President Barack Obama excoriated Donald Trump's vision of America Wednesday night as he endorsed Hillary Clinton, telling Democrats Trump was betting he could get win in November by scaring enough people into voting for him.
"That is another bet that Donald Trump will lose," Obama said. "Because he's selling the American people short."
Click through for top moments of Obama's speech and of the rest of the third day of the Democratic National Convention, inside the convention hall and out.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump walked back remarks he made on Wednesday that encouraged Russia to uncover and make public hacked emails that might damage Hillary Clinton.
"Of course I was being sarcastic," Trump said in an interview that aired on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends" on Thursday. "You have 33,000 emails deleted; and the real problem was what was said on those emails from the Democratic National Committee."
Trump's stunning comments on Wednesday raised the specter of whether he was condoning foreign government hacking of U.S. computers and the public release of information stolen from political adversaries — actions that are at least publicly frowned upon across the globe.
Trump also told "Fox & Friends" that Russian leader Vladimir Putin is "doing a better job" than Obama.
“I said he’s a better leader than Obama because Obama’s not a leader,” Trump said. "He’s certainly doing a better job than Obama is, that’s all.”
The president headlined the night’s speeches, and a few of his boasts of his record headline our fact-checking report
One night before Hillary Clinton addresses the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia, a powerhouse lineup of speakers made the case for her to be the next president.
President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Vice Presidential Nominee Tom Kaine and Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg headlined Day 3 of the convention.
Obama called Clinton the most qualified candidate ever. Kaine introduced himself to the country before questioning Republican Donald Trump's trustworthiness. Biden and Bloomberg both hammered Trump's judgement, temperament and qualifications for the job.
Click through to see the reaction to Day 3 speeches on social media.
No one has matched the jackpot-winning numbers in Wednesday night's Powerball drawing, and the prize has increased to an estimated $478 million.
The next drawing will be Saturday. Nearly three months have passed without a winner of the big prize. If anyone matches the five balls and red Powerball in the drawing, it will be the game's first jackpot winner since May 7.
The numbers drawn on Wednesday night were 10, 47, 50, 65, 68 with a Powerball of 24.
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Their political fates now entwined, President Barack Obama implored with voters Wednesday to elect Hillary Clinton, appealing to the women, minorities and young people who powered his rise and are now crucial to hers.
Obama told delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia there has never been a man or a woman — "not me, not Bill" — who's more qualified than his former secretary of state to be president of the United States and endorsed her as the woman to finish the job he started eight years ago.
"Nothing truly prepares you for the demands of the Oval Office. Until you've sat at that desk, you don't know what it's like to manage a global crisis, or send young people to war," Obama said. "But Hillary's been in the room and knows what's at stake."
An American Airlines flight landed safely back at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport late Wednesday after sparks were seen shooting from one of its engines.
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At least four people have reported being shot at while driving on a North Texas highway, according to police in Anna.
Investigators believe the shooter is using a high-powered pellet gun, but they are not ruling out the possibility a low-caliber rifle was used.
The shootings occurred along Texas Highway 5 between Anna and Melissa.
The first report came in Monday morning, and three more victims have since come forward, Anna police said.
None of the victims were injured.
"Someone is playing with people's lives," Anna Police Lt. Jeff Caponera said.
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A 65-year-old Bristol, Connecticut, woman working at a local business was abducted, blindfolded and held hostage while her captor robbed a bank on Wednesday, police said. The hostage was later released during a police chase and the suspect was taken into custody in a wooded area.
Michael Phelps is a household name. In the next month, Simone Biles may become one.
Phelps, who with 22 medals is the most decorated Olympian of all time, has dominated four Olympics and come out of retirement in hopes of sweeping a fifth. It's likely to be his final Games.
Biles is on the other end of her career. The 19-year-old gymnast heads into her first Olympics with 14 world championship medals under her belt, 10 of them gold. The budding superstar is undefeated in the all-around and has been called "unbeatable" by gymnastics legend Mary Lou Retton.
Phelps and Biles are among more than 550 athletes who will represent Team USA in Rio, including 292 women, the most in Olympic history to ever compete for a single country. Of Team USA's 68 returning champions, 53 are looking to defend titles won during the 2012 London Games.
Here's a look at the American athletes to watch during the 2016 Rio Olympics.
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French officials on Thursday identified the second man who attacked a Normandy church during morning Mass, saying he's a 19-year-old from eastern France who was spotted last month in Turkey as he supposedly headed to Syria — but who returned to France instead.
The prosecutor's office identified him as Abdel-Malik Nabil Petitjean following DNA tests on his corpse. A security official confirmed that he was the unidentified man pictured on a photo distributed to French police on July 22 with a warning that he could be planning an attack.
Four days later, Petitjean and another 19-year-old local man, Adel Kermiche, stormed the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray during Mass on Tuesday.
Syria's President Bashar Assad has offered an amnesty to rebels who lay down their arms and surrender to authorities over the next three months.
The amnesty offer was issued through a decree on Thursday and urged that all detainees be freed. It says that those who might set free their captives will be exempted from punishment if they turn themselves in within a month. It was reported by state-run news agency SANA.
The offer coincides with a government offensive that has succeeded in completely encircling rebels in the eastern part of the city of Aleppo.
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