PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic National Convention and 2016 presidential campaign. (all times EDT):
Katy Perry isn’t afraid to get political.
The pop star prefaced her Democratic convention performance with a message for her young fans: Get out and vote.
Perry says the election is a chance to be as powerful as a National Rifle Association lobbyist — or a chance to cancel out what she’s calls “your weird cousin’s vote.”
Perry notes she’s been campaigning for Hillary Clinton since the Iowa caucuses.
A retired Marine general has delivered an impassioned endorsement of Hillary Clinton. And he’s blasting Donald Trump for saying suspected terrorists should be tortured and for offering conditional U.S. support of NATO allies.
John Allen tells Democratic delegates the election between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump will help determine the country’s future.
As the crowd chants “USA! USA!” Allen says he trusts Clinton to be commander in chief.
Allen says that under Clinton, the military won’t become what he calls an “instrument of torture.” Allen says that with Clinton in the White House, U.S. international relations won’t be reduced to a business transaction.
Allen most recently served as America’s special envoy to the coalition fighting Islamic State militants. He’s also a former commander of U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan.
The father of an Army captain — a Muslim-American killed in Iraq — has lead a strong condemnation of Donald Trump’s proposal to bar Muslims from entering the United States.
Khizr Khan is a Muslim who came to the U.S. from the United Arab Emirates. He’s accusing Trump of smearing the character of Muslims and other groups.
“Let me ask you, have you ever read the United State Constitution?” Khan said in his speech at the Democratic convention as he directed his words at the GOP presidential nominee.
Khan then said: “I will gladly lend you my copy.”
Khan says his late son wouldn’t have been allowed in the country if Trump’s ban was in place.
Donald Trump says the Islamic State group and the U.S. military “are playing by different rules.”
The GOP presidential nominee he’d “absolutely” consider using waterboarding on suspected terrorists.
Cheers went up from many at his campaign stop in Iowa.
The Bernie Sanders campaign is urging calm among its 1,900 delegates on the final night of the Democratic National Convention.
The campaign says in a text message to delegates it would be a “courtesy to Bernie” if the delegates show respect to Hillary Clinton when she gives her speech accepting the party’s nomination for president.
The text tells the delegates the Clinton campaign asked her delegates on Monday to be respectful to Sanders when he spoke to the convention. The text asks delegates to “extend the same respect” to Clinton.
Some Sanders delegates are wearing high-visibility green T-shirts at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The delegates are expressing solidarity with the Vermont senator to the end of the convention.
Donald Trump has a message for President Barack Obama: You’re not “living in the real world.”
That’s his take on Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night.
Trump says, with sarcasm, that the president was describing “his beautiful world” and didn’t want to think about Americans who — due to terrorism fears — don’t “want to fly in airplanes” or “go to theaters.”
Trump made his comments during a campaign stop in Iowa.
Doug Elmets is a Republican who Democrats can cheer for.
Elmets — who worked in the Reagan White House — earned a roar from the crowd at the Democratic convention Thursday night when he took the stage and said he was backing Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
Elmets says Clinton will be the first Democrat to get his vote — and he’s blaming Donald Trump for driving him away from the Republican Party.
He’s borrowing a line from the late Lloyd Bentsen — the Democratic vice presidential nominee in 1988 — to tweak Trump for likening himself to Reagan.
Elmets says: “I knew Ronald Reagan. I worked for Ronald Reagan. Donald Trump, you are no Ronald Reagan!”
They held a political convention and the governor of the host state actually came. And spoke.
That was Tom Wolf on the stage Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, and he was taking shots at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Wolf’s presence in the convention hall is a reminder that Republicans couldn’t feature a home-state governor at their convention in Cleveland last week.
That’s because Ohio Republican John Kasich is a former Trump primary rival and sharp critic. Kasich steered clear of the GOP convention
Wolf says, unlike Trump, Hillary Clinton will “reward companies that share profits with their employees.”
Chants of “lock her up” are going up at a Mike Pence rally in suburban Detroit.
It’s the most raucous scene the GOP vice presidential nominee has faced since going out as a solo campaigner as Donald Trump’s running mate.
At times, Pence had to wait for the crowd’s jeers of Democrat Hillary Clinton or chants of “Trump! Trump! Trump!” to die down.
They cheered when Pence criticized Clinton’s handling of the Benghazi attacks in Libya and when Pence praised Trump’s call to build a wall on the border with Mexico.
One of the biggest applause lines came when Pence said: “Hillary Clinton must never become president of the United States.”
Democrats are targeting Donald Trump in their convention speeches, and the Republican presidential nominee is getting tired of it.
He says he wanted to “hit” some of them “so hard their heads would spin.”
Trump isn’t identifying any of them. But he tells a crowd in Iowa that one certain speaker — Trump describes him as “a little guy” who he used to work with — particularly bothered him.
Might that be former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg? He had some dealings with Trump — a New York real estate developer — as the city’s leader.
