PHILADELPHIA Barack Obama will add an optimistic pitch on Wednesday to the campaign to elect Hillary Clinton as the first woman U.S. president, as he seeks to hand off the White House to a trusted fellow Democrat and stop Republican Donald Trump. | Video
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PARIS/SAINT-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France President Francois Hollande demonstrated interfaith unity with France's religious leaders on Wednesday after two Islamist militants killed a Roman Catholic priest in a church, igniting fierce political criticism of the government's security record. | Video
SAGAMIHARA, Japan Japanese police on Wednesday raided the house of a 26-year-old man suspected of stabbing to death 19 people and wounding dozens at a facility for the disabled in a small town near Tokyo, Japan's worst mass killing in decades. | Video
WASHINGTON Rising sea levels due to hurricanes and tidal flooding intensified by climate change will put military bases along the U.S. East Coast and Gulf Coast at risk, according to a report released on Wednesday.
Crews battling a deadly wildfire in rugged drought-stricken terrain north of Los Angeles on Wednesday face a second consecutive day of scorching weather and erratic winds that could hinder their efforts. | Video
MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday blamed a shadowy campaign for unfairly stripping some Russian sports people of the right to compete at the Rio Olympics over doping allegations, hitting out at what he called short-sighted political schemers.
TAMPA, Fla. A Florida judge dismissed on Wednesday a manslaughter charge against a sheriff's deputy who shot to death a man carrying an air rifle, after the law enforcement officer argued that he acted in self-defense, his attorney said.
BERLIN An explosion went off around 200 meters (220 yards) from a reception center for migrants in a town close to Nuremberg on Wednesday, German broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk said, adding that it was not yet known whether there were any casualties.