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

Feb. 25, 2024 00:00 AM 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...

Los Angeles County district attorney seeks reelection in contest focused on feeling of public safety

Feb. 23, 2024 18:26 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County voters are set to decide next month if embattled District Attorney George Gascón will remain the head of the nation’s largest prosecutor’s office in a race centered on perceptions of public safety. Gascón, who was elected in 2020 on a...

Wisconsin ethics panel recommends felony charges against Trump committee, lawmaker

Feb. 23, 2024 16:52 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Ethics Commission has recommended that state prosecutors file felony charges against a fundraising committee for former President Donald Trump and a Republican state lawmaker related to an effort to unseat Assembly Speaker Robin Vos. The ethics...

Trump faces warning signs that his fundraising prowess may have limits in 2024 campaign

Feb. 22, 2024 15:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's legendary ability to raise massive sums of political cash may be on a collision course with a new and unpleasant reality. Campaign finance reports released this week flashed bright warning lights, showing two key committees in his political...

Biden tells California supporters to stay focused on what's at stake in reelection battle

Feb. 21, 2024 00:08 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Joe Biden kicked off a three-day fundraising sprint in California, making the case to supporters to stay focused on what’s at stake in his reelection battle where he will likely again face Donald Trump in November. In remarks at a campaign reception...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Feb. 20, 2024 11:44 AM EST

Chicago Sun-Times. February 17, 2024. Editorial: Illinois utility customers shouldn’t have to pay excessive add-on fees to their bills A study by the Citizens Utility Board reports customers are paying tens of millions for such things as utility memberships in trade...

EU welcomes Polish plan to address concerns about democratic backsliding

Feb. 20, 2024 08:13 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Senior European Union officials on Tuesday welcomed a plan by Poland’s new government to address concerns about democratic backsliding and expressed hope that it could end years of legal wrangling. Poland has been at loggerheads with the EU's executive branch...

George Santos sues late-night host Jimmy Kimmel for tricking him into making videos to ridicule him

Feb. 18, 2024 14:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. George Santos alleged in a lawsuit filed Saturday that late-night host Jimmy Kimmel deceived him into making videos on the Cameo app that were used to ridicule the disgraced New York Republican on the show. The lawsuit filed in U.S. district court...

Ex-Illinois lawmaker abruptly pleads guilty to fraud and money laundering, halting federal trial

Feb. 15, 2024 19:48 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Former Illinois lawmaker and gubernatorial candidate William “Sam” McCann abruptly pleaded guilty on Thursday to nine felony counts of wire fraud, money laundering and tax evasion, halting his federal corruption trial over misusing up to $550,000 in campaign...

India's top court strikes down system for anonymous political donations ahead of national elections

Feb. 15, 2024 02:59 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s top court on Thursday struck down a controversial election funding system that allowed individuals and companies to send unlimited donations to political parties without the need to disclose donor identity, a system critics have long said is undemocratic and favored...