearly half of the people arrested this year in the heavily white community were black.

  • | Posted: Jul 13 2016 - 10:52am

    South Korea and the U.S. selected the location for a new missile defense system, a move that will escalate tensions on the Korean peninsula and raise the ire of neighbor China.