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Winners, losers from the first night of the Democratic convention

DEM 2016 Philadelphia-5

A tumultuous first day of the Democratic National Convention is in the books. I watched, tweeted...

World

Tokyo organizers face more cost increases for 2020 Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — While Rio Olympic organizers are under immense pressure to finish preparations before Aug. 5, their Tokyo counterparts are already facing skyrocketing costs for an event four years away. Tokyo 2020 organizing committee president Yoshiro Mori acknowledged at an executive board meeting...


World

New Indonesia Cabinet includes reformer, rights abuser

Indonesia New Cabinet

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced a new Cabinet on Wednesday that puts a retired general linked to human rights abuses in charge of security and returns a popular reformist to the finance ministry. Sri Mulyani Indrawati, who was finance minister from 2005-...


World

2 Indians, Filipino among 2016 Ramon Magsaysay awardees

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An Indian who led a grassroots movement on behalf of the low-caste Dalit community and the Philippines’ chief anti-corruption fighter are among the six recipients of this year’s Ramon Magsaysay Award, honoring leadership in solving society’s most intractable problems. The...


National

Clinton campaign seeks to make most of Kaine's Spanish

Campaign 2016 Kaine

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — When Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine and Hillary Clinton made their debut as the Democratic presidential ticket, he proudly declared, “Hillary and I are soul mates in this struggle.” It was a message he delivered to the Miami crowd in Spanish. In the days after Kaine’s selection as...


National

From 'likable enough' to lovefest, Obama to hail Clinton

DEM 2016 Convention

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It was long ago and far away when Barack Obama snippily remarked, “You’re likable enough, Hillary.” It’s a lovefest now. Hillary Clinton formally captured the Democratic nomination and declared the glass ceiling keeping women from the presidency cracked and nearly shattered. Her...


World

Japan police search home of suspect in stabbing spree

Japan Knife Attack Shock

SAGAMIHARA, Japan (AP) — Japanese police on Wednesday searched the home of the suspect in a mass stabbing spree that left 19 people dead at a facility for the mentally disabled. The suspect, 26-year-old Satoshi Uematsu, was transferred earlier in the day from a local police station to the...


World

China sends Hong Kong journalists to up to 5 years in prison

BEIJING (AP) — A southern Chinese court has sentenced four people, including at least two Hong Kong journalists, to prison on charges of running an illegal business after they reportedly sent copies of their sensitive political magazines to mainland China. A court in Shenzhen said Wednesday the...


World

New Indonesia Cabinet includes reformer, rights abuser

Indonesia New Cabinet

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced a new Cabinet on Wednesday that puts a retired general linked to human rights abuses in charge of security and returns a popular reformist to the finance ministry. Jokowi said that Sri Mulyani Indrawati, who was finance...


World

Israeli military says it killed suspect behind deadly ambush

Mideast Israel Palestinians

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forces tracked down a group of suspects behind the deadly ambush of a family car in the West Bank earlier this month and killed the man who pulled the trigger in that attack in a shootout early on Wednesday, the military said. The July 1 attack killed Miki Mark, a 48-year-...


National

Bill Clinton tells a love story to make his case for Hillary

DEM 2016 Convention-1

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — There have been millions of words, decades of video and reams of commentary devoted to their story. It’s been dissected, defended and decried at kitchen tables and on cable news, in tabloids and classrooms. But on Tuesday night, as millions of voters watched and with the...


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