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Harris wins Pelosi endorsement, claims most of the delegates she needs for the nomination

Jul. 22, 2024 15:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris moved swiftly Monday to lock up Democratic delegates behind her campaign for the White House after President Joe Biden stepped aside amid concerns from within their party that he would be unable to defeat Republican Donald Trump. ...

Biden’s withdrawal from the US presidential race spells new uncertainty for Ukraine

Jul. 22, 2024 15:21 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden’s decision to end his campaign for reelection brings a new element of uncertainty for Ukraine, which is struggling to fend off Russian advances even as it worries about the future of American support. The prospect of victory for...

Secret Service director, grilled by lawmakers on the Trump assassination attempt, says 'we failed'

Jul. 22, 2024 15:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle said Monday that her agency failed in its mission to protect former President Donald Trump, as lawmakers of both major political parties demanded during a highly contentious congressional hearing that she resign over security failures...

Biden's decision to drop out crystallized Sunday. His staff knew one minute before the public did

Jul. 21, 2024 21:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — At 1:45 p.m. Sunday, President Joe Biden’s senior staff was notified that he was stepping away from the 2024 race. At 1:46 p.m., that message was made public. It was never Biden’s intention to leave the race: Up until he decided to step aside Sunday, he was...

GOP threatened to sue over November ballot if Biden dropped out. Experts call that 'ridiculous'

Jul. 22, 2024 14:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even before President Joe Biden’s long-speculated withdrawal from the 2024 presidential race, allies of former President Donald Trump floated the possibility of suing to block Democrats from having anyone other than Biden on the ballot in November. But election...

Biden's withdrawal injects uncertainty into wars, trade disputes and other foreign policy challenges

Jul. 22, 2024 14:51 PM EDT

Joe Biden's withdrawal from the U.S. presidential race injects greater uncertainty into the world at a time when Western leaders are grappling with wars in Ukraine and Gaza, a more assertive China in Asia and the rise of the far right in Europe. During a five-decade career in...

Israel orders evacuation of part of Gaza humanitarian zone as war's toll passes 39,000 Palestinians

Jul. 22, 2024 13:40 PM EDT

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Israeli military ordered the evacuation Monday of part of a crowded area in the Gaza Strip it had designated a humanitarian zone, saying it is planning an operation against Hamas militants there. The order triggered a new flight of Palestinians, many of whom...

CrowdStrike says more machines fixed as customers, regulators await details on what caused meltdown

Jul. 22, 2024 14:56 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) — Cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike says a “significant number” of the millions of computers that crashed on Friday, causing global disruptions, are back in operation as its customers and regulators await a more detailed explanation of what went wrong. A...

Too many pills? How to talk to your doctor about reviewing what’s needed

Jul. 22, 2024 11:41 AM EDT

Swallowing a handful of pills is a daily ritual for many people, from young adults coping with anxiety to older adults managing chronic conditions. Overall, 13% of people in the U.S. take five or more prescription drugs. For those 65 and older, that number is 42%. If you’re taking...

LeBron James selected as Team USA male flagbearer for Paris Olympics opening ceremony

Jul. 22, 2024 07:21 AM EDT

LeBron James wasn’t totally sure what the opening ceremony was all about when he was picked for his first Olympics in 2004. This time, he’ll be one of the stars of the show. James has been picked by his fellow U.S. Olympians to serve as the male flagbearer for the...

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US-Russian journalist convicted in a rapid, secret trial, gets 6 1/2 years in prison, court says

Jul. 22, 2024 16:03 PM EDT

A court has convicted Alsu Kurmasheva, a Russian-American journalist for the U.S. government-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, of spreading false information about the Russian army and sentenced her to 6½ years in prison after a secret trial, court records and officials said Monday. ...

New Orleans civil rights icon Tessie Prevost dead at 69

Jul. 22, 2024 16:02 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Funeral services will be held Saturday for one of four Black girls who helped integrate New Orleans public schools in 1960. Tessie Prevost Williams, known as one of the “New Orleans Four,” died July 6 following a series of medical complications. She was 69. ...

1 pedestrian killed, 1 hurt in Michigan when trailer hauling boat breaks free and strikes them

Jul. 22, 2024 15:58 PM EDT

HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — One person was killed and another was hurt in western Michigan when a trailer hauling a pontoon boat disconnected from the vehicle towing it and struck them. The victims were walking along a bike path Sunday afternoon in Holland Township when they...

Biden continues to recover from COVID-19, stays out of public view after ending his 2024 campaign

Jul. 22, 2024 15:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s “symptoms have almost resolved completely” from COVID-19, according to his physician, as the president on Monday remained out of public view for the fifth straight day. Biden announced he was ending his reelection campaign in a letter...

Secret Service director, grilled by lawmakers on the Trump assassination attempt, says 'we failed'

Jul. 22, 2024 15:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle said Monday that her agency failed in its mission to protect former President Donald Trump, as lawmakers of both major political parties demanded during a highly contentious congressional hearing that she resign over security failures...

Harris raises $81 million in 24 hours since Biden dropped out, endorsed her, setting new presidential donation record

Jul. 22, 2024 15:43 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Harris raises $81 million in 24 hours since Biden dropped out, endorsed her, setting new presidential donation record.

Abdul 'Duke' Fakir, last of the original Four Tops, is dead at 88

Jul. 22, 2024 15:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Abdul “Duke” Fakir, the last surviving original member of the beloved Motown group the Four Tops that was known for such hits as “Reach Out, I’ll Be There” and “Standing in the Shadows of Love,” has died at age 88. Fakir died Monday of heart failure...

Black voters feel excitement, hope and a lot of worry as Harris takes center stage in campaign

Jul. 22, 2024 15:42 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Black voters expressed a mix of hope and worry Monday over Joe Biden’s exit from the presidential race and the prospect of Vice President Kamala Harris becoming the Democratic nominee. A key Democratic constituency, Black voters helped power Biden to victory in the...

UK's scrapped Rwanda migrant plan a 'shocking waste' of $904 million in public funds, minister says

Jul. 22, 2024 15:41 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A scrapped plan by former British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to send some migrants on a one-way trip to Rwanda was the “most shocking waste of taxpayer money I have ever seen," the U.K.’s new home secretary said Monday as she put the cost at 700 million pounds ($904 million) in...

Bodycam video reveals chaotic scene of deputy fatally shooting Black woman who called 911 for help

Jul. 22, 2024 15:36 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Body camera video released Monday by a prosecutor reveals a chaotic scene in which a Black woman in Springfield, Illinois, who called 911 for help is shot in the face in her home by a white sheriff’s deputy. One video from July 6 shows a tense moment in...