Home invasion killer to be resentenced to life in prison
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:23:26 -0400
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man sentenced to death by lethal injection for the killings of a woman and her two daughters during a 2007 home invasion is expected to be resentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole because the state abolished the death penalty.
Ohio GOP official resigns over Trump nomination
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:22:31 -0400
CINCINNATI (AP) — A low-level Republican Party official from Ohio has resigned over the GOP's nomination of Donald Trump as its presidential candidate.
On raucous opening night, Democratic stars make a pitch for Clinton
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:17:34 -0400
By John Whitesides and Luciana Lopez PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - The Democratic Party's deep divisions were on full display on a raucous first day of its convention on Monday, with Bernie Sanders portraying Hillary Clinton as a fellow soldier in his fight for economic equality while his supporters booed the mere mention of her name. On a night designed to showcase party unity, Sanders supporters repeatedly disrupted convention proceedings, chanting for him and jeering Clinton supporters.
Behind Democrats' email leak, U.S. experts see a Russian subplot
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:17:34 -0400
By Mark Hosenball and Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON (Reuters) - If the Russian government is behind the theft and release of embarrassing emails from the Democratic Party, as U.S. officials have suggested, it may reflect less a love of Donald Trump or enmity for Hillary Clinton than a desire to discredit the U.S. political system. A U.S. official who is taking part in the investigation said that intelligence collected on the hacking of Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails released by Wikileaks on Friday "indicates beyond a reasonable doubt that it originated in Russia." The timing on the eve of Clinton's formal nomination this week for the Nov. 8 presidential election has raised questions about whether Russia may have been trying to hurt her, to help Trump, her Republican rival, or to fan populist sentiment against establishment politicians as it has sought to do across Europe in recent years.
Attacker in Japan stabs, kills 19 in their sleep at disabled center
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:16:43 -0400
By Issei Kato SAGAMIHARA, Japan (Reuters) - A knife-wielding man stabbed and killed 19 people as they slept at a facility for the disabled in a town near Tokyo early on Tuesday, a senior government official said, Japan's worst mass killing in decades. "This is a very heart-wrenching and shocking incident in which many innocent people became victims," Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a scheduled news conference in Tokyo. Police have arrested Satoshi Uematsu, 26, a former employee at the facility in Sagamihara town in Kanagawa Prefecture, about 25 miles (40 km) southwest of Tokyo, a Kanagawa official said.
With Turkey in turmoil, EU migrant deal back under fire
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:11:59 -0400
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Even before Turkey was thrown into crisis by a coup attempt, its deal with the European Union to stop migration westward was under strain: Turks did not get the visa-free travel they were promised, and Greece was overwhelmed with asylum claims that have halted deportations for weeks.
Kerry meets Russia's Lavrov on Syria cooperation plan
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:10:47 -0400
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, met on Tuesday to discuss a U.S. proposal for closer military cooperation on Syria. Kerry has defended the proposal despite deep skepticism among top American military and intelligence officials over Russia's intentions. Kerry's State Department and White House allies say the plan is the best chance to limit the fighting that is driving thousands of Syrian civilians, with some trained Islamic State fighters mixed in, into exile in Europe and preventing humanitarian aid from reaching tens of thousands more, as well as preserving a political track.
Warren makes case for Clinton, derides Trump as selfish
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:10:44 -0400
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren made an impassioned case for Hillary Clinton on Monday, hailing her as a tenacious fighter on behalf of working people while dismissing presidential rival Donald Trump as someone who "cares about himself every minute of every day."
US, Japan, Australia step in for weak SEAsia to chide China
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:01:39 -0400
VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — The United States, Japan and Australia have urged China not to construct military outposts and reclaim land in the disputed South China Sea, in a strong show of support for Southeast Asian nations that have territorial disputes with Beijing in the resource-rich area.
Mom of slain Florida teen warned son of nightclub shootings
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:51:19 -0400
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — With the Orlando massacre still fresh on everyone's mind, the mother of a young man who was slain at a nightclub early Monday had warned her son about what to do if there were a shooting: "hit the floor, find a table."