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Harris claims most of the delegates she needs for the nomination, sets new fundraising record

Jul. 22, 2024 18:28 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris won the backing of more than two-thirds of the Democratic delegates she needs to become her party's nominee and set a new fundraising record Monday in her first 24 hours as a presidential candidate, as top Democrats rallied to her in their bid...

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

Jul. 22, 2024 16:04 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 military advances even as it worries about the future of American support. The prospect of victory...

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

Jul. 22, 2024 16:41 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 18:14 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...

Bodycam video reveals chaotic scene of deputy fatally shooting Sonya Massey who called 911 for help

Jul. 22, 2024 18:06 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Sonya Massey ducked and apologized to an Illinois sheriff’s deputy only seconds before he shot her three times in her home, with one fatal blow to the head, as seen in body camera video released Monday. The video's release came days after an Illinois...

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 CEO called to testify to Congress over cybersecurity's firm role in global tech outage

Jul. 22, 2024 17:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. House leaders are calling on CrowdStrike CEO George Kurtz to testify to Congress about the cybersecurity company's role in sparking the widespread tech outage that grounded flights, knocked banks and hospital systems offline and affected services around the world. ...

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...

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Senate Ethics Committee starts review of Sen. Bob Menendez's conduct following bribery conviction

Jul. 22, 2024 18:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Ethics Committee said Monday that its members had voted unanimously to review allegations that Sen. Bob Menendez violated Senate rules, building towards potential disciplinary actions against the New Jersey Democrat after he was convicted of bribery charges this...

Hiker dies after running out of water near state park in sweltering heat

Jul. 22, 2024 18:24 PM EDT

HURRICANE, Utah (AP) — A 56-year-old woman died while hiking near a state park in southwestern Utah over the weekend after running out of water on a sweltering day, officials said. Emergency crews responded near Quail Creek State Park on Sunday to a report of a hiker “in distress...

Harris acknowledges Democratic 'rollercoaster' after Biden's exit from 2024 race, says she will unite party and nation

Jul. 22, 2024 18:19 PM EDT
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Harris acknowledges Democratic 'rollercoaster' after Biden's exit from 2024 race, says she will unite party and nation.

A man facing execution for 1998 murder addresses Utah parole board, asks for life sentence instead

Jul. 22, 2024 18:18 PM EDT

A man facing execution next month for the murder his girlfriend’s mother asked state officials Monday to spare his life, saying he is not the same person he was when he killed the woman after a day of drinking and using drugs. Taberon Dave Honie told the Utah parole board that he...

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

Jul. 22, 2024 18:14 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...

Pentagon Arctic report calls for more investment in sensors, equipment to keep up with Russia, China

Jul. 22, 2024 18:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Defense Department must invest more to upgrade sensors, communications and space-based technologies in the Arctic to keep pace with China and Russia who are increasingly operating there, including in joint military exercises, a new Pentagon strategy says. ...

Defamation suit against Fox News by head of dismantled disinformation board tossed by federal judge

Jul. 22, 2024 18:13 PM EDT

A defamation suit against Fox News by a government official who served on a short-lived U.S. government media disinformation board was dismissed Monday by a federal judge. The lawsuit from Nina Jankowicz alleged that Fox News had defamed her on numerous occasions, leading to waves...

Israel-Hamas war latest: Israeli military orders evacuation of part of humanitarian zone in Gaza

Jul. 22, 2024 18:08 PM EDT

The Israeli military has ordered the evacuation of part of a crowded area in the Gaza Strip it had designated a humanitarian zone, while the Health Ministry in Gaza says over 39,000 Palestinians have now been killed in the nine-month war. The military said Monday it plans an...

Bodycam video reveals chaotic scene of deputy fatally shooting Sonya Massey who called 911 for help

Jul. 22, 2024 18:06 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Sonya Massey ducked and apologized to an Illinois sheriff’s deputy only seconds before he shot her three times in her home, with one fatal blow to the head, as seen in body camera video released Monday. The video's release came days after an Illinois...

Biden calls into campaign staff meeting after ending his bid, promises he will be 'out on the road' for Harris

Jul. 22, 2024 17:57 PM EDT
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Biden calls into campaign staff meeting after ending his bid, promises he will be 'out on the road' for Harris.