Here's the latest for Friday, August 21st: Trump calls Democratic convention 'darkest, gloomiest' ever; Postmaster Gen. DeJoy faced questions on Capitol Hill; Russia to let dissident fly to Berlin for treatment; Actress Lori Loughlin sentenced to prison.
JULIAN STYLES: This is AP News Minute.
President Donald Trump slammed his political rival Joe Biden, as well as the Democratic Party, Friday, saying the Democrats held the darkest and angriest and gloomiest convention in American history. This comes just days before Republicans plan for a heavy focus on support for law and order at the GOP's convention, which opens on Monday.
Facing public backlash, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is testifying that it's his sacred duty to ensure election mail delivery. A Senate committee is digging into service changes he made ahead of the November election, just as millions of Americans are expected to vote by mail.
Russian doctors gave a dissident who is in a coma after a suspected poisoning permission to be transferred to Germany for medical treatment. The sudden reversal came after German doctors were allowed to see Alexei Navalny, and more than 24 hours of wrangling over his condition and treatment.
And actress Lori Loughlin must serve two months in prison, and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, must serve five months for paying half $1 million in bribes to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California. Their sentencing was a result of a plea deal with prosecutors.
Julian Styles, Associated Press, with AP News Minute.