• Chaos at RNC as anti-Trump forces make final push
Chaos at RNC as anti-Trump forces make final push

The combined effort was enough to prevent a roll call vote. Conservatives at the convention worked quietly to gather signatures from a majority of delegates in several states that would have forced a lengthy roll call vote to adopt the party's new rules.

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  • Clinton hits no-show Trump at NAACP event
Clinton hits no-show Trump at NAACP event

They eagerly point to comments by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy previous year suggesting that the House Benghazi committee could take credit for Clinton's slumping poll numbers. On Sunday, Gavin Long of Kansas City shot to death three police officers and wounded three others in Baton Rouge, almost three weeks after a gunman killed five l...

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  • Trump Speaks On Pence Selection
Trump Speaks On Pence Selection

The first was in December after Trump called for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States". Even with this pronouncement, it was leaked that Pence was Trump's choice for his running mate. "My first choice from start!", Trump wrote . The joint appearance was meant to catapult the party toward a successful and unified R...

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  • For GOP Voters, a Winding Path to a Trump Nomination
For GOP Voters, a Winding Path to a Trump Nomination

The truth is probably somewhere between those extremes. House of Delegates member Mike Folk said that his tweet Friday over Clinton's use of a private email system while she served as secretary of state was "hyperbole". Without mentioning Brooks' five-point proposal by name, Clinton said she would create measures that would hold police de...

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  • Mourners gather at funerals of police officers killed in Dallas
Mourners gather at funerals of police officers killed in Dallas

Two members of the Dallas Police Honor Guard stood at each side of his coffin, and as fellow officers approached, they gave their late coworker a salute, according to the Times . The funeral procession for Dallas police Officer Lorne Ahrens, who was killed with four other policemen in an ambush attack last week, is seen in an aerial view as ...

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  • Trump introduces Mike Pence as running mate with low-key announcement
Trump introduces Mike Pence as running mate with low-key announcement

Brandishing his running mate's job-creating credentials, Trump ticked through a list of statistics he said showed how Pence had pulled IN out of economic recessions: an unemployment rate that fell to less than 5 percent on his watch, an uptick IN the labor force and a decrease IN IN residents on unemployment insurance.

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  • Democratic convention features party stars
Democratic convention features party stars

Bernie Sanders, for "raising critically important issues", including climate change, fair trade agreements and campaign finance. "Sanders is one of a long line of true reformers that have been undermined by the Democratic Party", she wrote in a release after his endorsement of the presumptive Democratic nominee.

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  • Republican Convention 2016: Donald Trump's motorcade crashes on way to Cleveland
Republican Convention 2016: Donald Trump's motorcade crashes on way to Cleveland

Donald Trump made his first appearance at the 2016 Republican National Convention on Monday night, to introduce his wife, Melania Trump. Trump opponents screamed at party leaders moderating the convention, while the NY businessman's backers responded with angry chants of their own: "Trump!" Delegates engaged in dueling chants of "Roll call v...

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  • Uproar at Republican convention as anti-Trump delegates revolt
Uproar at Republican convention as anti-Trump delegates revolt

The Q was thrown into a frenzy around 4 p.m. when talk of a roll call vote swept across the arena. WATE 6 On Your Side talked to some of East Tennessee's delegates who said they weren't anxious about the party seeming to be split. There was a brief exchange of shouted cheers, with some yelling "roll call, roll call" or "dump Trump" while supporters...

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  • Some Trump backers bring guns to first big rally
Some Trump backers bring guns to first big rally

The past two Republican presidents, George Bush senior and junior, will also stay away, as will their son and brother, Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida , whose nasty, comedic belittling by Mr Trump in the primaries gave an early taste of his political method.

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  • State police: Baton Rouge gunman ambushed officers
State police: Baton Rouge gunman ambushed officers

For the past few months, Long also ran a podcast, " Convos with Cosmo ", about "waging war against Beta-Males, Complainers-&-Blamers, Purposeless and [P****] Whipped Men". Lonnie Jordan, Jackson's father-in-law, spoke to reporters on the front lawn of Jackson's house. Another black man was shot and killed by police the next day in Minnesota, with h...

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  • The Presidential Race Is Tied
The Presidential Race Is Tied

In her speech, Clinton announced a nationwide effort to register 3 million new voters. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson had 5% and the Green Party's Jill Stein had 2%, while 2% backed someone else entirely. The former secretary of state , who swept to victory in the Democratic primaries thanks to support from African Americans, painted her bil...

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  • Russia assailed in report for doping program beyond Sochi
Russia assailed in report for doping program beyond Sochi

The recommendation followed closely after Monday's release of a 103-page WADA report that detailed further evidence of systemic doping among the country's athletes, coaches and officials. The head of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency says the investigative report into Russian doping confirms what he calls a "mind-blowing level of corruption" within Russi...

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  • Protests break out on convention floor after anti-Trump effort fails
Protests break out on convention floor after anti-Trump effort fails

A handful of states attempted to get a vote on the rules during a voice vote from the floor of the Republican Convention in Cleveland on Monday . Because North Carolina awards delegates proportionally based on each candidate's showing in the primary, not all of the state's delegation will be backing Trump when the nominating process takes pl...

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  • The Bell Curve (of Hillary Clinton's Polls)
The Bell Curve (of Hillary Clinton's Polls)

A poll conducted by NBC on July 5-10 has determined that Clinton and Trump are tied at 39 percent in OH, while 21 percent of voters in the state have not taken a decision yet. Dozens of Clinton aides, from a headquarters less than a mile from the Quicken Loans Arena, will also push their counter-convention plan - titled "Better Than This" ...

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  • Two more arrested over Nice attack
Two more arrested over Nice attack

He noted that past attacks on Paris - including the January 2015 shootings at the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo , and the coordinated November strikes that killed 130 people - seemed more targeted, and thus avoidable, compared with the random group of Nice residents and tourists engulfed in chaos late Thursday night.

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  • Two more detained for Bastille Day attack
Two more detained for Bastille Day attack

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack. Agence France-Presse and other French media, quoting anonymous police officials, also reported Sunday that Bouhlel had sent a text message shortly before the attack in which he appeared to ask for more weapons, but it was unclear whom the message had been for and what exactly it had sa...

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  • Kobe Paras signs with Creighton's men's basketball team
Kobe Paras signs with Creighton's men's basketball team

Kobe Paras refused to bid goodbye to his dream of playing in the U.S. collegiate basketball after his controversial withdrawal from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Bruins late June. Creighton added another piece to its 2016 puzzle, picking up a verbal commitment from 6-foot-5 guard Kobe Paras on Monday. The Los Angeles Times quote...

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  • Judge Hands Down Another Acquittal for Officer in Freddie Gray Case
Judge Hands Down Another Acquittal for Officer in Freddie Gray Case

Gray's death ignited protests, riots, and violence in Baltimore past year as the predominantly African American community decried what they see as discriminatory treatment by law enforcement. In Cook's case, the SAO reached back to last October when the ex-bishop suffragan, the No. 2 position in the Episcopal Church of Maryland, was sentenced to ...

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  • Paterno told about Sandusky sexually abusing boys in 1976: deposition
Paterno told about Sandusky sexually abusing boys in 1976: deposition

In 2011, Paterno told a grand jury he first learned of Sandusky's predatory conduct in 2001. The unsealed documents do reveal that one victim agreed to a $250,000 settlement, one was paid $1.25 million, and another settled for $5.5 million.

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