'Shame!' Dems' division roils party on Day 1 of convention PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Angry Democrats heckled outgoing party chief Debbie Wasserman Schultz with boos and cries of "shame!" on Monday as the party tried to recover from an embarrassing email hack that ripped open primary wounds just hours before they planned to mount a four-day showcase of unity. Hours before she was to gavel in the Democratic National Convention, the Florida congresswoman was met by raucous activists who accused her of favoring Hillary Clinton over vanquished rival Bernie Sanders. Activists jeered and waved signs reading "Thanks for the 'help,' Debbie." Her supporters shouted them down, as Wasserman Schultz appealed for comity.
FBI investigates DNC hacking; Clinton campaign blames Russia WASHINGTON (AP) - The FBI said Monday it is investigating how thousands of Democratic National Committee emails were hacked, a breach that Hillary Clinton's campaign maintains was committed by Russia to benefit Donald Trump. A statement from the FBI confirmed that it is "investigating a cyber intrusion involving the DNC," adding that "a compromise of this nature is something we take very seriously." Wikileaks posted emails Friday that suggested the DNC was favoring Clinton over her rival Sen. Bernie Sanders during the primary season. Clinton's campaign pointed to a massive hacking of DNC computers in June that cybersecurity firms linked to the Russian government.
Pro-Sanders demonstrators march in the sweltering heat PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Chanting "We are the 99 percent," about 100 Bernie Sanders supporters began marching across a bridge from New Jersey into Philadelphia in the sweltering heat Monday ahead of the opening of the Democratic convention. The demonstrators on the Ben Franklin Bridge planned to link up with hundreds more gathered at Philadelphia City Hall, and together march 4 miles down Broad Street to the arena where the convention was to set begin in the afternoon. The protests took shape amid a punishing heat wave, with forecasters saying the temperature could hit 97 degrees and feel like 105. Volunteers will be handing out water, and the city will provide misting tents for demonstrators all week.
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Germany: IS claims responsibility for attack in Bavaria ANSBACH, Germany (AP) - A Syrian man whose asylum bid had been rejected in Germany recorded a cellphone video of himself pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group before he tried to get into an outdoor concert with a bomb-laden backpack. He was turned away and blew himself up outside a wine bar instead, injuring 15 people, authorities said Monday. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility. It was the fourth attack to shake Germany in a week - three of them carried out by recent migrants. The 27-year-old, whom authorities have not identified, set off a backpack laden with explosives and shrapnel Sunday night after being refused entry to the nearby festival in the Bavarian city of Ansbach because he didn't have a ticket.
The Latest: California man sentenced is Islamic State case A California man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison and supervised release for life for attempting to support Islamic State and lying to get a replacement American passport to join the group in Syria. Adam Dandach was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana. The 22-year-old pleaded guilty last year to attempting to provide material support to a terror group and lying on his passport application. Federal prosecutors sought a 20-year sentence. The case is one in a series involving young men in states ranging from California to Georgia who have been charged with trying to assist Islamic State and other terrorist groups.
California man sentenced for trying to aid Islamic State SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A California man who aspired to join the Islamic State group in Syria and lied to get a replacement American passport to head overseas was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison and supervised release for life. The case against Adam Dandach, 22, is one in a series involving young men in states ranging from California to Georgia who have been charged with trying to assist Islamic State and other terrorist groups. Dandach, an Orange County native, pleaded guilty last year to attempting to provide material support to a terror group and lying on his passport application.
German refugee policy under fire after a week of bloodshed BERLIN (AP) - Four attacks in a week - three of them carried out by asylum seekers - have left Germany on edge and Chancellor Angela Merkel's policies of welcoming refugees under renewed criticism. The unprecedented bloodshed began July 18, when a 17-year-old from Afghanistan wielding an ax attacked people on a train near Wuerzburg, wounding five people before he was shot to death by police. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility. On Sunday, a 21-year-old Syrian used a machete to kill a 45-year-old Polish woman in the southern city of Reutlingen. Authorities said assailant and victim knew each other from working in the same restaurant, and the incident was not related to terrorism.
Gunfire at teen nightclub party leaves 2 dead, 17 wounded FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Gunfire erupted at a nightclub hosting a swimsuit-themed party for teens in Florida, leaving two teens dead and at least 17 other people wounded, officials said Monday. It was not immediately clear what triggered the violence, but Fort Myers police Capt. Jim Mulligan said the shooting was not an act of terror. Police detained three people and said the area around Club Blu had been deemed safe, Mulligan said. The slain teens were 14-year-old Sean Archilles and 18-year-old Stef'an Strawder, police said. Archilles lived about a mile from the nightclub, said his father, Jean Archilles. Archilles said his son loved to play football and basketball.
Verizon buys Yahoo for $4.83B, marking end of an era SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Verizon is buying Yahoo for $4.83 billion, marking the end of an era for a company that once defined the internet. It is the second time in as many years that Verizon, extending its digital reach, has snapped up the remnants of a fallen internet star. The nation's largest wireless carrier paid $4.4 billion for AOL last year. Yahoo will be rolled into Verizon's AOL operations and CEO Marissa Mayer may be reunited with AOL CEO Tim Armstrong. Both were executives at Google for years and Armstrong tried unsuccessfully to convince Mayer to combine the two companies when they remained independent.
Yahoo's evolution from rising to fading internet star 1994 Stanford University computer graduate students Jerry Yang and David Filo begin compiling "David's and Jerry's Guide to the World Wide Web" in a trailer on campus. Within a few months, they change the name to "Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle," which is abbreviated to Yahoo. 1995 Yahoo incorporates as a company, raises its first $1 million in venture capital and hires Tim Koogle as CEO to replace Yang. 1996 Yahoo prices its initial public offering of stock at a split-adjusted 54 cents per share. The shares closed at a split-adjusted $1.375 on the first day of trading. Its shares finished at $39.38 last week.