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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
Updated at 11:29 AM

CLEVELAND (AP) " It's Donald Trump's big moment to make his case to the country " and to the many rattled doubters in his own party. The most important speech of his presidential campaign will bring down the balloons on a convention marked by divided loyalties and unwanted distractions as well as full-throated roars against Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. The latest diversion landed Thursday morning in an interview in which Trump declared he would set new conditions before coming to...

Updated at 11:23 AM

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) " Turkish lawmakers convened Thursday to endorse sweeping new powers for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that would allow him to expand a crackdown in the wake of last week's failed coup. The 550-member parliament is set...

Updated at 11:19 AM

CLEVELAND (AP) " The Latest on the Republican National Convention (all times EDT): 8:11 a.m. Mike Pence says he's confident that GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump would stand by the nation's NATO allies, but insisted those...

Updated at 9:42 AM

PITTSTOWN, N.J. (AP) " A 113-year-old New Jersey woman is the new holder of the title of oldest American. The Record newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/29VvKkY ) Adele Dunlap became the...

Updated at 9:41 AM

SYDNEY (AP) " A flight from Sydney to Thailand was diverted to Indonesia to offload a group of drunken Australian traveling companions who started throwing punches at each other, officials said on Thursday. Jetstar Flight 27 was carrying...

Updated at 9:33 AM

"Thank you for dressing up. It means a lot to us flight attendants, and no one does that anymore." If that isn't enough of a reason to ditch those sweatpants when flying, I don’t know what is.

Updated at 9:27 AM

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) " Human Rights Watch says members of Rwanda's security forces are arresting poor people who are arbitrarily detained in "transit centers" described as harsh and inhuman. The rights group reported Thursday it received...

Updated at 9:24 AM

The Latest on Russia's appeal against the Olympic ban on its track and field athletes (all times local to Rio de Janeiro): 7:20 a.m. The IOC says it will "study and analyze" the court ruling that upholds the ban on Russian track and...

Updated at 9:19 AM

On Wednesday, Meredith McIver -- a writer employed by Donald Trump's business -- took the blame for plagiarizing sections of the speech that Melania Trump gave to the GOP convention on Monday night.

Updated at 9:18 AM

MOSCOW (AP) " A new report suggests that the detention and torture of civilians has become common in Ukraine, which has been torn by a separatist war in the east. The joint report released on Thursday by Amnesty International and Human...

Updated at 9:11 AM

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) " Malaysia's prime minister says he is serious about good governance and his administration will "fully cooperate" with the U.S. Department of Justice in its probe into a $3.5 billion scandal into a Malaysian state...

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