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 Keith began his broadcasting career on Febuary 16, 1952 at the age of 20 left New Orleans for full time position, KLOU in Lake Charles, Louisiana... Keith is considered by many as the "Father of Talk Radio" in New Orleans, Louisiana. 1st "Honorary" member of LSU statewide Alumni Association in history of LSU. Received many awards, but most proud of Freedom's Foundation Award 1972 for fight against "Filth" in radio and television. Representatives came to New Orleans Louisiana to make the presentation. During period 1953 - 1956 (still broadcasting) booked acts on the Louisiana Hayride, such as George Jones, Johnny Cash, The Browns and brought Elvis Presley to New Orleans (1954) for 1st apperance ever. (Lost Money)   1957 - 1959 United States Army 4th Infantry Division Fort Lewis Washington, 2 years active duty.
 
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NEWS   THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2016  NEWS
Biden Says Trump’s Vow To Help Middle Class ‘A Bunch Of Malarkey’
Leveling a blistering attack on Donald Trump, Vice President Joe Biden put on his rhetorical hat as “middle-class Joe” Wednesday and told Democratic delegates and millions of television viewers that the billionaire businessman “has no clue” about the needs of working-class people or what makes the nation great. “He’s trying to tell us he cares about the middle class?” Biden said at the Democratic National Convention. “Give me a break. That’s a bunch of malarkey.” The delegates ate it up, chanting “not a clue, not a clue” and jumping to their feet over and over, waving signs that read simply “Joe.” NY Post

Tim Kaine Goes After Trump As ‘One-Man Wrecking Crew’ At DNC
It took just four days for Hillary Clinton’s newly minted running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine, to drop the t-word. “Let’s talk about trust,” Kaine said in his Wednesday night speech at the Democratic convention. “I trust Hillary Clinton with our son’s life.” Traditionally, vice presidential candidates are deployed as attack dogs, slamming their opponent to free the presidential candidate to rise above the political fray, and Kaine did spend much of his speech accepting his party’s nomination going after GOP rival Donald Trump. But the Virginia senator’s speech also underscored his other, more unique, role on Clinton’s ticket: Validator-in-chief. NY Post

World Shares Mixed As Investors Await Bank Of Japan Decision
World stock benchmarks were uneven Thursday as investors digested an upbeat Fed assessment of the U.S. economy that raised the prospect of further rate hikes, while anticipating more stimulus from Japan. KEEPING SCORE: European shares were mostly higher in early trading. France's CAC 40 added 0.4 percent to 2,165.10 and Germany's DAX advanced 0.2 percent to 10,338.88. Britain's FTSE 100 dipped 0.1 percent 6,743.06. U.S. stocks were poised to open higher. Dow futures rose 0.2 percent to 18,422.00 and broader S&P 500 futures climbed 0.2 percent to 2,164.80. Tampa Tribune

N. Korea: US Has Crossed Red Line, Relations On War Footing
North Korea's top diplomat for U.S. affairs told The Associated Press Thursday that Washington "crossed the red line" and effectively declared war by putting leader Kim Jong Un on its list of sanctioned individuals, and said a vicious showdown could erupt if the U.S. and South Korea hold annual war games as planned next month.
Han Song Ryol, director-general of the U.S. affairs department at the North's Foreign Ministry, said in an interview that recent U.S. actions have put the situation on the Korean Peninsula on a war footing. The United States and South Korea regularly conduct joint military exercises south of the Demilitarized Zone, and Pyongyang typically responds to them with tough talk and threats of retaliation. USA Today

