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The stepped-up security around Trump is apparent, with agents walling him off from RNC crowds

Jul. 17, 2024 17:58 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — On the floor of the Republican National Convention Tuesday evening, vice presidential candidate JD Vance greeted and shook hands with excited delegates as he walked toward his seat. It was a marked contrast from former President Donald Trump, who entered the hall a...

Billy Napier enters Year 3 with Florida hopeful while facing ominous vibes, daunting schedule

Jul. 17, 2024 17:54 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Billy Napier enters his third season as Florida coach in maybe the toughest position in college football: Head coach at an Southeastern Conference powerhouse whose program is struggling to gain traction and facing one of the most daunting schedules in the country. ...

Judge's order dismissing Trump classified docs case won't be final word as long court fight awaits

Jul. 17, 2024 15:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge's stunning decision to dismiss the classified documents case against Donald Trump brought an abrupt halt to what experts have considered the strongest and most straightforward of the prosecutions of the former president. But it's hardly the final word. ...

Republicans are gathering in Milwaukee to nominate Donald Trump again. Here's what to expect

Jul. 17, 2024 04:41 AM EDT

For all the usual stagecraft, the Republican National Convention that opens Monday is different from Donald Trump's previous nominating affairs. In 2016 and 2020, Trump was the underdog heading into fall and faced criticism from within his own party. This year, he will accept the...

Donald Trump is feted by his former rivals in a show of Republican unity after rally shooting

Jul. 16, 2024 23:34 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Donald Trump was celebrated Tuesday at the Republican National Convention by former rivals who just months ago leveled harsh critiques about him, a show of unity that contrasts with the divisions increasingly ripping through the Democratic Party. Nikki Haley, the...

The president of Florida's only public historically Black university resigns after donation debacle

Jul. 16, 2024 14:21 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The president of Florida’s only public historically Black university is resigning amid backlash over the school’s apparent failure to properly vet a multi-million dollar donation from a dubious donor. Larry Robinson submitted his resignation last week...

Battered by Hurricane Idalia last year, Florida village ponders future as hurricane season begins

Jul. 16, 2024 13:39 PM EDT

HORSESHOE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Lisa Bregenzer’s waterfront home was her "little slice of heaven." She watched sunsets and migrating birds from the porch, the Gulf of Mexico in the distance. There, she felt close to God and her late father. When Hurricane Idalia tore through...

What to watch as the Republican National Convention enters its second day in Milwaukee

Jul. 16, 2024 13:23 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Republican National Convention heads into its second day Tuesday in Milwaukee — now with Donald Trump officially as its presidential nominee. Trump energized the crowd Monday night by entering the arena with a bandage on his right ear after being injured...

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...

Federal judge dismisses Trump classified documents case over concerns with prosecutor's appointment

Jul. 15, 2024 21:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge in Florida dismissed the classified documents case against former President Donald Trump on Monday, siding with defense lawyers who said the special counsel who filed the charges was illegally appointed by the Justice Department. Hours later,...