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Harris is starting to vet potential running mates. Her initial list includes nearly a dozen names

Jul. 24, 2024 21:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris is beginning to vet about a dozen possible candidates to be her running mate, according to two people familiar with the matter, as she approaches one of the most consequential decisions of her new presidential candidacy. Harris...

Trump turns his full focus on Harris at first rally since Biden's exit from 2024 race

Jul. 24, 2024 21:23 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Donald Trump unleashed a barrage of attack lines Wednesday against his likely new opponent, Vice President Kamala Harris, whom he called his “new victim to defeat” and accused of deceiving the public about President Joe Biden 's ability to run for a second term. ...

3 North Carolina tree workers shot and suspect injured during arrest by deputies, officials say

Jul. 24, 2024 20:11 PM EDT

GREEN MOUNTAIN, N.C. (AP) — A man seriously wounded three North Carolina workers who were clearing trees for a power company before he was injured during his arrest Wednesday, authorities said. Lucas Murphy, 36, suffered an injury that was not life-threatening during his arrest by...

Steelers begin new era on offense with Russell Wilson at QB and Najee Harris trying to prove value

Jul. 24, 2024 18:26 PM EDT

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Najee Harris has heard the modern orthodoxy that running backs are as unimportant as they have ever been in the NFL. He has the associated lack of contract security beyond this season to prove it. But for everyone who tells him running backs are no longer as...

Democrats poised to virtually nominate Harris — and her running mate — by Aug. 7

Jul. 24, 2024 17:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic National Convention delegates can make Vice President Kamala Harris their presidential nominee — and even start approving her yet-to be-named running mate — in online voting beginning next week, as the party races to coalesce around a new top of its ticket heading...

Two North Carolina public universities may see academic degree cuts soon after board vote

Jul. 24, 2024 14:27 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two of North Carolina’s public universities will be allowed to eliminate more than a dozen degree programs ranging from ancient Mediterranean studies to physics after the university system’s governing board voted Wednesday to authorize the cuts. The...

Voters who want Cornel West on presidential ballot sue North Carolina election board

Jul. 23, 2024 16:22 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Three registered voters in North Carolina are suing the State Board of Elections, alleging it violated their constitutional rights by rejecting a petition drive seeking recognition for a political party that would put Cornel West on the presidential ballot. ...

Kamala Harris faces a major test as she looks for a running mate for her White House run

Jul. 23, 2024 14:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris is zeroing in on four potential candidates as she races to choose a running mate for her fledgling campaign, fast-tracking a process that usually takes months but must be finalized in only a few weeks. Eric Holder, the former U.S....

Who's No. 2? Four leading Democrats emerge as a possible running mate for Kamala Harris

Jul. 23, 2024 13:48 PM EDT

No one knows the importance of selecting the right running mate better than Vice President Kamala Harris. With Harris now the leading candidate to succeed President Joe Biden as the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, a look at the top contenders to be on the ticket. ...

Vice President Kamala Harris leads list of contenders for spots on the Democratic ticket

Jul. 22, 2024 01:15 AM EDT

President Joe Biden's decision to step down as the Democratic Party's nominee for president opens the door for other contenders to become the Democratic nominee in November. The president has thrown his support behind Vice President Kamala Harris, and other prominent Democrats moved quickly to...