DNC starts in Philadelphia with huge protests, high temps

The Democratic National Convention gets underway in Philadelphia on Monday with much bigger demonstrations than the Republican convention and much higher temperatures, as the region copes with an oppressive heat wave.

Houston officers shoot, injure man with pellet gun

July 24
Houston police say two officers shot and injured a man who disregarded orders to drop a weapon that turned out to be a pellet gun.

Hollywood stars hold climate rally ahead of DNC

July 24
More than 1,000 people joined Hollywood stars including Shailene Woodley, Susan Sarandon and Danny Glover in Philadelphia last night on the eve of the Democratic National Convention and vowed to keep fighting for climate and environmental justice issues, even though their preferred presidential candidate would not be driving the party's agenda.
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July 24

Convention a chance at a reintroduction to a well-known politician

WASHINGTON – The convention the Republicans just wrapped up in Cleveland, with its prime-time plagiarism, backstabbing rivals and missing dignitaries, may not be a…
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July 23

Democratic National Convention schedule

Monday 2 p.m. CDT: “Putting families first” is the theme. Speakers include Sen. Bernie Sanders and First Lady Michelle Obama. Others will highlight substance…
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July 21

Feds say health mergers would increase costs, threaten care

The U.S. government is suing to stop two major health insurance mergers, a move regulators say is needed to protect Americans from potential cost hikes and lower quality care.
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July 16

Republicans who won't be in Cleveland

Who won’t be there • Former President George H.W. Bush • Former President George W. Bush • 2012 nominee Mitt Romney • 2008 nominee Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.…
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July 16

Pence vs. Trump on the issues

Immigration Pence: He opposes granting amnesty for people in the United States without authorization. Where they differ: After Trump called for a ban…
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July 16

GOP convention schedule

Monday Noon CDT: Convention opens. Focus is on border security. Speakers include Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton, ex-New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Melania Trump,…
2016 Republican National Convention
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2016 Republican National Convention
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Coverage of the convention July 18-21 in Cleveland.
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July 16

Cleveland convention a chance to soften Donald Trump's rough edges

CLEVELAND – As the gavel drops to begin the Republican National Convention here on Monday, the party will be focused on two goals: reintroducing…
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July 16

A fight for the Republican Party's soul

As Republicans stream into Cleveland to nominate Donald Trump for president, they confront a party divided and deeply imperiled by his racially divisive campaign. He…
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July 15

Trump's running mate Pence a man out of sync with his political times

Indiana governor proudly out of sync with his times.
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July 13

Opioid bill passes, but there's little money to act on its wish list

Measure allows the government to provide grants for programs aimed at curbing abuse.
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July 9

Divisive candidates ill-suited to cries for unity

After bloody week, Americans looking for leader to reassure, heal
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July 7

Woman finds lottery ticket worth $470K while doing taxes

Officials say a New Jersey woman found a winning lottery ticket worth more than $470,000 while preparing to file her taxes.
July 1

Sunscreen doesn't work as well as it says: What to do?

Something to consider as you head to the beach or pool over the July Fourth weekend: That sunscreen in your bag may not protect your skin as much as you think.
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2016 Democratic National Convention
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Coverage of the convention July 25-28 in Philadelphia.
June 27
Hillary Clinton marched with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the New York City Pride Parade on Sunday, June 26.

Clinton nabs double-digit lead over Trump in new national poll

The survey finds sweeping unease with the presumptive Republican nominee's candidacy — from his incendiary rhetoric to his handling of terrorism and his own business.
June 23
Ivanka Trump

Shoe company claims Ivanka Trump knocked off its design

Ivanka Trump is being sued by an Italian shoe company that claims the fashion line carrying her name is selling a knockoff of one of its designs.
June 23

House upholds Obama 'fiduciary rule' on retirement savings

President Barack Obama's Democratic allies in the House have blocked a GOP attempt to derail new administration rules that require financial professionals to put their clients' best interest first when giving advice on retirement investments like individual retirement accounts.
June 19
FILE � Hillary Clinton with Julian Castro, the former mayor of San Ant...

In Clinton's search for a running mate, chemistry counts

Good relationship could help build enthusiasm.
June 15
Janet Yellen, the Federal Reserve chairwoman, speaks during an event w...

Leaving rates alone, Fed sees ultra-slow pace of hikes ahead

The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it foresees an exceedingly slow pace of interest rate hikes ahead — and is in no hurry to resume them.
June 15

Spiraling drug costs prompt call for major Medicare changes

Calling the rising cost of drugs "unsustainable," congressional advisers on Wednesday recommended major changes to Medicare's popular outpatient prescription program, now 10 years old.
June 15

Trump's foreign policy plans at odds with decades of U.S. diplomacy

Candidate would accept visit from Kim Jong Un.