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Trump wins South Carolina, easily beating Haley in her home state and closing in on GOP nomination

Feb. 24, 2024 21:40 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Donald Trump won South Carolina’s Republican primary on Saturday, easily beating former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley in her home state and further consolidating his path to a third straight GOP nomination. Trump has now swept every contest that counted for...

Why AP called South Carolina for Trump: Race call explained

Feb. 24, 2024 20:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press declared Donald Trump the winner of the South Carolina primary as soon as polls closed on Saturday. The race call was based on a comprehensive survey of South Carolina Republican primary voters that showed him defeating Nikki Haley by wide margins in her...

Takeaways from South Carolina primary: Donald Trump's Republican home field advantage is everywhere

Feb. 24, 2024 21:36 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump trounced Nikki Haley on Saturday in the South Carolina primary, a victory that emphatically punctuated the depth and breadth of his support among Republican primary voters as he vanquished his lone remaining major opponent in her home state. Trump did...

Here's how Trump won in South Carolina — and what it could mean for his chances in November

Feb. 24, 2024 20:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump won over South Carolina Republicans as the candidate who voters believe can win in November, keep the country safe and has the mental capability to be president. Trump cruised to victory in the South Carolina primary with the support of an almost...

Why AP isn't using 'presumptive nominee' to describe Trump, Biden

Feb. 24, 2024 19:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — While President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump have won every contest so far by large margins and are the overwhelming favorites to once again win their parties' nomination for a second term, they're not the “presumptive nominees” just yet. ...

Biden and Utah's governor call for less bitterness and more bipartisanship in the nation's politics

Feb. 24, 2024 21:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Utah Gov. Spencer Cox disagree on many issues but they were united Saturday in calling for less bitterness in politics and more bipartisanship. “Politics has gotten too personally bitter," said Biden, who has practiced politics since he...

An RNC member is trying to stop the party from paying Donald Trump's legal bills

Feb. 24, 2024 15:59 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — At least one member of the Republican National Committee is working to slow Donald Trump's attempted takeover of the organization by pushing to keep the committee neutral until Trump is officially the presidential nominee and avoid picking up his legal bills. ...

US and British strikes on Houthi sites in Yemen answer militants’ surge in Red Sea attacks on ships

Feb. 24, 2024 18:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Britain struck 18 Houthi targets in Yemen on Saturday, answering a recent surge in attacks by the Iran-backed militia group on ships in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, including a missile strike this past week that set fire to a cargo vessel. According...

Oaths and pledges have been routine for political officials. That's changing in a polarized America

Feb. 24, 2024 15:41 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The resignation letter was short and direct. “I can no longer be under an oath to uphold the New Constitution of Ohio," wrote Sabrina Warner in her letter announcing she was stepping down from the state's Republican central committee. It was...

Trump calls himself a 'proud political dissident' in CPAC speech

Feb. 24, 2024 19:36 PM EST

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump cast November's presidential election as “judgment day” and declared himself a “proud political dissident” during a speech before conservative activists outside of Washington Saturday as he again cloaked his campaign in religious...

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Biden and Utah's governor call for less bitterness and more bipartisanship in the nation's politics

Feb. 24, 2024 21:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Utah Gov. Spencer Cox disagree on many issues but they were united Saturday in calling for less bitterness in politics and more bipartisanship. “Politics has gotten too personally bitter," said Biden, who has practiced politics since he...

Trump calls himself a 'proud political dissident' in CPAC speech

Feb. 24, 2024 19:36 PM EST

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump cast November's presidential election as “judgment day” and declared himself a “proud political dissident” during a speech before conservative activists outside of Washington Saturday as he again cloaked his campaign in religious...

Who's running for president? See a rundown of the major 2024 candidates

Feb. 24, 2024 19:25 PM EST

Two major Republican candidates are left competing for their party's 2024 presidential nomination. Former President Donald Trump notched a commanding victory Saturday over former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley in South Carolina, where Haley previously served as governor. Trump also...

US and British strikes on Houthi sites in Yemen answer militants’ surge in Red Sea attacks on ships

Feb. 24, 2024 18:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Britain struck 18 Houthi targets in Yemen on Saturday, answering a recent surge in attacks by the Iran-backed militia group on ships in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, including a missile strike this past week that set fire to a cargo vessel. According...

Trump says his criminal indictments boosted his appeal to Black voters

Feb. 24, 2024 17:35 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump claimed Friday that his four criminal indictments have boosted his support among Black Americans because they see him as a victim of discrimination, comparing his legal jeopardy to the historic legacy of anti-Black prejudice in the U.S. legal...

Federal prosecutors accuse a New Mexico woman of fraud in oil and gas royalty case

Feb. 24, 2024 17:25 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico businesswoman is accused of defrauding the U.S. government and two Native American tribes of taxes and royalties due to them for oil and gas that her companies extracted from leased federal and tribal lands. Federal prosecutors announced this...

Oaths and pledges have been routine for political officials. That's changing in a polarized America

Feb. 24, 2024 15:41 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The resignation letter was short and direct. “I can no longer be under an oath to uphold the New Constitution of Ohio," wrote Sabrina Warner in her letter announcing she was stepping down from the state's Republican central committee. It was...

Alabama IVF ruling puts spotlight on state plans for tax breaks and child support for fetuses

Feb. 24, 2024 11:08 AM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The recent Alabama Supreme Court ruling that frozen embryos are legally protected children is highlighting how support for the idea that a fetus should have the same rights as a person underpins far less dramatic laws and proposals from abortion foes across the U.S. ...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Feb. 24, 2024 07:43 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — National security adviser Jake Sullivan; Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill. ___ NBC's “Meet the Press” — Sullivan; Gov. Gavin Newsom, D-Calif.; Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla. ___ CBS’ “Face...

US and EU pile new sanctions on Russia for the Ukraine war's 2nd anniversary and Navalny's death

Feb. 23, 2024 21:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and European Union on Friday heaped hundreds of new sanctions on Russia in connection with the second anniversary of its invasion of Ukraine and in retaliation for the death of noted Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny last week in an Arctic penal colony. ...