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JD Vance's first Republican convention will be his national introduction as Trump's running mate

Jul. 17, 2024 12:07 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Donald Trump ’s running mate JD Vance will introduce himself to a national audience Wednesday night as he addresses the Republican National Convention. The Ohio senator’s headlining address will be his first speech as the Republican vice-presidential nominee....

Democrats aim to nominate president in first week of August, as some push Biden to quit the race

Jul. 17, 2024 11:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats will look to hold a virtual vote to make President Joe Biden their party’s nominee in the first week of August, as Biden has rebuffed calls from some in his party to quit the race after his disastrous debate performance against Donald Trump. The...

Tunisia's opposition says politically motivated arrests and gag orders are chilling election efforts

Jul. 17, 2024 11:45 AM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Leading opposition parties in Tunisia asserted Wednesday that politically motivated arrests and gag orders are creating impossible conditions for holding democratic elections later this year. Members of the National Salvation Front, a coalition of secular and...

The stepped-up security around Trump is apparent, with agents walling him off from RNC crowds

Jul. 17, 2024 11:31 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — On the floor of the Republican National Convention Tuesday evening, vice presidential candidate JD Vance greeted and shook hands with excited delegates as he walked toward his seat. It was a marked contrast from former President Donald Trump, who entered the hall a...

Nearly two-thirds of Democrats want Biden to withdraw, new AP-NORC poll finds

Jul. 17, 2024 11:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two-thirds of Democrats say President Joe Biden should withdraw from the presidential race and let his party nominate a different candidate, according to a new poll, sharply undercutting his post-debate claim that “average Democrats” are still with him even if some...

France's far right leader Le Pen says country is in a 'quagmire' 9 days before Olympics start

Jul. 17, 2024 10:38 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — With nine days to the opening ceremony of the Paris Olympics, France's far right leader Marine Le Pen said Wednesday that the deeply divided country is "in a quagmire” after chaotic legislative elections produced a fragmented parliament. France has been on the brink...

Lawsuit claims that delayed elections for Georgia utility regulator are unconstitutional

Jul. 17, 2024 10:06 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Two groups on Wednesday sued to overturn a law extending the elected terms of Georgia's public service commissioners, saying it violates the state constitution for the five Republicans to be allowed to serve terms longer than six years. Georgia WAND Education Fund,...

Biden aims to cut through voter disenchantment as he courts Latino voters at Las Vegas conference

Jul. 17, 2024 09:33 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Joe Biden is trying to shore up support among disenchanted voters key to his reelection chances as he meets Wednesday with members of a Latino civil rights organization in the battleground state of Nevada. Biden is set to deliver an address to the...

UK's new government announces legislation for 'national renewal' as Parliament opens with royal pomp

Jul. 17, 2024 08:44 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s new Labour Party government promised to calm the country’s febrile politics and ease its cost-of-living crisis as it set out its plans for “national renewal” at the grand State Opening of Parliament on Wednesday. Stabilizing the U.K.’s public...

Former mayor known for guaranteed income programs launches bid for California lieutenant governor

Jul. 17, 2024 06:02 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Michael Tubbs is running for lieutenant governor of California, returning to politics four years after voters in his Central Valley hometown ousted him as one of the country's youngest mayors following his reboot of guaranteed income programs for the poor that made him a...