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Unity at the RNC, knocks on Trump's prosecutions and Senate politics: Takeaways from day 2

Jul. 16, 2024 22:32 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Republican National Convention marched into its second day Tuesday, showcasing classic GOP themes like border security and public safety that have become the centerpieces of former President Donald Trump's campaign. With Trump's primary rivals speaking, it was...

Judge considers bond for off-duty officer awaiting murder trial after South Carolina shooting

Jul. 16, 2024 15:45 PM EDT

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) — A judge is considering whether to grant bond to a former police officer as he awaits a murder trial after an off-duty fight led to a shooting in a South Carolina fast food restaurant parking lot. Anthony DeLustro, 65, has remained jailed since his arrest...

Donald Trump is the most prominent politician to link immigrants and crime but not the first

Jul. 16, 2024 14:21 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Donald Trump has reached the greatest political heights while linking immigration to violent crime, but he’s hardly the first American politician to promote the unfounded narrative. Historians go back to at least the 1850s when German and Irish immigrants were...

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: King Charles writes to Trump, who was in 'great spirits' Sunday

Jul. 15, 2024 05:00 AM EDT

A shooting at Donald Trump ’s rally in Butler, Pennsylvania is being investigated as an attempted assassination of the former president and presumptive Republican nominee, law enforcement officials say. Trump called Sunday for unity and resilience as shocked leaders across the...

Nikki Haley, Trump's former primary rival, will now speak Tuesday at the Republican convention

Jul. 14, 2024 15:27 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley will speak Tuesday at the Republican National Convention in what will be a highly anticipated speech by former President Donald Trump's last major challenger in this year's GOP primary. The announcement Sunday came one day after a...

The Latest: Officials say man who opened fire at Trump rally was a 20-year-old from Pennsylvania

Jul. 14, 2024 04:31 AM EDT

Donald Trump’s campaign says he is “fine” after what law enforcement officials are treating as an assassination attempt during a rally in Butler, Pennsylvania. Officials said the man who opened fire was a 20-year-old from Pennsylvania. In a social media post, Trump said he was...

US Sen. Susan Collins says she will write in Haley, once again not vote for Donald Trump in 2024

Jul. 12, 2024 17:38 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Sen. Susan Collins didn't vote for Donald Trump for president in 2016 or 2020, and the third time will not be the charm — because she is writing in Nikki Haley. Collins, a longtime moderate Republican senator from Maine, told reporters on Friday that she...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Jul. 11, 2024 17:25 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: July 6 The Washington Post on SCOTUS and how government works The Supreme Court’s 2024 term might have been defined, to the general public at least, by multiple decisions concerning...

Nikki Haley releases her delegates so they can back Donald Trump at the RNC next week

Jul. 09, 2024 15:04 PM EDT

CHAPIN, S.C. (AP) — Nikki Haley is releasing the delegates she won during this year's Republican primary so that they're free to support Donald Trump at next week's convention, a move that goes toward solidifying GOP support around the party's presumptive nominee. Haley on Tuesday...