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What to know about Trump assassination attempt and the investigation into the shooting

Jul. 15, 2024 00:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities want to know how a shooter was able to get on top of a roof so close to where former President Donald Trump was speaking and open fire. That is one of the focuses of the investigation into Saturday's assassination attempt on Trump as Republicans...

AP PHOTOS: In documenting violence in Haiti, you find bodies, but also ways people keep on living

Jul. 15, 2024 00:03 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Violence permeates every fiber of Haitian society. It used to linger on the outskirts of the capital, targeting the poorest, but now everyone — from street vendors to doctors to schoolchildren — are in its grip. Yet, people find ways to keep living....

Trump heads to convention as authorities investigate motive, security in assassination attempt

Jul. 14, 2024 23:49 PM EDT

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump called for unity and resilience Sunday after an attempt on his life injected fresh uncertainty into an already tumultuous presidential campaign, while President Joe Biden implored Americans to “cool it down” in the final stretch and “resolve...

America's toxic political climate faces calls to 'tone it down' after assassination attempt on Trump

Jul. 14, 2024 22:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — “Tone it down!” That was the plea from one Republican congressman as he came to grips with the assassination attempt against Donald Trump at a political rally in the Butler Farm area where he grew up. “I am in a state of bewilderment of how...

In prime-time address, Biden asks Americans to reject political violence and 'cool it down'

Jul. 14, 2024 22:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Sunday urged Americans to reject political violence and recommit themselves to resolving their differences peacefully, saying the upcoming presidential election will be a “time of testing” in the aftermath of the attempted assassination of former...

Minutes after Trump shooting, misinformation started flying. Here are the facts

Jul. 14, 2024 20:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Within minutes of the gunfire, the attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump spawned a vast sea of claims — some outlandish, others contradictory — reflecting the frightening uncertainties of the moment as well as America's fevered, polarized political...

Biden, in primetime address, says 'it's time to cool it down' as officials warn of election-year risk of violence

Jul. 14, 2024 20:11 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Biden, in primetime address, says 'it's time to cool it down' as officials warn of election-year risk of violence.

Biden says 'We cannot, we must not' go down road of political violence in America after attempted Trump assassination

Jul. 14, 2024 20:11 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Biden says 'We cannot, we must not' go down road of political violence in America after attempted Trump assassination.

Global leaders condemn assassination attempt targeting former US President Donald Trump

Jul. 14, 2024 19:24 PM EDT

Global leaders expressed concern Sunday over an assassination attempt targeting former U.S. President Donald Trump at a rally in Pennsylvania that left one attendee dead and critically injured two others. Trump’s campaign said the presumptive Republican nominee was doing “fine”...

The Secret Service is investigating how a gunman who shot and injured Trump was able to get so close

Jul. 14, 2024 17:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service is investigating how a gunman armed with an AR-style rifle was able to get close enough to shoot and injure former President Donald Trump at a rally Saturday in Pennsylvania, in a devastating failure of one of the agency’s core duties. ...