What Are We Going To Call Bill Clinton If Hillary Is Elected President?
The role of first lady could go to a man. And not just any man: a former president. It’s tricky – and amusing – to think about what we might call Bill Clinton if his wife wins the presidency in November. Sure, the Internet has made jokes on jokes. But now that Hillary Clinton has clinched the Democratic nomination (and her place in history as the first female presidential nominee by a major party), it’s time to get serious. In November, late-night host Jimmy Kimmel discussed options for the potential presidential spouse with the presumptive nominee. "First dude, first mate, first gentleman — I'm just not sure about it,” Hillary Clinton said. Bill Clinton himself told talk show host Rachel Ray in January 2015 he would go by "Adam" – as in the first man. "We're joking about this, but it's a serious decision," he said. "Serious decision for Hillary, serious decision for the country and the world." There are no rules on what we call presidential spouses — whether that person is male or female. USA Today

Democratic Convention Roundup Day 3: Contrast
Philadelphia’s Wednesday night was all about taking down Donald Trump. Joe Biden delivered a sotto voce appeal to reason; Michael Bloomberg tried to show he was a better billionaire; Tim Kaine pulled out an impression that won’t get him any SNL callbacks. And then there was the president, proving once again that giving The Big Speech is one of his supreme talents. The contrast was not the traditional conservative-liberal one — though the policy differences remain stark — but one of temperament, of pessimism versus optimism, of “I alone” versus “Yes we can.” The polls and the election will tell us how it played with an electorate worried about terrorism and economic uncertainty, but it set quite a rhetorical bar for Hillary Clinton’s coronation tonight. Here’s what you need to read to catch up. Atlanta Journal

Benghazi Attack Survivor Is At DNC To Denounce Hillary Clinton
Kris “Tonto” Paronto is one of the survivors of the 2012 Benghazi attack, when Islamic militants besieged an American diplomatic compound, murdering U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and information officer Sean Smith. Tyrone S. Woods and Glen Doherty, who were working as CIA contractors, were killed in a separate attack at a nearby facility. Earlier this year Paronto and his colleagues Mark “Oz” Geist and John “Tig” Tiegen visited Atlanta on a promotional tour for “13 Hours,” the movie starring John Krasinski about the Benghazi attack. At the time, all three said they hoped the issue would not be politicized. Their harrowing ordeal, portrayed in the gripping film directed by Michael Bay, was cause for national unity, not political points, the trio said in an interview with the AJC. Atlanta Journal

After Lying Low, Deep-Pocketed Clinton Donors Return To The Fore
In a luxury suite high above the convention floor, some of the Democratic Party’s most generous patrons sipped cocktails and caught up with old friends, tuning out Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont on Monday as he bashed Wall Street in an arena named after one of the country’s largest banks. On Tuesday, when Hillary Clinton became the first female nominee of a major party, a handful of drug companies and health insurers made sure to echo the theme, paying to sponsor an “Inspiring Women” panel featuring Democratic congresswomen. NY Times

Debt Collectors’ Abuses Prompt Consumer Agency To Propose New Rules
For the first time in nearly 40 years, federal regulators are preparing to significantly strengthen the rules that govern debt collection in an effort to clamp down on collectors who hound consumers for debts they may not even owe. Under the proposed regulations, which will undergo a lengthy review process, debt collection companies will have to more fully document the debt they are trying to collect, make it clear how a consumer can dispute the debt, and observe state statutes of limitations that bar them from legally pursuing older debts — all safeguards that are frequently flouted, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the federal agency that plans to put forth the new rules on Thursday. NY Times

Debt Collectors’ Abuses Prompt Consumer Agency To Propose New Rules
For the first time in nearly 40 years, federal regulators are preparing to significantly strengthen the rules that govern debt collection in an effort to clamp down on collectors who hound consumers for debts they may not even owe. Under the proposed regulations, which will undergo a lengthy review process, debt collection companies will have to more fully document the debt they are trying to collect, make it clear how a consumer can dispute the debt, and observe state statutes of limitations that bar them from legally pursuing older debts — all safeguards that are frequently flouted, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the federal agency that plans to put forth the new rules on Thursday. NY Times

