PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic National Convention and 2016 presidential campaign. (all times EDT):
Donald Trump is criticizing Hillary Clinton for not saying the words “radical Islam” in her nomination acceptance speech.
Trump says, “Our way of life is under threat by Radical Islam and Hillary Clinton cannot even bring herself to say the words.”
Trump unleased the criticism in a series of tweets in reaction to the speech. He is picking up a frequent Republican criticism of Democrats’ approach to fighting radicalism.
Neither Clinton nor President Barack Obama uses the phrase “radical Islam” because they say it is misleading — the ideology motivating terrorists does not reflect true Islam, they say. Republicans argue the failure to use the label has hampered the fight.
In her speech, Clinton said she will defeat the Islamic State group and work to fight radicalization of young people in the U.S. and abroad.
Balloons are falling on Hillary Clinton’s convention in Philadelphia.
Red, white and blue balloons are raining down on Democrats and blanketing the stage as Clinton and vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine celebrate their nomination with their families.
The convention-closing party included pyrotechnics that seemed to startle even Clinton, as well as an elaborate “card stunt” that doesn’t appear to have come off as planned.
According to instructions given earlier in the night, delegates were supposed to hold up color cards attached to their seats to spell out a message.
But within the hall at least, it was not clear what message read.
There are some signs of discontent amid the celebration of Hillary Clinton’s acceptance of the Democratic presidential nomination.
As Clinton spoke, several people in the crowd at the Democratic National Convention unfurled a banner that said “Wikileaks.” It’s a reference to the leaked party emails that some say show the Democratic National Committee favored Clinton over primary rival Bernie Sanders.
Near the Hawaii delegation, a few delegates waved signs for Green Party candidate Jill Stein.
Some Sanders delegates sat quietly throughout the speech.
For much of Clinton’s speech, a bright red sign stood out from the sea of campaign posters. It read, “Keep your promises.”
Clinton struggled to keep command of the arena. She was repeatedly interrupted by chants of “Hillary!” — that was her supporters’ way of drowning out hecklers.
Hillary Clinton is calling on voters to “stand up to bullies.”
She says her mother never let her back down from a challenge, and “literally blocked the door” when a young Hillary tried to hide from a neighborhood bully.
Clinton says she still hears her mother urging her “to keep working, keep fighting for right, no matter what.”
She says that, “More than a few times, I’ve had to pick myself up and get back in the game.”
Clinton is closing her speech at the Democratic National Convention by urging Americans to look to the future “with courage and confidence.”
Hillary Clinton says Donald Trump is offering America “empty promises” and what she’s calling “bigotry and bombast.”
She says the choice is clear between the GOP nominee’s rhetoric and what says she is the Democrats’ “bold agenda to improve the lives of people across our country.”
Clinton says she didn’t believe it at first that Trump meant “all the horrible things he says.”
She’s talking about the times Trump called women “pigs” and said a federal judge of Mexican heritage couldn’t be fair to him and denigrated Sen. John McCain’s military service in Vietnam because he was captured.
Clinton says it “was just too hard to fathom” that a candidate for president could say such things.
But she says she had to acknowledge “the sad truth: There is no other Donald Trump.”
Hillary Clinton says Americans need to stand up against “mean and divisive rhetoric” and heal the divides in the fabric of American society.
The Democratic presidential nominee is using her acceptable speech at the party’s convention to say Americans must unite to deal with gun violence, immigration and racial strife.
Hillary Clinton is questioning whether Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has the temperament to be commander in chief.
She says Trump “can’t even handle the rough-and-tumble of a presidential campaign.”
Clinton says Trump loses his cool at the “slightest provocation” — when he’s gotten tough questions from reporters, when he’s challenged in a debate or when he sees a protester at a rally.
Here’s her take: “A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons.”
Hillary Clinton is defending her view that there should be limits on guns in America.
But the Democratic presidential nominee says she’s not seeking to repeal the Second Amendment.
The Republican nominee, Donald Trump, has asserted that Clinton wants to do just that — and end the right to keep and bear arms.
Clinton says in her speech accepting the nomination that she doesn’t want to see people shot by someone “who shouldn’t have a gun in the first place.”
Clinton wants to keep guns out of the hands of criminals, suspected terrorists and others who would do harm.
Clinton says she refuses to believe common ground on the issue of guns can’t be found.
Hillary Clinton says the U.S. needs a leader who’ll work with allies to keep America safe.
Clinton says the presidential election presents a stark choice on national security, with the U.S. facing what she says are “determined enemies that must be defeated.”
She says people want “steady leadership.”
Clinton says she’s proud of the Iran nuclear and global climate agreements — and says both must be enforced now.
