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Wildfire risk rises as Western states dry out amid protracted heat wave

Jul. 12, 2024 07:19 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities in Western states warned of the rising risk of wildfires amid a protracted heat wave that has dried out the landscape while setting temperature records and putting lives at risk. Forecasters, meanwhile, said Thursday that some relief was due by the weekend. ...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Jul. 11, 2024 00:26 AM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: June 27 The Washington Post on how the Pentagon can avoid stumbling As disinformation and misinformation become major tools of global conflict, democracies need to decide when and how they...

Actor George Clooney, a high-profile Biden supporter and fundraiser, asks president to leave race

Jul. 10, 2024 16:12 PM EDT

Movie star and lifelong Democrat George Clooney added his voice to calls for Joe Biden to leave the presidential race on Wednesday, just weeks after headlining a fundraiser that brought in a record single-night haul for the president's reelection campaign. Clooney said in a New York...

Biden says he won't step aside. But if he does, here's why Harris is the favorite to replace him

Jul. 09, 2024 00:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden insists that only "the Lord Almighty” can convince him to quit the presidential race. But should he change his mind, Vice President Kamala Harris is by far the best positioned to replace him. Harris would have a head start over several of the...

Gavin Newsom works to bolster Biden in a swing-state tour that could boost both their ambitions

Jul. 08, 2024 22:02 PM EDT

HOOKSETT, N.H. (AP) — For years, Gavin Newsom stayed far away from New Hampshire by design. The ambitious California governor understood that any visit to a bastion of presidential politics would fuel speculation that he might be eyeing President Joe Biden's job. But on Monday,...

Forced labor, same-sex marriage and shoplifting are all on the ballot in California this November

Jul. 06, 2024 00:14 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Forced labor, same-sex marriage and shoplifting are among the 10 statewide ballot measures that California voters are set to consider in November. The California secretary of state assigned proposition numbers to the measures on Wednesday after the...

Biden heads into a make-or-break stretch for his imperiled presidential campaign

Jul. 04, 2024 22:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday opened a critical stretch in his effort to salvage his imperiled reelection campaign, facing a growing sense that he may have just days to make a persuasive case that he is fit for office before Democratic support for him completely evaporates. ...

California's Gavin Newsom touts his support for President Joe Biden and sidesteps replacement talk

Jul. 04, 2024 21:05 PM EDT

SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom offered a forceful defense of embattled President Joe Biden on Thursday, telling Democrats in Michigan that the 81-year-old president has the record and energy to win a second term despite widespread doubts about his ability to campaign or...

California Legislature votes to ask voters for permission borrow $20 billion for climate, schools

Jul. 03, 2024 23:45 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Mired in a stream of multi-billion dollar budget deficits, the California Legislature on Wednesday turned to voters for help. Lawmakers voted to place a pair of $10 billion bonds on the November ballot. If approved, the money would pay for the building of...

Fight over retail theft is testing California Democrats' drive to avoid mass incarceration policies

Jul. 03, 2024 19:44 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom and state leaders reversed course on a plan to place a crime-focused initiative on the November ballot a day after announcing it. In a statement released Tuesday night, Newsom said there’s not enough time for state leaders...