Clinton accepts nomination with "humility," "boundless determination"

Hillary Clinton has accepted the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, setting up a showdown between the former secretary of state and Republican Donald Trump in November elections.

Obama dismisses Trump's pessimism, says Clinton "fit" to take his job

President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the America he knows is "full of optimism" in an outright rejection of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's portrayal of a fearful and pessimistic country.

Democrats make history: Clinton is their presidential nominee

The Democratic Party made history Tuesday by nominating Hillary Clinton, a former first lady and secretary of state, to run for US president as the first woman to head a major party's presidential ticket.

Sanders says his campaign radically changed US political landscape

Bernie Sanders' grassroots US presidential campaign wound down Monday at the Democratic National Convention, going out with a bang, not a whimper.

Head of Democratic Party resigns on eve of convention

A controversy over bias within the party leadership favouring Hillary Clinton on Sunday rocked the Democratic Party on the eve of its national convention in Philadelphia.

US Mid-Atlantic region digging out after massive snowfall

Snow tapered off and skies cleared Sunday over the US Mid-Atlantic and north-east as a winter storm system tracked offshore, leaving record-setting amounts of snow in its wake.