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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Monday, July 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Warren makes case for Clinton, derides Trump as selfish

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren made an impassioned case for Hillary Clinton on Monday, hailing her as a tenacious fighter on behalf of working people while dismissing presidential rival Donald Trump as someone who "cares about himself every minute of every day." Warren, a favorite among liberals, told the Democratic National ...

First Lady Michelle Obama walkz on stage during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Monday, July 25, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Michelle Obama wears American designer Christian Siriano

Michelle Obama, who ditched the boxy jackets and dowdy style of so many first ladies before her, addressed the Democratic National Convention in a custom, royal blue dress by designer Christian Siriano. Never predictable or boring when it comes to clothes, her choice was in line with the modern and ...

Former Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., tours the Wells Fargo Center during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Monday, July 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Die-hard Sanders' backers divided on backing Clinton

Bernie Sanders tried to calm tensions among his delegates Monday at the Democratic National Convention but some weren't in a listening mood, seething over a lengthy primary campaign and a damaging email disclosure. Sanders' delegates chanted the Vermont senator's name during the start of the convention and booed lustily at ...

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at the National Council of La Raza Hispanic conference at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., on Saturday, July 23, 2016. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

The Latest: Russian diplomat scoffs at DNC hack allegations

The Latest on the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia (all times EDT): 11:27 p.m. Russia's top diplomat is declining to fully comment on allegations that Russia was behind the hack of Democratic National Committee emails. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (SEHR'-gay LAHV'-rahf) is suggesting a proper response would involve vulgar language. ...

Demonstrators make their way around downtown, Monday, July 25, 2016, in Philadelphia, during the first day of the Democratic National Convention. On Sunday, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., announced she would step down as DNC chairwoman at the end of the party's convention, after some of the 19,000 emails, presumably stolen from the DNC by hackers, were posted to the website Wikileaks. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

More than 50 pro-Sanders demonstrators cited by police

Police briefly detained more than 50 people after they tried to storm the barricades outside the Democratic National Convention on Monday in a show of anger over Bernie Sanders' treatment by party leaders, even as he urged his supporters to fall in line behind Hillary Clinton. Several hundred Sanders supporters ...

First Lady Michelle Obama waves after speaking to delegates during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Monday, July 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

First lady draws sharp portrait of Trump, without naming him

Without mentioning Donald Trump by name, first lady Michelle Obama stood before the Democratic convention on Monday and drew a sharp sketch of the Republican nominee that stood in harsh contrast to her gauzy portrait of Hillary Clinton as a woman who has looked out for children and the disadvantaged ...

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a town hall, Monday, July 25, 2016, in Roanoke, Va. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump's new derisive nickname for Clinton _ 'Rotten'

Donald Trump has a new, derisive nickname for his Democratic rival: Hillary "Rotten" Clinton. Addressing backers Monday in an overly warm ballroom in Roanoke, Virginia, the Republican presidential nominee lashed out at Clinton as low-energy and needing naps. He argued that she dropped her maiden name, Rodham, because it sounds ...

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., and comedian Sarah Silverman speak during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Monday, July 25, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1. CLINTON CONVENTION TRIES TO END DEMOCRATIC DISUNITY Hillary Clinton's campaign sought to squelch a political firestorm over hacked emails that deepened dissent among Bernie Sanders' supporters, turning to some of the party's ...

Demonstrators take shelter from a storm at Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park, Monday, July 25, 2016, in Philadelphia, during the first day of the Democratic National Convention. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Strong storms roll through Philadelphia during convention

Severe storms with lightning, heavy rain and strong winds rolled through Philadelphia during the Democratic convention Monday night, leading city officials to urge political protesters and rally attendees to seek shelter and organizers to recommend that media members evacuate a tent outside the arena. The Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management ...

Protesters gather for a protest in Camden, N.J. on Monday, July 25, 2016, in Philadelphia. The Democratic National Convention starts Monday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Latest: 41 get medical help on convention's 1st day

The Latest on protests on the first day of the Democratic National Convention (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Philadelphia officials say 41 people have been treated for heat-related issues or other injuries during protests related to the Democratic convention. They say 17 of those treated have been taken to hospitals ...