Neither deal happened while she was in government.
Clinton says she’ll stand by NATO allies against any Russian threats.
And she’s pledging to defeat the Islamic States group with airstrikes and support for local ground forces, while authorizing a “surge” in intelligence to prevent terrorist attacks.
Clinton says: “We will prevail.”
Hillary Clinton is assailing Donald Trump’s record as a businessman.
She points to Atlantic City, New Jersey — about 60 miles from Philadelphia, site of the Democratic convention. She says there are contractors and small businesses that lost everything because Trump refused to pay his bills for work they did in his casinos.
Clinton says Trump talks a “big game” about putting America first. But Trump’s clothing line is made overseas, not in the United States. The same goes for other Trump products, such as furniture and picture frames, Clinton says.
“Donald Trump says he wants to make America great again,” she says. “Well, he could start by actually making things in America again,” she says.
Hillary Clinton is checking off one policy difference after another with Republican rival Donald Trump.
She’s promising to appoint Supreme Court justices “who will get money out of politics” and expand voting rights, “not restrict them.”
Clinton is calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn the high court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling that’s especially unpopular among Democrats.
The Democratic nominee says she’ll fight to overhaul the immigration system.
She’s voicing support for raising the minimum wage, expanding health insurance and ensuring women are paid the same as men.
Clinton is talking about issues on which she’s moved closer to primary rival Bernie Sanders. They include support for companies sharing more profits with workers and opposition to what she calls “unfair trade deals.”
Hillary Clinton says Donald Trump didn’t offer any solutions to problems when he gave his nominating speech last week.
The Democratic nominee is citing several goals for the first 100 days of a Clinton administration.
Topping her list is bipartisan support to pass what she says will be the biggest investment in new, good-paying jobs since World War II.
Jobs in manufacturing, clean energy, technology and innovation, small business, and infrastructure.
Clinton says she’ll work with primary rival Bernie Sanders to make college tuition-free for the middle class and debt-free for all. She also promises to “liberate” millions of people already with student debt.
Hillary Clinton says her presidential nomination is a milestone on America’s “march toward a more perfect union.”
Clinton is the first woman nominee of a major party. She tells the Democratic convention that the achievement is special “for grandmothers and little girls and everyone in between.”
But she says the nation must keep going until all 161 million women and girls in the country have the opportunities they deserve.
Clinton says: “When there are no ceilings, the sky’s the limit.”
She says she’s happy for boys and men, too, because when a barrier fall, it clears the way for all.
Hillary Clinton says her mother — who was abandoned by her parents as a young girl — taught her an important life lesson.
Clinton says Dorothy Rodham told her: “No one gets through life alone.”
Clinton mentioned her late mother several times in her nomination speech at the Democratic National Convention.
She says her mom was saved by the kindness of others, including a first-grade teacher who brought extra food to share with the little schoolgirl.
She says her mother, who ended up on her own at age 14 and worked as a maid, told her daughter that people have to look out for one another and “lift each other up.”
Hillary Clinton says she’d be a president for Democrats, Republicans and independents — “for all those who vote for me and those who don’t.”
She says she’s met many people who motivate her to fight for change, including sick children and survivors of 9/11.
Clinton says “it’s true, I sweat the details of policy.
She says details should be a “big deal” to the president.
Hillary Clinton says Democrats haven’t done a good enough job of showing working families that they understand what these families are going through.
Clinton says she agrees with families that have told her the economy just isn’t working.
She says Americans are willing to work, and work hard.
But right now, she says, “an awful lot of people feel there is less and less respect for the work they do.”
Democratic Delegates have twice broken out in chants of “Hillary!” during their presidential nominee’s acceptance speech in order to drown out isolated hecklers in the convention hall.
Some supporters of primary rival Bernie Sanders still object to Clinton’s nomination and they were planning to express their displeasure.
Clinton hasn’t acknowledged any of the jeers or yelling.
Some Washington state delegates left quietly — with tape over their mouths — as Clinton spoke.
Hillary Clinton is telling Democrats at the party’s national convention not to believe anyone who says, “I alone can fix it.”
That’s a knock on her Republican rival, Donald Trump. He told GOP delegates a week ago that he’s the only one who can fix “the system.”
Clinton is accepting the Democratic nomination and warning that Trump’s words should “set off alarm bells for all of us.”
She accusing Trump of forgetting such people as America’s troops, its police and firefighters, teachers and others.
Clinton says Americans don’t say, “I alone can fix it” but “we’ll fix it together.”
She’s emphasizing her point by saying the Founding Fathers designed the Constitution so America would be a nation where no one person has all the power.
