RNC Chairman Reince Priebus speaks to start the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 27, 2012 in Tampa, Florida.
- Italy is today observing a national day of mourning for the victims of Wednesday's earthquake. The death toll has climbed to 284.
- Donald Trump's campaign chief Stephen Bannon said "he doesn't like Jews," according to his ex-wife.
- Federal health officials have called for nationwide testing of all blood donations for the Zika virus.