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Republican convention to focus on immigration a day after a bandaged Trump makes triumphant entrance

Jul. 16, 2024 00:10 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Two days after surviving an attempted assassination, former President Donald Trump appeared triumphantly at the Republican National Convention’s opening night with a bandage over his right ear, the latest compelling scene in a presidential campaign already defined by dramatic...

Biden is trying to sharpen the choice voters face in November as Republicans meet in Milwaukee

Jul. 16, 2024 05:04 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Joe Biden returns to the campaign trail Tuesday for the first time since the attempted assassination of his Republican rival, former President Donald Trump, aiming to sharpen the choice voters will face this November in the wake of the attack. Biden will...

JD Vance is a relative political unknown. He's been asked to help Donald Trump avenge his loss

Jul. 16, 2024 04:48 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — JD Vance is supposed to help Donald Trump win the Midwest this fall. But almost immediately after the Ohio senator was announced as Trump's vice presidential pick on Monday, one thing became clear: Vance, a 39-year-old Republican with less than two years in...

Trump's escape from disaster by mere inches reveals a tiny margin with seismic impact

Jul. 16, 2024 00:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jarring, chaotic and sudden, the bullet whizzed toward the stage where former President Donald Trump stood behind a podium speaking. In its wake: the potential for a horrifying and tragic chapter in American history. But the Republican presidential candidate had a...

Israeli strikes across Gaza kill more than 30 as the sides weigh the latest cease-fire proposal

Jul. 16, 2024 06:22 AM EDT

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli strikes in the central Gaza Strip overnight into Tuesday killed 24 people, including women and children, according to hospital records, in deadly violence that continues to rage as Israel and Hamas weigh the latest cease-fire proposal. The...

Violent clashes over government jobs quota system leave scores injured in Bangladesh

Jul. 16, 2024 06:54 AM EDT

DHAKA, Banglades (AP) — Police fired tear gas and charged with batons during violent clashes between a pro-government student body and student protesters overnight, leaving dozens injured at a public university outside Bangladesh’s capital, authorities and students said Tuesday. ...

Forty dead in heavy rains in eastern Afghanistan; 17 killed in bus accident

Jul. 16, 2024 04:10 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Heavy rains in eastern Afghanistan have killed at least 40 people and injured nearly 350 others, Taliban officials said Tuesday. Separately, at least 17 died when a bus overturned on a main highway, official media said. Sharafat Zaman Amar, a spokesperson for the...

Severe storms with tornadoes whip through Midwest, cutting power to 460K

Jul. 16, 2024 00:31 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Storms spawning multiple tornadoes blew through Iowa, Illinois — including Chicago — and Indiana, Monday downing trees and power poles and cutting power to more than 460,000 customers and businesses. The National Weather Service confirmed that a tornado hit Des...

Amazon Prime Day is a big event for scammers, experts warn

Jul. 16, 2024 00:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon Prime Day is here, and experts are reminding consumers to be wary of scams. Deceptions such as phony emails from people impersonating online retailers like Amazon are nothing new. But phishing attempts increase amid the heavy spending seen during significant...

Will the Seine be clean enough by the Olympics? Not even the experts know yet

Jul. 15, 2024 22:06 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — With the Paris Olympics less than two weeks away, a question hangs over the Games: Will the Seine River be clean enough for athletes to swim in? Triathlon and marathon swimming are scheduled to take place in the Seine, where it has been illegal to swim for more than a...

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An Australian computer scientist who claimed to invent bitcoin referred to prosecutors for perjury

Jul. 16, 2024 07:20 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An Australian computer scientist found to have falsely claimed to be the mysterious creator of the bitcoin cryptocurrency will be referred to British prosecutors for possible perjury and forgery charges, a London judge said Tuesday. Judge James Mellor, who ruled...

Dodgers' Teoscar Hernández wins the Home Run Derby

Jul. 16, 2024 07:19 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — When Teoscar Hernández needed a moment to calm down during the Home Run Derby, the Los Angeles Dodgers slugger got a boost from a former teammate who just happened to be last year's champion. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. wore a Blue Jays jersey with...

On an unusually busy news day, did the assassination attempt's aftermath change the media tone?

Jul. 16, 2024 07:06 AM EDT

If this were a typical presidential campaign, Donald Trump's selection of JD Vance as his running mate on the Republican ticket would have likely dominated media discussions for a week or two. This is not a typical presidential campaign. On Monday, that choice was...

Violent clashes over government jobs quota system leave scores injured in Bangladesh

Jul. 16, 2024 06:54 AM EDT

DHAKA, Banglades (AP) — Police fired tear gas and charged with batons during violent clashes between a pro-government student body and student protesters overnight, leaving dozens injured at a public university outside Bangladesh’s capital, authorities and students said Tuesday. ...

Welsh leader Vaughan Gething says he will resign over campaign donation scandal

Jul. 16, 2024 06:53 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The leader of Wales’ government, First Minister Vaughan Gething, said Tuesday he will resign after several members of his government quit over a campaign donation scandal. Gething said that “I have this morning taken the difficult decision to begin the process of...

Hong Kong is testing out its own ChatGPT-style tool as OpenAI planned extra steps to block access

Jul. 16, 2024 06:46 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s government is testing the city's own ChatGPT -style tool for its employees, with plans to eventually make it available to the public, its innovation minister said after OpenAI took extra steps to block access from the city and other unsupported regions. ...

What to know about the attempt on Trump's life and its aftermath

Jul. 16, 2024 06:45 AM EDT

Officials are demanding to know how an armed man was able to get to the top of a building and shoot former President Donald Trump. A report of a suspicious man had reached police and witnesses pointed and shouted at an armed man on a roof nearby where Trump was speaking. The...

Leader of Wales’ government, Vaughan Gething, says he will resign amid a scandal over campaign donations

Jul. 16, 2024 06:45 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Leader of Wales’ government, Vaughan Gething, says he will resign amid a scandal over campaign donations.

Some EU officials boycott meetings in Hungary over Orbán's visits to Russia, China

Jul. 16, 2024 06:41 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Some European Union leaders protested on Tuesday what they see as Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's misuse of the bloc's rotating presidency, with many including those in the EU's executive commission boycotting an informal meeting hosted by Hungary in response to...

The Latest | Israeli strikes on Gaza kill 24 as violence rages on in Palestinian territories

Jul. 16, 2024 06:35 AM EDT

Israeli strikes in the central Gaza Strip overnight into Tuesday killed 24 people, according to hospital records, as Israel and Hamas weigh the latest cease-fire proposal and deadly violence rages on. Also Tuesday, Israeli police said officers shot and killed a Palestinian after he...