Obama boosts Clinton; Trump talks emails and Russia
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:49:46 -0400
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Their political fates now entwined, President Barack Obama is imploring voters 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.
Next major thirst same as first for US Open champ
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:46:51 -0400
World number two Dustin Johnson finally won his long-sought first major title at last month's US Open. A victory and worse than a two-way tie for second by Day or a solo runner-up finish by Johnson and Day going 29th or worse would move the 32-year-old American into the top spot.
Guns N' Roses tour to extend into 2017, says manager
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:45:53 -0400
The long-awaited and lucrative reunion tour by Guns N' Roses will extend into 2017, the band's production manager said in remarks aired Wednesday. The band is touring North America and recently announced a leg in Latin America that will last through November 26.
Lack of exercise runs up $67.5 bn annual health tab: study
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:42:53 -0400
Health problems caused by a lack of daily physical exercise cost the world some $67.5 billion (61 billion euros) in 2013 -- more than many countries' GDP, researchers said Thursday. The total was divided between $53.8 billion in healthcare spending and $13.7 billion in lost productivity, according to a study published in The Lancet medical journal.
Obama to frame election as 'commander-in-chief' test
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:40:32 -0400
US President Barack Obama will spearhead a Democratic effort to paint Donald Trump as unfit to be commander-in-chief Wednesday, contrasting the Republican nominee with his vastly more experienced rival Hillary Clinton. Obama, acting as a character reference for his former primary foe and secretary of state, will make the case to Democrats gathered in Philadelphia for their national convention that Clinton is uniquely qualified to be president. "Nothing truly prepares you for the demands of the Oval Office," the two-term president will say, according to excerpts of his speech released by the White House.
Kaine's mission: Win over skeptical liberals in VP speech
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:40:26 -0400
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Facing a backlash from the left, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine is expected to affirm his liberal credentials in his first prime-time speech as Hillary Clinton's running mate.
The Latest: Jesse Jackson: It's healing, hope, Hillary time
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:50:55 -0400
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic National Convention (all times EDT):
Turkey dismisses military, shuts media outlets as crackdown deepens
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:35:32 -0400
By Tulay Karadeniz, Gulsen Solaker and Can Sezer ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey on Wednesday deepened a crackdown on suspected followers of a U.S.-based cleric it blames for a failed coup, dismissing nearly 1,700 military personnel and shutting 131 media outlets, moves that may spark more concern among its Western allies. Gulen, who lives in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania but whose movement has a wide following in Turkey where it runs a large network of schools, has denied any involvement in the failed putsch. Western governments and human rights groups, while condemning the abortive coup in which at least 246 people were killed and more than 2,000 injured, have expressed concern over the extent of the crackdown, suggesting President Tayyip Erdogan may be using it to stifle dissent and tighten his grip on power.
Scientists find Zika antibodies in step toward vaccine
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:31:52 -0400
US researchers have identified antibodies in lab mice that may be able to prevent infection with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, in what they described Wednesday as a "significant step" toward a vaccine. The team at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis published their findings in the journal Cell. The research shows how these six antibodies interact with the virus, and that they are specific enough to Zika virus -- and not other viruses -- that they could be used in diagnostic tests, the researchers said.
Video: Arizona woman killed by officer held medical scissors
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:25:40 -0400
WINSLOW, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona woman who was fatally shot by a police officer earlier this year had medical scissors in her hand as she approached the lawman, body camera video shows.