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

Feb. 25, 2024 07:34 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...

South Carolina's Republican primary: What to watch as Haley tries to upset Trump in her home state

Feb. 22, 2024 00:04 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Nikki Haley 's best-case scenario for her home state's Republican primary might be to do well enough to make the March 5 Super Tuesday slate somewhat competitive against Donald Trump. An upset in South Carolina, though, is a longshot in a state where...

Boeing ousts head of 737 jetliner program weeks after panel blowout on a flight over Oregon

Feb. 21, 2024 17:28 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Boeing said Wednesday that the head of its 737 jetliner program is leaving the company in an executive shake-up weeks after a door panel blew out on a flight over Oregon, renewing questions about safety at the company. Boeing announced that Ed Clark, who had been...

Ex-romantic partner of Massachusetts governor says she's ready to serve on state's high court

Feb. 21, 2024 16:34 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Appeals Court Associate Justice Gabrielle R. Wolohojian, a former romantic partner of Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey, testified Wednesday before the Governor’s Council on her nomination to the state’s highest court. Healey has said her past relationship with...

Nikki Haley hasn't yet won a GOP contest. But she's vowing to keep fighting Donald Trump

Feb. 20, 2024 22:49 PM EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — There are no wins on the horizon for Nikki Haley. Those close to the former United Nations ambassador, the last major Republican candidate standing in Donald Trump's path to the GOP's 2024 presidential nomination, are privately bracing for a blowout loss in...