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.
Chipotle is branching out from burritos and plans to open its first burger restaurant.
A spokesman for Chipotle, Chris Arnold, says in an email the company's first Tasty Made burger restaurant will open this fall in Lancaster, Ohio. He did not immediately provide other details.
The opening of the burger concept comes as Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. fights to recover from an E. coli outbreak and norovirus cases that sent sales plunging at its namesake chain. After filing a trademark application for "Better Burger" earlier this year, Chipotle had noted that it previously said the "Chipotle model" could be applied to a wide variety of foods.
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.
After winning just over 50 percent of the vote, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski will be sworn in on Thursday as Peru’s new president, NBC News reported.
Peru's economy has been on the rise and candidates like PPK were pushing the country in a different direction, according to a recent Forbes article. PPK, as he's also known, promised that he would restore fiscal health and the country’s security.
He has a long career in politics, having served as the Minister of Energy and Mines, Minister of Economy and Finance and most recently as Prime Minister. An Ivy-league graduate, PPK has a bachelors degree from the University of Oxford and a masters from Princeton, where he studied economics.
Kuczynski was born in Peru — his Polish-German father was an accomplished doctor noted for his research on health issues in South America.
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At least four people have reported being shot at while driving on a North Texas highway, according to police in Anna.
Investigators believe the shooter is using a high-powered pellet gun, but they are not ruling out the possibility a low-caliber rifle was used.
The shootings occurred along Texas Highway 5 between Anna and Melissa.
The first report came in Monday morning, and three more victims have since come forward, Anna police said.
None of the victims were injured.
"Someone is playing with people's lives," Anna Police Lt. Jeff Caponera said.
The president headlined the night’s speeches, and a few of his boasts of his record headline our fact-checking report
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.
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.
An American Airlines flight landed safely back at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport late Wednesday after sparks were seen shooting from one of its engines.
One night before Hillary Clinton addresses the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia, a powerhouse lineup of speakers made the case for her to be the next president.
President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Vice Presidential Nominee Tom Kaine and Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg headlined Day 3 of the convention.
Obama called Clinton the most qualified candidate ever. Kaine introduced himself to the country before questioning Republican Donald Trump's trustworthiness. Biden and Bloomberg both hammered Trump's judgement, temperament and qualifications for the job.
Click through to see the reaction to Day 3 speeches on social media.
Their political fates now entwined, President Barack Obama implored with voters Wednesday to elect Hillary Clinton, appealing to the women, minorities and young people who powered his rise and are now crucial to hers.
Obama told delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia there has never been a man or a woman — "not me, not Bill" — who's more qualified than his former secretary of state to be president of the United States and endorsed her as the woman to finish the job he started eight years ago.
"Nothing truly prepares you for the demands of the Oval Office. Until you've sat at that desk, you don't know what it's like to manage a global crisis, or send young people to war," Obama said. "But Hillary's been in the room and knows what's at stake."
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A 65-year-old Bristol, Connecticut, woman working at a local business was abducted, blindfolded and held hostage while her captor robbed a bank on Wednesday, police said. The hostage was later released during a police chase and the suspect was taken into custody in a wooded area.
French officials on Thursday identified the second man who attacked a Normandy church during morning Mass, saying he's a 19-year-old from eastern France who was spotted last month in Turkey as he supposedly headed to Syria — but who returned to France instead.
The prosecutor's office identified him as Abdel-Malik Nabil Petitjean following DNA tests on his corpse. A security official confirmed that he was the unidentified man pictured on a photo distributed to French police on July 22 with a warning that he could be planning an attack.
Four days later, Petitjean and another 19-year-old local man, Adel Kermiche, stormed the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray during Mass on Tuesday.