GOP kicks off convention with nod to 'troubling times'

CLEVELAND (AP) — Braced for uncertainty and struggling for unity, Republicans opened their convention to nominate Donald Trump for president on Monday as dissident delegates pursued one last chance to deny him and the nation reeled from yet another outburst of violence.

  • Written by KATHLEEN HENNESSEY, Associated Press, ALAN FRAM, Associated Press

Louisiana police shootings add new convention concerns

CLEVELAND (AP) — The fatal shooting of three police officers in Louisiana added new concerns Sunday about security at the Republican National Convention as huge crowds were expected to protest and the city police chief prepared officers to deal with the open carrying of weapons as allowed by state law.

  • Written by MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press