Biden To Speak At Vigil For Slain Baton Rouge Officers
Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch are scheduled to speak Thursday at a Baton Rouge vigil honoring the three law enforcement officers who were killed by a lone gunman during a shootout outside a convenience store. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and relatives of the slain officers also are expected to speak during the ceremony at Healing Place Church, where a funeral was held last Friday for 41-year-old Baton Rouge police officer Matthew Gerald. Gerald, 45-year-old sheriff's deputy Brad Garafola and 32-year-old police officer Montrell Jackson were shot and killed July 17 by 29-year-old Gavin Long, an Army veteran from Kansas City, Missouri. Long also wounded three other officers before a SWAT officer gunned him down. Houston Chronicle

Turning Off Red-Light Cameras Can Be Deadly
Red-light cameras are widely hated, but a new study says getting rid of them can have fatal consequences. Traffic deaths from red-light-running crashes go up by nearly a third after cities turn off cameras designed to catch motorists in the act, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The institute is funded by auto insurers. While cities continue to add cameras at intersections with traffic signals, at least 158 communities have ended their red-light camera programs in the past five years, the study said. Researchers compared trends in annual crash rates in 14 cities that had ended their camera programs with those in 29 cities in the same regions that continued their camera programs. They found that, after adjusting for other factors, red-light-running crashes went up 30 percent. Houston Chronicle

He Searched For Ground Zero Survivors; Now He’s Ill And Pleading For Medical Coverage
A New Jersey man who spent three weeks looking for survivors in the days after the 9/11 attacks is using billboards in a push to have his kidney disease added to the list of covered conditions by a fund to help Ground Zero workers with health problems. Mike Megna has a rare kidney disease he believes was caused by dust from the rubble of the fallen World Trade Center towers. The 44-year-old West Milford resident has rented two billboards in New Jersey near New York City that plead, “Add Kidney Disease for 9/11 Rescue Workers!” The signs include Megna’s name and picture. A spokeswoman for the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which administers the fund, says there’s not enough evidence yet to connect the condition to Ground Zero. Charlotte Observer

Trump’s Reddit ‘Ask Me Anything’ Light On Actual Answers
There were nearly 25,000 comments on the Reddit post. Donald Trump appeared to answer seven of them before posting a sign off. Of those seven answers, none addressed new information the candidate hasn’t answered before. Answers included his stance on immigration policies, “keeping Crooked Hillary Clinton out of the White House,” concern about voter fraud and loving NASA. Reddit is a self-proclaimed “front page of the internet,” which hosts breaking news content, images, discussions and other relevant topics of the day. Most of its audience are millennials. Trump’s “Ask Me Anything” was hosted in a certain section of Reddit meant for Trump supporters, and moderators clarified that they would delete posts supportive of other candidates. Users also “upvote” and “downvote” certain questions, and ones with more upvotes were more likely to get answers from the candidate. Charlotte Observer

Sarah Silverman’s Twitter Account Hacked After She Scolds Bernie Or Bust Fans At DNC
A tweet, now deleted, sent out from the account included the message, “America, are you awakening?” — which was also written in Russian — and a video called “Anonymous - A Message to Hillary Clinton.” A screen grab of the deleted tweet from Mashable shows the message also included hashtags #HillaryForPrison and #Anonymous. This comes two days after Silverman, who supported Bernie Sanders during the primaries, told Bernie or Bust fans they were being “ridiculous” when they booed her call for unity at the Democratic National Convention. Silverman said she will vote for Clinton now. Kansas City Star

“Patience Running Out” Amid Venezuelan Recall Delays
Venezuela’s socialist administration is flirting with confrontation and violence if it continues to drag its feet on a presidential recall, opposition leaders said Wednesday. The warning came as thousands of foes of President Nicolás Maduro marched on the headquarters of the National Electoral Council (CNE) demanding that a date be set for the next stage of the referendum. In Caracas, the crowds were blocked from reaching downtown, but CNE member Luis Emilio Rondón reportedly told organizers that the council had passed one of the preliminary steps of the recall and that there would be an official announcement Monday. Miami Herald

