THIRD DAY OF DEMOCRATIC NATL CONVENTION WRAPS UP IN PHILADELPHIA, PA *

VA SEN TIM KAINE FORMALLY ACCEPTED THE NOMINATION FOR VICE PRESIDENT IN HIS SPEECH *

VP JOE BIDEN AND PRES OBAMA ALSO SPOKE AT CONVENTION *

PRES OBAMA IMPLORED AMERICANS TO ELECT DEM NOMINEE HILLARY CLINTON, CASTING HER AS A CANDIDATE WHO BELIEVES IN OPTIMISM AND WARNED AGAINST THE "DEEPLY PESSIMISTIC VISION" OF GOP NOMINEE DONALD TRUMP *

OBAMA ENDED SPEECH SAYING, "TONIGHT, I ASK YOU TO DO FOR HILLARY CLINTON WHAT YOU DID FOR ME, I ASK YOU TO CARRY HER THE SAME WAY YOU CARRIED ME" *

HILLARY CLINTON JOINED PRES OBAMA ON STAGE AFTER HE CONCLUDED HIS SPEECH *

ON THURSDAY, HILLARY CLINTON IS EXPECTED TO FORMALLY ACCEPT THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION FOR PRESIDENT *

CLINTON'S DAUGHTER CHELSEA WILL SPEAK BEFORE HILLARY GIVES HER ACCEPTANCE SPEECH *

TUNE INTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL FOR COMPLETE COVERAGE OF THE FINAL DAY OF THE CONVENTION *

NO PLAYER HAS MATCHED JACKPOT-WINNING NUMBERS IN WED NIGHT'S POWERBALL DRAWING FOR AN ESTIMATED PRIZE OF $478 MIL *

NEXT DRAWING WILL BE SAT *

NEARLY THREE MONTHS HAVE PASSED WITHOUT A WINNER OF THE PRIZE *

POSSIBILITY OF WINNING POWERBALL IS 292.1 MIL-TO-1, BUT PLAYERS HAVE 1 IN 25 CHANCE OF WINNING SMALLER PRIZES RANGING FROM $4 TO $1 MIL *

FRENCH PROSECUTORS' OFFICE IDENTIFIES THE SECOND MAN WHO KILLED A PRIEST IN A NORMANDY CHURCH ON TUES *

DNA TESTS REVEAL HE'S A 19-YEAR-OLD MAN, BORN IN THE EASTERN VOSGES REGION OF FRANCE *

HE AND THE OTHER ATTACKER, ALSO A 19-YEAR-OLD MAN, SLIT THE THROAT OF A PRIEST IN TOWN OF SAINT-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, OUTSIDE ROUEN, BEFORE POLICE SHOT THEM DEAD *

ISIS CLAIMED RESPONSIBILITY FOR ATTACK *

APPLICATIONS FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS ROSE 14,000 TO A SEASONALLY ADJUSTED 266,000 LAST WK, LABOR DEPT SAYS *

LESS VOLATILE FOUR-WK AVG SLIPPED 1,000 TO 256,500 *

NUMBER OF PEOPLE SEEKING AID HAS BEEN BELOW 300,000 FOR 73 STRAIGHT WEEKS, THE LONGEST STREAK SINCE 1973 *

AL QAEDA #2 AHMED HASSAN ABU EL-KHEIR CALLS ON TERROR GROUP'S SYRIA WING, KNOWN AS THE NUSRA FRONT, TO DO WHAT IT TAKES TO "PROTECT" JIHAD IN THE WAR-TORN COUNTRY *

COMMENTS ARE SEEN AS AN ENDORSEMENT OF NUSRA FRONT'S PLANS TO SPLIT FROM PARENT AL QAEDA ORG AMID RUSSIAN CALLS TO TARGET THE GROUP *

EL-KHEIR IS ALSO CALLING ON NUSRA FRONT TO UNITE WITH OTHER FACTIONS AGAINST "CRUSADERS" TO FORM AN "ISLAMIC GOVERNMENT" *

GERMAN CHANCELLOR ANGELA MERKEL PLEDGES TO DO "EVERYTHING HUMANLY POSSIBLE" TO ENSURE SECURITY FOLLOWING STRING OF ATTACKS IN THE COUNTRY, TWO OF WHICH WERE CARRIED OUT BY ASYLUM-SEEKERS AND CLAIMED BY ISIS *

MERKEL PROMISED AT A NEWS CONFERENCE TO DO EVERYTHING TO CLEAR UP THE "BARBARIC ACTS" AND BRING PERPETRATORS TO JUSTICE *

BUT MERKEL SAYS THE FACT THAT TWO MEN WHO CAME TO GERMANY SEEKING SHELTER CARRIED OUT ISIS ATTACKS "MOCKS THE COUNTRY THAT TOOK THEM IN" *

ISIS ASSAULTS INCLUDE AN AX ATTACK NEAR WUERZBURG THAT WOUNDED FIVE AND A SUICIDE BOMBING THAT INJURED 15 OUTSIDE A BAR IN ANSBACH *

BRITISH PM THERESA MAY SAYS ANY FUTURE DEAL ON COOPERATION BETWEEN UK AND EU HAS TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT "A CLEAR MESSAGE" FROM BREXIT VOTE OVER IMMIGRATION CONTROL *

AFTER MEETING WITH SLOVAK LEADER ROBERT FICO, WHOSE COUNTRY HOLDS ROTATING EU PRESIDENCY, MAY SAYS BRITAIN ALSO WANTS "THE BEST POSSIBLE DEAL ON TRADE IN GOODS AND SERVICES" *

ACCESS TO EUROPEAN MARKETS AND IMMIGRATION ARE LIKELY TO BE THE MOST DIVISIVE ISSUES BETWEEN UK AND EU *

CENSUS BUREAU SAYS JUST 62.9% OF HOUSEHOLDS OWNED A HOME IN APRIL-JUNE QUARTER, A DECREASE FROM 63.4% A YR AGO *

SHARE OF HOMEOWNERS NOW EQUALS 1965 RATE, WHEN CENSUS BEGAN TRACKING DATA *

TREND APPEARS MOST PRONOUNCED AMONG MILLENNIAL HOUSEHOLDS (AGES 18 TO 34), WHICH FELL 0.7% OVER PAST YR TO 34.1% *

HOME PRICES HAVE BEEN STEADILY OUTPACING GAINS IN AVERAGE EARNINGS, MAKING IT HARDER FOR FIRST-TIME BUYERS TO SAVE FOR DOWN PAYMENTS *