Former Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., stands at the podium as he tours the Wells Fargo Center during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Monday, July 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Democratic emails: All about the hack, the leak, the discord

First came the hack, then the leak. Now, the Clinton and Trump campaigns are fighting over Russia's role in the release of thousands of internal Democratic National Committee emails. At least one thing is clear: The email uproar is an unwelcome distraction at the launch of the Democratic National Convention, ...

Trump running mate Mike Pence to campaign in Wisconsin

Donald Trump's running mate Mike Pence is expected to make his first solo campaign stop as the Republican vice presidential nominee in southeast Wisconsin on Wednesday night. A Republican with knowledge of the campaign's plans told The Associated Press on Monday that the Indiana governor plans a campaign stop in ...

Volunteers load donated bottled water onto a truck for delivery to Philadelphia law enforcement officers providing security during the Democratic National Convention, on Monday, July 25, 2016, at the Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association union hall in Cleveland. The union, with the help of local businesses, is sending two refrigerated trucks of water, sports drinks and Cleveland's famed corned beef sandwiches to Philadelphia law enforcement officers providing security during the Democratic National Convention in that city. (AP Photo/Mark Gillispie)

Cleveland cops sending truckloads of water to Philadelphia

Two refrigerator trucks filled with cases of donated bottled water, sports drinks and corned beef sandwiches were being driven from a Cleveland police union hall to Philadelphia on Monday to give to law enforcement officers providing security during the Democratic National Convention in that city. People donated thousands of cases ...

Teamsters back Portman over Strickland in US Senate race

Republican Rob Portman won the backing of the Teamsters labor union Monday over rival Ted Strickland in Ohio's closely watched U.S. Senate race. The announcement by the 50,000-member Ohio Conference of Teamsters was an important campaign endorsement for Portman and a political blow to Strickland. The Democrat is a former ...

The Latest: Strickland dismisses Portman's Teamsters backing

The Latest on Teamsters' backing of GOP incumbent Rob Portman in U.S. Senate race (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Another labor union is backing Republican Rob Portman over rival Ted Strickland in Ohio's closely watched contest for U.S. Senate. The announcement Monday by the 50,000-member Ohio Conference of Teamsters was ...

DNC Chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., speaks during a Florida delegation breakfast, Monday, July 25, 2016, in Philadelphia, during the first day of the Democratic National Convention. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Heckled offstage, Wasserman Schultz now seeks re-election

The furor over leaked emails not only got U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz heckled out of her speaking role Monday at the Democratic National Convention; it's also providing fodder for her congressional primary opponent. Wasserman Schultz announced her resignation as Democratic National Committee chair for the sake of party unity ...

Indiana Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb discusses the state's fiscal condition following the close of Fiscal Year at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, Monday, July 25, 2016. Holcomb is Gov. Mike Pence's pick to take his place as the Republican candidate for governor following his withdrawal to become Donald Trump's vice presidential running mate. The Republican state committee will meet to pick the replacement Tuesday. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Pence, Christie back different Indiana governor candidates

Donald Trump's running mate Mike Pence and surrogate Chris Christie, once competitors to become the Republican vice presidential pick, now are backing different candidates in the scramble to succeed Pence as Indiana's governor. The 22-member Indiana Republican state committee will vote Tuesday to choose a Republican gubernatorial candidate to replace ...

The Latest: Pence's pick for governor clarifies claims

The Latest on the campaign to replace Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as the Republican candidate for governor: 3:00 p.m. Mike Pence's pick to replace him on the ballot says an email he sent to GOP officials was not intended to suggest that other Republicans seeking the nomination would not get ...

In this Saturday, July 23, 2016 photo, DNC Chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz speaks during a campaign event for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during a rally at Florida International University Panther Arena in Miami. On Sunday, Wasserman Schultz announced she would step down as DNC chairwoman at the end of the party's convention, after some of the 19,000 emails, presumably stolen from the DNC by hackers, were posted to the website Wikileaks. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

FBI investigates DNC hacking; Clinton campaign blames Russia

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 ...

Profiles of the 3 main Indiana GOP governor candidates

Two members of Congress and Indiana's lieutenant governor are vying to replace Mike Pence as the Republican candidate for governor after Donald Trump chose Pence as his vice presidential running mate. The Indiana Republican state committee is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a nominee to face Democrat John Gregg on ...

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