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Harris claims most of the delegates she needs for the nomination, sets new fundraising record

Jul. 22, 2024 19:46 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris was closing in Monday on securing the Democratic delegates she needs to become her party's nominee and set a new fundraising record in her first 24 hours as a presidential candidate, as top Democrats rallied to her in their bid to defeat...

Biden’s withdrawal from the US presidential race spells new uncertainty for Ukraine

Jul. 22, 2024 16:04 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden’s decision to end his campaign for reelection brings a new element of uncertainty for Ukraine, which is struggling to fend off Russian military advances even as it worries about the future of American support. The prospect of victory...

Secret Service director, grilled by lawmakers on the Trump assassination attempt, says 'we failed'

Jul. 22, 2024 16:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle said Monday that her agency failed in its mission to protect former President Donald Trump, as lawmakers of both major political parties demanded during a highly contentious congressional hearing that she resign over security failures...

Biden's decision to drop out crystallized Sunday. His staff knew one minute before the public did

Jul. 21, 2024 21:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — At 1:45 p.m. Sunday, President Joe Biden’s senior staff was notified that he was stepping away from the 2024 race. At 1:46 p.m., that message was made public. It was never Biden’s intention to leave the race: Up until he decided to step aside Sunday, he was...

GOP threatened to sue over November ballot if Biden dropped out. Experts call that 'ridiculous'

Jul. 22, 2024 14:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even before President Joe Biden’s long-speculated withdrawal from the 2024 presidential race, allies of former President Donald Trump floated the possibility of suing to block Democrats from having anyone other than Biden on the ballot in November. But election...

Biden's withdrawal injects uncertainty into wars, trade disputes and other foreign policy challenges

Jul. 22, 2024 18:14 PM EDT

Joe Biden's withdrawal from the U.S. presidential race injects greater uncertainty into the world at a time when Western leaders are grappling with wars in Ukraine and Gaza, a more assertive China in Asia and the rise of the far right in Europe. During a five-decade career in...

Bodycam video reveals chaotic scene of deputy fatally shooting Sonya Massey who called 911 for help

Jul. 22, 2024 18:06 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Sonya Massey ducked and apologized to an Illinois sheriff’s deputy only seconds before he shot her three times in her home, with one fatal blow to the head, as seen in body camera video released Monday. The video's release came days after an Illinois...

Israel orders evacuation of part of Gaza humanitarian zone as war's toll passes 39,000 Palestinians

Jul. 22, 2024 13:40 PM EDT

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Israeli military ordered the evacuation Monday of part of a crowded area in the Gaza Strip it had designated a humanitarian zone, saying it is planning an operation against Hamas militants there. The order triggered a new flight of Palestinians, many of whom...

Conservatives use shooting at Trump rally to attack DEI efforts at Secret Service

Jul. 22, 2024 18:41 PM EDT

As Congressional members on both sides of the aisle grilled U.S. Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle Monday on how a gunman was able to fire shots at former President Donald Trump in an assassination attempt, several Republican lawmakers seized on gender and the agency’s diversity, equity...

CrowdStrike CEO called to testify to Congress over cybersecurity's firm role in global tech outage

Jul. 22, 2024 19:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. House leaders are calling on CrowdStrike CEO George Kurtz to testify to Congress about the cybersecurity company's role in sparking the widespread tech outage that grounded flights, knocked banks and hospital systems offline and affected services around the world. ...

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Safety regulators are investigating another low flight by a Southwest jet, this time in Florida

Jul. 22, 2024 19:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials are investigating an incident in which a Southwest Airlines jet flew as low as 150 feet (45 meters) over water while it was still about 5 miles (8 kilometers) from its intended landing spot at the airport in Tampa, Florida. The pilots skipped...

2024 Election Latest: Harris breaks donation record, claims over half of her needed delegates

Jul. 22, 2024 19:47 PM EDT

Vice President Kamala Harris had a busy 24 hours after being endorsed as the Democratic presidential candidate by President Joe Biden. She secured over half of the delegates she’ll need to earn the party’s nomination and raised more than $81 million, a record sum for the 2024 political cycle....

1 person hurt in Iowa mall shooting that sent people running, police and witnesses say

Jul. 22, 2024 19:38 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Gunshots in an Iowa mall sent people running Monday and one person was injured and expected to survive, police and witnesses say. Davenport Police posted a statement on Facebook that the wounded person had non-life-threatening injuries following the shooting...

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

Jul. 22, 2024 19:35 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 meet in person next month in Chicago, with Vice President Kamala Harris heavily favored now that President Joe Biden has...

Democrats plan to push forward with a virtual roll call before their convention to choose a presidential nominee

Jul. 22, 2024 19:33 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats plan to push forward with a virtual roll call before their convention to choose a presidential nominee.

UN envoy warns that threat of terrorism is `resurging' with attacks by Islamic State extremists

Jul. 22, 2024 19:21 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The top U.N. envoy for Syria told the Security Council on Monday that the threat of terrorism is “resurging” with attacks by Islamic State extremists set to double this year, endangering civilians already facing a “protracted state of displacement and dire humanitarian...

At least 26 villagers killed in latest violent attack in central Mali

Jul. 22, 2024 19:21 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — At least 26 people were killed after an armed group attacked a village in Mali’s central region, near the border with Burkina Faso, a government official said Monday, the latest violent attack in the conflict-hit region. The assailants attacked villagers as...

Police bodyguard accused of fraud and false statements about alleged affair with mayor

Jul. 22, 2024 19:21 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal prosecutors are accusing a former New Orleans police officer of hiding a romantic relationship with Mayor LaToya Cantrell and filing false payroll records claiming he was on duty as one of her bodyguards during hours they spent together on trips abroad, at restaurants...

Black voters feel excitement, hope and a lot of worry as Harris takes center stage in campaign

Jul. 22, 2024 18:52 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Black voters, who helped power Joe Biden to victory in the 2020 primaries and ultimately to the White House, expressed a mix of hope and worry Monday over his exit from the presidential race and the prospect of Vice President Kamala Harris becoming the Democratic nominee. ...

ACC's Phillips touts financial gains, intent to fight lawsuits in assertive stance for the future

Jul. 22, 2024 19:15 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Commissioner Jim Phillips firmly believes in the future of the Atlantic Coast Conference amid the uncertainty of realignment and the wholesale changes to the model of college athletics itself. He was ready to tell everyone why, too, as the league opened its...