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JD Vance introduces himself as Trump's running mate and makes direct appeal to his native Rust Belt

Jul. 17, 2024 23:31 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Introducing himself to the nation after being tapped as Donald Trump's running mate, JD Vance used his Wednesday night address to the Republican National Convention to share the story of his hardscrabble upbringing and make the case that his party best understands the challenges...

Multiple failures, multiple investigations: Unraveling the attempted assassination of Donald Trump

Jul. 17, 2024 20:37 PM EDT

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — The young man was pacing around the edges of the Donald Trump campaign rally, shouldering a big backpack and peering into the lens of a rangefinder toward the rooftops behind the stage where the former president would stand within the hour. His behavior was so...

President Joe Biden tests positive for COVID-19 while campaigning in Las Vegas, has 'mild symptoms'

Jul. 17, 2024 22:34 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 while traveling Wednesday in Las Vegas and is experiencing “mild symptoms” including “general malaise” from the infection, the White House said. Press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Biden will fly to his...

Nearly two-thirds of Democrats want Biden to withdraw, new AP-NORC poll finds

Jul. 17, 2024 11:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two-thirds of Democrats say President Joe Biden should withdraw from the presidential race and let his party nominate a different candidate, according to a new poll, sharply undercutting his post-debate claim that “average Democrats” are still with him even if some...

Prominent Democrat Schiff calls for Biden to withdraw, but party aims to nominate before convention

Jul. 17, 2024 21:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — California Rep. Adam Schiff on Wednesday became the highest-profile Democrat to call for President Joe Biden to drop his reelection bid, even as the party pushed ahead with plans for a virtual vote to formally make Biden its nominee in the first week of August. ...

House Oversight panel subpoenas Secret Service director to testify on Trump assassination attempt

Jul. 17, 2024 20:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee issued a subpoena Wednesday to the Secret Service director compelling her to appear before the committee on Monday for what is scheduled to be the first congressional hearing into the attempted...

US military pier for carrying aid to Gaza will be dismantled after weather and security problems

Jul. 17, 2024 15:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military-built pier to carry humanitarian aid to Gaza will be dismantled and brought home, ending a mission that has been fraught with repeated weather and security problems that limited how much food and other supplies could get to starving Palestinians. ...

John Deere ends support of 'social or cultural awareness' events, distances from inclusion efforts

Jul. 17, 2024 19:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Farm equipment maker John Deere says it will no longer sponsor “social or cultural awareness” events, becoming the latest major U.S. company to distance itself from diversity and inclusion measures after being targeted by conservative backlash. In a statement...

Storms flood the Ozarks and strand drivers in Toronto. New York community is devastated by tornado

Jul. 17, 2024 21:10 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Another wave of severe storms pummeled a wide swath of the United States and Canada, leading to flash floods and water rescues Wednesday in the Ozark Mountains, dropping a tornado that ravaged a community in upstate New York and stranding drivers in high water around...

Selena Gomez gets her due, Netflix and FX top HBO and 2 Queen Elizabeths get nominated for Emmys

Jul. 17, 2024 17:37 PM EDT

With less overall entries due to the shortened TV season, this year's Emmy nominations probably won't spark any protest campaigns. The folks at FX should be popping bottles though for a stand-out year, with 93 nominations — including 25 nods for “Shogun” and 23 for “The Bear.” ...

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Tons of dead fish cover major river in Brazil after alleged dumping of industrial waste

Jul. 17, 2024 23:37 PM EDT

TANQUA, Brazil (AP) — Several tons of fish have died along one of the main rivers in Brazil's Sao Paulo state after an alleged illegal dumping of industrial waste from a sugar and ethanol plant, environmental authorities and prosecutors said Wednesday. A preliminary analysis...

Buses carrying Chinese tourists veer off New Zealand road in 2 crashes at the same spot. 15 hurt

Jul. 17, 2024 23:34 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Two buses carrying Chinese tourists veered off the same stretch of road in perilous weather conditions on New Zealand’s South Island on Thursday, with 15 passengers taken to hospital, two of them seriously hurt. The buses were traveling in the same...

JD Vance introduces himself as Trump's running mate and makes direct appeal to his native Rust Belt

Jul. 17, 2024 23:31 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Introducing himself to the nation after being tapped as Donald Trump's running mate, JD Vance used his Wednesday night address to the Republican National Convention to share the story of his hardscrabble upbringing and make the case that his party best understands the challenges...

A fire kills 16 people at a shopping mall in southwestern China

Jul. 17, 2024 23:30 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A fire at a shopping mall killed 16 people Wednesday in the southwestern Chinese city of Zigong, state media reported. Firefighters and rescuers responded to a fire call shortly after 6 p.m. at the 14-story commercial building, and pulled 75 people to safety,...

2024 Election Latest: Biden contracts COVID-19, Vance speaks at RNC

Jul. 17, 2024 23:20 PM EDT

The third day of the Republican National Convention shifted its focus to issues of national security and foreign policy. Republicans are focusing on Democratic President Joe Biden’s handling of the ongoing crises in Europe and the Middle East. Former Trump administration officials...

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...

Japan hosts Pacific Island leaders summit to firm cooperation amid growing China influence in region

Jul. 17, 2024 23:06 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is hosting a summit Thursday with leaders from more than a dozen Pacific island nations, seeking to deepen cooperation and increased support for a rules-based free and open Indo-Pacific amid China’s growing influence in the region. The Pacific Islands Leaders...

Haiti's prime minister orders gangs to drop weapons and promises to take back control of the capital

Jul. 17, 2024 22:44 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian Prime Minister Garry Conille ordered gangs to surrender their weapons during a televised speech late Wednesday in which he acknowledged how dangerous life in Haiti’s capital and beyond has become and pledged to crack down on the rampant violence. ...

Ukraine defense chief says his nation will find a way no matter who wins US election

Jul. 17, 2024 22:37 PM EDT

ASPEN, Colorado (AP) — Ukraine will find a way to deal with whatever comes if former President Donald Trump wins a second term, throwing into doubt vital U.S. support for its defense against Russia's invading forces, Ukraine’s defense minister said Wednesday. In carefully framed...

Russian minister blames US media for hindering prisoner swap talks on jailed reporter Gershkovich

Jul. 17, 2024 22:36 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia's foreign minister blamed American journalists Wednesday for helping delay talks with his U.S. counterparts about a possible prisoner exchange involving imprisoned Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich. A day before Gershkovich is scheduled to...