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Harris has a daunting to-do list as she starts up a presidential campaign

Jul. 22, 2024 22:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a daunting to-do list. Vice President Kamala Harris suddenly needs to whip up a presidential campaign almost from scratch. It's a process that usually takes months, even years. Harris has only about two months before early voting starts. And, of course,...

Democrats plan to push ahead with virtual roll call ahead of their convention, with Harris favored

Jul. 22, 2024 22:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic Party plans to push forward with a virtual roll call in which delegates to its convention can choose a presidential nominee before they gather next month in Chicago — despite Vice President Kamala Harris being overwhelmingly favored to replace President Joe...

Equity Lifestyle Properties: Q2 Earnings Snapshot

Jul. 22, 2024 16:36 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — CHICAGO (AP) — Equity Lifestyle Properties Inc. (ELS) on Monday reported a key measure of profitability in its second quarter. The results topped Wall Street expectations. The real estate investment trust, based in Chicago, said it had funds from operations of...

Democrats promise an 'orderly process' to replace Biden. Harris is favored, but questions remain

Jul. 22, 2024 11:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shortly after President Joe Biden announced that he would drop his reelection campaign, Democratic National Committee Chair Jaime Harrison had a message: There would be no automatic coronation for his replacement. “In the coming days, the party will undertake a...

Carroll, Thomas homers lead Diamondbacks to 3-0 win over Cubs

Jul. 20, 2024 23:29 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Corbin Carroll hit a two-run homer and Alek Thomas had a solo shot in Arizona’s three-run fifth inning to help the Diamondbacks beat the Chicago Cubs 3-0 on Saturday night for their sixth win in seven games. Zac Gallen gave up three hits in five scoreless innings,...

Beyond Biden, Democrats are split over who would be next —VP Harris or launch a 'mini primary'

Jul. 20, 2024 17:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Democrats churn over whether President Joe Biden should stay in the 2024 race, the party turmoil is deepening over whether his Vice President Kamala Harris is next in line for the job or if a “mini primary” should be quickly launched to choose a new nominee before the...

Chicago mail carrier killed on her route

Jul. 20, 2024 10:09 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A mail carrier was fatally shot while walking a route in Chicago, authorities said. Investigators at the U.S. Postal Service are offering up to $250,000 for tips that solve the case. Octavia Redmond, 48, was shot shortly before noon Friday on South...

A judge adds 11 years to the sentence for a man in a Chicago bomb plot

Jul. 19, 2024 19:33 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A man convicted of plotting to blow up a Chicago bar will have to spend another 11 years in prison. U.S. District Judge Matthew Kennelly resentenced Adel Daoud to 27 years in prison on Friday, the Chicago Tribune reported. U.S. District Judge Sharon...

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...

Today in History: July 19, the Seneca Falls Convention

Jul. 19, 2024 00:05 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, July 19, the 201st day of 2024. There are 165 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 19, 1848, the first “Convention to discuss the social, civil and religious condition and rights of...