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Ahead of South Carolina primary, Trump says he strongly supports IVF after Alabama court ruling

Feb. 24, 2024 13:24 PM EST

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump said he would “strongly support the availability of IVF" and called on lawmakers in Alabama to preserve access to the treatment that has become a new flashpoint in the 2024 presidential election. It was his first comment since...

South Africa's ANC launches election manifesto as president highlights party's achievements

Feb. 24, 2024 13:24 PM EST

DURBAN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday highlighted the achievements of his African National Congress, which has ruled the country for all of its 30 years of democrac y, as it heads into a tight race in May's election. Ramaphosa delivered...

Trump enters South Carolina's Republican primary looking to embarrass Haley in her home state

Feb. 24, 2024 12:52 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump is looking to win his fourth straight primary state on Saturday over Nikki Haley in South Carolina, aiming to hand a home-state embarrassment to his last remaining major rival for the Republican nomination. Trump went into the...

Magician says political consultant hired him to create AI robocall ahead of New Hampshire primary

Feb. 23, 2024 19:30 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Orleans street magician said Friday that a Democratic consultant who worked for Dean Phillips’ presidential campaign hired him to create the audio for what authorities have said may be the first known attempt to use artificial intelligence to interfere with a U.S....

Los Angeles County district attorney seeks reelection in contest focused on feeling of public safety

Feb. 23, 2024 18:26 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County voters are set to decide next month if embattled District Attorney George Gascón will remain the head of the nation’s largest prosecutor’s office in a race centered on perceptions of public safety. Gascón, who was elected in 2020 on a...

Wisconsin ethics panel recommends felony charges against Trump committee, lawmaker

Feb. 23, 2024 16:52 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Ethics Commission has recommended that state prosecutors file felony charges against a fundraising committee for former President Donald Trump and a Republican state lawmaker related to an effort to unseat Assembly Speaker Robin Vos. The ethics...

Pakistani ex-Prime Minister Khan wants the IMF to link talks to an independent audit of the election

Feb. 23, 2024 16:01 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s imprisoned former Prime Minister Imran Khan is writing a letter to the International Monetary Fund urging it to link any talks with Islamabad to an audit of the country's recent election, which his party alleges was rigged, an official from his party said Friday. ...

Wyoming starts selecting presidential delegates Saturday. But there's not a statewide election

Feb. 23, 2024 15:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Although the South Carolina primary has been the focal point of the GOP presidential nomination fight for much of the last month, it’s not the only contest on Saturday where Republicans will be voting for a presidential candidate or where all-important delegates will be at...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in Michigan's presidential primary

Feb. 23, 2024 14:07 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump look to repeat their past Michigan primary victories on Tuesday, when they each face opponents who haven’t yet won a contest this year but also show no indication of dropping out. Biden is fending off a...

Pennsylvania seeks legal costs from county that let outsiders access voting machines to help Trump

Feb. 23, 2024 13:42 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A rural Pennsylvania county and its elected officials may have to pay the state elections agency hundreds of thousands of dollars to reimburse it for legal fees and litigation costs in a three-year battle over allowing outsiders to examine voting machines to help former...