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Trump returns to the campaign trail in Michigan with his new running mate, Vance, by his side

Jul. 20, 2024 07:44 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican Donald Trump on Saturday will hold his first public campaign rally since he was injured in an assassination attempt, with an event in the battleground state of Michigan alongside his new running mate. The joint rally with Ohio Sen. JD Vance is the...

Outside the RNC, small Milwaukee businesses and their regulars tried to salvage a sluggish week

Jul. 20, 2024 01:34 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jay Nelson was standing outside the convenience store he manages in downtown Milwaukee when one of his regular customers walked by on her daily stroll around the neighborhood. “I've been telling people to come and buy even just a bottle of wine,” she said,...

Legal fight continues with appeals over proposed immigration initiative for Arizona Nov. 5 ballot

Jul. 19, 2024 19:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The fight to keep a proposed border initiative off Arizona’s Nov. 5 ballot is not over yet. Immigrant advocates kept the issue alive this week by filing notice to the state Supreme Court that they will appeal the judge’s ruling. A Maricopa County...

What Usha Vance's rise to prominence means to other South Asian and Hindu Americans

Jul. 19, 2024 19:44 PM EDT

Usha Chilukuri Vance, entered the spotlight this week as the wife of JD Vance, former President Donald Trump's running mate in the 2024 presidential election. Her rise comes at a time when, across the aisle, there's another prominent figure of South Asian descent: Vice President...

2024 Election Latest: Biden's campaign says he’s staying in the race

Jul. 19, 2024 19:09 PM EDT

President Joe Biden’s campaign is once again insisting that he is not stepping aside as he faces the stark reality that many Democrats at the highest levels want him to bow out of the 2024 election to make way for a new nominee atop the ticket. Meanwhile, after wrapping their...

Louisiana congressional races attract newcomers and incumbents vying for seats

Jul. 19, 2024 18:47 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The deadline for candidates to qualify for Louisiana's six congressional races concluded Friday, marking the unofficial intensifying of campaign season and cementing who will be on the November ballot. In a pivotal election year, most eyes are on the race...

West Virginia governor's bulldog gets her own bobblehead after GOP convention appearance

Jul. 19, 2024 17:58 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s English bulldog is getting her own bobblehead. The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in Milwaukee announced plans Friday for a bobblehead doll for the 60-pound (27-kilogram) Babydog. It comes after her appearance...

From a media perspective, it was a tale of two Trump speeches — and long enough for both

Jul. 19, 2024 17:37 PM EDT

From a media perspective, Donald Trump failed to stick the landing at the Republican convention that nominated him as its presidential candidate for a third time. His acceptance speech, which exceeded 90 minutes and stretched past midnight Eastern time into Friday, won him wide...

Political divisions stall proposed gun policies in Pennsylvania, where assassin took aim at Trump

Jul. 19, 2024 12:30 PM EDT

Months before an armed man took aim at Donald Trump at a presidential campaign rally in rural Pennsylvania, some state lawmakers had proposed to outlaw the type of rifle used in the assassination attempt. The legislation stalled without coming to a vote, but that was no surprise....

GOP convention sets the stage for the Democratic convention in Chicago, activists and police say

Jul. 19, 2024 12:09 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Activists who marched outside the Republican National Convention are trumpeting their efforts, despite crowd estimates falling short. Milwaukee police are praising their cooperation with other agencies in convention security, even as Ohio officers face scrutiny for shooting and...