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Haley says she raised a strong $12M in February, but can't point to long-term plan to beat Trump

Mar. 01, 2024 23:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley said Friday that she raised $12 million in February, a haul that will likely allow her to remain in the Republican primary against former President Donald Trump past next week's Super Tuesday — even though she can't point to an...

Alabama IVF ruling highlights importance of state supreme court races in this year's US elections

Mar. 01, 2024 22:57 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The recent ruling in Alabama that frozen embryos are legally considered children created a political firestorm after the decision halted treatment for many couples seeking to have families through fertility treatments. It also has turned the spotlight on the importance of...

Mexico's presidential candidates promise security or continuity as campaigns officially begin

Mar. 01, 2024 21:39 PM EST

IRAPUATO, Mexico (AP) — Tens of thousands of people packed a stadium in a violence-torn western Mexico state while even more did so in Mexico City's central square Friday as the country's leading presidential candidates officially kicked off their campaigns with promises of greater security and...

World Trade Organization ends meeting in UAE after failing to reach major agreements

Mar. 01, 2024 20:56 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Negotiators taking part in a World Trade Organization meeting in the United Arab Emirates ended their summit early Saturday after failing to reach agreements on several major initiatives, the latest sign of turmoil within the global body. The WTO...

Republican rivals to Robinson report spending surge in North Carolina governor's race

Mar. 01, 2024 19:21 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Rivals to North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson in Tuesday's Republican gubernatorial primary outspent his campaign in the first seven weeks of 2024, according to finance reports that were due this week. Through mid-February, Robinson continued to outpace...

Arizona's new voting laws that require proof of citizenship are not discriminatory, a US judge rules

Mar. 01, 2024 19:19 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge is upholding provisions of new Arizona laws that would require counties to verify the status of registered voters who haven’t provided proof of U.S. citizenship and cross-check voter registration information with various government databases. In a...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in Super Tuesday's presidential nominating contests

Mar. 01, 2024 17:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — With contests in 16 states and American Samoa, the Super Tuesday primaries next week will be the largest day of voting of the year outside of the November election. Just how “super” it is may be a matter of perspective. Both Democratic President Joe Biden and...

Russian disinformation is about immigration. The real aim is to undercut Ukraine aid

Mar. 01, 2024 17:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Vladimir Putin, victory in Ukraine may run through Texas' Rio Grande Valley. In recent weeks, Russian state media and online accounts tied to the Kremlin have spread and amplified misleading and incendiary content about U.S. immigration and border security....

AP Decision Notes: What to expect from North Carolina's state and presidential primaries

Mar. 01, 2024 17:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters in North Carolina will decide a full slate of primaries Tuesday, including contested races for governor, U.S. House and other offices, not to mention the Democratic and Republican presidential nominations. President Joe Biden is the only candidate listed on...

NYC's mayor says he stands by top aide at center of latest FBI raid on members of his inner circle

Mar. 01, 2024 17:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Friday stood by a longtime adviser whose properties were raided by the FBI and shrugged off concerns about the mounting federal probes of people linked to his administration. FBI agents searched two Bronx addresses Thursday owned by...