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Clinton seizes her moment at DNC

Clinton seizes her moment at DNC The Democratic nominee presents a sharply more upbeat view of the country than the dark vision offered by her GOP rival.


Chelsea shows a side of Hillary the public seldom sees

Chelsea shows a side of Hillary the public seldom sees In an emotional speech, Chelsea Clinton shows a side of Hillary the public seldom sees.


Father of fallen Muslim soldier rebukes Trump

Father of fallen Muslim soldier rebukes Trump The father of a U.S. soldier killed in Iraq asks whether Donald Trump has even read the U.S. Constitution.


FBI warned Clinton campaign of cyberattack

FBI warned Clinton campaign last spring of cyberattack. (Getty Images) The FBI suspected months ago that hackers used "spear-phishing" emails to penetrate the campaign's computers, sources said.


Clinton campaign not sweating split vote

Clinton campaign not sweating split vote. (Reuters) Campaign chief John Podesta expects most Bernie Sanders backers to eventually support the Democratic nominee.


Gen. Allen: Troops ready to serve female president

Gen. Allen: ‘No question’ troops will follow woman commander in chief. (Getty Images) 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

Eleanor Roosevelt, Barbara Jordan, Hillary Clinton (AP, Getty Images) Hillary Clinton broke the hardest of glass ceilings, but women are still badly underrepresented in politics.


Concerns over candidates’ classified briefings

What Clinton and Trump will — and won’t — get from classified briefings. (Yahoo News) 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

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is joined by former President Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea Clinton as she is ceremonially sworn in at the State Department in Washington in 2009. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) Chelsea Clinton will introduce her mother as the Democratic nominee for president at the convention tonight.


GOP bungles tweet about Kaine's lapel pin

Tim Kaine; Hondourus flag (Reuters/Getty Images) North Carolina Republicans thought the Virginia senator was wearing the flag of Honduras, where he volunteered as a Jesuit missionary.



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Turkey's top military commander keeps post
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Turkish special police secure during a Supreme Military Council meeting with the Prime Minister Binali Yildirim at Ataturk's mausoleum in Ankara on July 28, 2016. The Supreme Military Council, gathering top commanders of NATO's second-largest army, met ...
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Hillary Clinton: 'The sky's the limit' - CNN


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Hillary Clinton: 'The sky's the limit'
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Philadelphia (CNN) Hillary Clinton beamed with emotion as she took the convention stage to become the first woman ever to accept a major U.S. party's presidential nomination. "It is with humility, determination and boundless confidence in America's ...
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Why prosecutors dropped charges against the man accused of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy - Washington Post


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Why prosecutors dropped charges against the man accused of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy
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Babs Proller met the man when she was living in a Maryland hotel. He had helped the local actress carry her dog, Buddy, to her fourth-floor room, and over the course of several days in early July, the two neighbors became friendly. She soon learned ...
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France church attacker urges assaults on coalition states: video

Islamic State’s Amaq news agency released a video of one of two teenagers who killed a priest in a church in France this week calling for more attacks in France and other countries of a coalition waging a campaign against the militant group. In the 2-1/2 minute video, Abdel-Malik Nabil Petitjean, 19, urged fellow Islamic State supporters to "strike the coalition countries", in retaliation for what he said were "thousands of air strikes on our lands".

Indonesia executes 4 people convicted of drug crimes

Indonesian police carry a coffin of death row prisoner Nigerians Seck Osmanu upon arrive at a funeral home in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, July 29, 2016. Indonesia executed four people convicted of drug crimes on Friday despite international protests and said it would decide later when as many as 10 others are put to death. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim) CILACAP, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia executed four people convicted of drug crimes on Friday despite international protests and said it would decide later when as many as 10 others who got an unexpected reprieve are put to death.


UK says new government needs to review all details of Hinkley nuclear project

File photo shows roads that cut through the site where EDF Energy's Hinkley Point C nuclear power station will be constructed in Bridgwater, southwest England Britain's new government needs to review all the details of a project to build two nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point before making a decision in the autumn, a government spokeswoman said on Friday. The board of French utility EDF narrowly voted to proceed with a project to build Britain's first new nuclear plant in decades on Thursday. Britain's new Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark said the government would make its decision in the early autumn.


