After formally accepting her party's nomination for president at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night, Hillary Clinton is set to embark on a bus tour through two Rust Belt battlegrounds, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Six current or former state employees were charged Friday with misconduct and other crimes in the Flint water crisis, bringing to nine the number of public officials facing prosecution over the lead contamination that alarmed parents across the country.
Attorney General Bill Schuette brought a total of 18 charges against three employees from the Department of Environmental Quality — Liane Shekter Smith, Adam Rosenthal and Patrick Cook — and three from the Department of Health and Human Services — Nancy Peeler, Corinne Miller and Robert Scott. In addition to the misconduct in office charges, there were willful neglect of duty and various conspiracy counts.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee says its computers have been hacked. It's been told by investigators the breach resembles the recent hacking of the Democratic National Committee.
Meredith Kelly is spokeswoman for the committee, which is the political arm of House Democrats. She says the committee is using the forensic investigation firm Crowdstrike and is cooperating with federal law enforcement.
A House Democratic aide said late Thursday the FBI is investigating the hack.
Cybersecurity experts who studied the hack at the DNC have blamed Russia.
A Minnesota prosecutor says he won't step aside for a special prosecutor while considering charges against police in the slaying of a black motorist, but he's adding one to his team.
A San Diego Police Department officer has died and another officer remains hospitalized after a late-night shooting during a traffic stop just south of downtown San Diego. Both officers are part of the force's Elite Gang Unit.
The SDPD said one suspect is in custody and authorities continue to search for other possible suspects.
At a press conference early Friday morning, SDPD Chief Shelley Zimmerman said the officers were conducting the traffic stop shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday in the city's Southcrest neighborhood when they were fired upon.
Zimmerman did not immediately provide additional details about the officers, but said the officer who died has a wife and two children.
Following the shooting, police launched a manhunt for the suspects then took one suspect, who has not yet been identified, into custody. The suspect also suffered from a gunshot wound and was being treated at a hospital.
The search continued Friday morning for possible additional suspects as authorities used a helicopter, SWAT vehicles and patrol cars to scour the area.
The Florida Department of Health announced Friday it had determined four Zika cases in the state were likely transmitted by local mosquitos, the first not linked to travel outside the U.S. mainland.
Gov. Rick Scott said during a news conference in Orlando that no mosquitos in the state have tested positive for Zika. But he said it was highly likley that one woman and three men in Miami-Dade and Broward counties contracted the virus through mosquito bites. More than 1,650 Zika infections have been reported in the U.S.
"This is not just a Florida issue. It's a national issue — we just happen to be at the forefront," Scott said.
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To President Barack Obama, she is a leader who will “blast through glass ceilings.” To former President Bill Clinton, she is the “best darn change agent” he has ever seen. To former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, she is the “sane, competent” candidate in the race.
On Thursday, the last night of the Democratic National Convention, Hillary Clinton got the chance to talk about herself - and what she would do as president.
The Republican presidential nominee referred to former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, also a billionaire, as "Little Michael Bloomberg," who "never had the guts to run for president" and whose final term as mayor was "a disaster."
Michael Phelps is a household name. In the next month, Simone Biles may become one.
Phelps, who with 22 medals is the most decorated Olympian of all time, has dominated four Olympics and come out of retirement in hopes of sweeping a fifth. It's likely to be his final Games.
Biles is on the other end of her career. The 19-year-old gymnast heads into her first Olympics with 14 world championship medals under her belt, 10 of them gold. The budding superstar is undefeated in the all-around and has been called "unbeatable" by gymnastics legend Mary Lou Retton.
Phelps and Biles are among more than 550 athletes who will represent Team USA in Rio, including 292 women, the most in Olympic history to ever compete for a single country. Of Team USA's 68 returning champions, 53 are looking to defend titles won during the 2012 London Games.
Here's a look at the American athletes to watch during the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Pope Francis paid a somber visit to the Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau Friday, becoming the third consecutive pontiff to make the pilgrimage to the place where Adolf Hitler's forces killed more than 1 million people, most of them Jews.
Francis entered the camp on foot, walking slowly beneath the notorious gate at Auschwitz bearing the cynical words "Arbeit Macht Frei."
He prayed silently for more than 15 minutes before meeting with several survivors of the camp, greeting them one by one, shaking their hands and kissing them on the cheeks. He then carried a large white candle and placed it at the Death Wall, where prisoners were executed.
On the night Hillary Clinton accepted her party’s nomination for president, Clinton and other Democrats played loose with some facts
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The mother of Chandra Levy, a Washington, D.C., intern from Modesto, California, whose 2001 disappearance and death received national attention, said she is "totally in a state of shock" after learning the charges will be dropped against the man convicted of killing her daughter.
Susan Levy said the news brought back feelings she had 15 years ago when her daughter vanished.
"It kind of puts you back to the level of grief you originally had," she told NBC Bay Area.
Federal prosecutors announced Thursday they are dropping all charges against Salvadoran immigrant Ingmar Guandique, citing "recent unforeseen developments that were investigated over the past week."
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