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Gen. Allen: Troops ready to serve female president

3 hours 31 min ago

Retired Marine Gen. John Allen says Hillary Clinton is “exactly the kind of person that we want to be commander in chief.”

'Absolute equality' still eludes many women

4 hours 57 min ago

Hillary Clinton broke the hardest of glass ceilings, but women are still badly underrepresented in politics.

Concerns over candidates’ classified briefings

5 hours 33 min ago

Some lawmakers ask if Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump can be trusted with scheduled pre-election security briefings.

Chelsea's possible return as first daughter

5 hours 35 min ago

Chelsea Clinton will introduce her mother as the Democratic nominee for president at the convention tonight.

GOP bungles tweet about Kaine's lapel pin

7 hours 44 min ago

North Carolina Republicans thought the Virginia senator was wearing the flag of Honduras, where he volunteered as a Jesuit missionary.

Convention’s theme: Clinton can be trusted

8 hours 22 min ago

Speaker after speaker has vouched for the Democratic nominee, though she admits she still has work to do.

Giuliani: DNC is 'anti-police' convention

8 hours 36 min ago

Rudy Giuliani derided the DNC for allegedly fanning the flames of resentment for law enforcement.

Trump says he was 'sarcastic' about Russia

11 hours 23 min ago

Donald Trump says he was kidding when he called on Russia to find Hillary Clinton's deleted emails.

Pope Francis stumbles, falls during Mass

15 hours 50 min ago

The 79-year-old pontiff misses a step while approaching the altar but is quickly helped to his feet.

Indonesia rejects international pleas to halt executions

16 hours 52 min ago

Indonesia Thursday rejected appeals from the UN and EU to halt the execution of 14 drug convicts including foreigners, as speculation mounted they could face the firing squad in a matter of hours. The group, including foreigners from Nigeria, Pakistan, India and Zimbabwe as well as Indonesians, have been placed in isolation on a prison island where Jakarta carries out executions. Family members say they have been told the convicts will be executed Thursday night, according to a lawyer and diplomat -- who were angry as it was earlier than they thought was allowed.

Russia says opening humanitarian corridors around Aleppo

17 hours 4 min ago

Russia said on Thursday it had launched a "large-scale humanitarian operation" together with the Syrian government around the battered city of Aleppo to open humanitarian corridors for civilians and fleeing fighters. Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu told Russian news agencies that three humanitarian corridors were being opened "to aid civilians held hostage by terrorists and for fighters wishing to lay down their arms" and one more corridor to the north of the city for rebels to flee with their weapons. Opposition neighbourhoods of Aleppo have been effectively besieged by regime forces backed up by Russian air power since July 7, when government troops advanced to within firing range of the sole remaining supply route into the east.

It's time to appreciate Clinton's achievement

17 hours 4 min ago

She may not be the trailblazer we envisioned, but she’s transformed herself, through sheer tenacity, into the trailblazer we have.

Dems offer reward for Trump's tax returns

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 23:40

Clinton released eight years of tax filings; her supporters say Trump's refusal to do the same matters.

At least 120 cases of sexual violence in South Sudan capital: UN

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 22:55

The United Nations said on Wednesday there has been at least 120 cases of sexual violence and rape against civilians in South Sudan's capital Juba since fighting erupted three weeks ago between troops loyal to the country's rival leaders. U.N. spokesman Farhan Haq said the U.N. peacekeeping mission in South Sudan continued to receive "deeply disturbing reports of sexual violence, including rape and gang rape, by soldiers in uniform and men in plain clothes against civilians, including minors, around U.N. House and in other areas of Juba." Haq said U.N. peacekeepers had stepped up patrols and were also providing "protection at designated times to women when they to go out of the Protection of Civilians sites to collect firewood and procure other non-food items." The United Nations is protecting tens of thousands of people at sites in Juba and elsewhere in South Sudan.

Australia: MH370 captain's simulator had Indian Ocean route

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 22:45

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian officials confirmed on Thursday that data recovered from a home flight simulator owned by the captain of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 showed that someone had used the device to plot a course to the southern Indian Ocean, where the missing jet is believed to have crashed.

Democratic heavy hitters step up to the plate

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 22:33

DNC participants reflect on a night of big speeches from some of the most famous names in U.S. politics.

Clinton's former rivals rally to her side

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 21:45

Four of the biggest names in American politics vouch for Hillary Clinton and deliver a message to her skeptics.

Obama boosts Clinton, warns against Trump

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 20:18

The president formally passes the torch to Hillary Clinton, while casting the Republican nominee as unfit to succeed him.

Kaine mocks Trump with 'believe me' line

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 18:47

After "humbly" accepting his party's VP nomination, the Virginia senator does his best impersonation of the GOP candidate.

Former NYC mayor questions Trump's sanity

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 18:23

Michael Bloomberg brands the Republican presidential nominee’s “business plan” for the country “a disaster.”