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Biden and Trump will face tests in Michigan's primaries that could inform a November rematch

Feb. 27, 2024 00:04 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — While Joe Biden and Donald Trump are marching toward their respective presidential nominations, Michigan's primary on Tuesday could reveal significant political perils for both of them. Trump, despite his undoubted dominance of the Republican contests this year,...

Pakistani ex-Premier Nawaz Sharif's daughter takes over top provincial post. Rivals boycott her

Feb. 26, 2024 20:11 PM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — The eldest daughter and close aide of Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday became the country’s first-ever female chief minister in eastern Punjab province. Her rivals accused authorities of nepotism and boycotted the session of the provincial...

RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel will leave post on March 8 as Trump moves to install new loyalists

Feb. 26, 2024 13:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel will leave her post on March 8, having been forced out of the GOP’s national leadership as Donald Trump moves toward another presidential nomination and asserts control over the party. McDaniel announced her...

Republican Wisconsin Senate candidate Hovde launches first campaign ad

Feb. 26, 2024 12:26 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Eric Hovde is launching his first television ad of the race, part of a seven-figure statewide buy his campaign said Monday will include multiple spots over the next month. Hovde, a multimillionaire businessman, is running to...

Michigan primary: What to watch as 2024 campaign shifts to the first big swing state

Feb. 26, 2024 05:00 AM EST

Michigan's presidential primary on Tuesday will offer a serious test of President Joe Biden's ability to navigate dissent within the Democratic Party over his response to Israel's war with Hamas. The leading Republican in the White House race, former President Donald Trump, is looking for another...

Trump wins South Carolina, easily beating Haley in her home state and closing in on GOP nomination

Feb. 25, 2024 00:00 AM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Donald Trump won South Carolina’s Republican primary on Saturday, easily beating former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley in her home state and further consolidating his path to a third straight GOP nomination. Trump has now swept every contest that counted for...

Who's running for president? See a rundown of the major 2024 candidates

Feb. 24, 2024 19:25 PM EST

Two major Republican candidates are left competing for their party's 2024 presidential nomination. Former President Donald Trump notched a commanding victory Saturday over former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley in South Carolina, where Haley previously served as governor. Trump also...

Why AP isn't using 'presumptive nominee' to describe Trump, Biden

Feb. 24, 2024 19:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — While President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump have won every contest so far by large margins and are the overwhelming favorites to once again win their parties' nomination for a second term, they're not the “presumptive nominees” just yet. ...

Two daughters ran away to join Islamic State. Years later, their family’s story is an Oscar nominee

Feb. 24, 2024 01:26 AM EST

Olfa Hamrouni doesn’t know much about her granddaughter; not her favorite toy nor food — is it the pasta the child’s mother loves, or something else? The Tunisian grandmother doesn’t even let her mind go there. “I don’t want to know. What for but more heartache?” she...

DeSantis calls takeover of Disney government a 'success' despite worker exodus, litigation

Feb. 22, 2024 14:33 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Almost a year after state lawmakers passed a law giving Florida’s governor control over Walt Disney World’s governing district, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday called the takeover a success, despite an exodus of workers, ongoing litigation and scandal surrounding one of his...