This Is A Thing: Using Urine To Make Drinking Water, Beer
Scientists. When they're not working on important breakthroughs, they're looking to invent things that most people didn't know they wanted. Take for instance this piece of news: Scientists from a Belgian university have figured out a way to make beer from human urine. If you're wondering why, exactly, scientists would do something like make beer from human waste, it's actually due to a more logical reason. The larger bit of news is that this team has discovered a way to turn urine into both drinking water and fertilizer, Reuters reported. All while using solar power. SF Gate

Oops! Trump: Clinton's VP Pick Was Bad New Jersey Governor
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump took a shot Wednesday at Hillary Clinton's running mate, Democratic U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, for doing a terrible job as governor of New Jersey. The problem, of course, is that Kaine was governor of Virginia. "Her running mate, Tim Kaine, who by the way, did a terrible job in New Jersey," Trump said at a news conference in Miami. "He was not very popular in New Jersey, and he still isn't." Trump might have confused Kaine with former Republican New Jersey Gov. Tom Kean, pronounced the same as Kaine. Kean led the state from 1982 to 1990 while Trump was building his casino empire in Atlantic City. Kaine was governor of Virginia from 2006 to 2010. SF Gate
IRS Iooking Into Clinton Foundation 'Pay-To-Play' Claims
The IRS confirmed in a letter it is looking into claims of “pay-to-play” practices at the Clinton Foundation, after dozens of Republican lawmakers requested a review of potential “criminal conduct” at the organization founded by the family at the center of this week’s Democratic National Convention. Commissioner John Koskinen wrote in a July 22 letter to Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn that the issue has been “forwarded” to the IRS “Exempt Organizations Examinations” program in Dallas. “This program considers all referrals and will send you a separate acknowledgement letter when it receives your information,” he wrote, in a letter first reported by The Daily Caller. Fox News

Venezuela Cuts Oil Shipments To Cuba Forcing Castro To Consider Veering To U.S.
Venezuela’s grim situation is impacting not only millions of households around the country — it is also sending panic waves across the Caribbean all the way to Cuba, a solid ally that for decades now has relied heavily on Chavismo’s generosity. Cuba, a communist country with a weak economy, has alienated itself from the rest of the world and has largely relied on Venezuela to stay financially afloat. But Venezuela’s falling oil prices is causing Cuba to distance itself from the South American country. So far this year Venezuelan oil shipments to the island have declined by 19.5 percent, forcing an energy rationing that is reminding people of the early 90s, when the Soviet Union dissolved and Cuba lost its top provider almost overnight. Fox News

Former CIA Chief: Trump 'Beyond The Pale,' Not Qualified To Be President
Donald Trump went "beyond the pale" in calling on Russia to hack Hillary Clinton's email on Wednesday, former CIA Director and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told CNN's Christiane Amanpour in an exclusive interview. Panetta was responding to comments the Republican presidential nominee made earlier in the day about Russia's potential involvement in the Democratic National Committee's email hacking. Trump's comments were about more than 30,000 emails missing from a private server Clinton had used while secretary of state. "Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing," Trump said at a press conference in Florida. "I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press." CNN

Owner Of ClintonKaine.com Wants $90,000
A lawyer and artist in Washington D.C. hopes to gain tens of thousands of dollars from a prescient decision he made years ago. Jeremy Peter Green, a 28-year-old who goes by the pen name Jeremy Pegg, bought the ClintonKaine.com domain for $8 in 2011. Now that Hillary Clinton is officially the Democratic Party nominee for president and has chosen Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate, Pegg says he wants $90,000 in exchange for handing over the domain name and control of the site.
"I'd like to build a solo legal practice [with the money]," Pegg told CNNMoney Wednesday. Pegg, who calls himself a socialist and originally a Sanders supporter, said that he had a feeling Kaine would likely become a running mate because Obama had sought Kaine out before Biden. But he also bought ClintonBooker.com and ClintonBiden.com, as he thought about possible VP choices. CNN