The Latest: Pope arrives at Auschwitz death camp

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Poland (all times local):

Pope Francis has arrived at Auschwitz, becoming 3rd pontiff to visit site of suffering

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Pope Francis has arrived at Auschwitz, becoming 3rd pontiff to visit site of suffering.

Barclays posts sliding first-half profits

Barclays said earnings after taxation dived 31 percent to £1.1bn ($1.45bn, 1.31bn euros) in the six months to June, compared with £1.6bn a year earlier British bank Barclays saw first-half net profits tumble by almost a third, hit by non-core losses and an impairment at its French retail division, it said Friday. Turning to Britain's recent EU exit referendum, Barclays -- which had backed the unsuccessful Remain campaign -- said it was well placed to survive any economic fallout. Earnings after taxation dived 31 percent to £1.1 billion ($1.45 billion, 1.31 billion euros) in the six months to June, compared with £1.6 billion a year earlier, Barclays said in a results statement.


Three killed in a missile explosion at a plant in Ukraine

Three people died, including a NATO representative, in an explosion at a military installation in northern Ukraine, the Ukrainian defense company Ukroboronprom said on Friday. Local media said the NATO representative was an Ukrainian who monitors the disarming Soviet-era weapons, a process partly financed by NATO. Ukraine, the western-most outpost of the former Soviet Union, inherited thousands of tonnes of obsolete ammunition and weapon which is due to destroy.

U.S. assessing reports air strike in Syria caused civilian casualties

WASHINGTON/BEIRUT (Reuters) - The U.S. military is investigating reports that an air strike near Manbij, Syria, on Thursday caused civilian casualties, U.S. Central Command said in a statement. The U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State militants conducted air strikes in the area in the last 24 hours, the statement said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said overnight on Thursday at least 28 people, including seven children, died in air strikes on the village of al Ghandour in the countryside north of Manbij city.

French PM 'open' to interim ban on foreign funding of mosques

President Francois Hollande (L) shakes hands with Prime Minister Manuel Valls (C) after a Mass at Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral in tribute to the priest killed in his church in Saint Etienne du Rouvray on July 26, 2016 France's prime minister said Friday he was "open" to a temporary ban on foreign financing for mosque building, after a spate of attacks in the country claimed by jihadists. Manuel Valls also admitted in an interview with the Le Monde daily it was a "failure" that one of the jihadists who attacked a church and killed a priest earlier this week had been released with an electronic tag pending trial. Valls and Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve have come under fire for perceived security failings that have failed to prevent three major terror attacks in France in 18 months.


U.S. military to return 17 percent of land it controls in Okinawa

Osprey military aircraft are seen at the U.S. Futenma airbase in Ginowan The U.S. military said on Friday it was preparing to hand back to the Japanese government more than a sixth of the land it controls in Okinawa, in a move that could help defuse opposition to the American presence on the island. The 4,000 hectares (40 square kilometers) of land to be returned is part of a jungle training camp in the north of Okinawa, the military said in a statement.



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U.S. trade, inventory data pose downside risk to second-quarter GDP

U.S. economic growth in the second quarter could surprise on the downside after data on Thursday showed a widening in the goods deficit in June and a moderate pace of inventory accumulation. The Census Bureau's new advanced economic indicators report showed the advance goods deficit rising 3.7 percent to $63.3 billion last month as imports outpaced export growth. Following the advance goods trade and inventories data, the Atlanta Federal Reserve lowered its second-quarter gross domestic product estimate to a 1.8 percent annualized rate from a previous 2.3 percent pace.

Consumers seen powering U.S. economic growth in second quarter

Shoppers ride escalators at the Beverly Center mall in Los Angeles The U.S. economy likely regained speed in the second quarter as robust consumer spending offset a sharp moderation in inventory investment and weak exports, pointing to underlying growth momentum that could be maintained for the rest of the year. "The economy clearly bounced back in the second quarter because consumers put the economy on their backs. The Commerce Department will publish its advance second-quarter GDP growth estimate on Friday at 08:30 a.m. (1230 GMT).


BOJ cuts CPI forecast in quarterly report

TOKYO (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan cut its consumer inflation forecast in a quarterly review of its long-term economic and price forecasts issued on Friday.

