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President Joe Biden tests positive for COVID-19 while campaigning in Las Vegas, has 'mild symptoms'

Jul. 18, 2024 05:24 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 while traveling Wednesday in Las Vegas and is experiencing “mild symptoms” including “general malaise” from the infection, the White House said. Press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Biden will fly to his...

The Latest: Trump picks Sen. JD Vance of Ohio as his Republican running mate

Jul. 15, 2024 23:18 PM EDT

Donald Trump says Ohio Sen. JD Vance will be his vice presidential pick. He said on his Truth Social Network, “After lengthy deliberation and thought, and considering the tremendous talents of many others, I have decided that the person best suited to assume the position of Vice...

Here's how to watch Biden's news conference as he tries to quiet doubts after his poor debate

Jul. 11, 2024 17:51 PM EDT

President Joe Biden will hold a news conference Thursday, the key event in a monumental week during which the Democratic incumbent is fending off calls for him to step aside as the party's presumptive nominee following a shaky debate performance. It's just the type of event that many...

Chaos swirling since Biden's debate flub is causing cracks in a White House known for discipline

Jul. 10, 2024 06:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Internal drama. Leaks. Second-guessing. The pressure and chaos swirling since Joe Biden's disastrous debate performance is causing cracks in a White House that until now had been marked by discipline and loyalty. For three-plus years, the Biden administration has...

Frustrations mount in the Houston heat after Beryl moves on and leaves millions without power

Jul. 10, 2024 00:56 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The return of soaring heat in Houston on Tuesday deepened the misery for millions of people still without power after Hurricane Beryl crashed into Texas and left residents in search of places to cool off and fuel up as the extended outages strained one of the nation’s largest...

Iran encourages Gaza war protests in US to stoke outrage and distrust, intelligence chief says

Jul. 09, 2024 22:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Iranian government is covertly encouraging American protests over Israel's war against Hamas in Gaza in a bid to stoke outrage ahead of the fall election, the nation's top intelligence official said Tuesday. Using social media platforms popular in the U.S.,...

President Joe Biden saw neurologist at White House for Jan. 17 exam, press secretary says

Jul. 09, 2024 20:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden saw a neurologist at the White House on Jan. 17 for a neurological exam, the results of which were later reported as part of his annual physical more than a month later, the White House said on Tuesday. The confirmation came after the White...

Biden's low-profile doctor has been thrust into the spotlight after the president's debate disaster

Jul. 09, 2024 16:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the physician to President Joe Biden, Dr. Kevin O'Connor is well-known around the White House. The stocky former Army surgeon is always close by his number one patient, ready to provide care or a consult as needed though few outside the building would know who he is. ...

The White House faces many questions about Biden's health and medical history. Here are some answers

Jul. 08, 2024 23:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's terrible performance at the June 27 presidential debate has raised concerns about his age, health and ability to lead the federal government. Administration officials have blamed his confused and at times indecipherable answers at the debate...

Republicans turn their focus to Harris as talk of replacing Biden on Democratic ticket intensifies

Jul. 05, 2024 23:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For years it's been a Republican scare tactic. A vote to reelect President Joe Biden, the GOP often charges, is really a vote for Vice President Kamala Harris. It's an attack line sometimes tinged with racist and misogynist undertones and often macabre imagery. ...