• July 28, 2016

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Reid: 'Absolute fraud' Grayson should drop Fla. Senate bid

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid says fellow Democrat Alan Grayson should drop his bid for Senate in Florida following reports he physically abused his ex-wife.

Chelsea Clinton will testify to her mother's credentials

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After days of endorsements from celebrities, elected leaders and passionate supporters, Hillary Clinton will be introduced Thursday night by the woman who knows her simply as mom.

The Latest: Reid: Trump should get 'fake' security briefings

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic National Convention and 2016 presidential campaign. (all times EDT):

British PM: Immigration control must be part of EU-UK deal

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May says any future deal on cooperation between her country and the European Union has to take into account "a clear message" from the Brexit vote over immigration control.

Artist swaps picket sign for easel at political conventions

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As thousands crowd the streets and parks of Philadelphia in heated protest outside the Democratic National Convention, Andrew Purchin swapped a picket sign for an easel.

Turning off red-light cameras can be deadly

WASHINGTON (AP) — Red-light cameras are widely hated, but a new study says getting rid of them can have fatal consequences.

Trump: Comments about Russia, Clinton emails were sarcastic

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump says he was using sarcasm when he prodded Russia to unearth Hillary Clinton's missing emails. But Democrats aren't likely to let the Republican presidential nominee's extraordinary comments simply fade away.

German FM: Trump victory could affect trans-Atlantic ties

BERLIN (AP) — A victory for Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election could affect trans-Atlantic ties, Germany's foreign minister said Thursday.

Obama passes baton to Clinton, imploring nation to elect her

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hours of testimonials, urgent pleas and persuasion have led to this. Now, it's time to hear from Hillary Clinton.

Bradley Cooper's DNC appearance irks conservatives

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bradley Cooper's appearance at the Democratic National Convention has irked some conservative fans of the actor's portrayal of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in 2014's "American Sniper."

Washington Post: Reporter barred from entering Pence event

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — The Washington Post says one of its reporters was barred from entering a campaign rally for Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence near Milwaukee.

Rift between Sanders' loyalists, Democratic brass lingers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The tension between Bernie Sanders activists and Democratic Party brass set to crown Hillary Clinton their nominee lingered in pockets of Philadelphia as the final day of the convention dawned.

EU calls Turkey's crackdown on media "worrying"

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has called the crackdown on media in Turkey "worrying" and warned Ankara to respect fundamental freedoms.

Analysis: Obama hopes Clinton can fix what he could not

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eight years ago, Barack Obama cast himself as the rare candidate who could transcend the polarizing "politics of the past" and bridge divides that had left Washington barely functioning for years. Ultimately, the gulf was too wide — if anything, the political climate in the United States worsened.

Coveites voice golf course concerns

COPPERAS COVE — Several residents voiced concerns about the future of the Hills of Cove Golf Course during a town hall meeting Wednesday night at the Civic Center.

Killeen councilwoman’s town hall meeting is tonight

Killeen Councilwoman Shirley Fleming Fleming will host a town hall meeting tonight for members of the public to express their concerns to city officials.

Clinton ready to sell herself in biggest political moment

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hillary Clinton is ready to face the nation with the goal of introducing the woman that speaker after speaker, including a pair of presidents, have spent days promising the American public they'll finally get to see: the "real" Hillary Clinton.

VIEWER GUIDE: Clinton to make her own case Thursday

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hour after hour and speaker after speaker, Hillary Clinton has been extolled at the Democratic convention this week as a change-maker, an effective leader and a caring human being.

Takeaways: Obama vouches for Clinton, Kaine steps up

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Barack Obama used what is likely his last high-profile speech as president to make a powerful case for Hillary Clinton's election, saying it wasn't even a close choice between her and Donald Trump, whom he described as a homegrown demagogue.

AP FACT CHECK: Many claims, some warped

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's hot out there, politically speaking, with Hillary Clinton's convention going full steam and Donald Trump refusing to stay quiet while Democrats put on their big show. Reality is sometimes getting warped in the process.

Democratic donors, allies offer reward for Trump tax returns

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The wealthy Democratic donors, many of them executives who run complex businesses, know firsthand how revealing tax returns can be. Perhaps that's why they can't stop talking about Republican nominee Donald Trump's refusal to release his.

Obama boosts Clinton; Kaine mocks Trump

PHILADELPHIA — His own legacy on the line, President Barack Obama implored Americans to elect Hillary Clinton to the White House, casting her as a candidate who believes in the optimism that fuels the nation’s democracy and warning against the “deeply pessimistic vision” of Republican Donald Trump. 

Judge dismisses charges against former Utah attorney general

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A judge has dismissed pay-to-play charges against former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff, ending a high-profile case against the state's former top law officer.

Convention: O'Reilly attacks critics; Trump's party crashing

A look at the Democratic National Convention through a media lens: