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

Jul. 18, 2024 00:26 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — JD Vance introduced himself to a national audience Wednesday after being chosen as Donald Trump’s running mate, sharing the story of his hardscrabble upbringing and making the case that his party best understands the challenges facing struggling Americans. ...

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...

Democrats making a fresh push for Biden to reconsider running in runup to their own party convention

Jul. 18, 2024 01:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats worried about President Joe Biden's ability to win this November are making a renewed push for him to reconsider his reelection bid, using mountains of data, frank conversations and now, his own time off the campaign trail after testing positive for COVID, to encourage...

Far-right Israeli minister visits sensitive Jerusalem holy site, imperiling Gaza cease-fire talks

Jul. 18, 2024 02:52 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s far-right national security minister visited Jerusalem’s most sensitive holy site on Thursday morning, threatening to disrupt Gaza cease-fire talks. Itamar Ben-Gvir, an ultranationalist settler leader, said he had gone up to the contested Jerusalem...

Bedwetting, nightmares and shaking. War in Gaza takes a mental health toll, especially on children

Jul. 18, 2024 01:10 AM EDT

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Nabila Hamada gave birth to twin boys in Gaza early in the war, in a hospital reeking of decaying bodies and full of displaced people. When Israeli forces threatened the hospital, she and her husband fled with only one of the babies, as medical staff said the...

Uncertainty is the winner and incumbents the losers so far in a year of high-stakes global elections

Jul. 18, 2024 00:41 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Discontented, economically squeezed voters have turned against sitting governments on both right and left during many of the dozens of elections held this year, as global power blocs shift and political certainties crumble. From India to South Africa to Britain,...

The uncertainty that plagues life in crisis-ridden Venezuela is also wreaking havoc on relationships

Jul. 18, 2024 02:12 AM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Victoria Estevez finally met someone who saw past her shyness. They spent two months learning about their likes and dislikes, texting about their families and friends, and walking around their hometowns on Venezuela's Caribbean coast. On a trip to the capital in...

US reporter Evan Gershkovich appears in court in Russia for second hearing on espionage charges

Jul. 18, 2024 03:03 AM EDT

YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP) — Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich appeared in court in Russia on Thursday for the second hearing in his trial on espionage charges that he, his employer and the U.S. government vehemently deny. The court said Gershkovich appeared Thursday...

'One screen, two movies': Conflicting conspiracy theories emerge from Trump shooting

Jul. 18, 2024 00:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former president is shot, the gunman quickly neutralized, and all of it is caught on camera. But for those who don't believe their eyes, that's just the start of the story. For some supporters of former President Donald Trump, the failure of the Secret Service...

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...

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Nokia sees double-digit fall in Q2 profit, sales in weak 5G market but sees improved 2nd half

Jul. 18, 2024 03:49 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Wireless and fixed-network equipment maker Nokia Thursday reported a double-digit fall in profit and sales in the second quarter due to a continuing weak market as clients are holding off investments in 5G technology. The Espoo, Finland-based company reported a net...

Europe's central bank hits pause on rate cuts as inflation takes its sweet time to come down to 2%

Jul. 18, 2024 03:31 AM EDT

Home buyers and businesses waiting for lower interest rates in Europe are going to have to wait a little longer as the European Central Bank takes its time to make sure stubborn inflation is firmly under control before lowering its benchmark rate again. The ECB's stance for now...

Far-right Israeli minister visits sensitive Jerusalem holy site, imperiling Gaza cease-fire talks

Jul. 18, 2024 02:52 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s far-right national security minister visited Jerusalem’s most sensitive holy site on Thursday morning, threatening to disrupt Gaza cease-fire talks. Itamar Ben-Gvir, an ultranationalist settler leader, said he had gone up to the contested Jerusalem...

Serbian police searching for assailant who shot and killed 1 police officer and wounded another

Jul. 18, 2024 03:28 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — An assailant stopped by a patrol in a Serbian border town opened fire on police officers early Thursday, killing one and wounding another, the interior minister said. The incident happened just before 1 a.m. in the western town of Loznica, near the border...

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen faces vote on her bid for second 5-year term

Jul. 18, 2024 03:24 AM EDT

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Ursula von der Leyen pledged to be a strong leader for Europe in a time of crisis and polarization as she made her final leadership pitch Thursday in a speech to lawmakers at the European Parliament ahead of a vote on whether to grant her a second five-year term as...

China Communist Party policy meeting expected to endorse leader Xi's high-tech vision for economy

Jul. 18, 2024 03:05 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China’s ruling Communist Party is wrapping up a top-level meeting on Thursday that is expected to endorse policies aimed at building the country’s technological prowess and fortifying its national security. The plenary meeting of the party’s Central Committee...

US reporter Evan Gershkovich appears in court in Russia for second hearing on espionage charges

Jul. 18, 2024 03:03 AM EDT

YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP) — Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich appeared in court in Russia on Thursday for the second hearing in his trial on espionage charges that he, his employer and the U.S. government vehemently deny. The court said Gershkovich appeared Thursday...

Philippine politician who praised natural gas takes heat for business dealings after AP reporting

Jul. 18, 2024 03:02 AM EDT

An influential Philippine governor is the subject of controversy following an Associated Press investigation into his links to the expanding natural gas industry in his province. Articles in two leading newspapers called the connections unethical and said any wrongdoing must be...

Too soon for comedy? After attempted assassination of Trump, US politics feel anything but funny

Jul. 18, 2024 02:58 AM EDT

Political jokes: too soon? The answer from many quarters at midweek was a resounding yes, days after an assassination attempt against Republican former president Donald Trump rattled the nation over political violence that has been brewing in the United States for decades. ...

Stock market today: Asian shares mostly fall as dive for Big Tech stocks hits Wall St rally

Jul. 18, 2024 02:57 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Thursday, with Tokyo’s benchmark dipping more than 2%, after Wall Street’s record-breaking rally slammed into a wall of worries over potentially worsening trade tensions with China. Japan's Nikkei 225 index finished down 2.4% at...