July 22-- Today’s Top Stories from ABC News
--Donald Trump delivered an hour and fifteen minute speech to close out the Republican National Convention Thursday night in Cleveland. His acceptance of the Republican Party presidential nomination included attacks against Democratic rival Hillary Clinton and a layout of all that he see wrong with the current system. Trump exclaimed: "I alone can fix it" which drew thunderous applause, and he pledged "I'm with you the American people."
--Friday is Trump's first full day as the official Republican nominee for president.
--Cleveland police braced for massive protests on the last day of the Republican Convention, but few demonstrators showed up.
--The announcement of Hillary Clinton's vice presidential pick could come as early as Friday in Florida, a crucial battleground state. Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Labor Secretary Tom Perez, among others are in the mix.
President Obama welcomes Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto to the White House the day after Donald Trump gave his RNC speech.
After a meeting of ministers from China, Malaysia and Australia a letter was sent to the families that the search would be suspended upon completion of the current search area if they fail to find anything. More of miles of ocean have already been searched, but bad weather has caused delays (the search was supposed to end last month). If all goes to plan the search will end at the end of the year. The Malaysian Transportation Minister added there is no evidence to prove there was a controlled ditching of the aircraft in the Indian Ocean. MH370 vanished on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in March 2014 with 239 passengers on board.
TX TEACHER ARREST
Officials are investigating two Austin Texas police officers after the violent arrest of an African American elementary school teacher in June 2015. Dash cam video shows the traffic stop of 26-year-old Breaion King rapidly escalating. The arresting officer Bryan Richter wrote in his arrest report he forcibly removed King from the driver's seat because he "was increasingly concerned with her uncooperative attitude" and "began reaching for the front passenger side of the vehicle."
Heat alerts are up for 25 states from California to New Jersey this week/weekend, with over 100 million Americans dealing with dangerous, life-threatening heat. Heat Indices are climbing well above 100 degrees for the Central US into Friday, and some spots could see upwards of 110-115 degrees in the Midwest. This is all due to a massive heat dome, or an upper level high pressure system, that is sitting over the center of the country and will be expanding east into the weekend. Overall, this will be a long stretch of hot, humid, and above normal temperatures for much of the country through Monday, with the potential to be the most significant heat wave for some areas since summer of 2012.
The mother of a 24-year-old Colorado man who joined Kurdish forces in their fight against the Islamic State group says her son was killed in combat in Syria.
Brazil’s Ministry of Justice announced Thursday the arrest of 10 alleged ISIS recruits who the ministry says pledged allegiance to the Syrian-based terrorist group and were discussing possible attacks during the Rio Olympics. Authorities are seeking two additional individuals.
NBA ALL STAR GAME
The NBA has pulled its 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte, North Carolina in the wake of the passage of a controversial measure that has been criticized as anti-LGBT. "The NBA has decided to relocate the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte," the NBA told ABC News today in a statement, adding that it would "make an announcement on the new location of the 2017 NBA All-Star Game in the coming weeks." The NBA's decision comes after North Carolina's General Assembly failed to repeal HB2 during its last session of the year earlier this month.
FL POLICE SHOOTING
An unarmed black man was shot and injured by police in North Miami while he had his hands in the air — a shooting that had "no justification," the injured man's attorney, Hilton Napoleon, said Thursday. Napoleon released video of the Monday incident showing Charles Kinsey, 47, a behavioral therapist at an assisted living facility, on his back, lying the ground with his hands in the air. Speaking Thursday afternoon, Miami-Dade Police Union President John Rivera says police saw a white male on top of Kinsey with what appeared to be a gun. Before realizing it was a truck, police tried to shoot the white male and hit Kinsey. The police officer who pulled the trigger, and is still not being named, says “I took this job to save lives and help people. I did what I had to do in a split second to accomplish that and hate to hear others paint me as something I am not.”
Florida health department is investigating second possible non-travel related case of Zika. The Florida Health Department says that is working with the CDC during the investigation. Health authorities are testing mosquitoes and have not yet confirmed that anyone has been infected by a bite in the mainland United States.
FL PLANE EVACUATION
Scary moments on the tarmac at Palm Beach International Airport Thursday. American Airlines says a mechanical issue was detected on a Philadelphia bound flight moments before take off. That forced an emergency evacuation on the tarmac. Almost two dozen passengers and crew members had to be transported to local hospitals.
Japanese media and users on Twitter say that "Pokemon Go" has been released in Japan. People started tweeting about the game being available around 10 a.m. Japan time on Friday.
Roger Ailes is out as chief executive at Fox News Channel, his career at the network he built from scratch and ran with an iron hand for nearly 20 years over with stunning swiftness following allegations that he forced out a former anchor after she spurned his sexual advances.