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The Latest: New details emerge about Trump rally shooting suspect

Jul. 14, 2024 22:25 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...

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...

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

Jul. 14, 2024 21:53 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...

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...

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

Jul. 14, 2024 20:54 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. ...

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”...

What to know about the assassination attempt of Donald Trump

Jul. 14, 2024 18:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More details are emerging after former President Donald Trump survived an assassination attemp t Saturday, days before he becomes the official Republican presidential nominee. The Secret Service shot and killed the would-be assassin, identified as a 20-year-old...

The Secret Service is investigating how a gunman who shot and injured Trump was able to get so close

Jul. 14, 2024 17:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service is investigating how a gunman armed with an AR-style rifle was able to get close enough to shoot and injure former President Donald Trump at a rally Saturday in Pennsylvania, in a devastating failure of one of the agency’s core duties. ...

A timeline of the assassination attempt on former President Trump

Jul. 14, 2024 16:56 PM EDT

Former President Donald Trump was the target of an assassination attempt at a Pennsylvania rally Saturday that set off panic as a bloodied Trump was surrounded by Secret Service and hurried into his vehicle. A former fire chief attending the rally with family was killed, as was the...