Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today.
What to know now:
1. Trump in Cleveland: Donald Trump promised to restore law and order and to be the voice for people who don’t have one as he accepted the Republican party’s nomination for president Thursday night. In a speech that lasted more than an hour, the New York billionaire promised a Trump administration would overhaul tax laws, make the country rich again, and stand up for the rights of the LGBT community and others.
2. Clinton in Philly: Next week, it’s the Democrats turn as Hillary Clinton will preside over the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. She is expected to name her running mate as soon as Friday afternoon in a scheduled event in Florida. The convention begins Monday.
3. Ailes is out: Roger Ailes, the head of Fox News, resigned Thursday, following allegations of sexual harassment. Ailes had been at Fox for 20 years, heading up the network that is the most watched cable news channel in the United States. Ailes, 76, was accused of sexual harassment by former anchor Gretchen Carlson. Carlson was let go from the network in June after she says she refused Ailes’ advances. Other women soon came forward with similar stories about Ailes.
4. Plane is missing: A plane carrying 29 people that took off from the southern Indian city of Chennai has disappeared from radar, according to the Indian defense ministry. Authorities began looking for the plane after it did not arrive at the Indian coastal city of Port Blair.
5. Guess who is 3: Prince George, the son of Prince William and the Duchess Kate, turns 3 today. The little boy, third in line for the British throne, is said to be a bit stubborn, normal for a 3-year-old, and has a love for airplanes.
And one more
The U.S. government has sued to stop two proposed mergers by major health insurance companies. The Department of Justice says that mergers between Aetna and Humana and Anthem and Cigna would lead to cost hikes and, potentially, a drop in the quality of health care. The DOJ says lack of competition would lead to reduced benefits and more costly premiums.
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