Clinton promises steady hand in dangerous world
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Promising Americans a steady hand, Hillary Clinton cast herself Thursday night as a unifier for divided times, an experienced leader steeled for a volatile world. She aggressively challenged Republican Donald Trump's ability to do the same.
The Latest: Balloons drop, mark end of Clinton's convention
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic National Convention and 2016 presidential campaign. (all times EDT):
Father of fallen Muslim soldier blasts Trump at convention
WASHINGTON (AP) — The father of a Muslim American soldier killed in Iraq posed a question to Donald Trump: Have you read the Constitution?
This time, an adoring He looks on as She accepts nomination
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — This time, Bill Clinton was the adoring spouse, smiling and clapping when the cameras cut away from the candidate in the spotlight.
AP EXPLAINS: Long history of women running for president
It's been read, written and said countless times in the last few days: Hillary Clinton is the first woman to claim a major party's presidential nomination.
Trump has a record of siding with Putin on key issues
MOSCOW (AP) — Donald Trump has refused to condemn Russia's military takeover of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula, saying if elected he would consider recognizing it as Russian territory, in the latest of a series of statements that have raised eyebrows about the Republican candidate's intentions toward he Kremlin.
Syria Nusra Front leader claims to cut ties with al-Qaida
BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Syria's Nusra Front said in recording aired Thursday that his group is changing its name, claiming it will have no more ties with al-Qaida in an attempt to undermine a potential U.S. and Russian air campaign against its fighters.
Experts confront multiple explanations for surge of killings
NEW YORK (AP) — The relentless series of mass killings across the globe poses a challenge for experts trying to analyze them without lapsing into faulty generalizations. Terms like contagion and copycat killing apply in some cases, not in others, they say, and in certain instances perpetrators' terorist ideology intersects with psychological instability.
Wounded officers struggle with news of Hinckley's release
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Hinckley Jr. shot four people outside a Washington hotel on March 30, 1981, but two of his victims understandably got most of the attention: President Ronald Reagan and his press secretary, James Brady.
Man convicted in Chandra Levy's death won't be retried
Prosecutors announced Thursday that they will not retry a man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy, saying they can no longer prove their case in the 15-year-old slaying that thrust former congressman Gary Condit into the national spotlight.