John Hinckley, who tried to assassinate president Ronald Reagan 35 years ago, is to be freed from a psychiatric hospital to live full-time with his mother, a federal judge ordered Wednesday. The court order places dozens of detailed conditions on Hinckley's "full-time convalescent leave" from St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, including a ban on contact with Foster, but said they can be phased out after a year to 18 months if he continues to make progress. US District Judge Paul Friedman wrote that Hinckley, 61, no longer poses a threat to himself or others.
By Amanda Becker and Luciana Lopez PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Barack Obama will add an optimistic pitch on Wednesday to the campaign to elect Hillary Clinton as the first woman U.S. president, as he seeks to hand off the White House to a trusted fellow Democrat and stop Republican Donald Trump. Clinton formally secured the Democratic Party's presidential nomination on Tuesday, coming back from a stinging defeat to Obama in her first White House run in 2008 and surviving a bitter primary fight against Bernie Sanders to become the first woman to head the ticket of a major U.S. party.