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Donald Trump will accept Republican nomination again days after surviving an assassination attempt

Jul. 18, 2024 07:09 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Donald Trump takes the stage Thursday at the Republican National Convention to accept his party's nomination again and give his first speech since he was cut off mid-sentence by a flurry of gunfire in an assassination attempt at a rally in Pennsylvania. Trump's...

Vance's night but Trump's party, Jan. 6 curtain call, Trump health still under wraps: RNC Takeaways

Jul. 18, 2024 04:56 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Republicans welcomed JD Vance as Donald Trump's running mate on the same night devoted to blasting President Joe Biden's leadership on the world stage. Vance, the 39-year-old Ohio senator, offered his life story as a son of Appalachia to reaffirm Trump’s...

Families of service members killed during Afghanistan withdrawal criticize Biden at GOP convention

Jul. 18, 2024 04:53 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Relatives of some of the 13 American service members killed during the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan appeared on stage at the Republican National Convention Wednesday in an emotional moment that revived one of the low points of President Joe Biden's presidency. ...

JD Vance introduces himself as Trump's running mate and makes direct appeal to his native Rust Belt

Jul. 18, 2024 00:26 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — JD Vance introduced himself to a national audience Wednesday after being chosen as Donald Trump’s running mate, sharing the story of his hardscrabble upbringing and making the case that his party best understands the challenges facing struggling Americans. ...

2024 Election Latest: Biden contracts COVID-19, Vance speaks at RNC

Jul. 17, 2024 23:35 PM EDT

The third day of the Republican National Convention shifted its focus to issues of national security and foreign policy. Republicans are focusing on Democratic President Joe Biden’s handling of the ongoing crises in Europe and the Middle East. Former Trump administration officials...

Heavily armed security boats patrol winding Milwaukee River during GOP convention

Jul. 17, 2024 22:04 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Instead of kayakers and tour boats, the summertime scene on the Milwaukee River has taken on a solemn tone this week during the Republican National Convention: Around-the-clock patrol boats, some with heavily armed officers. Security planners have had to contend...

US judge dismisses Republican challenge over counting of post-Election Day mail ballots in Nevada

Jul. 17, 2024 21:28 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit filed by national and state Republicans that sought to bar Nevada from counting mail ballots received after Election Day. A state law passed by Democrats in 2021 allows election officials to tally ballots received...

Multiple failures, multiple investigations: Unraveling the attempted assassination of Donald Trump

Jul. 17, 2024 20:37 PM EDT

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — The young man was pacing around the edges of the Donald Trump campaign rally, shouldering a big backpack and peering into the lens of a rangefinder toward the rooftops behind the stage where the former president would stand within the hour. His behavior was so...

Ex-Trump adviser Peter Navarro, just released from prison, gets roaring applause at RNC

Jul. 17, 2024 20:24 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Former Trump trade adviser Peter Navarro took the stage at the Republican National Convention to enthusiastic cheers hours after being released from prison and pushed talk of the Jan. 6, 2021, attack at the U.S. Capitol to the center of an event that has largely avoided...

Biden cancels meeting with Latino civil rights organization after testing positive for coronavirus

Jul. 17, 2024 18:38 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Joe Biden tested positive for the coronavirus Wednesday while trying to shore up support among disenchanted voters key to his reelection chances, prompting him to cancel a meeting with members of a Latino civil rights organization in the battleground state of Nevada. ...