Trump opens 2024 run, says he’s ‘more committed’ than ever

SALEM, N.H. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump kicked off his 2024 White House bid with a stop Saturday in New Hampshire before heading to South Carolina, events in early-voting states marking the first campaign appearances since announcing his latest run more than two months ago. “We’re starting right here as a candidate for president,” […]

Tyre Nichols’ death raises tough questions about race in policing

In the long sequence of high-profile deaths of Black men at the hands of American police, the death of Tyre Nichols in Memphis shared many of the same hallmarks: a traffic stop that turns violent, an outraged community and a critical release of video footage.  But the case was unique in another way. All five […]

Trump fatigue’ in New Hampshire complicates 2024 White House bid

By Tim Reid    WEARE, New Hampshire (Reuters) – When Donald Trump trounced his Republican rivals in New Hampshire’s 2016 primary, the stunning win announced to other states the reality TV showman was a serious contender. Trump went on to capture the Republican nomination and then the White House.    But as the former president kicks off […]

Ronna McDaniel wins re-election to fourth term as RNC chair

DANA POINT, Calif. — Ronna McDaniel won re-election to a fourth term as Republican National Committee chairwoman on Friday, besting insurgent challenger Harmeet Dhillon in a secret ballot vote at the party’s annual winter meeting. McDaniel easily secured a majority of the 168 votes needed to win, with 111 votes compared to 51 for Dhillon, […]

Israel hits Gaza as conflict flares after West Bank raid

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli jets struck Gaza overnight on Friday in retaliation for two rockets fired by Palestinian militants, further escalating tensions after one of the worst days of violence in the occupied West Bank in years.  The rockets fired from Gaza overnight set off alarms in Israeli communities near the border with the southern […]

Britney Spears asks fans to respect her privacy after police welfare check: ‘Things went a little too far’

Britney Spears says things went “too far” after fans called police to her home. (Photo: FilmMagic)Axelle/Bauer-Griffin via Getty Images Britney Spears broke her silence two days after police were called to her house for a welfare check by concerned fans. In a statement on Thursday, the 41-year-old singer pleaded with fans and media to respect […]

Past US presidents, VPs asked to recheck for classified docs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Archives has asked former U.S. presidents and vice presidents to recheck their personal records for any classified documents following the news that President Joe Biden and former Vice President Mike Pence had such documents in their possession, two people familiar with the matter said Thursday. The Archives sent a letter […]