Americans Should Be Outraged: The Man Who Tried To Kill Reagan Will Now Walk Free
The decision to release John Hinckley Jr. from St. Elizabeth’s psychiatric hospital after his attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan is outrageous, disgraceful, and a travesty of justice. No matter how much supervision he has, Hinckley cannot be trusted to move and function in society. Even though his victims, Reagan and White House press secretary James Brady, have died, Hinckley remains a threat. According to the Secret Service, he is still obsessed with Jodie Foster. Hinckley’s actions remain a terrible stain on American history and a reminder of the lifetime of damage that can be caused by one man in a matter of seconds. This is a purely political decision by Judge Paul L. Friedman, who clearly wishes to corrupt Reagan’s legacy. Friedman was appointed to the bench by President Bill Clinton in March 1994. Just as a jury of liberal Washingtonians came to the liberally biased verdict that Hinckley was innocent by reason of insanity, so too is this decision. CNS News

WikiLeaks' Assange: NY Times And WashPost 'Are Partisans'
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said that in releasing emails from the Democratic National Commitee “we didn’t need to establish partnerships with the New York Times or the Washington Post" and that "in fact, that might be counterproductive because they are partisans of one group or another." “Often it’s the case that we have to do a lot of exploration and marketing of the material we publish ourselves to get a big political impact for it,” Assange told Democracy Now! earlier this week. “But in this case we knew because of the pending DNC and because of the degree of interest in the U.S. election, we didn’t need to establish partnerships with the New York Times or the Washington Post, in fact, that might be counterproductive because they are partisans of one group or another. Rather, we took the data set analyzed it, verified it made it into presentable, searchable form – presented it for all journalists and the public to mine and that is exactly what has happened,” Assange said. CNS News

Baltimore Prosecutor Drops Police Charges In Freddie Gray Case
Baltimore's top prosecutor on Wednesday dropped remaining charges against police officers tied to the death of black detainee Freddie Gray, after failing four times to secure convictions in a case that inflamed the U.S. debate on race and justice. Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby had stunned the city and became a national figure when she filed charges against six officers just days after Gray's death from a broken neck suffered in a police van sparked protests and rioting in April 2015. The death of the 25-year-old was among the high-profile deaths of black suspects at the hands of U.S. police that have made law enforcement tactics and police officers' treatment of minorities into national headlines, It also fueled the rise of the civil rights movement Black Lives Matter. Reuters

Florida Identifies Two More Zika Cases Not Related To Travel
The Florida health department said on Wednesday it is investigating another two cases of Zika not related to travel to a place where the virus is being transmitted, raising the possibility of local Zika transmission in the continental United States. The health department said it has identified an additional case of Zika in Miami-Dade County, where it was already investigating a possible case of Zika not related to travel, and another case in Broward County, where it has been investigating a non-travel related case. "This pattern is consistent with other mosquito-borne virus investigations, such as the 2013 dengue response," health officials said in a statement. Reuters

Obama Chooses Chicago's Historic Jackson Park For Presidential Center
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have chosen Chicago's historic Jackson Park as the site for the Obama Presidential Center, it was revealed on Wednesday. The center, which will house both the Obama Presidential Museum and Library, was expected to be located in one of two parks on Chicago's South Side. The other finalist location was Washington Park. The news was first reported by Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times, and a source familiar with the process confirmed the decision to NBC News. The center is expected to be completed in 2020 or 2021, according to NBC Chicago. MSNBC

After RNC, Dems Show Similar Zeal For Convention Attacks
Hillary Clinton supporters chided Republicans during their convention last week for so frequently attacking the former secretary of state's name. But now halfway through their own convention, Democrats have shown a similar zeal for bashing Donald Trump. The DNC's most notable speakers Monday night mentioned Trump's name a whopping 60 times, NBC News found after a review of prepared remarks. The RNC's highlight speakers knocked Clinton directly just 15 times on its opening night. But that number dropped off sharply at the DNC on Tuesday when the focus shifted to Clinton's biography. Notable speakers mentioned Trump just over 10 times. Conversely, Republicans picked up their Clinton attacks on the second night of their convention with more than 35 digs. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie led all speakers with more than 20 direct shots at Clinton during a speech that fired up conservatives dismayed the Democrat is not in jail for her email scandal. MSNBC

