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Floor fights, boos and a too-long kiss. How the dramatic and the bizarre define convention history

Jul. 15, 2024 00:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In 1948, the Republican and Democratic parties did something unthinkable in today's climate of ferocious political animosity: They not only held their national conventions in the same city, but shared some of the props. Both gathered in Philadelphia, largely...

The RNC's first day will still focus on the economy. Here's what to know about Trump's plans

Jul. 15, 2024 00:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump goes into the Republican National Convention with bold promises about the U.S. economy, but he has sketched out notably few details about how his plans would actually work. The convention's first day is still expected to focus on the economy even...

In prime-time address, Biden asks Americans to reject political violence and 'cool it down'

Jul. 14, 2024 22:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Sunday urged Americans to reject political violence and recommit themselves to resolving their differences peacefully, saying the upcoming presidential election will be a “time of testing” in the aftermath of the attempted assassination of former...

The Republican National Convention is coming. Here's how to watch it

Jul. 15, 2024 00:12 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — For Monday PMs The Republican National Convention kicks off this week, with delegates and officials descending on Wisconsin amid the tumult that follows a Saturday attempt on the life of former President Donald Trump as he prepares to become the GOP's official...

When does a presumptive nominee become a nominee? Here's how Donald Trump will make it official

Jul. 15, 2024 00:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Monday 12:01 AM Nearly 2,500 delegates are gathering in Milwaukee this week for a roll call vote to select a the Republican presidential nominee, formally ending the presidential primary. It will be a moment lacking in suspense: 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...

America's toxic political climate faces calls to 'tone it down' after assassination attempt on Trump

Jul. 14, 2024 22:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — “Tone it down!” That was the plea from one Republican congressman as he came to grips with the assassination attempt against Donald Trump at a political rally in the Butler Farm area where he grew up. “I am in a state of bewilderment of how...

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...

Donald Trump arrives in Milwaukee for RNC after assassination attempt heightens security fears

Jul. 14, 2024 19:15 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has arrived in Milwaukee for the Republican National Convention a day after he was targeted in an attempted assassination at a campaign event. Trump's airplane touched down Sunday, the day before the four-day event kicks off with...

A timeline of the assassination attempt on former President Trump

Jul. 15, 2024 00:38 AM 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...

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Floor fights, boos and a too-long kiss. How the dramatic and the bizarre define convention history

Jul. 15, 2024 00:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In 1948, the Republican and Democratic parties did something unthinkable in today's climate of ferocious political animosity: They not only held their national conventions in the same city, but shared some of the props. Both gathered in Philadelphia, largely...

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...

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...

America's toxic political climate faces calls to 'tone it down' after assassination attempt on Trump

Jul. 14, 2024 22:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — “Tone it down!” That was the plea from one Republican congressman as he came to grips with the assassination attempt against Donald Trump at a political rally in the Butler Farm area where he grew up. “I am in a state of bewilderment of how...

In prime-time address, Biden asks Americans to reject political violence and 'cool it down'

Jul. 14, 2024 22:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Sunday urged Americans to reject political violence and recommit themselves to resolving their differences peacefully, saying the upcoming presidential election will be a “time of testing” in the aftermath of the attempted assassination of 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...

Biden, in primetime address, says 'it's time to cool it down' as officials warn of election-year risk of violence

Jul. 14, 2024 20:11 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Biden, in primetime address, says 'it's time to cool it down' as officials warn of election-year risk of violence.

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”...

Biden says 'everybody must condemn' attack on Trump and later speaks with ex-president

Jul. 14, 2024 01:58 AM EDT

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) — President Joe Biden said Saturday that “everybody must condemn” the suspected assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump. Addressing the nation about two hours after the shooting, Biden said he was relieved that Trump is reportedly...

Condemnation of Trump rally shooting crosses party lines, and blame game and calls for probe begin

Jul. 14, 2024 00:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democratic leaders, as well as some international friends and foes, expressed shock and relief Saturday night after an apparent assassination attempt at a Donald Trump campaign rally in Pennsylvania. Lawmakers from both parties promised hearings and a...