From 'likable enough' to lovefest, Obama to hail Clinton
Black-footed ferrets return to where they held out in wild
MEETEETSE, Wyo. (AP) ? A nocturnal species of weasel with a robber-mask-like marking across its eyes has returned to the remote ranchlands of western Wyoming where the critter almost went extinct more than 30 years ago.
Restructuring puts squeeze on profits at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche's performance fell well short of the average of 188 million euros expected by analysts surveyed by Factset. "Our results show that we are undergoing a sustained restructuring," chief executive John Cryan said in a statement, adding that he was "satisfied with the progress we are making". Shares in the bank fell by more than two percent in the first minutes of trading on the the Frankfurt stock exchange on Wednesday.
Obama returns to convention stage to make case for ClintonWASHINGTON (AP) ? Twelve years ago to the day, an obscure Senate candidate from Illinois catapulted himself to the center of American political consciousness with a rousing convention speech in Boston. Barack Obama returns to the convention stage Wednesday as the battle-hardened president hoping his legacy won't be eroded by the outcome of the election to replace him.
Dark smoke hangs over scenic stretch of California coast
BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) ? A wildfire was fouling the summer season on a beloved and scenic stretch of the California coast, where smoke and the threat of flames forced the closure of state parks near Big Sur.
AP EXPLAINS: GOP, Dems. look to revive Depression bank lawNEW YORK (AP) ? Well at least the Democrats and the Republicans agree on something at their conventions: They both want to revive a Depression-era bank law that was abolished more than 15 years ago.
As Fed ends meeting, few expect much clarity on next hike
WASHINGTON (AP) ? With consumers spending and employers hiring more freely, the U.S. economy has fared better of late. But when the Federal Reserve ends its latest policy meeting Wednesday, most analysts think it will signal that it wants to see further gains before raising interest rates again.
Turkey issues detention warrants for 47 journalists: media
Turkish authorities issued warrants for the detention of 47 journalists on Wednesday, broadcaster CNN Turk said, the latest step in a widening crackdown following a failed military coup. Police were set to detain the journalists as part of an investigation into U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, accused by Ankara of masterminding the July 15-16 coup attempt in which at least 246 people were killed, CNN Turk said. The journalists worked for the Gulen-linked Zaman newspaper, which was seized by Turkish authorities in March as part of a clampdown on the preacher's supporters.
Nightclub shooting latest for city seeing rise in violence
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) ? A couple of doors down from Club Blu, where a young man and a 14-year-old boy were killed while attending a teen party, shop owner Idis Edouard hoisted a rod above his head to gently move a girl's blue dress aside.
Japan PM unveils more than $266 bn stimulus
Japan launched an economic stimulus package worth more than 28 trillion yen ($266 billion) Wednesday, days before the central bank is expected to unveil its own growth-boosting measures. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced the programme in a speech in southwestern Japan, giving few details except to say it would include about 13 trillion yen in fiscal measures including government spending. Abe promised a stimulus package -- which earlier reports had said could be worth between 10 to 30 trillion yen -- after Britain's vote last month to quit the European Union sparked a rally in the yen that threatened profits at Japan Inc.