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EU leaders break off talks on top job nominees without result

Jun. 17, 2024 18:50 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Leaders of European Union countries reached no final agreement on candidates for the bloc's top jobs Monday, but several praised the record of European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, and she appeared on track to secure their endorsement later this month for a second...

Field for New Jersey's 2025 governor's race expands, with radio host and teachers union president

Jun. 17, 2024 11:38 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A conservative New Jersey radio host and the head of the state's biggest teachers union launched campaigns for next year's gubernatorial election. Bill Spadea, who hosts a morning radio show for 101.5 FM, said in a video posted Monday that he's running for the...

Indiana GOP chair to step down following tumultuous party convention

Jun. 17, 2024 11:21 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana GOP party chair Anne Hathaway is stepping down about 10 months after outgoing Gov. Eric Holcomb appointed her to the role. Her departure was announced shortly after delegates at the state party convention rejected party leadership and the endorsement of...

Candidates race to register for French election but one convicted of spousal assault withdraws

Jun. 16, 2024 11:36 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Candidates were racing to register for an early parliamentary election before a Sunday evening deadline for a vote that's redrawing France's political landscape. But a left-wing alliance newly formed to counter the surge of the far right lost a prospective lawmaker...

Clooney and Roberts help Biden raise $28 million at a fundraiser featuring dire warnings about Trump

Jun. 16, 2024 07:38 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some of Hollywood's brightest stars headlined a glitzy fundraiser for President Joe Biden, helping raise what his reelection campaign said was $28 million and hoping to energize would-be supporters for a November election that they argued was among the most important in the...

Indiana Republicans upset Mike Braun’s choice for lieutenant governor, backing far-right pick

Jun. 15, 2024 18:32 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Republicans rejected Sen. Mike Braun’s choice for lieutenant governor on Saturday, instead nominating a podcasting pastor with far-right views to be his running mate. Braun, who is leaving the Senate, endorsed state Rep. Julie McGuire for his running...

Indiana GOP delegates deny Braun’s choice and Trump’s preference, nominating far-right pastor for lieutenant governor

Jun. 15, 2024 14:39 PM EDT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana GOP delegates deny Braun’s choice and Trump’s preference, nominating far-right pastor for lieutenant governor.

Haitian leaders oust police chief and appoint a new one as gang violence claims officers’ lives

Jun. 15, 2024 13:04 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian leaders have ousted Frantz Elbé, the beleaguered director of Haiti’s National Police, following months of criticism that he wasn’t doing enough to protect officers under assault by gangs. A government official not authorized to speak to the...

South Africa's President Ramaphosa is reelected for second term after a dramatic late coalition deal

Jun. 15, 2024 03:06 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa was reelected by lawmakers for a second term on Friday, after his party struck a dramatic late coalition deal with a former political foe just hours before the vote. Ramaphosa, the leader of the African National...

OpenAI appoints former top US cyberwarrior Paul Nakasone to its board of directors

Jun. 14, 2024 10:56 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — OpenAI has appointed a former top U.S. cyberwarrior and intelligence official to its board of directors, saying he will help protect the ChatGPT maker from “increasingly sophisticated bad actors.” Retired Army Gen. Paul Nakasone was the commander of U.S....