By John Whitesides and Alana Wise PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton secured the Democratic Party's 2016 nomination for the White House on Tuesday, becoming the first woman to head the ticket of a major party in U.S. history. Delegates from South Dakota gave Clinton 15 votes, ensuring that she had more than the 2,383 votes needed to win the nomination during a state-by-state roll call at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia.
TORONTO—Canada will take older tank cars out of crude-by-rail service much earlier than originally planned, the government said on Monday, in its latest move to toughen rail safety after a deadly 2013 crash. Some older tankers, called DOT-111 cars, had been scheduled to go out of service on May 1, 2017. A version jacketed with an extra layer of metal to make it stronger was set to be phased out on March 1, 2018. Both types of cars will now be taken out of service by Nov. 1, 2016, said Delphine Denis, a spokeswoman with the office of Transport Minister Marc Garneau.
PHILADELPHIA—The Democratic Party's deep divisions were on full display on a raucous first day of its convention on Monday, with Bernie Sanders portraying Hillary Clinton as a fellow soldier in his fight for economic equality while his supporters booed the mere mention of her name. On a night designed to showcase party unity, Sanders supporters repeatedly disrupted convention proceedings, chanting for him and jeering Clinton supporters.
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• • PHILADELPHIA (Reuters)—The head of the Democratic Party resigned Sunday amid a furor over embarrassing leaked emails, hoping to head off a growing rebellion by Bernie Sanders supporters on the eve of the convention to nominate Hillary Clinton for the White House. • Lingering bitterness from the heated primary campaign between Clinton and Sanders erupted after more than 19,000 Democratic National Committee emails, leaked Friday, confirmed Sanders' frequent charge that the party played favorites in the race.
TAMPA, Fla.—Hillary Clinton named U.S. Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate on Friday, making a safe choice that will help her present the Democratic ticket as a steady alternative to the unpredictable campaign of Republican presidential rival Donald Trump. The selection of Kaine, a self-described "boring" Virginian with wide governing experience and a reputation for low-key competence, could appeal to independents and moderates but could also anger liberal groups that object to his advocacy for an Asian free-trade pact.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com)—Paramount's "Star Trek Beyond" is dominating the U.S. box office, blasting off for an impressive weekend of as much as $60 million at 3,928 locations, early estimates showed Friday. It's a solid start for the 13th film in the durable franchise, following a summer that's been notably disappointing performances from sequels.
TAMPA, Fla.—Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton named Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate Friday night, according to multiple media reports. The U.S. senator from Virginia is a former Roman Catholic missionary and civil rights lawyer who is fluent in Spanish. Kaine, a former Richmond mayor and former Virginia governor, has served on the Senate's Foreign Relations and Armed Services committees.