VOTE 2016/DNC
--Hillary Clinton tweeted one word: "History." Clinton became the first woman in US history to be nominated for president by a major party.  Her husband, Former President Bill Clinton gave Tuesday night's keynote address.  
--Bernie Sanders helped make it official when the roll call got to his home state of Vermont, declaring "I move that Hillary Clinton be selected as the nominee of the Democratic Party for president of the United States."
--President Obama and Vice President Biden speak to the Democratic convention Wednesday.
--The Mothers of The Movement, a group of women who lost their children to excessive force or gun violence, shared their grief and mission during their remarks at the convention.
- Republican nominee Donald Trump campaigns in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania Wednesday.
FRANCE
The attackers who stabbed and killed an elderly priest at a church in France this morning after claiming allegiance to ISIS were both teenagers, the Paris prosecutor said. One attacker was identified as 19-year-old Adel Kermiche, who had tried to go to Syria twice and was known to anti-terror forces, the Paris prosecutor said. Kermiche was under house arrest with a tracking bracelet when he carried out the deadly attack in Normandy with an unidentified minor who was born in 1999 in Algeria, the Paris prosecutor said.
--France's main religious leaders have sent a message of unity and solidarity following a meeting with French President Francois Hollande a day after two extremists attacked a Catholic church and slit the throat of an elderly priest. The religious leaders have also called for more security at places of worship following the murder. Hollande was presiding over a defense council and cabinet meeting after speaking with Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Muslim and Jewish leaders.

LAW ENFORCEMENT DEATHS
A new report says shooting deaths of law enforcement officers have spiked 78 percent in the first half of 2016 compared to last year. The data released Wednesday by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund also details an increase in ambush-style assaults like the ones that killed eight officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. According to the report, 32 officers died in firearms-related incidents so far this year including 14 that were ambush-style attacks. During the same period last year, 18 officers were shot and killed in the line of duty including three that were considered ambush attacks.
CA WILDFIRE
Even as firefighters make progress battling the 37,000 acre Sand Fire, acting Gov. Tom Torlakson on Tuesday declared a state of emergency for Los Angeles County to provide more resources to firefighters and help to victims.

SINKING SHIP
Forty-six people have abandoned a sinking fishing vessel in Alaska's Aleutian Islands The Coast Guard says all 46 donned survival suits Tuesday and were awaiting rescue in three life rafts.

GANG CHARGES
Hoping to put a dent in the gun violence in Chicago, federal authorities have unsealed two indictments charging around 3 dozen Latin Kings gang members with racketeering conspiracy.

NY BANK HEISTS
Three men were arrested after two recent bank burglaries in New York City during which the suspects accessed vaults through holes in the roof.

APPLE 
Apple’s quarterly earnings and revenue topped analyst expectations reporting a revenue of $42.4 billion and earnings of $1.42 per shares.  Stock shares soared by more than 6%. But its shares are still down more than forty cents from this time last year. The slump is expected, as sales from the company’s main money maker - the iPhone - have started to slow. 

IN KILLINGS
An Indiana man could face the death penalty for killings inspired by a horror movie.   According to prosecutors 19-year-old Johnathan Cruz claims he was justified the killing of three people over four days, citing the movie "The Purge".  The movie is about one day a year when murder is legal. A sequel was released earlier this month.   Cruz has pleaded not guilty in the shootings of three men in May.

DR DRE
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says it cited Dr. Dre after a man accused him of pointing a gun at him because he was blocking the rapper's driveway in Malibu, Calif., on Monday. The Hall of Fame inductee and Beats headphones mogul was briefly cuffed and placed in a patrol car while sheriff's deputies investigated the man's claims. He told them he did not have a gun on him. After their search did not turn up a weapon, he was released.

FACEBOOK PUNISHMENT
As her daughter whimpered in the corner after a four-minute beating, Shanavia Miller held up the camera, fixed her hair and spoke to the people watching on the teen’s Facebook page. “This is my page now,” Miller said. “Now I’m gonna need y’all to send this viral. Please share this because I’m not done.” The live stream, a copy of which has been uploaded to YouTube, has been viewed thousands of times and has sparked a debate about corporal punishment and Internet shaming in the Facebook era.

MISS CLEO
Iconic TV psychic Miss Cleo died on Tuesday, ABC News confirmed. The larger-than-life figure, whose real name was Youree Dell Cleomill Harris, had been battling cancer and passed away surrounded by friends and family, her rep said in a statement. She was 53 years old.