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Biden's decision to drop out leaves Democrats across the country relieved and looking toward future

Jul. 22, 2024 01:17 AM EDT

HARPER WOODS, Mich. (AP) — After weeks of uncertainty about who would be at the top of the Democratic Party’s ticket in November, many voters expressed relief over the news that President Joe Biden would drop his reelection bid and began to think about who might replace him in a dramatically...

2024 Election Latest: Biden ends reelection bid, endorses VP Harris for Democratic nomination

Jul. 21, 2024 22:28 PM EDT

President Joe Biden announced Sunday that he is dropping his reelection bid against Donald Trump, in a social media post that sent political shockwaves around the country and threw an element of turmoil into the election just months before voters go to the polls. Biden's decision...

Harris could become first Black woman, first person of South Asian descent to be president

Jul. 21, 2024 20:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — She's already broken barriers, and now Kamala Harris could shatter several more after President Joe Biden abruptly ended his reelection bid and endorsed her. Biden announced Sunday that he was stepping aside after a disastrous debate performance catalyzed fears...

Democrats promise 'orderly process' to replace Biden, where Harris is favored but questions remain

Jul. 21, 2024 20:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shortly after President Joe Biden announced Sunday that he would drop his reelection campaign, Democratic National Committee Chair Jaime Harrison had a message: There would be no automatic coronation for his replacement. “In the coming days, the party will...

What happens next: Joe Biden wants to pass the baton to Kamala Harris. Here's how that might work

Jul. 21, 2024 14:50 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — With President Joe Biden ending his reelection bid and endorsing Vice President Kamala Harris, Democrats now must navigate a shift that is unprecedented this late in an election year. Democrats are set to hold their convention in Chicago on Aug. 19-22. What was...

Republican field in Michigan Senate race thins as party coalesces around former Rep. Mike Rogers

Jul. 20, 2024 23:07 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Detroit-area businessman Sandy Pensler has withdrawn from the Republican Senate race in Michigan just ahead of the state’s primary, throwing his support behind former U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers for the party's nomination. Pensler made the announcement at...

Trump holds first rally after assassination attempt with his new running mate, Vance, by his side

Jul. 20, 2024 20:33 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Donald Trump held his first campaign rally since he survived an assassination attempt Saturday, returning to the battleground state of Michigan alongside his newly named running mate. “It was exactly one week ago, even to the hour, even to the minute,"...

Heavy rain collapses part of ancient Michigan cave where 'The Great Train Robbery' was filmed

Jul. 19, 2024 16:48 PM EDT

BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. (AP) — Part of an ancient Michigan cave where “The Great Train Robbery” was filmed has collapsed under heavy rain. A wall of Bear Cave in Buchanan collapsed this week, Adam Morris, the property manager at a campground that operates near the cave, told...

Two more bird flu cases reported in Colorado, but elsewhere a study finds no asymptomatic infections

Jul. 19, 2024 16:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Friday announced two more bird flu cases among farmworkers, but they also said a new study in Michigan suggested the virus is not causing silent infections in people. Last month, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services launched...

Trump uses false claim about Chinese auto plants in Mexico to call for UAW president to be fired

Jul. 19, 2024 16:20 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Donald Trump made a pitch for votes from key swing state autoworkers during his acceptance speech for the Republican presidential nomination, using false claims to call on them to fire their union president. On Thursday night in Milwaukee, Trump said the United Auto...