AP Analysis: Trump's convention aims to airbrush his tenure

WASHINGTON (AP) — At President Donald Trump’s Republican convention, he is welcoming to immigrants, not the architect of some of the nation’s harshest anti-immigration policies. At T...

AP-NORC poll: Trump faces pessimism as GOP convention opens

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is promising to outline an optimistic vision for America at this week's Republican convention. But he’ll be speaking to a public deeply pessimistic about the d...

Trump's moment: What's at stake for GOP as convention begins

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump will try to reintroduce himself — and his party — to voters this week at the Republican National Convention. It will be no easy task. ...

Postal chief returns to Congress facing uproar over delays

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a backlash over operational changes that have resulted in mail delays, the nation's new postmaster general is returning to Congress to testify before a House panel that has sh...

Ohio Republicans try to regroup in crucial state for Trump

CINCINNATI (AP) — Complications pummeled Ohio Republicans this week as they sought to put up a united front headed into the GOP's national convention. One of their best-known politic...

Tikhanovskaya challenges Lukashenko's power in Belarus vote

It has been a long time since a presidential election in Belarus promised to be as exciting as the vote scheduled for Sunday. Initially, the election looked as if it would be a routine victory for the...

Maduro's hold on Venezuela tightens as coronavirus surges

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — More than a year after a young U.S.-backed politician rose up to oust Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, the socialist leader holds a yet stronger grip on power — with a bo...

AP-NORC poll: Optimism fades jobs lost to virus will return

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly half of Americans whose families experienced a layoff during the coronavirus pandemic now believe those jobs are lost forever, a new poll shows, as temporary cutbacks give way...

He's back: Trump to re-up virus briefings amid lagging polls

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is set to once again take center stage in the government's coronavirus response after a White House debate over how best to deploy its greatest and most volati...

He's back: Trump to re-up virus briefings amid lagging polls

President Donald Trump is set to once again take center stage in the government's coronavirus response after a White House debate over how best to deploy its greatest and most volatile asset — him — p...

Pandemic becomes politically fraught for Florida governor

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has become politically fraught for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, as evidenced by a polished two-minute video released on social media this week that had ...

As Israel virus cases surge, government weighs new lockdown

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel reached a new daily record of confirmed coronavirus cases, the country's Health Ministry said Thursday, as a new nationwide lockdown to curb the pandemic appeared immine...

Indian leader's virus fund won't disclose donors, payments

NEW DELHI (AP) — Bejon Misra responded quickly to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal in March for donations to a new fund to strengthen the country's fight against the coronavirus. ...

Trump signs executive order as he courts Hispanic voters

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday that creates an advisory commission tasked with improving Hispanic Americans' access to economic and educational opportuniti...

Venezuela high court orders takeover of Guaidó's party

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s government-stacked Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the takeover of one of the nation’s most prominent political parties, to which opposition leader Juan Guaió be...