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Trump Michigan trip includes stops at a Black church and a gathering of MAGA activists

Jun. 15, 2024 14:34 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Donald Trump will use back-to-back stops Saturday to court Black voters and a conservative group that has been accused of attracting white supremacists as the Republican presidential candidate works to stitch together a coalition of historically divergent interests in battleground...

South Africa's President Ramaphosa is reelected for second term after a dramatic late coalition deal

Jun. 15, 2024 03:06 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa was reelected by lawmakers for a second term on Friday, after his party struck a dramatic late coalition deal with a former political foe just hours before the vote. Ramaphosa, the leader of the African National...

Partisan gridlock prevents fixes to Pennsylvania’s voting laws as presidential election looms

Jun. 15, 2024 00:30 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is seeing lots of action targeting gaps in its vote-by-mail laws. The problem is that it’s in the courtroom and not the legislature. That could make the most populous presidential swing state a hotbed of challenges and conspiracy theories if...

California's Democratic leaders clash with businesses over curbing retail theft. Here's what to know

Jun. 15, 2024 00:21 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With retail theft increasing, California Democratic leadership is clashing with a coalition of law enforcement and business groups in a fierce political fight over how to crack down on the problem. State lawmakers are trying to preserve progressive policies and stay away...

The RNC is launching a massive effort to monitor voting. Critics say it threatens to undermine trust

Jun. 14, 2024 18:28 PM EDT

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) — The Republican National Committee on Friday launched a swing state initiative to mobilize thousands of polling place monitors, poll workers and attorneys to serve as “election integrity” watchdogs in November — an effort that immediately drew concerns that it...

Mexico's small, oft-questioned Green Party to become the second-largest force in Congress

Jun. 14, 2024 15:50 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — It’s been a long strange trip for Mexico’s Ecologist Green Party, which rode on its alliance with the ruling Morena party to become the second-largest voting block in Congress. This Green Party has been better known for picking presidential winners like it...

Elon Musk gets 77% approval from shareholders to get back his big, $44.9 billion Tesla pay package

Jun. 14, 2024 09:13 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla shareholders voted Thursday to restore CEO Elon Musk's record $44.9 billion pay package that was thrown out by a Delaware judge earlier this year, sending a strong vote of confidence in his leadership of the world's largest electric vehicle maker. The favorable...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in Virginia's state primaries

Jun. 14, 2024 08:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Incumbents' dominance in the 2024 congressional primaries will be put to the test in Virginia on Tuesday. While Virginia Democrats head to the polls to fill two open seats in the U.S. House, Republican voters could replace House Freedom Caucus chair Bob Good, who...

Future of Elon Musk and Tesla are on the line this week as shareholders vote on massive pay package

Jun. 13, 2024 21:19 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — If Tesla shareholders vote against restoring Elon Musk's $44.9 billion pay package Thursday, the CEO could deliver on threats to take artificial intelligence research to one of his other companies. Or he could even could walk away. If they approve the all-stock...

California legislators break with Gov. Newsom over loan to keep state's last nuclear plant running

Jun. 13, 2024 18:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Legislature signaled its intent on Thursday to cancel a $400 million loan payment to help finance a longer lifespan for the state’s last nuclear power plant, exposing a rift with Gov. Gavin Newsom who says that the power is critical to safeguarding energy...