Clinton’s pledge: Steady hand at ‘moment of reckoning’

Promising Americans a steady hand, Hillary Clinton cast herself Thursday night as a unifier for divided times, steeled for a volatile world by decades in politics that have left some Americans skeptical of her character. “I will be a president for Democrats, Republicans, independents, for the struggling, the striving and the successful. For those who vote for me and those […]


UN Syria envoy tells Russia: Leave Aleppo corridors ‘to us’

The U.N. special envoy for Syria on Friday urged Russia to leave the creation of any humanitarian corridors around the embattled northern Syrian city of Aleppo to the United Nations and its partners. “That’s our job,” said Staffan de Mistura as he explained his “suggestion” to Moscow at a press conference in Geneva, a day after Russia said its forces […]


Facebook agrees to refunds on in-app purchases by minors

Court documents show Facebook has agreed to allow users to request refunds of in-app purchases made by minors as part of a settlement of a class-action lawsuit. The lawsuit was brought in 2012 by two children and their parents. It claimed the children racked up hundreds of dollars in purchases of Facebook Credits, a since-discontinued currency used by the site. […]


Trump Campaign Struggles to Pull Off Minority Outreach

As his approval ratings with minority voters continue to plummet, Donald Trump’s campaign rescheduled yet another minority outreach event this week. The Republican nominee was set to attend a Hispanic roundtable in Miami on Tuesday, but two days after scheduling it, the campaign said the intended attendees weren’t in town after all and that the roundtable would be delayed again. […]


Among Democrats, Emotions Divide but May Still Conquer

The emotional divide between the supporters of Bernie Sanders and those of Hillary Clinton was clear this week during their party convention here. But night by night, the mood showed at least some signs of shifting. “I knew he would not win,” Sabrina Federigo, 24, a Pennsylvania resident, said of Mr. Sanders as she left the convention center on Monday […]


Obama hopes Clinton can fix what he could not

Eight years ago, Barack Obama cast himself as the rare candidate who could transcend the polarizing “politics of the past” and bridge divides that had left Washington barely functioning for years. Ultimately, the gulf was too wide — if anything, the political climate in the United States worsened. So, standing before the last, biggest audience he has left, Obama on […]


N. Korea: US has crossed red line, relations on war footing

North Korea’s top diplomat for U.S. affairs told The Associated Press on Thursday that Washington “crossed the red line” and effectively declared war by putting leader Kim Jong Un on its list of sanctioned individuals, and said a vicious showdown could erupt if the U.S. and South Korea hold annual war games as planned next month. Han Song Ryol, director-general […]


Apple has sold its billionth iPhone in key milestone for tech giant

Apple (AAPL) has sold the billionth iPhone, CEO Tim Cook announced at an employee meeting in Cupertino, California on Wednesday. “iPhone has become one of the most important, world-changing and successful products in history. It’s become more than a constant companion. iPhone is truly an essential part of our daily life and enables much of what we do throughout the […]


Clinton ready to sell herself in biggest political moment

Hillary Clinton is set to face the nation with the goal of introducing the woman that speaker after speaker, including a pair of presidents, have spent days promising the American public they’ll finally get to see: the “real” Hillary Clinton. In the biggest moment of her nearly 25-year political career, aides say Clinton on Thursday evening will lay out a […]


Two wealthy donors offer reward for Donald Trump’s tax returns

The wealthy Democratic donors, many of them executives who run complex businesses, know firsthand how revealing tax returns can be. Perhaps that’s why they can’t stop talking about Republican nominee Donald Trump’s refusal to release his. In their suites at the Ritz Carlton hotel, where many are staying during this week’s Democratic convention, and at its auxiliary swanky parties, the […]