The Latest: Storm threat on Day 4 of Democratic convention


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on protests and demonstrations on the final day of the Democratic National Convention (all times local):

11:30 a.m.

Philadelphia city officials are warning Democratic National Convention visitors and protesters of a possible repeat of Monday’s thunderstorms and heavy rain.

They say there could be flash flooding on area roads Thursday afternoon through Friday.

No marches are planned by protesters Thursday. But a daylong demonstration is set to be held near City Hall, 4 miles from the convention site. Organizers were still setting up shortly before noon.

On Monday night, a torrential rainstorm forced demonstrators near the convention site to seek cover under a highway overpass and at a subway stop nearly a mile away. Some used signs as umbrellas.

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1:50 a.m.

The tension between Bernie Sanders activists and Democratic Party brass set to crown Hillary Clinton their nominee lingers in Philadelphia as the four-day convention reaches its big night.

Clinton is expected Thursday night to accept the honor of being the first woman nominated for president by a major U.S. political party.

Supporters of rival Bernie Sanders have made their voices heard across Philadelphia. The week began with thousands of marchers chanting their support for Sanders as they walked miles across the city.

The protests have grown smaller and quieter now that Sanders has urged followers to fall in line and support Clinton.

But actress Susan Sarandon is among those still feeling stung. She says that party organizers scuttled plans for a Sanders surrogate to speak on his behalf from the convention floor.

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