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GOP convention protests are on despite shooting at Trump rally

Jul. 15, 2024 00:18 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Activists gathering in Milwaukee for the start of the Republican National Convention say the assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump won't affect their long-standing plans to demonstrate outside the convention site this week. A diverse range of...

What to know about Trump assassination attempt and the investigation into the shooting

Jul. 15, 2024 00:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities want to know how a shooter was able to get on top of a roof so close to where former President Donald Trump was speaking and open fire. That is one of the focuses of the investigation into Saturday's assassination attempt on Trump as Republicans...

Today in History: July 15, discovery of the Rosetta Stone

Jul. 15, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, July 15, the 197th day of 2024. There are 169 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 15, 1799, the Rosetta Stone, a key to deciphering ancient Egyptian scripts, was found at Fort Julien in the...

The Latest: New details emerge about Trump rally shooting suspect

Jul. 14, 2024 23:56 PM EDT

A shooting at Donald Trump ’s rally in Butler, Pennsylvania is being investigated as an attempted assassination of the former president and presumptive Republican nominee, law enforcement officials say. Trump called Sunday for unity and resilience as shocked leaders across the...

Former fire chief who died at Trump rally used his body to shield family from gunfire

Jul. 14, 2024 23:50 PM EDT

BUFFALO TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — The former fire chief who was killed at a Pennsylvania rally for Donald Trump spent his final moments diving down in front of his family, protecting them from the gunfire that rang out Saturday during an assassination attempt against the former president. ...

Trump heads to convention as authorities investigate motive, security in assassination attempt

Jul. 14, 2024 23:49 PM EDT

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump called for unity and resilience Sunday after an attempt on his life injected fresh uncertainty into an already tumultuous presidential campaign, while President Joe Biden implored Americans to “cool it down” in the final stretch and “resolve...

Authorities hunt for clues, but motive of man who tried to assassinate Donald Trump remains elusive

Jul. 14, 2024 22:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 20-year-old man who tried to assassinate former President Donald Trump first came to law enforcement’s attention at Saturday's rally when spectators noticed him acting strangely outside the campaign event. The tip sparked a frantic search but officers were unable to find...

Amid chaos and gunfire, Trump raised his fist and projected a characteristic image of defiance

Jul. 14, 2024 21:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — He was bleeding from the head after a barrage of bullets flew through his rally when Secret Service agents gave the go-ahead that it was safe to move from the stage. But Donald Trump had something he needed to do. “Wait, wait, wait!” the former...

Minutes after Trump shooting, misinformation started flying. Here are the facts

Jul. 14, 2024 20:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Within minutes of the gunfire, the attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump spawned a vast sea of claims — some outlandish, others contradictory — reflecting the frightening uncertainties of the moment as well as America's fevered, polarized political...

Global leaders condemn assassination attempt targeting former US President Donald Trump

Jul. 14, 2024 19:24 PM EDT

Global leaders expressed concern Sunday over an assassination attempt targeting former U.S. President Donald Trump at a rally in Pennsylvania that left one attendee dead and critically injured two others. Trump’s campaign said the presumptive Republican nominee was doing “fine”...