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Republicans are gathering in Milwaukee to nominate Donald Trump again. Here's what to expect

Jul. 17, 2024 04:41 AM EDT

For all the usual stagecraft, the Republican National Convention that opens Monday is different from Donald Trump's previous nominating affairs. In 2016 and 2020, Trump was the underdog heading into fall and faced criticism from within his own party. This year, he will accept the...

Donald Trump is feted by his former rivals in a show of Republican unity after rally shooting

Jul. 16, 2024 23:34 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Donald Trump was celebrated Tuesday at the Republican National Convention by former rivals who just months ago leveled harsh critiques about him, a show of unity that contrasts with the divisions increasingly ripping through the Democratic Party. Nikki Haley, the...

2024 Election Latest: RNC enters second day with focus shifting to immigration

Jul. 16, 2024 22:48 PM EDT

The Republican National Convention's second day is in full swing — now with Donald Trump officially as its presidential nominee and U.S. Sen. JD Vance of Ohio as his running mate. Trump energized the crowd Monday night by entering the arena with a bandage on his right ear after...

Unity at the RNC, knocks on Trump's prosecutions and Senate politics: Takeaways from day 2

Jul. 16, 2024 22:32 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Republican National Convention marched into its second day Tuesday, showcasing classic GOP themes like border security and public safety that have become the centerpieces of former President Donald Trump's campaign. With Trump's primary rivals speaking, it was...

Kennedy and West third-party ballot drives are pushed by secretive groups and Republican donors

Jul. 16, 2024 15:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Libertarians in Colorado want to put Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on the ballot to create chaos. Petition drives for Cornel West in Virginia and North Carolina are being run by groups with Republican ties. And in Arizona, a convicted fraudster who's been...

What to watch as the Republican National Convention enters its second day in Milwaukee

Jul. 16, 2024 13:23 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Republican National Convention heads into its second day Tuesday in Milwaukee — now with Donald Trump officially as its presidential nominee. Trump energized the crowd Monday night by entering the arena with a bandage on his right ear after being injured...

Theater festivals offer to give up their grants if DeSantis restores funding for Florida arts groups

Jul. 11, 2024 14:49 PM EDT

Leaders of two performing arts festivals said Thursday that they would gladly give up their grants if Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis restores the $32 million in state funding he nixed for more than 600 Florida arts groups, explaining the reason for his veto as being because the two theatrical events...

Ron DeSantis is now expected to speak at the Republican National Convention, AP source says

Jul. 10, 2024 14:50 PM EDT

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is now planning to address former President Donald Trump’s nominating convention next week, an apparent reversal from just one day earlier when he was expected not to give a speech. DeSantis' speaking role at the Republican National Convention in...

Florida prosecutors knew Epstein raped teenage girls 2 years before cutting deal, transcript shows

Jul. 01, 2024 18:53 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida prosecutors knew the late millionaire and financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually assaulted teenage girls two years before they cut a plea deal that has long been criticized as too lenient and a missed opportunity to imprison him a decade earlier, according to...

The Supreme Court casts doubt on Florida and Texas laws to regulate social media platforms

Jul. 01, 2024 15:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday kept on hold efforts by Texas and Florida to limit how Facebook, TikTok, X, YouTube and other social media platforms regulate content posted by their users in a ruling that strongly defended the platforms' free speech rights. Writing...