Donald Trump: I Hope Hackers Got Hillary Clinton’s Deleted Emails
GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump said Wednesday that he hopes the hackers that stole internal communications at the Democratic National Committee were also able to unearth the emails that Hillary Clinton deleted from the private server she used as secretary of state. “If [Russia] hacked, they probably have her 33,000 emails. I hope they do,” Mr. Trump said during a nearly hourlong press conference in Florida. “They probably have her 33,000 emails that she lost, and deleted. Because you would see some beauties there.” The Clinton camp countered that Mr. Trump’s comments are way out of line. “This has to be the first time that a major presidential candidate has actively encouraged a foreign power to conduct espionage against his political opponent,” said Jake Sullivan, a Clinton spokesman. “That’s not hyperbole, those are just the facts. This has gone from being a matter of curiosity, and a matter of politics, to being a national security issue.” Washington Times

Sanders Delegates Say Convention Turning Them Away From Democratic Party
Supporters of Sen. Bernard Sanders at the Democratic National Convention say the first two days’ worth of speakers have done little to win their support, and a majority say the haranguing from the stage has made them “less enthusiastic” about supporting the ticket in November. Feelings are growing still more raw after Sanders delegates walked out of the roll call vote that officially nominated Hillary Clinton as the party’s presidential candidate Tuesday, and then were threatened with being arrested when they staged a sit-in to take over the media rooms. And Mr. Sanders himself, who has given Mrs. Clinton his full backing, has not been able to sway many of his left-wing supporters who say while he once led the movement, it’s taken on a life of its own. “Campaigns come and go, and movements just grow,” said Norman Solomon, national coordinator of the Bernie Delegates Network. Washington Times

Democrats Turn Focus To National Security Wednesday
With the third day of the Democratic convention gaveling in this afternoon, Hillary Clinton's campaign says national security will be a big part of the program--after two days in which the topic was relatively absent from the convention stage. Clinton national security adviser Jake Sullivan said at a DNC briefing Wednesday morning that the evening's lineup of speakers includes former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, as well as a former admiral and an Iraq combat veteran. "Tonight this set of issues, this national security set of issues will really come into focus," he said. "We will have a number of people who served in uniform as well as senior former Defense Department officials speaking about what it takes to be commander-in-chief and why it is Hillary Clinton has what it takes." CBS

Hackers Could Sniff Out Your Passwords If You're Typing Nearby
At first glance, a new hacking technique looks pretty scary. Using an attack that researchers at cybersecurity firm Bastille are calling "keysniffer," hackers can detect every key you press on your wireless keyboard. That means they can pick up your passwords and maybe the answers to your security questions, like your mother's maiden name. The flaw affects keyboards manufactured by big names such as HP, Toshiba and General Electric. So far, bad news. The good news? To use "keysniffer" on you, hackers would have to be pretty close. The attack works within 250 feet, which is about three-fourths the length of a football field. So international hackers aren't going to get you, and neither is anyone else who isn't in your physical neighborhood. CBS

Deadly Ambush Attacks Against Cops Have Increased Dramatically This Year: Inside The 'Troubling' Report
The number of law enforcement officers killed in ambush-style attacks has increased dramatically this year, according to a report issued today by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, a finding its spokesperson called "especially troubling." Sixty-seven law enforcement officers died in the line of duty this year as of July 20 -- a small increase from 62 deaths in the same period last year, according to the report. But of this year's 67 deaths, 32 were firearms-related -- which is a 78 percent spike from last year, when 18 deaths were firearms-related. ABC