Hillary Clinton says she accepts the Democratic presidential nomination with “humility, determination and boundless confidence in America’s promise.”
Clinton says the slogan “stronger together” that’s been featured in her campaign is a guiding principle for the country.
She says it’ll help define a future with a healthy economy “for everyone, not just those at the top.”
Clinton says it also means good schools for rich and poor, and safe communities.
Clinton is recalling the book she wrote while she served as first lady. She says “It Takes a Village” envisions a country in which people work together to make “our nation better and stronger.”
Hillary Clinton says the United States has the most dynamic and diverse people in the world — and the most powerful military.
So, she says, don’t let “anyone tell you that our country is weak.”
Clinton is continuing a theme at the Democratic National Convention that seeks to counter Donald Trump’s starker vision.
She also says the U.S. has the most innovative entrepreneurs and the most enduring values.
“Don’t let anyone tell you we don’t have what it takes,” Clinton says. “We do.”
Hillary Clinton says she’d be an inclusive president.
She says she wouldn’t build a wall or ban a religion.
The Democratic nominee says she’d try to build an economy that benefits everyone and she’d work toward a path to citizenship for millions of immigrants.
Clinton says she’d work with all Americans and the nation’s allies to fight terrorism.
She says: “We are clear-eyed about what our country is up against. But we are not afraid.”
Hillary Clinton says Donald Trump has brought the Republican Party a long way — from “Morning in America” to “Midnight in America.”
The Democratic presidential candidate says the Trump “wants us to fear the future and fear each other.”
“It’s morning in America” was an optimistic line from a famous political ad aired by Ronald Reagan.
Clinton is asking whether Trump would stay true to the phrase on the country’s seal — “E Pluribus Unum,” or out of many, we are one.
And her take? “We heard Donald Trump’s answer last week at his convention. He wants to divide us — from the rest of the world, and from each other.”
She says President Franklin Roosevelt’s famous words are the perfect rebuke: “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
Hillary Clinton says she’s heard the views of Bernie Sanders’ steadfast supporters and says their cause is her cause.
She’s giving her presidential acceptance speech at the Democratic convention after a hard-fought race with the Vermont senator.
She’s praising Sanders for putting economic and social justice issues “front and center” — where she says they belong.
And she tells Sanders’ supporters the country needs their “ideas, energy and passion.”
She’s asking them to move forward and turn their platform into “real change for America.”
Hillary Clinton is returning the praise she has received all week from leading Democrats.
Clinton is delivering her acceptance speech for the Democratic presidential nomination.
She’s thanking President Barack Obama and says she’s a better person because of Obama’s friendship.
She has kind words for first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and her running mate, Tim Kaine.
Clinton says people are “soon going to understand” why Kaine is so popular in Virginia, which he represents in the Senate.
She says Kaine will make the “whole country proud as our vice president.”
Chelsea Clinton is joining in the effort to woo Bernie Sanders’ supporters.
The former first daughter says her mother, Hillary Clinton, is a progressive and a fighter.
Clinton says her mom will fight to protect the planet, stop gun violence, overhaul the criminal justice system and work to secure human rights abroad.
The list is aimed at winning over reluctant liberals who haven’t yet let go of Sanders’ primary bid.
Clinton says her mother “always believes we can do better, if we come together.”
Chelsea Clinton is offering a daughter’s view of her mom’s life work.
The former first daughter says she’s had a “front-row seat” to watch how Hillary Clinton serves. She’s describing her mom as a diligent public servant who looks for solutions and dives into policy.
Chelsea Clinton tells the Democratic convention in Philadelphia on Thursday that she’s seen her mom surrounded by “stack of memos and reports” to review policy.
And she’s seen her promise struggling mothers she’d do all she could to help them.
Chelsea Clinton says she’s learned this from her mom: “Public service is about service.”
Chelsea Clinton tells the Democratic convention that her mother has always made her feel “valued and loved,” and she says Hillary Clinton wants that for every child.
The younger Clinton calls that desire “the calling of her life.”
She’s introducing the former secretary of state, who’s set to formally accept the Democratic Party’s nomination for the presidency on Thursday night.
Chelsea Clinton notes that her parents “expected me to have opinions” — and that they taught her “to back them up with facts.”
Hillary Clinton may not be a typical grandma, but she’s a doting one.
That’s how daughter Chelsea Clinton is describing her mom as she introduces the presidential candidate at the Democratic convention.
Chelsea Clinton says her mother will drop everything to FaceTime her 2-year-old granddaughter Charlotte — even if she’s about to walk on stage for a debate or campaign speech.
Chelsea Clinton says her mom will pause “for a few minutes of blowing kisses and reading ‘Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo.'”
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.”