Clinton to nation: It's a 'moment of reckoning' PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Hillary Clinton capped a four-day convention celebration with a plea for national unity and tolerance. Now, one of the most divisive and distrusted figures in American politics must convince voters that she, rather than Republican rival Donald Trump, can bring a deeply divided nation together. "America is once again at a moment of reckoning. Powerful forces are threatening to pull us apart," Clinton said to a rapt Democratic convention audience. "And just as with our founders, there are no guarantees. It truly is up to us. We have to decide whether we all will work together so we all can rise together."
Computers hacked at Democrats' House campaign committee WASHINGTON (AP) - The computers of the House Democratic campaign committee have been hacked, an intrusion that investigators say resembles the recent cyber breach of the Democratic National Committee for which the Russian government is the leading suspect. The digital break-in at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which the organization acknowledged Friday, added another layer of mystery to the hacking of Democratic Party information that has been revealed in the heat of this year's presidential and congressional elections. Details were initially unclear about exactly who tapped into the computers and which information was accessed at the congressional campaign committee, with spokeswoman Meredith Kelly saying the committee was "the target of a cybersecurity incident." The organization raises money and provides other assistance for the party's House candidates.
Governor: 4 Zika cases likely came from Florida mosquitoes ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Florida likely has the first cases of Zika transmitted by mosquitoes on the U.S. mainland, the state's governor said Friday. No mosquitoes in the state have tested positive for Zika, but one woman and three men in Miami-Dade and Broward counties likely contracted the virus through mosquito bites, Gov. Rick Scott said during a news conference in Orlando. More than 1,650 Zika infections have been reported in the U.S., but the four patients in Florida would be the first not linked to travel outside the U.S. mainland. "This is not just a Florida issue. It's a national issue - we just happen to be at the forefront," Scott said.
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Rabbi was behind meeting between pope, Polish rescuers WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Pope Francis' visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau on Friday included an encounter with 25 Christian Poles who rescued Jews during the Holocaust - a powerfully symbolic meeting that Poland's chief rabbi played a key role in orchestrating. Rabbi Michael Schudrich, a native of New York City whose grandparents all immigrated from Poland, had long hoped to see such a meeting in Poland between a pope and some of the remaining Poles who risked their lives during World War II to help and protect Jews. Yad Vashem in Israel has recognized 6,620 Polish gentiles who sheltered Jews among the so-called "Righteous Among the Nations." Today fewer than 240 in Poland are still alive.
2 San Diego police officers shot, 1 fatally, in traffic stop SAN DIEGO (AP) - One San Diego police officer was killed and another was wounded in a shootout following a late-night traffic stop, authorities said Friday. A suspect was wounded and taken into custody a short time later and hours later police surrounded a home as they searched for an accomplice. The slain officer, a husband and father of two children, suffered multiple gunshot wounds and died early Friday, Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman said. The other officer underwent surgery and was expected to survive. His wife was at the hospital. The officers, members of the department's gang suppression unit, made the traffic stop around 11 p.m.
Turkey's Erdogan slams US reaction to failed coup ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkey's president slammed the United States on Friday, claiming it was not standing firmly against a failed military coup and accused it of harboring the plot's alleged mastermind, as a government crackdown in the coup's aftermath strained Turkey's ties with key allies. Turkey has demanded the United States extradite Fethullah Gulen, a cleric living in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania whom it accuses of being behind the violent July 15 coup attempt that left 290 people dead. It is accusing Western nations of not extending sufficient support to its efforts to counter further threats from followers of the Gulen movement, which it says have infiltrated the country's state institutions.
California coastline wildfire rages a week later BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) - A wildfire burning along California's Big Sur coastline continues to rage on a week after it broke out, and looks to be a problem for the scenic region for weeks to come. Hundreds of anxious residents driven from their homes awaited word on their properties and popular parks and trails closed at the height of tourist season because of the blaze, one of several large fires burning across western states. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said the fire has now spanned 48 square miles (124 square kilometers) and is 15 percent contained.
Sandy Hook school opening to public, 4 years after massacre NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - When the public gets its first glimpse Friday of the school built to replace the one where 20 first-graders and six educators were massacred, they'll see a building designed to be attractive, environmentally friendly, conducive to learning and, above all, safe. The old Sandy Hook Elementary School was torn down after the gunman's rampage in December 2012. The new $50 million, 86,000-square-foot school was built on the same property but not in the old footprint, and is scheduled to open next month. A media tour will precede a public open house on Friday. Local officials hope that allowing everyone a look at the school this week will give students a "quiet, respectful, and appropriate opening as teachers and students return to the new school year," on Aug.
Montel Williams detained in Germany over medical marijuana FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - A spokesman for Montel Williams says the television personality was detained by customs officials at an airport in Germany after inadvertently leaving prescription marijuana powder in his luggage. Jonathan Franks tells The Associated Press that Williams was held for about an hour Friday morning at the airport in Frankfurt while traveling on vacation. Franks says Williams was let go after showing a doctor's note verifying the marijuana was for medicinal purposes. Franks says Williams was neither arrested nor cited. Frankfurt airport police and the city's customs office were not immediately reachable late Friday, and there was no immediate response to an emailed query.
Bikini-clad Swedish cop makes arrest while sunbathing STOCKHOLM (AP) - She was off duty and wearing a bikini but that didn't stop Swedish police officer Mikaela Kellner from catching a suspected thief. A photo of Kellner pinning the suspect to the ground was trending on social media in Sweden this week. "My first intervention while wearing a bikini during my 11 years as a police officer," she wrote on Instagram. Kellner and three friends were sunbathing Wednesday in a Stockholm park, a homeless man selling newspapers approached, she told Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet. After he left, one friend noticed her phone was missing. Kellner and a fellow police officer gave chase.