Good morning. Here are some of the headlines we're following this morning:
1. Trump Paints Dark Picture of America in RNC Speech
The Republican nominee, who usually peppers speeches with improvised humor, used his nationally televised acceptance speech Thursday night to lay out a darker version of his core message. Trump described an America awash in blood and corruption that only he can prevent from sliding into the abyss. Read more in POLITICS.
2. Fact-Check: How Did Trump’s Claims Hold Up
Trump said during his speech that he will "present the facts plainly and honestly. There will be no lies. We will honor the people with the truth and nothing else." So how did he do? Read more in POLITICS.
3. Ivanka Trump Makes Pitch to Women Voters
She is one of Trump's most trusted executives and political advisers. And in addressing the Republican convention Tuesday night, Ivanka Trump made a softer appeal, especially toward women voters, saying that her father is a man ahead of his time by addressing inequality. Read more in POLITICS.
4. Search for MH370 to Be Suspended — Maybe Forever
The hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner will be suspended once the current search area in the Indian Ocean has been completely scoured, the ministers of the three countries conducting the operation announced Friday, possibly ending all hopes of solving aviation's greatest mystery. Read more in NEWS.
5. Embattled Roger Ailes Resigns as Fox News CEO
Ailes resigned as chairman and CEO of Fox News on Thursday, ending days of speculation about his future with the network after a sexual harassment lawsuit was filed against him by a former anchor. Read more in BUSINESS.
6. NBA Pulls All-Star Game Out of North Carolina
The league says it hopes to reschedule the event in Charlotte for 2019, but does not believe the city could successfully host the game next year following the state's controversial law that bans transgender people from using bathrooms based on their gender identities. Read more in NEWS.
7. What Is a ‘Heat Dome’? Everything You Need to Know
When the right conditions align, a weather phenomenon called a "heat dome" envelops the country, resulting in sizzling temperatures that last for days. Read more in NEWS.
8. Man’s Shooting Leads to Tense Protest in North Miami
Protesters shouted in anger Thursday night over the recent shooting of Charles Kinsey while entering the lobby of the North Miami Police Department before they were asked to leave by officers. Read more at NBC MIAMI.