After convention high, Clinton to hit the road in U.S. Rust Belt
By John Whitesides and Amanda Becker PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Democrat Hillary Clinton takes her newly energized campaign to become America's first woman president on the road on Friday to "Rust Belt" swing states that might decide the fate of the Nov. 8 election. After presenting an upbeat view of the country in her keynote address to the Democratic convention on Thursday night, the former secretary of state will launch a campaign tour of Ohio and Pennsylvania, two heartland states hit by the decline in U.S. manufacturing. Clinton is likely to face a tough challenge in such states from Republican nominee Donald Trump, a New York businessman who is trying to win white working-class voters with rhetoric against free trade and illegal immigration.
Memorial to 1st black Marines dedicated at Camp Lejeune
Firefighters work to suppress California wildfire near Big Sur coast
By Mike Fiala CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters worked on Friday to suppress a deadly wildfire near California's famed Big Sur coast that has burned more than 40 homes, forced hundreds of residents to flee and closed popular parks at the height of summer travel season. The so-called Soberanes Fire erupted last Friday just south of the upscale oceanside town of Carmel-by-the-Sea and has raged through more than 31,000 acres (12,545 hectares) of drought-parched chaparral, tall grass and timber into the Los Padres National Forest. Steep terrain and adverse weather conditions, particularly low humidity and high temperatures, have complicated efforts by nearly 4,300 firefighters to hack buffer lines through dense vegetation around the perimeter of the blaze, officials said.
Suspect in cyclist's killing chased boys on bikes in 2014TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) ? A man accused of abducting and killing a college student riding her bicycle chased a pair of boys on their bikes two years ago because he thought they looked suspicious, according to sheriff's records released Friday.
Brewer SABMiller accepts AB InBev final offer
London (AFP) - Brewer SABMiller's board on Friday accepted a final takeover offer from rival Anheuser-Busch InBev, the company said in a statement, heralding what will be one of the world's biggest ever takeovers.
Ex-Governor case put on hold after Supreme Court rulingRICHMOND, Va. (AP) ? A federal appeals court has put former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's corruption case on hold to give prosecutors and defense attorneys more time to analyze the Supreme Court ruling.
The Latest: Pope visits sick children at Krakow hospital
Spieth, British "Beef" make moves at rain-soaked PGA
World number three Jordan Spieth and Britain's Andrew "Beef" Johnston charged up the leaderboard in Friday's rain-hit second round of the PGA Championship while British Open winner Henrik Stenson stumbled back. More than an inch of morning rain halted play for 41 minutes at Baltusrol due to standing water that had made greens and fairways unplayable. Spieth, a two-time major winner, began with back-to-back birdies and was two-under through six holes while fellow back-nine starter Johnston, the English crowd pleaser with the meaty nickname and hefty tee shot, birdied the par-5 17th and 18th.
The Latest: Spieth makes a big move
Potter play hype shows the world is still wild about Harry