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Far fewer young Americans now want to study in China. Both countries are trying to fix that

Apr. 13, 2024 11:37 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Garrett, a 27-year-old graduate student, always thought he would study in China, but the country’s restrictive COVID-19 policies made it nearly impossible and now he sees interest among fellow scholars wane even after China reopened. Common concerns, he...

Some states are seeking to restrict TikTok. That doesn't mean their governors aren't using it

Apr. 08, 2024 16:34 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — POV: You’re on TikTok, and so is your governor — even as your Legislature considers banning the app from state-owned devices and networks. Efforts to ban TikTok over security concerns about China's influence through the platform have picked up steam in...

Today in History: April 8, Hank Aaron hits 715th homer, breaking Babe Ruth’s career record

Apr. 08, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, April 8, the 99th day of 2024. There are 267 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 8, 1974, Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hit his 715th career home run in a game against the Los Angeles...

Biden and Democrats report raising $90 million-plus in March, stretching their cash lead over Trump

Apr. 06, 2024 20:32 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President Joe Biden's reelection campaign and the Democratic National Committee said Saturday that they raised more than $90 million in March and ended the year's first quarter with $192 million-plus in cash on hand, further stretching their money advantage over Donald...

Trump's campaign said it raised $50.5 million at a high-dollar Florida fundraiser

Apr. 06, 2024 19:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's campaign said it raised $50.5 million on Saturday, a staggering reported haul as his campaign works to catch up to the fundraising juggernaut of President Joe Biden and the Democratic Party. The reported haul from the event with major donors at the...

Today in History: April 6, first modern Olympics begin

Apr. 06, 2024 00:06 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, April 6, the 97th day of 2024. There are 269 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 6, 1896, the first modern Olympic games formally opened in Athens, Greece. On this date: ...

When Trump needs cash, a California bank and one of its top shareholders have come to the rescue

Apr. 04, 2024 16:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump left the White House facing a cash crunch and a tattered reputation after his attempts to overturn the 2020 election, threatening the viability of his business empire. Soon, though, a new source stepped forward to provide a financial lifeline when many longtime...

Pressure builds from Nebraska Trump loyalists for a winner-take-all system

Apr. 04, 2024 15:51 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Far-right conservatives loyal to former President Donald Trump aren't slowing their push for the Republican-led Nebraska Legislature to adopt a “winner-take-all” system of awarding Electoral College votes, despite having almost no viable avenue to do so with only five days...

Months ahead of the presidential election, Nebraska's GOP governor wants a winner-take-all system

Apr. 03, 2024 17:06 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — With only months to go before what is shaping up to be a hotly contested presidential election, Nebraska's Republican governor is calling on state lawmakers to move forward with a “winner-take-all” system of awarding Electoral College votes. “It would bring...

Trump's events aren't drawing big protests this year. Instead, Biden is facing public ire

Apr. 03, 2024 16:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Donald Trump first ran for the White House eight years ago, protesters filled the streets. His inflammatory rhetoric and often dehumanizing descriptions of immigrants spurred thousands to demonstrate outside his rallies. By this time in 2016, protesters...