American Headline News for 29 Jul 2016
(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc reported a better-than-expected rise in quarterly revenue on Thursday, powered by blockbuster growth in its cloud services unit.
Despite the hoopla of Hillary Clinton breaking through a political glass ceiling there remains the challenge of bringing up voters' opinions of her
The little girl so many remember from her White House years is all grown up -- and ready to introduce her mother at the DNC
Three undecided millennials discuss how the Democratic and Republican conventions have impacted who they might vote for in November
Exactly which voters might still consider Hillary Clinton, and what do they say they want to hear?
The U.S. Army whistleblower could face solitary confinement for charges related to her July 5 suicide attempt.
While everyone's eyes were glued to the Democratic National Convention's stage last night, Hillary Clinton and President Obama were practically falling out of their seats laughing backstage. In a... private moment between the president and the Democratic presidential nominee Wednesday night, something so funny was said that Obama literally doubled over chuckling: Apparently something was real funny between @HillaryClinton & @BarackObama backstage last night. #DemsInPhilly pic.twitter.com/YTlKK30x8h -- Christina Ginn (@ChristinaCNN) July 28, 2016 While only Obama and Clinton seemed to be in on this particular joke, there were a lot more interactions going on behind the scenes. Vice President Joe Biden, for one, gave lots of hugs: Vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine practiced his speech: And...
Donald Trump, after hearing speeches at the Democratic convention this week, said Thursday he wanted to "hit a number of those speakers so hard, their heads would spin."
On the final night of the Democratic National Convention, disgruntled Bernie Sanders delegates mounted a silent protest -- by wearing glow-in-the-dark clothes that show up brightly in the blue lights... that come up when a video is played: Gives you a rough idea of fraction of delegates that are #BernieOrBust - they're in yellow. pic.twitter.com/jiRbcSGOBh -- Alex Seitz-Wald (@aseitzwald) July 29, 2016 There are only a handful of them, in keeping with polling showing that some 90 percent of Sanders supporters are planning to support Clinton in November.
Matt Damon announced Thursday that after he’s done shooting his fifth straight movie without a break, he will take a year off from acting to spend time with his family. “I’m excited to finish... out this year of work and take a year off and be at their behest for once,” Damon said when he stopped by the Today […] The post Matt Damon: ‘I’m excited to finish out this year of work and take a year off’ appeared first on Boston.com.
Chelsea Clinton will introduce her mother tonight ahead of Hillary Clinton's historic nomination acceptance speech
Vice President Joe Biden ratcheted up US rhetoric on Moscow Wednesday night, for the first time calling Russian President Vladimir Putin a 'dictator.'
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo addressed his party’s national convention Wednesday night, praising Hillary Clinton, honoring his late father and warning of dire consequences if Donald Trump wins the... White House. In a 15-minute address to Democrats gathered in Philadelphia, the son of former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo said that while Clinton could be...
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi vowed to fight to restore Democratic majorities in the Senate and House during her speech Thursday at the Democratic National Convention. Pelosi praised the party... for looking "like the 21st century," compared to the "restricted club that met in convention in Cleveland last week." She said their mission is much different than the Republican Party's -- "we come to public service and to this convention not to trumpet darkness, but to fight a way forward for our country, a bright light forward." Pelosi laid out the Democratic agenda, saying the plan is to fight terror "at home and abroad" and eliminate the Islamic State by being "strong and smart, not reckless and rash." She also demanded "courage, not cowardice, in the face of the National Rifle Association....
A Lynn man was arrested Wednesday after allegedly attempting to kidnap and rape a woman in Winthrop, police said. Around 9:30 p.m. on Monday, the victim was walking alone down Revere Street when a... gray Honda Civic pulled in front of her way. She said the driver, who police later identified as Gerardo Elenilson Portillo, […] The post Lynn man arrested after allegedly attempting to kidnap and assault woman appeared first on Boston.com.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) wondered aloud at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday night whether Republicans voting for Donald Trump "are suffering from short-term memory loss." "Unless... Republicans are all Native Americans, then they are immigrants too," Cuomo said, slamming Trump's "divisive" immigration policy proposals. Cuomo: The GOP has "short-term memory loss"; Unless they "are all Native Americans, then they are immigrants too" s://t.co/xrHVm9iBCo -- CNN (@CNN) July 28, 2016 What Trump is doing by inspiring a fear of "people who are different," Cuomo said, is essentially taking America's "greatest strength, which is our our diversity," and making it into a "weakness." "At stake in this election, my friends, is the very soul of America," Cuomo said.
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Authorities in El Salvador are claiming a strong blow against the leadership and financing of one of the country's principal street gangs. …
Sarah McBride made history Thursday when she spoke at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia as the first openly transgender person to address a major political convention. McBride, 25, is... an LGBT rights activist working at the Human Rights Campaign as the national press secretary. She began her speech by saying that despite all the […] The post Sarah McBride makes history as first openly transgender DNC speaker appeared first on Boston.com.
'Hillary Clinton knows how to fight back'
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- It's Hillary Clinton's turn. After three days of Democratic stars, including a pair of presidents, asserting she is ready for the White House, Clinton must make that case for... herself on her nominating convention's final night. The first woman to lead a major U.S. political party toward the White House, Clinton will […] The post Her turn now: Hillary Clinton makes her case for presidency appeared first on Boston.com.
Hillary Clinton will accept her nomination in the final speech of the Democratic National Convention
When she took the stage Thursday afternoon at the Democratic National Convention, Sarah McBride became the first transgender person to ever address a national convention. The 25-year-old is a press... secretary for the Human Rights Campaign, and shared that she came out as transgender while serving as her college's student body president. McBride was scared, she said, but while interning at the White House, saw that change is possible. "Despite our progress, so much work remains," she said. "Will we be a nation where there's only one way to love, only one way to look, and only one way to live? Or will we be a nation where everyone has the freedom to love openly and equally, a nation that's strong together?" McBride also discussed the death of her husband from cancer, four days after they were...
Before Hillary Clinton is expected to accept the Democratic nomination for president on Thursday night, a slate of speakers, including her daughter, Chelsea, are addressing the crowd.