Editor's note: Hillary Clinton just wrapped up her speech at the Democratic National Convention, accepting her party's nomination for president and becoming the first woman to ever be chosen to lead the ticket of a major political party. Her speech highlighted the challenges America faces, but offered hope in a country in which citizens work together to bring real change. Clinton also blasted Donald Trump for his hateful rhetoric during the campaign season, saying he offers "empty promises" and saying he lacks the temperament to become commander-in-chief. As of Sunday, there are 100 days left until the November general election, and on Friday, Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine begin a bus tour of Pennsylvania and Ohio. - Rebecca
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, speaking at DNC and touting Hillary's Clinton's economic policies: 'At this moment, when we need to restore the fundamental American idea that if you work hard, you can get ahead and stay there, we need a president who recognizes that an economy that doesn't work for everyone, doesn't work at all'
US Secretary of State John Kerry says he has not received request to extradite Pennsylvania-based Turkish Cleric Muhammed Fethullah, following accusations he was involved in the attempted coup - Reuters
Editor's note: Turkish President Erdogan, after landing at Istanbul's airport during a coup attempt, said the country won't be ruled from Pennsylvania. This is a reference to imam Fethullah Gülen, who has called for a secular and democratic government from afar, while living in self-imposed exile, Time reports. Gülen and Erdogan were once allies, but their relationship ended in 2014 after Erdogan became president. A U.S.-based group tied to Gülen previously said they condemn the military intervention. - Stephanie
Editor's note: The Turkish military sees itself as the guardian of Turkey's secular system, The New York Times reports. Past coups occurred in 1960, 1971 and 1980. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has blamed the attempt on supporters of Muslic cleric Fethullah Gulen, who lives in Pennsylvania. However, Reuters reports a U.S.-based group close to Gulen condemned any military intervention. At this point, it is unclear if the coup attempt will be successful. - Stephanie
Pennsylvania/ˌpɛnsᵻlˈveɪnjə/ (Pennsylvania German: Pennsilfaani), officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a state located in the northern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. The Appalachian Mountains run through its middle. The commonwealth borders Delaware to the southeast, Maryland to the south, West Virginia to the southwest, Ohio to the west, Lake Erie and the Canadian province of Ontario to the northwest, New York to the north, and New Jersey to the east.
Pennsylvania is the 33rd largest, the 6th most populous, and the 9th most densely populated of the 50 United States. The state's five most populous cities are Philadelphia (1,560,297), Pittsburgh (305,801), Allentown (118,577), Erie (100,671), and Reading (89,893). The state capital is Harrisburg. Pennsylvania has 51 miles (82 km) of coastline along Lake Erie and 57 miles (92 km) of shoreline along the Delaware Estuary.
The state is one of the 13 original founding states of the United States; it was originally founded in 1681 as a result of a royal land grant to William Penn, the son of the state's namesake. It was the second state to ratify the United States Constitution, on December 12, 1787. Independence Hall, where the United States Declaration of Independence and United States Constitution were drafted, is located in the state's largest city of Philadelphia. During the American Civil War, the Battle of Gettysburg, which turned the tide of the war, was fought in the south central region of the state.