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Democrats making a fresh push for Biden to reconsider running in runup to their own party convention

Jul. 18, 2024 09:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats worried about President Joe Biden's ability to win this November are making a renewed push for him to reconsider his reelection bid, using mountains of data, frank conversations and now, his own time off the campaign trail after testing positive for COVID-19, to...

'One screen, two movies': Conflicting conspiracy theories emerge from the Trump rally shooting

Jul. 18, 2024 09:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former president is wounded in a shooting, the gunman quickly neutralized, and all of it is caught on camera. But for those who don't believe their eyes, that's just the start of the story. For some supporters of Donald Trump, the failure of the Secret Service...

The number of Americans collecting jobless benefits rises again as labor market appears to soften

Jul. 18, 2024 08:35 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans collecting jobless benefits rises again as labor market appears to soften.

6 bodies were found in a Bangkok hotel room with no signs of violence. Police think they know why

Jul. 18, 2024 08:02 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Should visitors to Thailand be concerned about their safety after six people were found dead in a locked hotel room in Bangkok? Thai authorities were quick to stress they believed the incident involved a personal dispute and did not reflect any threat to foreign...

What would make Joe Biden drop out of the presidential race? Here are the four reasons he's cited

Jul. 17, 2024 23:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has made it clear basically any which way you ask him: he's definitely, assuredly, “one thousand percent” staying in the presidential race. But in response to questions from journalists over the last few weeks, the embattled Democratic...

Trump has given no official info about his medical care for days since an assassination attempt

Jul. 17, 2024 22:20 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Four days after a gunman's attempt to assassinate former President Donald Trump at a Pennsylvania rally, the public is still in the dark over the extent of his injuries, what treatment the Republican presidential nominee received in the hospital, and whether there may be any...

Ex-Trump adviser Peter Navarro, just released from prison, gets roaring applause at RNC

Jul. 17, 2024 20:24 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Former Trump trade adviser Peter Navarro took the stage at the Republican National Convention to enthusiastic cheers hours after being released from prison and pushed talk of the Jan. 6, 2021, attack at the U.S. Capitol to the center of an event that has largely avoided...

Hurricanes put Evgeny Kuznetsov on unconditional waivers to terminate his NHL contract

Jul. 17, 2024 18:46 PM EDT

The Carolina Hurricanes put Evgeny Kuznetsov on unconditional waivers on Wednesday for the purpose of terminating his contract, a move that brings an abrupt end to the talented but inconsistent center's roller coaster NHL career. Kuznetsov was still owed $6 million of his $8 million...

Bears agree to deals with QB Caleb Williams, wide receiver Rome Odunze

Jul. 17, 2024 17:59 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears locked in their top two rookies, agreeing to four-year contracts with No. 1 overall draft pick Caleb Williams and No. 9 selection Rome Odunze and avoiding any training camp drama with their prized quarterback and wide receiver. The Bears announced...

Who is Usha Vance? Yale law graduate and wife of vice presidential nominee JD Vance

Jul. 17, 2024 16:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Usha Chilukuri Vance, Yale law graduate and trial lawyer, was thrust into the spotlight this week after her husband, JD Vance, was chosen as Donald Trump’s running mate in the 2024 presidential election. Chilukuri Vance, 38, was raised in San Diego, by Indian...