The Latest: Few Sanders supporters falling in behind Clinton
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:47:44 -0400
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the protests and rallies on the second day of the Democratic National Convention (all times local):
Kerry hopes to work with Russia on Syria, U.N. aims to restart talks
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:46:37 -0400
By Lesley Wroughton and Stephanie Nebehay VIENTIANE/GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States said on Tuesday it hoped to announce in early August details of planned military cooperation and intelligence sharing with Russia on Syria, and a U.N. envoy said he would also aim to resume peace talks next month. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Washington and Moscow, who support opposing sides in Syria's five-year-old conflict, had made progress in recent days towards working more closely together. The proposals would have the two powers share intelligence to coordinate air strikes against the al Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front and prohibit the Syrian air force from attacking rebel groups labeled as moderate.
13 people killed in Somali suicide bombing claimed by al Shabaab
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:45:32 -0400
By Abdi Sheikh and Feisal Omar MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Suicide bombers killed at least 13 people at the gates of the African Union's main peacekeeping base in the Somali capital on Tuesday, police said, in an attack claimed by the Islamist militants of al Shabaab. The United States condemned the attack on the AMISOM peacekeeping force's base, the latest by the militant group that wants to topple Somalia's western-backed government and rule the Horn of Africa country according to sharia law. Al Shabaab, which is linked to al Qaeda, said it set off two car bombs.
Feds: Senate cafeteria workers will get $1 million back pay
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:44:20 -0400
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of cafeteria workers who help feed senators and others in the Capitol and nearby office buildings will get back pay totaling more than $1 million because their private employers illegally underpaid them, the Labor Department said Tuesday.
The Latest: 2 Indiana hopefuls will seek return to Congress
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:42:32 -0400
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on replacing Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence as the GOP candidate for Indiana governor (all times local):
U.S. says backs resumption of China-Philippines talks on South China Sea
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:41:00 -0400
By Simon Webb and Manuel Mogato VIENTIANE (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday he supported the resumption of talks between China and the Philippines over the South China Sea, following an international court ruling against Beijing over the dispute earlier this month. China did not participate in and has refused to accept the July 12 ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration, based in The Hague, in which U.S. ally Manila won an emphatic legal victory. China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi had asked Kerry to lend his support for bilateral talks to restart between Manila and Beijing in a meeting between the two in the Laos capital of Vientiane on Monday.
In break from Trump, Paul Ryan defends NATO, trade deals
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:40:59 -0400
MILWAUKEE (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan vigorously defended the role of NATO and the importance of the United States leading the creation of free-trade agreements on Tuesday, breaking from positions taken by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Think Trump and Clinton fall flat? Vote for Cat in the Hat
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:40:30 -0400
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Voters who think presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton fall flat can now choose the Cat in the Hat.
One of France church attackers was charged for terror link: probe source
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:39:52 -0400
One of the two attackers who stormed a church in France and slit a priest's throat on Tuesday had been charged with terror links and held before being freed on bail, a source close to the investigation said. The assailant, who was known to France's anti-terrorism police, tried twice to go to Syria in 2015, the source told AFP.
Deutsche Boerse shareholders back London Stock Exchange merger
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:37:19 -0400
The Frankfurt stock exchange Deutsche Boerse on Tuesday said its shareholders had backed a planned merger with the London Stock Exchange (LSE) to create a new global player. Earlier this month Deutsche Boerse lowered the threshold for shareholder support needed for the tie-up to 60 percent from 75 percent, removing a potential spanner in the works for the deal following Britain's vote to leave the European Union. The 60-percent level was breached several hours before the midnight deadline, Deutsche Boerse said in a statement.