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Harris tells roaring Wisconsin crowd November election is 'a choice between freedom and chaos'

Jul. 23, 2024 17:01 PM EDT

WEST ALLIS, Wisconsin (AP) — A roaring crowd of battleground state voters greeted Vice President Kamala Harris on Tuesday as she opened her public case against Republican former President Donald Trump by declaring November's election will be "a choice between freedom and chaos.” ...

Kamala Harris faces a major test as she looks for a running mate for her White House run

Jul. 23, 2024 14:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris is zeroing in on four potential candidates as she races to choose a running mate for her fledgling campaign, fast-tracking a process that usually takes months but must be finalized in only a few weeks. Eric Holder, the former U.S....

Officers left post to go look for Trump rally gunman before shooting, state police boss says

Jul. 23, 2024 17:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two local law enforcement officers stationed in the complex of buildings where a gunman opened fire at former President Donald Trump left to go search for the man before the shooting, the head of Pennsylvania State Police said Tuesday, raising questions about whether a key post...

Secret Service director steps down after assassination attempt against ex-President Trump at rally

Jul. 23, 2024 17:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The director of the Secret Service resigned Tuesday in the aftermath of the assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump that unleashed an outcry about how the agency failed in its core mission to protect current and former presidents. Kimberly Cheatle,...

US is investigating Delta's flight cancellations and faltering response to global tech outage

Jul. 23, 2024 16:38 PM EDT

U.S. regulators are investigating how Delta Air Lines is treating passengers affected by canceled and delayed flights as the airline struggles to recover from a global technology outage. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced the Delta investigation on the X social media...

Demonstrators stage mass protest against Netanyahu visit and US military aid to Israel

Jul. 23, 2024 17:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Protesters against the Gaza war staged a sit-in at a congressional office building Tuesday ahead of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress, with Capitol Police making multiple arrests. Netanyahu arrived in Washington Monday for a...

US Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey is resigning from office following his corruption conviction

Jul. 23, 2024 16:27 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez will resign Aug. 20 following his conviction for taking bribes for corrupt acts including acting as an agent of the Egyptian government, he wrote in a letter to New Jersey's governor obtained by The Associated Press. Menendez had insisted...

European climate agency: Last Sunday was the hottest day on Earth in all recorded history

Jul. 23, 2024 17:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — On Sunday, the Earth sizzled to the hottest day ever measured by humans, yet another heat record shattered in the past couple of years, according to the European climate service Copernicus Tuesday. Copernicus' preliminary data shows that the global average...

Iowa law banning most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy to take effect Monday

Jul. 23, 2024 17:25 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa judge has ruled the state's strict abortion law will take effect Monday, preventing most abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy, before many women know they are pregnant. The law passed last year, but a judge had blocked it from being enforced....

Biles, Osaka and Phelps spoke up about mental health. Has anything changed for the Paris Olympics?

Jul. 23, 2024 06:24 AM EDT

Lydia Jacoby was a breakout star in the pool for the United States at the last Summer Games, earning a gold medal in the 100-meter breaststroke and a relay silver. Part of what comes to mind from those heady days in Tokyo? “People talking about post-Olympic depression,” she said. ...

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North Korea is again flying balloons likely carrying trash toward South Korea

Jul. 23, 2024 18:56 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea again flew balloons likely carrying trash toward South Korea on Wednesday, days after South Korea's military boosted anti-Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts across the rivals’ heavily armed borer, Seoul officials said. South Korea’s Joint...

Agreement halts Cowboys owner Jerry Jones' countersuit trial against woman who says he's her father

Jul. 23, 2024 18:56 PM EDT

TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) — The trial in a countersuit brought by Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones against a woman who says she's his daughter and her mother abruptly ended Tuesday afternoon as Jones agreed to drop the countersuit if the women dismissed pending lawsuits against him, including one...

Chancellor who led Pennsylvania’s university system through consolidation to leave in the fall

Jul. 23, 2024 18:55 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Daniel Greenstein, who led Pennsylvania’s state-owned university system for six years through the challenge of consolidating and adapting to a changing higher education landscape, will leave the chancellor's post in October, he announced Tuesday. In an...

Alabama universities shutter DEI offices, open new programs, to comply with new state law

Jul. 23, 2024 18:53 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The three University of Alabama System campuses on Tuesday shuttered diversity, equity and inclusion offices— and opened new offices — to comply with a new Republican-backed law attempting to ban the programs on public college campuses in the state. The...

Former US Army civilian employee sentenced to 15 years for stealing nearly $109 million

Jul. 23, 2024 18:20 PM EDT

A Texas woman who pleaded guilty to charges of stealing nearly $109 million from a youth development program for children of military families and using it to fund an extravagant lifestyle that included multiple mansions, a fleet of luxury cars and designer accessories was sentenced Tuesday to 15...

Whale surfaces, capsizes fishing boat off New Hampshire coast

Jul. 23, 2024 18:49 PM EDT

Two occupants of a fishing vessel are safe Tuesday after a whale surfaced under their boat, capsizing it off the New Hampshire shore, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The incident occurred Tuesday near Odiorne Point State Park. The Coast Guard posted to X that they had received a...

UN envoy to Yemen warns of a ‘devastating’ regional escalation, but points to glimmer of hope

Jul. 23, 2024 18:48 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Yemen warned Tuesday that recent developments in the Red Sea, Israel and inside the country “show the real danger of a devastating region-wide escalation” — but he also pointed to a glimmer of hope. Hans Grundberg said Yemen’s...

South Korea says North Korea is again flying balloons likely carrying trash toward South Korea

Jul. 23, 2024 18:41 PM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says North Korea is again flying balloons likely carrying trash toward South Korea.

Surprise blast of rock, water and steam sends dozens running for safety in Yellowstone

Jul. 23, 2024 18:40 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A surprise eruption that shot steam, water and dark-colored rock and dirt dozens of feet into the sky Tuesday sent people running for safety in Yellowstone National Park. The hydrothermal explosion happened around 10 a.m. in Biscuit Basin, a collection of hot...

Minnesota school settles with professor who was fired for showing image of the Prophet Muhammad

Jul. 23, 2024 18:32 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A former adjunct professor on Monday settled a federal religious discrimination lawsuit against a private Minnesota school after she was pushed out for showing a depiction of the Prophet Muhammad in class. Details of the settlement between Hamline University...