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Britain's new Prime Minister Keir Starmer faces his first House of Commons grilling from lawmakers

Jul. 24, 2024 06:03 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Newly elected British leader Keir Starmer faces a House of Commons milestone on Wednesday, fielding lawmakers’ queries at the boisterous weekly Prime Minister’s Questions session. It’s the first such session since Starmer’s Labour Party won a landslide...

Harris to address historically Black sorority as her campaign hopes to win women of color

Jul. 24, 2024 05:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters in Indiana haven't backed a Democratic presidential candidate in nearly 16 years. But when Vice President Kamala Harris heads to the solidly Republican state on Wednesday, she'll speak to a constituency she hopes will turn out for her in massive numbers in November: women...

Russian-linked cybercampaigns put a bull's-eye on France. Their focus? The Olympics and elections

Jul. 24, 2024 04:56 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Photos of blood-red hands on a Holocaust memorial. Caskets at the Eiffel Tower. A fake French military recruitment drive calling for soldiers in Ukraine, and major French news sites improbably registered in an obscure Pacific territory, population 15,000. All are part...

Harris tells roaring Wisconsin crowd November election is 'a choice between freedom and chaos'

Jul. 24, 2024 02:02 AM EDT

WEST ALLIS, Wisconsin (AP) — A roaring crowd of battleground state voters greeted Vice President Kamala Harris on Tuesday as she opened her public case against Republican former President Donald Trump by declaring November's election will be "a choice between freedom and chaos.” ...

Trump expected to turn his full focus on Harris at first rally since Biden's exit from 2024 race

Jul. 24, 2024 00:32 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Donald Trump is holding his first public campaign rally since President Joe Biden dropped out of a 2024 matchup that both major parties had spent months preparing for, leaving the former president to direct his ire toward his likely new opponent, Vice President Kamala...

Biden will make a case for his legacy - and for Harris to continue it - in his Oval Office address

Jul. 24, 2024 00:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even though President Joe Biden won't be on the ballot this November, voters still will be weighing his legacy. As Vice President Kamala Harris moves to take his place as the Democratic standard-bearer, Biden’s accomplishments remain very much at risk should...

Maduro seeks to shore up Venezuela military's support ahead of vote threatening his hold on power

Jul. 23, 2024 22:31 PM EDT

AGUA CALIENTE, Venezuela (AP) — At a crossroads not far from a gas station overgrown with weeds, young men and women in faded green fatigues stop vehicles returning from a rally for opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, ask passengers for their identifications, and inspect their...

Clip resurfaces of Vance criticizing Harris for being 'childless,' testing Trump's new running mate

Jul. 23, 2024 21:53 PM EDT

Comments JD Vance made in 2021 questioning Vice President Kamala Harris’ leadership because she did not have biological children have resurfaced, testing the young conservative senator in his early days campaigning as part of the Republicans' presidential ticket. During Vance's bid...

Oops. Southern Baptist agency announces firing of its leader, then retracts that announcement

Jul. 23, 2024 21:19 PM EDT

In under 48 hours, the head of the staunchly conservative public-policy arm of the Southern Baptist Convention rankled fellow Baptists by applauding President Joe Biden's “selfless act” of withdrawing his candidacy for re-election. Then, his agency reported he was fired — and now they have...

2024 Election Latest: Kamala Harris kicks off campaign for president with a rally in Wisconsin

Jul. 23, 2024 20:59 PM EDT

In her first rally as a presidential candidate, Vice President Kamala Harris Harris framed the race with Donald Trump as a choice between “freedom” and “chaos.” Democratic leaders Charles Schumer and Hakeem Jeffries endorsed Harris on Tuesday, capping off their party’s swift embrace of...