The Latest: Pence releases summary of his medical history

September 17, 2016 8:45PM (UTC)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times EDT):

12:15 p.m.

Donald Trump's running mate has released a letter from his doctor summarizing his medical history and results of a July physical exam.

Mike Pence's doctor writes that the 57-year-old Pence is in "excellent general and cardiovascular health." Dr. Michael Busk says Pence has a healthy lifestyle and can maintain his "high level of professional work" and physical activity programs "without limitations."


The doctor also says that Pence had basal cell carcinomas — skin cancer — removed from his face in 2002 and 2010. He also had surgery in August 2015 to repair a hernia.

The doctor says the only medication Pence takes is Claritin for seasonal allergies. He does not smoke or drink alcohol, has diet-controlled heartburn and exercises four times a week.


11:30 a.m.

Bernie Sanders is urging people turned off by their choices in the presidential election to turn out anyway, even if they think "everybody's horrible."

Hillary Clinton's defeated Democratic primary rival spoke on her behalf at a small campus rally in Akron, Ohio, on Saturday.


He asked the crowd to spread the word about Clinton's support for tuition-free public college. And he denounced Republican Donald Trump, saying "we can't in 2016 accept bigotry as the cornerstone of any campaign."

About 200 people attended the rally at the University of Akron.


A small pro-Trump contingent held signs outside the building while some Sanders loyalists shouted, "We love you" when the Vermont senator pulled up. One woman yelled: "Thanks for opening my eyes."


7:45 a.m.

Vladimir Putin (POO'-tihn) says the prominence of Russia and himself as an issue in the U.S. presidential campaign indicates his country's growing importance


Donald Trump's comments about Putin's power and support have been rebuked by critics who suggest he would take a soft line in dealing with the Kremlin. Hillary Clinton has said Trump's attitude toward Putin is unpatriotic and "scary."

In Kyrgyzstan (KEER'-gih-stan) on Saturday, Putin took note of all that talk and said: "I want to hope that this is connected with the growing influence and significance of Russia."

But, he added, "We can see an attempt to revive the image of the so-called Evil Empire and use it to frighten the society."


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