Police, protesters at DNC praised for restraint, courtesy

Demonstrators yell during protest at Franklin Delano Roosevelt park in Philadelphia, Thursday, July 28, 2016, during the final day of the Democratic National Convention. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — They came. They protested. They got their message out.



BOJ eases policy by doubling ETF buying, underwhelms expectations

File picture of a man riding a bicycle past the BOJ building in TokyoBy Leika Kihara TOKYO (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan expanded stimulus on Friday by doubling purchases of exchange-traded funds (ETF), yielding to pressure from the government and financial markets for bolder action, but disappointing investors who had set their hearts on more audacious measures. At the two-day rate review that ended on Friday, the BOJ decided to increase ETF purchases so its total holdings increase at an annual pace of 6 trillion yen ($58 billion), up from the current 3.3 trillion yen. The dollar fell more than a full yen on Friday at one point to as low as 102.825 and the Nikkei average tumbled nearly 2 percent, after the BOJ's decision fell short of expectations.



Clinton speech: reactions from the Twitterverse

Delegates celebrate on the fourth and final night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia (AFP) - Twitter blew up when Hillary Clinton formally accepted the Democratic Party's presidential nomination on Thursday. The following is a selection of reactions, from Clinton supporters and her Republican opponent Donald Trump:



Huge, once-hated fish now seen as weapon against Asian carp

In this July 6, 2016 photo, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service personnel struggle with carrying an adult alligator gar to a transportation tank at the Private John Allen National Fish Hatchery in Tupelo, Miss. Alligator gar can weigh several hundred pounds and be over eight feet long. Several male and female adult alligator gar are captured in fresh water lakes and rivers and are brought to the facility so they can lay and fertilize the eggs as biologists and environmentalists are working to reintroduce the once-reviled alligator gar as a weapon against another huge species: invasive Asian carp. The gar are later returned to the wild. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)CHICAGO (AP) — It's a toothy giant that can grow longer than a horse and heavier than a refrigerator, a fearsome-looking prehistoric fish that plied U.S. waters from the Gulf of Mexico to Illinois until it disappeared from many states a half-century ago.



Accepting the nomination, Clinton casts herself as clear-eyed leader

Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton accepts the nomination on the fourth and final night at the Democratic National Convention in PhiladelphiaBy John Whitesides and Amanda Becker PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton cast herself as the steady leader at a "moment of reckoning" for America, contrasting her character with what she described as a dangerous and volatile Donald Trump. In the biggest speech of her quarter century in politics, Clinton on Thursday accepted the Democratic presidential nomination for the Nov. 8 election with a promise to make the United States a country that worked for everyone. "He's taken the Republican Party a long way, from 'Morning in America' to 'Midnight in America,'" Clinton said.





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