How Democratic VP Pick Tim Kaine's Camp Is Already Pushing Back On Liberal Critics
Democrats in Philadelphia are unlikely to greet Tim Kaine with a unified hero’s welcome when he takes the stage at the Democratic National Convention tonight. In fact, about 165 Bernie Sanders delegates answered a survey saying they’d be interested in “nonviolently and emphatically” protesting during Kaine’s speech. While liberals are likely happy with Kaine’s high marks from labor groups such as the AFL-CIO and abortion rights advocates like NARAL, and his “F” grade from the National Rifle Institute, they’ve expressed concerns about his positions on other issues like trade, financial regulation and the environment. ABC

Trump's Nationalist Appeal Fades When He Starts Winking At Putin
The word of the year 2016 has to be “nationalism.” All over the developed world, electorates seem discontented with elites who were too quick to embrace immigration and trade, too unwilling to value native culture, native workers, native interests over those of foreign lands. Donald Trump’s campaign has some unique American twists, but when you pull back the camera, he looks like part of a pattern of resurgent nationalism, nativism, a desire to hear a politician stand foursquare for “Us” against “Them.” Trump has played on that desire very well, of course. At least, until now. Then today he gave a press conference where, among other things, he invited Russia to find and release missing e-mails from Hillary Clinton’s private server. Bloomberg

The Newest Antibiotic Is Right Under Your Nose. Well, Inside It, Actually
Researchers have combed beaches and ocean floors looking for compounds that can be effective antibiotics, a process that's assumed greater urgency as untreatable superbugs appear more frequently. Now they’re targeting a new location: your nose. Scientists at the University of Tübingen in Germany have found an antibiotic made by a nasal bacterium that can kill Staphylococcus aureus, the source of many human infections. Existing antibiotics have been unable to kill its various strains, most notably MRSA, which can cause deadly sepsis and pneumonia. This gives the new antibiotic, which they call lugdunin, the potential to aid new treatments of bacterial infections. Lugdunin has been shown to fight a range of bacteria and treat skin infections in mice, according to an article published on Wednesday in the scientific journal Nature. Not only does it combat MRSA, it does so while being less likely to cause a patient to develop resistance. Overuse of antibiotics has played an outsized role in making such drugs ineffective for a broad swath of existing treatments. Bloomberg

Obama Returns To Convention Stage To Make Case For Clinton
Twelve years ago to the day, an obscure Senate candidate from Illinois catapulted himself to the center of American political consciousness with a rousing convention speech in Boston. Barack Obama returns to the convention stage Wednesday as the battle-hardened president hoping his legacy won't be eroded by the outcome of the election to replace him. It's hard to overstate what Obama has at stake as he implores voters to elect Hillary Clinton during his speech to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Take Republican Donald Trump at his word, and if elected, he'd undo just about everything Obama has done, from climate change and immigration to trade and foreign relations. So after his wife, Michelle Obama, brought delegates to their feet with a stirring speech Monday evening, Obama stayed up late into the night fine-tuning his words, the White House said. His speech will combine an affirmation of Clinton's judgment and fortitude with a rebuke of the scare tactics he accuses Trump of deploying. Las Vegas Sun

Clinton To Make Her Own Case Thursday
Hour after hour and speaker after speaker, Hillary Clinton has been extolled at the Democratic convention this week as a change-maker, an effective leader and a caring human being. As the convention's closer on Thursday, Clinton — one of most recognized politicians on the planet — takes center stage to reintroduce herself to Democratic delegates and tens of millions of television viewers. For those unswayed by the testimonials and touching anecdotes of others, only Clinton can make the case for why she deserves a second look. Some things to watch for at the convention Thursday: Clinton has multiple missions to accomplish with her speech: explain how she can build on the accomplishments of President Barack Obama without sounding like a defender of the status quo, win over Americans with lingering questions about her trustworthiness, make the case against Donald Trump's bleak vision of America, and rebut the hours of vitriol heaped on her at the GOP convention. Las Vegas Sun