By the way, Bloomberg is listed as 5-foot-8 inches.
Hillary Clinton says Americans are facing a stark choice in the presidential election — between her “steady leadership” on national security and what she says Donald Trump’s offering.
That’s according to excerpts of Clinton’s nomination acceptance speech that her campaign has released ahead of her Thursday night address at the Democrat convention.
Clinton is set to tell Americans that she understands their worries about turmoil in the world.
She’s says violent attacks in Iraq, France, Belgium and Florida have caused much unease and anxiety — and people are “looking for reassurance — looking for steady leadership.” She says she offers just that.
Hillary Clinton’s campaign is offering a preview of her acceptance speech at the Democratic convention, where she’ll say “America is once again at a moment of reckoning.”
Clinton plans to tell the convention crowd later Thursday night that “powerful forces are threatening to pull us apart” and that Americans must “decide whether we’re going to work together so we can all rise together.”
Her campaign has released excerpts of her upcoming speech.
Clinton says her primary mission as president will be to “create more opportunity and more good jobs with rising wages right here in the United States.”
She says she’ll focus on places she says have been “left out and left behind.” She says that includes inner cities and small towns, from “Indian Country to Coal Country” and “from the industrial Midwest to the Mississippi Delta to the Rio Grande Valley.”
A Hillary Clinton campaign adviser says he’s not worried about winning over Bernie Sanders’ supporters.
“Most of them are going to come around.”
That’s what John Podesta thinks.
Podesta says he knows there are some in the Sanders camp who are still “emotional” and wish Clinton didn’t win more votes than the Vermont senator in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.
But Podesta says most of Sanders’ supporters are looking at the election as a choice between Clinton and Republican Donald Trump.
Podesta spoke after some Sanders delegates at the party’s convention wore neon yellow shirts to protest Clinton’s nomination.
Some Bernie Sanders supporters are wearing glow-in-the-dark shirts on the final night of Democrats convention in Philadelphia.
They say it’s a way to remind presidential nominee Hillary Clinton that she hasn’t brought them all on board yet.
For Clinton, the silent protest probably is preferable to the heckling and booing from that marked the early days of the convention.
Sanders delegate Davena Norris says her bright shirt is meant to send a message that more needs to be done to curb the influence of money in politics.
Donald Trump is campaigning in Iowa and largely avoiding the topic that earned him lots of criticism this week.
Only a day ago Trump encouraged Russia to find and make public missing emails deleted by his Democratic presidential opponent, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Trump’s comments raised the question of whether he was condoning foreign government hacking of U.S. computers and the public release of information stolen from political adversaries.
Trump was condemned by Clinton and even some of his fellow Republicans. Running mate Mike Pence warned of “serious consequences” if Russia interfered in the election.
Trump has since insisted he was being sarcastic.
At the Iowa rally, he did say he wanted better relations with Russia and joked that writing letters was more secure than “putting something on a computer.”
Donald Trump says “a lot of lies are being told” about him in the speeches at the Democratic National Convention this week.
The Republican presidential nominee is joking about it during a campaign rally in Davenport, Iowa.
“Boy, I’m getting hit” by Democrats — he says. “I guess they have to do their thing.”
Trump is criticizing Democrats for not talking about terrorism or laying out a plan to aid the economy.
Die-hard Bernie Sanders supporters from Oregon’s delegation say they’re demanding a nationally televised apology at the Democratic National Convention before Hillary Clinton takes the stage Thursday night to accept the presidential nomination.
The matter involves leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee that indicated party officials were biased against the Vermont senator.
The DNC has apologized and the party’s leader, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, is resigning her post.
But Melissa Pancurak tells The Associated Press that those steps don’t go far enough. She says the Oregon delegates are part of a coalition of Sanders supporters working to get their demand to appropriate DNC officials before Clinton’s speech.
Donald Trump’s stand on abortion has been inconsistent, but his running mate says Trump would be a “pro-life president.”
Mike Pence is campaigning in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and he makes clear he opposes abortion. And the Indiana governor tells a town hall rally, “I don’t apologize for it.”
Pence drew the ire of abortion rights advocates in March after he signed a law banning abortions that were being sought because of fetal genetic defects. That law has since been blocked pending the outcome of a court challenge.
Pence says Trump would appoint conservatives to the Supreme Court who would send the Roe v. Wade abortion ruling to the “ash heap of history.”
That’s what Elijah Cummings thinks of liberal supporters of Bernie Sanders who chanted an anti-trade slogan during the Maryland congressman’s speech at the Democratic National Convention.
But Cummings says he’s not upset about it because he’s a veteran of civil rights protests and understands the passion that drove the mostly young delegates to shout over his speech Monday.
Cummings says in an interview that most of those who were shouting probably didn’t know he worked with Sanders to draft the Democratic platform and he’s “never voted for a trade bill in 20 years in Congress.”
He says more than 100 people have apologized to him for the outbursts.