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Turning off red-light cameras can be deadly

Red-light cameras are widely hated, but a new study says getting rid of them can have fatal consequences. Traffic deaths from red-light-running crashes go up by nearly a third after cities turn off cameras designed to catch motorists in the act, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for ...

AP FACT CHECK: Many claims, some warped

It's hot out there, politically speaking, with Hillary Clinton's convention going full steam and Donald Trump refusing to stay quiet while Democrats put on their big show. Reality is sometimes getting warped in the process. A look at some claims Wednesday and how they compare with the facts, on a ...

Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former President Bill Clinton, applauds during the second day session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Chelsea Clinton will testify to her mother's credentials

After days of endorsements from celebrities, elected leaders and passionate supporters, Hillary Clinton will be introduced Thursday night by the woman who knows her simply as mom. Chelsea Clinton will open for her mother at the Democratic National Convention as Clinton accepts a place in history as the first female ...

FILE - In this Friday, July 22, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a rally in Entertainment Hall at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. President Obama is joining Clinton’s lineup of high-powered validators from the stage Wednesday night, July 27, 2016, to make the case for electing her in November. Bill Clinton offered a passionate testimonial to his wife on the Democratic convention’s second night. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Obama boosts Clinton: Carry her like you carried me

His own legacy on the line, President Barack Obama implored Americans to elect Hillary Clinton to the White House, casting her as a candidate who believes in the optimism that drives the nation's democracy and warning against the "deeply pessimistic vision" of Republican Donald Trump. "America is already great. America ...

FILE - In this June 15, 2015 file photo, former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff arrives for a hearing in Salt Lake City. A judge dismissed pay-to-play charges against Shurtleff Wednesday, July 27, 2016, ending a high-profile case that landed soon after he wrapped up 12 years as the state's top lawman. Judge Elizabeth Hruby-Mills granted the prosecution's motion to dismiss seven charges Shurtleff faced, including obstructing justice and accepting improper gifts such as beach vacations from businessmen in trouble with regulators. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Judge dismisses charges against former Utah attorney general

A judge dismissed pay-to-play charges against former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff Wednesday, ending a high-profile case that landed soon after he wrapped up 12 years as the state's top lawman. Judge Elizabeth Hruby-Mills granted the prosecution's motion to dismiss seven charges Shurtleff faced, including obstructing justice and accepting improper ...

Demonstrators burn a flag during a protest in Philadelphia, Tuesday, July 26, 2016, during the second day of the Democratic National Convention. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Actors, delegates protest on quiet Day 3 of Dem convention

Actors and delegates took center stage in smaller and more subdued protests by Bernie Sanders supporters on a mostly quiet Day 3 of the Democratic National Convention. Susan Sarandon, Danny Glover, Shailene Woodley and Rosario Dawson joined forces as night fell to protest what they consider slights against loyalists of ...

Ohio delegates Cynthia Cox deBoutinkhar, right, cries as Former Democratic Presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Monday, July 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Convention: O'Reilly attacks critics; Trump's party crashing

A look at the Democratic National Convention through a media lens: An angry Bill O'Reilly defended himself Wednesday against critics who suggested he was justifying slavery with his assertion that slaves who helped build the White House "were well-fed and had decent lodgings provided by the government.". Calling slavery an ...

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at Trump National Doral, Wednesday, July 27, 2016, in Doral, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

AP FACT CHECK: Warped claims in political hothouse

It's hot out there, politically speaking, with Hillary Clinton's convention going full steam and Donald Trump refusing to stay quiet while Democrats put on their big show. Reality is sometimes getting warped in the process. A look at some claims Wednesday and how they compare with the facts, on a ...

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump points to the crowd after speaking during a campaign rally at Lackawanna College, Wednesday, July 27, 2016, in Scranton, Pa. (Jake Danna Stevens/The Times & Tribune via AP)

Congressman asks Obama to keep classified intel from Trump

A Rhode Island congressman says he's asking President Barack Obama to withhold classified materials and briefings from Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in the interest of national security. U.S. Rep. David Cicilline (sihs-ihl-EE'-nee), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, sent a letter to Obama on Wednesday. At a ...

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his running mate, Republican Vice Presidential candidate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, arrive for the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention, Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The Latest: Obama has special Twitter fan back in Illinois

The Latest on the Democratic National Convention (all times EDT): 12:05 a.m. That's her man. President Barack Obama's got a special Twitter admirer back in Illinois. The president's address to the Democratic National Convention had barely ended Wednesday night when a tweet popped up from first lady Michelle Obama. She ...

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