Japan's Suga: PM Abe to reshuffle cabinet on August 3

File picture of Japan's PM Shinzo Abe at a debate in Tokyo TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's top government spokesman said on Friday that Prime Minster Shinzo Abe will reshuffle his cabinet on Aug. 3 to accelerate his "Abenomics" economic policies. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference that the cabinet will approve an economic stimulus package next Tuesday, a day before the cabinet reshuffle. He also said Japan's job market is steady improving and the government would make utmost efforts to beat deflation and revive the economy. (Reporting by Kaori Kaneko; Editing by Kim Coghill)


BoJ under pressure for stimulus after weak data

People walk down a street in the Ginza shopping district of Tokyo on July 29, 2016 All eyes were on the Bank of Japan (BoJ) Friday as more tepid data heaped pressure on policymakers to deliver a one-two punch for the sluggish economy, after Tokyo unveiled a huge growth-boosting package this week. Central bank policymakers wrap up a meeting later in the day as speculation runs high that it will make a move, after a senior government official called on the BoJ this week to join forces with the government. Japanese officials are under intense pressure to deliver as economists increasingly write off Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's faltering bid to fire up the world's number three economy, dubbed Abenomics.


Yen up, Asia markets down as Bank of Japan in focus

World stock markets soared in July as Britain's shock vote to leave the EU sparked promises of support from central banks and governments in a bid to fend off a feared hit to the global economy The yen rallied and Asian stock markets traded cautiously in the morning as investors focus on a Bank of Japan policy meeting that wraps up later in the day with expectations it will ramp up its stimulus programme. The much-anticipated gathering comes two days after the government in Tokyo launched a fresh programme worth 28 trillion yen to kickstart the Japanese economy. World markets have soared in July as Britain's shock vote to leave sparked promises of support from central banks and governments in a bid to fend off a feared hit to the global economy.


Oil prices remain near April lows on ongoing oversupply

Pump jacks are seen at Lukoil company owned Imilorskoye oil field outside West Siberian city of Kogalym By Henning Gloystein SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices on Friday remained around April lows as slowing economic growth threatened to worsen ongoing oversupply of crude and refined products. International Brent crude oil futures were trading at $42.78 at 0127 GMT (09:27 p.m. EDT), up 8 cents from their previous close. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude was at $41.16, up 2 cents.


Brazil raises infrastructure financing for Olympics

Woman rides her bicycle as she passes over a newly-painted bicyle lane ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's National Monetary Council, known as CMN, said on Thursday it changed regulation to raise the limits of financing to infrastructure projects linked to the Olympics and Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. In a statement, the CMN, the country's highest economic policy body, said it authorized up to 5.4 billion reais in credit for projects related to the Olympics through the state development bank BNDES. The statement did not say what the previous limit was. (Reporting by Alonso Soto; Editing by Daniel Flynn)



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Why Ford is talking like auto sales have peaked - USA TODAY


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Why Ford is talking like auto sales have peaked
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A $2-billion profit for three months is nothing to sneeze at, but Ford executives are sounding as if they had been debriefed by a coal miner's canary chirping about how it's feeling a little light-headed underground. Automakers are spending more on ...
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UPDATE 1-Barclays H1 profit falls 21 pct as costs of shrinking bite - Reuters


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UPDATE 1-Barclays H1 profit falls 21 pct as costs of shrinking bite
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... * H1 profit 2 bln stg vs 2.64 bln in 2015. * Non-core unit reports 1.9 bln stg loss. * Core capital ratio rises to 11.6 pct (Adds details, background). By Lawrence White and Sinead Cruise. LONDON, July 29 Barclays reported a 21 percent dip in first ...
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Hinkley Point: Surprise delay for nuclear plant deal - BBC News


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Hinkley Point: Surprise delay for nuclear plant deal
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Plans to build the first new UK nuclear plant in 20 years have suffered an unexpected delay after the government postponed a final decision until the early autumn. French firm EDF, which is financing most of the £18bn Hinkley Point project in Somerset, ...
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Sony logs 42 percent plunge in first quarter operating profit on quake damage - Reuters


Sony logs 42 percent plunge in first quarter operating profit on quake damage
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TOKYO Japan's Sony Corp (6758.T) on Friday said operating profit fell in its first quarter by 42 percent, less than analysts had estimated, as the electronics maker trimmed the impact of earthquake damage to one of its image sensor factories. Profit ...

