On one of the biggest nights of the Democratic National Convention, President Barack Obama evoked the words of a Republican hero — former President Ronald Reagan.
Obama repeatedly summoned Reagan's hope and optimism Wednesday night as Democrats try to attract disenchanted Republican voters uneasy about Donald Trump's claim to the GOP mantle and fearful about a possible presidency.
As he made the case that Democrat Hillary Clinton is more qualified to serve in the White House, Obama drew a stark contrast with Trump's dark vision of the country. He reminded voters that Reagan famously called America "a shining city on a hill." Trump, he said, calls the United States "a divided crime scene" and hopes to win votes by scaring people over immigration and crime.
Hours of testimonials have led to this. Now, it's time for Hillary Clinton to make her own case.
The former first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state will step out of the shadows of presidents past and present on Thursday for her chance to persuade Americans that she is the best choice to helm a nation looking for a new era of leadership.
President Barack Obama anointed her the inheritor of his legacy Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention. Delivering a passionate case for his onetime rival, Obama declared Clinton not only can defeat the "deeply pessimistic vision" of Republican Donald Trump but also realize the "promise of this great nation."
"She's been there for us, even if we haven't always noticed," he said.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump walked back remarks he made on Wednesday that encouraged Russia to uncover and make public hacked emails that might damage Hillary Clinton.
"Of course I was being sarcastic," Trump said in an interview that aired on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends" on Thursday. "You have 33,000 emails deleted; and the real problem was what was said on those emails from the Democratic National Committee."
Trump's stunning comments on Wednesday raised the specter of whether he was condoning foreign government hacking of U.S. computers and the public release of information stolen from political adversaries — actions that are at least publicly frowned upon across the globe.
Trump also told "Fox & Friends" that Russian leader Vladimir Putin is "doing a better job" than Obama.
“I said he’s a better leader than Obama because Obama’s not a leader,” Trump said. "He’s certainly doing a better job than Obama is, that’s all.”
The president headlined the night’s speeches, and a few of his boasts of his record headline our fact-checking report
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.
Chelsea Clinton will open for her mother at the Democratic National Convention as Clinton accepts a place in history as the first female presidential nominee for a major party.
"This election is so important to me, because I'm now a mom. And as proud as I am of my mom, this election to me is fundamentally about my children, about Charlotte and Aidan," the former first daughter told NBC's "Today" show in an interview that aired Thursday morning.
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President Barack Obama steers clear of soda and potato chips and prefers almonds as a snack, but contrary to a recent media report, he say she does not count out exactly seven almonds every night.
"This has been really weighing on me,'' Obama joked as part of an interview with "Today's" Savannah Guthrie.
A story in The New York Times on July 2 quoted the Obamas' personal chef saying that he and first lady Michelle Obama joke that the president is so disciplined he eats exactly seven almonds at night, "not six, not eight."
Obama told "Today," that the first lady and Sam Kass teased that him that he won't even have a piece of cake.
"And this is when Michelle said, 'And he just has seven almonds, that's it.'''
Kass relayed that joke to The New York Times, making it seem like Obama is obsessively counting out almonds.
"All my friends were calling me up and saying this seems a little anal, this is a little weird, and I had to explain to them, no, this was a joke,'' Obama said.
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President Barack Obama excoriated Donald Trump's vision of America Wednesday night as he endorsed Hillary Clinton, telling Democrats Trump was betting he could get win in November by scaring enough people into voting for him.
"That is another bet that Donald Trump will lose," Obama said. "Because he's selling the American people short."
Click through for top moments of Obama's speech and of the rest of the third day of the Democratic National Convention, inside the convention hall and out.
No one has matched the jackpot-winning numbers in Wednesday night's Powerball drawing, and the prize has increased to an estimated $478 million.
The next drawing will be Saturday. Nearly three months have passed without a winner of the big prize. If anyone matches the five balls and red Powerball in the drawing, it will be the game's first jackpot winner since May 7.
The numbers drawn on Wednesday night were 10, 47, 50, 65, 68 with a Powerball of 24.
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.
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The sisters heard the truck before they saw it.
Or, rather, they heard the tune -- the jingle-jangle, warbling melody known to generations of Americans as the Song of the Ice Cream Man.
And before the white truck with the colorful pictures of frozen treats on its side had turned the corner to meet them outside Mundelein's village hall, the girls erupted in a cacophony of sugary need that drowned out all other sounds.
"The ice cream man! The ice cream man!" they shouted. "He's here! He's here!"
Yes indeed. The ice cream man is here.
This week, village trustees voted unanimously to end a 53-year prohibition that kept ice cream trucks out of town. Allowing the trucks encourages small businesses, they said, and these days Mundelein officials are pushing local entrepreneurism.
A 16-year-old girl died of an asthma attack after witnessing a shooting at a block party in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood that also left two others dead and two wounded, police said.
Police say a group of people were gathered near West 50th Place and South Halsted Street just after midnight Thursday when an argument broke out and someone started shooting.
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