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Trump replaces campaign manager amid sinking poll numbers

Jill Colvin, Zeke Miller and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 6:49pm

President Donald Trump shook up his campaign staff Wednesday amid sinking poll numbers less than four months before the election, replacing campaign manager Brad Parscale with veteran GOP operative Bill Stepien.

Anti-mask crowd fills Utah County meeting on mask mandate exemption request; meeting rescheduled due to health concerns

MacK Jones, KSL  |  Posted Jul 15th - 6:35pm

Utah County Commissioner Bill Lee pulled his mask off before addressing a crowd of nearly 100 anti-mask protesters, drawing cheers from the unmasked crowd.

Pro-Western party claims victory in North Macedonia election

Konstantin Testorides, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 6:20pm

A suspected hacking attack caused the site of North Macedonia’s electoral commission to crash for hours after polls closed in national elections Wednesday, delaying preliminary results that showed the pro-Western Social Democrats narrowly leading the center-right opposition.

Obama, Biden, Gates, Bezos, Musk's Twitter accounts hacked in bitcoin scam

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 4:57pm

Con artists on Wednesday apparently hacked into the Twitter accounts of technology moguls, politicians and major companies in an apparent bitcoin scam.

Ivanka Trump defends Goya post that watchdogs call unethical

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 3:21pm

Ivanka Trump on Wednesday defended tweeting a photo of herself holding up a can of Goya beans to buck up a Hispanic-owned business that she says has been unfairly treated, arguing that she has “every right” to publicly express her support.

In the open: White House advisers tussle over virus response

Jill Colvin and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 3:20pm

Infighting over the White House's handling of the coronovirus pandemic is spilling further into public view, with trade adviser Peter Navarro panning Dr. Anthony Fauci as President Donald Trump stands watch.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump wholly distorts Biden on immigration

Will Weissert and Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 2:30pm

President Donald Trump is assailing Joe Biden for immigration proposals that Biden actually isn't proposing. Trump's account of what his Democratic presidential rival says he'd do with people in the country illegally is false in almost every detail.

Coronavirus hospital data will now be sent to Trump administration instead of CDC

Jim Acosta and Devan Cole, CNN  |  Posted Jul 15th - 11:57am

Hospital data on coronavirus patients will now be rerouted to the Trump administration instead of first being sent to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Health and Human Services confirmed to CNN on Tuesday.

Cost of ensuring school safety complicates reopening plans

Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 10:18am

nearly four times the previously approved federal funding that it expects to get.

Portugal heat wave heightens risk of wildfires

Helena Alves, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 9:55am

Portugal is experiencing a heat wave with hot and dry weather, sweltering nights and a heightened risk for wildfires.

Police detain dozens in 2nd day of Belarus election protests

Yuras Karmanau, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 9:38am

A Belarusian human rights group says police detained dozens of demonstrators in the capital and the city of Borisov on Wednesday as protests against the exclusion of two opposition candidates from the presidential ballot roiled the country.

In Colorado, Hickenlooper outraises Gardner, lags in cash

Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 6:10am

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper's Senate campaign reported raising $5.2 million over the past three months and said that a record for a Colorado Senate candidate.

Turkey marks fourth anniversary of failed 2016 coup attempt

Zeynep Bilginsoy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 3:55am

Turkey marked the fourth anniversary of an attempted 2016 military coup Wednesday with ceremonies and memorial events for the people who died in the failed effort to overthrow the government that resulted in the arrests of tens of thousands of people.

In defeat, Sessions still says Trump is right for the nation

Bill Barrow and Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 12:18am

Jeff Sessions took the stage with the same sense of conviction he had displayed in giddier times at a Mobile stadium almost five years ago, declaring once more that Donald Trump’s vision was right for America.

Floyd family sues Minneapolis officers charged in his death

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 9:41pm

George Floyd's family filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the city of Minneapolis and the four police officers charged in his death, alleging the officers violated Floyd's rights when they restrained him and that the city allowed a culture of excessive force, racism and impunity to flourish in its police force.

Trump signs bill, order rebuking China, and slams Biden

Zeke Miller, Deb Riechmann and Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 3:46pm

President Donald Trump signed legislation and an executive order on Tuesday that he said will hold China accountable for its oppressive actions against the people of Hong Kong, then quickly shifted his policy speech into a political one, hurling broadsides against Democratic rival Joe Biden.

Justice Ginsburg treated in hospital for possible infection

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 3:37pm

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was being treated for a possible infection and was expected to stay in the hospital for a few days following a medical procedure, the Supreme Court said in a statement Tuesday.

President Trump shakes up campaign team, replacing Brad Parscale as campaign manager with GOP vet Bill Stepien

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 6:44pm

President Trump shakes up campaign team, replacing Brad Parscale as campaign manager with GOP vet Bill Stepien.

Trump signs bill, executive order to hold China accountable for 'oppressive actions' against people of Hong Kong

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 3:34pm

Trump signs bill, executive order to hold China accountable for 'oppressive actions' against people of Hong Kong.