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Libertarians nominate Chase Oliver for president, spurning both Trump and Kennedy

May. 26, 2024 23:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Libertarian Party on Sunday nominated party activist Chase Oliver for president, rejecting former President Donald Trump and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. after they each spoke at the party's convention. Third parties have rarely been competitive in U.S. presidential...

The Constitutional Court of Thailand agrees to hear a case that could imperil the prime minister

May. 26, 2024 22:42 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Constitutional Court accepted a petition Thursday from members of the country’s outgoing Senate to begin an ethics probe against the prime minister over his appointment of a Cabinet member. If eventually found guilty, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin...

Saudi Arabia appoints first ambassador to Syria since 2012

May. 26, 2024 12:07 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Sunday announced the appointment of its first ambassador to Syria since severing ties with Damascus in 12 years, marking an ongoing thawing in relations since the war-torn country was readmitted to the Arab League over a year ago. Faisal al-Mujfel's...

At North Carolina's GOP convention, governor candidate Robinson energizes Republicans for election

May. 26, 2024 08:22 AM EDT

Before Mark Robinson, North Carolina's GOP candidate for governor, even stepped on stage at the state party's convention Saturday, several state candidates took time in their own speeches to energize the crowd by vouching for Robinson's gubernatorial bid. When the state's lieutenant...

Trump, accustomed to friendly crowds, confronts repeated booing during Libertarian convention speech

May. 26, 2024 01:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump was booed repeatedly while addressing the Libertarian Party National Convention on Saturday night, with many in the crowd shouting insults and decrying him for things like his COVID-19 policies, running up towering federal deficits and lying about his political...

Today in History: May 26, Obama nominates Sotomayor to Supreme Court

May. 26, 2024 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, May 26, the 147th day of 2024. There are 219 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 26, 2009, President Barack Obama nominated federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court. ...

Republican-appointed University of Wisconsin regent refuses to step down when term ends

May. 25, 2024 16:23 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A conservative University of Wisconsin regent says he won’t step down when his term ends this month. Then-Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, appointed Robert Atwell to the Board of Regents in May 2017. His seven-year term ends this month. ...

Governor appoints Jared Hoy as the new leader of Wisconsin's prison system

May. 24, 2024 12:06 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers announced Friday that he is promoting a deputy secretary at the embattled Wisconsin Department of Corrections to be the new leader of the state's prison system that has been plagued by overcrowding and understaffing. Jared Hoy will take over...

Biden selected as nominee in Idaho Democratic caucuses

May. 24, 2024 00:14 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Democrats on Thursday selected Joe Biden as their their nominee for the White House, giving the president more delegates after he already clinched his party’s 2024 nomination. Biden won the state Democratic caucus with 95% of the vote in a low-turnout...

Former South African President Jacob Zuma criticizes top court over election disqualification

May. 23, 2024 15:09 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Former South African President Jacob Zuma on Thursday criticized the country's highest court and his former allies in the ruling African National Congress over his disqualification from next week's election and said he would fight for his rights “in a disciplined...