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Golf: Few stars left to shine in men's field

PGA: U.S. Open-First Round By Liana B. Baker SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Sweden's Henrik Stenson and the United States' Bubba Watson will be vying for a gold medal in golf's return to the Olympics after 112 years, an event with less buzz than many in the sport had hoped for due to some high-profile no-shows. Watson and Stenson, ranked No. 1 and No. 2 respectively in the Olympics field of 60 players, will be missing some familiar foes, since the top four men in the world -- Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy -- have controversially decided not to play in the competition, which takes place between Aug. 11 and 14.


Walker's hard work finally pays dividend at Baltusrol

PGA: PGA Championship - First Round By Larry Fine SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey (Reuters) - Texan Jimmy Walker has been working mighty hard to turn his game around and thinks it is only fair to see some results. At venerable Baltusrol Golf Club on Thursday, Walker enjoyed the fruits of his labors and the sight of birdie putts falling into the cup as he claimed the first-round lead at the PGA Championship. Walker, who won five tournaments over the previous two seasons but has not cracked into the top 10 of an event since early March, collected six birdies and one bogey in registering a five-under 65 for a one-shot lead in the year's final major.


Olympics-inspired Kaymer finds major form at PGA

Martin Kaymer fired a four-under-par 66 at the PGA Championship to stand one stroke off the pace of leader Jimmy Walker Inspired by his upcoming Rio Olympics golf appearance, Germany's Martin Kaymer has regained the form that made him a two-time major winner and become a PGA Championship title threat. Kaymer fired a four-under-par 66 Thursday at Baltusrol to stand one stroke off the pace of US leader Jimmy Walker after the first round of the year's final major tournament, moved up two weeks because of next month's Olympic golf event. "If you have, for example, (NBA star) Dirk Nowitzki there, (18-time Olympic champion swimmer) Michael Phelps and those guys, they are the best in what they do.


Unheralded PGA leaders dream of first major title

American Jimmy Walker fired a five-under-par 65 to take a one-shot lead at the PGA Championship Jimmy Walker is having a flop golf season after two breakthrough campaigns. Ross Fisher has not contended for a major crown since 2009. The unheralded trio joined two-time major champion Martin Kaymer of Germany at the top of the leaderboard after Thursday's opening round of the 98th PGA Championship at Baltusrol, dreaming of becoming the sport's fifth consecutive first-time major winner.


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July 29 (Gracenote) - Scores from the PGA Championship at the par-70 course on Thursday in Springfield, New Jersey -5 Jimmy Walker (U.S.) 65 -4 Emiliano Grillo (Argentina) 66 Ross Fisher (Britain) 66 Martin Kaymer (Germany) 66 -3 Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 67 Andy Sullivan (Britain) 67 James Hahn (U.S.) 67 Harris English (U.S.) 67 -2 David Lingmerth (Sweden) 68 Rickie Fowler (U.S.) 68 K.J. Choi (Korea) 68 Scott Hend (Australia) 68 Brooks Koepka (U.S.) 68 Robert Streb (U.S.) 68 Vaughn Taylor (U.S. ...

Walker sets first-round PGA pace with sixty five, Stenson two back

PGA: PGA Championship - First Round By Larry Fine SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey (Reuters) - Jimmy Walker shrugged off some recent struggles to shoot a five-under-par 65 and claim the first-round lead in the PGA Championship at a hot, steamy Baltusrol Golf Club on Thursday. Lurking in striking range was world number one and defending champion Jason Day who, despite not setting foot on the course until Wednesday, patiently plotted his way through the 7,328-yard layout to shoot 68. British Open champion Henrik Stenson was even closer after a birdie at the par-five 18th for 67.


McIlroy, Johnson among sputtering stars as Walker leads PGA

Jimmy Walker of the United States grabbed the early lead at the PGA Championship on July 28, 2016 Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson were among the stars humbled by Baltusrol in Thursday's opening round of the PGA Championship, leaving unheralded Jimmy Walker to seize the lead. Walker, a 37-year-old American who missed the cut in three of his past four majors, fired a five-under-par 65 for a one-stroke lead over Britain's Ross Fisher, two-time major winner Martin Kaymer of Germany and Argentina's Emiliano Grillo. "All in all it was a great day," Walker said.



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