Good morning. Here are some of the stories we're following today:
1. Poll: Clinton Support Spikes Following Democratic Convention
Following the Democratic National Convention, Hillary Clinton now leads Donald Trump by 8 points — 50 percent to 42 percent — up from a single-point difference last week, according to the latest NBC News|SurveyMonkey poll. Read more in POLITICS.
2. Trump Calls Clinton 'The Devil,' Boasts About $35M Haul
Donald Trump ratcheted up his rhetoric against Hillary Clinton once again on Monday, telling a rowdy crowd in battleground-state Pennsylvania that she was "the devil" — a temporary departure from the "Crooked Hillary" moniker. Read more in POLITICS.
3. Drowned Sailor's Kin Demand Answers From Navy SEALs
From the moment Lynsi Price absorbed the crushing news that her younger brother had drowned while training to become a Navy SEAL, she struggled to understand how such a thing could happen. Read more in INVESTIGATIONS.
4. Balloon Crash: FAA, NTSB Clash Over Disclosure Rule
Federal regulations don't appear to have required the pilot of the hot air balloon that crashed in Texas, killing all 16 people aboard, to disclose his past substance abuse issues — an apparent loophole that the lead investigator of the crash called "unacceptable" on Monday. Read more in NEWS.
5. National Parks at 100: Yellowstone Time Capsule
The iconic vistas of Yellowstone, America's first national park, have become synonymous with the definition of the national landscape. It's unthinkable today for developers to pave over the park's wilderness, but in the 1870s the barely-settled West was anyone's game. Read more in NEWS.
6. Anton Yelchin Died With Nearly $1.4 Million Estate, No Will
An attorney who represents Yelchin's parents announced Monday that they are planning to file a wrongful death lawsuit on Tuesday against Fiat Chrysler, which made the Jeep that killed their son. The company extended sympathies to Yelchin's family in a statement, but said it could not comment on its plans for a lawsuit. Read more in NEWS.
7. Apple Adds Gender Diverse Emojis in New Update
The newest software update for iPhones and iPads will feature more gender diverse emojis, Apple announced Monday. The iOS 10 update, which will be released this fall, will feature new gender options for existing emoji characters, including female athletes and working professionals. Read more in TECH.