Exercise May Keep Diabetes In Check During Pregnancy
Obese pregnant women can reduce their risk of gestational diabetes -- diabetes during pregnancy -- and lower their blood pressure by exercising as little as three times a week, a new study finds. "It's important to reduce obesity-related pregnancy complications because they can have long-term consequences for both the mother and her child," study leader Dr. Trine Moholdt, from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, said in a university news release. "We advise all women to exercise during pregnancy, as long as there aren't any medical reasons that prevent them from exercising," Moholdt added. UPI News

E-Cigarettes Emit Toxic Vapors: Study
All electronic cigarettes emit harmful chemicals, and levels of those toxic compounds are affected by factors such as temperature, type and age of the device, a new study finds. The findings could be important to both makers of e-cigarettes and regulators who want to reduce the health threat posed by the devices, according to researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California. "Advocates of e-cigarettes say emissions are much lower than from conventional cigarettes, so you're better off using e-cigarettes," study corresponding author Hugo Destaillats said in a Berkeley news release. UPI News

Clinton Condemns Burning Of Israeli Flag
Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton condemns the burning of an Israeli flag outside of her nominating convention this week, a campaign aide told The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday. "Hillary Clinton has always stood against efforts to marginalize Israel and incitement, and she strongly condemns this kind of hatred," said Sarah Bard, Clinton's Jewish outreach director. "Burning the Israeli flag is a reckless act that undermines peace and our values." Jerusalem Post

DNC Staffers Question Holocaust Remembrance Day Statement In Leaked Emails
Democratic National Committee staff members questioned Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s request for the group to put out a statement in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, leaked emails show. In an email chain from May released as part of the batch of DNC emails leaked by Wikileaks this week, a staffer wrote that an statement marking the day was unnecessary. The chain was first reported by the Daily Caller. “We aren’t going to do statements for every Jewish holiday unless she wants to do them for every religious holiday and trust me, this Catholic can give you a list of them,” wrote staffer Kate Houghton. “Also when she does an official statement it makes very little sense to have two statements out there in her voice.” Jerusalem Post

Palestinians Plan To Sue Britain Over 1917 Balfour Act
Palestinian FM Riad Malki said the document led to mass Jewish immigration to British Mandate Palestine "at the expense of our Palestinian people". Mr Malki said the lawsuit would be filed in an international court. Israel declared its independence in 1948 after the UK mandate expired. Speaking at an Arab League summit in Mauritania on Monday, Mr Malki said the UK was responsible for all "Israeli crimes" since the end of the mandate in 1948. "Nearly a century has passed since the issuance of the Balfour Declaration in 1917," he was quoted as saying by the Palestinian Wafa news agency. BBC

Fed Keeps US Rate Hike On Hold
The US central bank opted to keep rates between 0.25% and 0.5%. The Fed said "near-term risks to the economic outlook have diminished," but inflation remained below the bank's target. It is still expected to raise rates twice this year. Investors expect the first increase to come in autumn. In a statement, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) said household spending was "growing strongly" and the unemployment rate had decreased for the last two months. However, the Fed has held back from raising rates while inflation remains under its 2% target. The measurement used by the central bank lists current US inflation at 1.6% and it has hovered below the Fed's target since 2012. BBC

Native American Teen Faces A Year In Prison for possessing one gram of weed
An Oregon teenager could be sentenced to a year in prison for possessing about one gram of marijuana in a federal case that has sparked widespread outrage about the ongoing “war on drugs” – even in US states that have fully legalized cannabis. Devontre Thomas, a Native American 19-year-old, is accused of possessing a small amount of weed – enough for about one joint – and will face a federal trial that advocates say is a waste of resources and a stark reminder that US law enforcement agencies continue to target people of color for low-level pot offenses. The one-count charge brought by the US attorney’s office – which could also result in a $1,000 fine – is the latest illustration of growing tensions in US laws on marijuana. The drug is sold recreationally in four states but remains outlawed at the federal level. Guardian