Trump and Sanders big winners, riding voter frustration
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders rode a wave of voter frustration with American politics to commanding victories in Tuesday's New Hampshire primaries, adding crucial credibility to their upstart candidacies.
02/10/2016 - 04:20 AM
Sanders surpasses Clinton in NH primary with wide support
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders won a decisive victory over Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire Democratic primary Tuesday, propelled by support from a formidable alliance of men, women and young people.
02/10/2016 - 04:16 AM
Attacks keep millions away from famed Egypt tourist sites
Said Ramadan has lost count of how much he's borrowed just to stay afloat while other vendors at Giza's pyramids have already lost hope, as jihadist attacks bring Egypt's tourist industry to its knees. Since Egypt's then army chief and now President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ousted Islamist leader Mohamed Morsi in 2013, a deadly insurgency led by the Islamic State jihadist group has kept away millions of tourists. Tourism in Egypt was dealt a body blow when a Russian airliner blew up mid-air over the Sinai Peninsula on October 31, killing all 224 people on board, mostly Russian tourists.
02/10/2016 - 04:14 AM
Ferguson City Council seeks changes to DOJ agreement
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The Ferguson City Council agreed Tuesday to most proposals in a settlement with the Justice Department that would reform the city's courts and policing systems but also asked for several changes, including some limiting the city's cost.
02/10/2016 - 04:13 AM
Developers of toppled Taiwan building detained
TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — Three Taiwanese construction company executives have been detained on charges of professional negligence resulting in death following the collapse of an apartment building that killed dozens.
02/10/2016 - 04:09 AM
Trump nails it in New Hampshire; Kasich snags second
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Donald Trump nailed down a decisive first victory in New Hampshire's presidential primary Tuesday, proving his unorthodox campaign can translate the large crowds at his rambunctious rallies into the votes that determine delegates. Ohio Gov. John Kasich, an afterthought in Iowa, popped up in second.
02/10/2016 - 04:01 AM
White House hopefuls Trump, Sanders capture New Hampshire
By Steve Holland and James Oliphant MANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) - Riding a wave of voter anger at traditional politicians, billionaire Donald Trump won New Hampshire's Republican presidential nominating contest on Tuesday and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont won the Democratic primary. Disenchanted with the economy and Washington politicians, voters in the first two U.S. primary voting races have responded enthusiastically to candidates for the Nov. 8 presidential election they view as outsiders. The results, though decisive, did little to clear up confusion about who would emerge as the establishment contender to Trump on the Republican side, and the campaign of Sanders' rival, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, were defensive about her future prospects.
02/10/2016 - 03:48 AM
AP News Guide: Trump, Sanders prevail in NH
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders powered to victory in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday, avenging their Iowa losses to keep the mad scramble of the 2016 presidential campaign alive with dozens of contests to come.
02/10/2016 - 03:33 AM
Trump, Sanders win big in New Hampshire
Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders decisively won the presidential primaries in New Hampshire, riding a wave of anti-establishment anger in the second key test of the long, unpredictable race for the White House. Major US networks gave the Republican Trump and the self-described democratic socialist Sanders the win, confirming a deflating if expected defeat for Hillary Clinton, who put a brave face on the loss and admitted she had some work to do as the campaign moves south. On the Republican side, Ohio Governor John Kasich staked an early claim to second place, a potentially critical result for him as the GOP works out which mainstream candidate could successfully mount a challenge against the billionaire tycoon.
02/10/2016 - 03:26 AM
Supreme Court blocks Obama carbon emissions plan
By Lawrence Hurley and Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday delivered a major blow to President Barack Obama by putting on hold federal regulations to curb carbon dioxide emissions mainly from coal-fired power plants, the centerpiece of his administration's strategy to combat climate change. The court voted 5-4 along ideological lines to grant a request by 27 states and various companies and business groups to block the administration's Clean Power Plan, which also mandates a shift to renewable energy away from fossil fuels. The White House on Tuesday night said it disagrees with the court decision but said it expects the rule will survive the legal challenge.
02/10/2016 - 03:15 AM
Supreme Court deals blow to Obama climate plan
The US Supreme Court has put on hold a sweeping plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fueled power plants, dealing a significant blow to President Barack Obama's efforts to rein in climate change. A coalition of 27 US states -- most of them run by Obama's Republican adversaries -- is suing in a lower court to halt Obama's Clean Power Plan, and petitioned the Supreme Court to suspend its implementation until the case is resolved. The White House said it was disappointed in the ruling, but convinced the ambitious plan to slash US emissions was based on a strong legal foundation, and would prevail.
02/10/2016 - 03:14 AM
Email: Bacteria worries influenced Flint corrosion decision
Worries over bacteria led to the fateful decision not to apply anti-corrosive chemicals when Flint, Michigan, began drawing water from the Flint River, an email written by the city's former public works director says.
02/10/2016 - 02:12 AM
Ohio EPA: Town failed to notify some of lead in recent tests
SEBRING, Ohio (AP) — Tap water samples taken over the last two weeks have found high levels of lead in at least 30 homes in the village, which failed to promptly notify some people about results and didn't submit required weekly reports on water chemistry, state environmental regulators said Tuesday.
02/10/2016 - 01:57 AM
North Korea satellite in stable orbit but not transmitting: U.S. sources
By Andrea Shalal and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea's recently launched satellite has achieved stable orbit but not yet transmitted data back to Earth, U.S. sources said of a launch that has so far failed to convince experts that Pyongyang has significantly advanced its rocket technology. Sunday's launch of what North Korea said was an earth observation satellite angered the country's neighbors and the United States, which called it a ballistic missile test. It followed Pyongyang's fourth nuclear test in January.
02/10/2016 - 01:55 AM
Nuns who help homeless face eviction in costly San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sister Mary Benedicte wants to focus on feeding the hungry lined up outside a soup kitchen in a gritty part of San Francisco.
02/10/2016 - 01:31 AM
French MPs vote to include stripping terrorists of nationality in constitution
Lawmakers in France's lower house of parliament has narrowly voted through a highly controversial proposal to amend the constitution to strip people convicted of terrorist offences of their French nationality. The measure, passed by 162 votes to 148 with 22 abstentions, followed weeks of debate after it was proposed as part of a set of measures by President Francois Hollande in the wake of the jihadist attacks in Paris on November 13 that killed 130 people. The nationality measure has strong public support but has deeply divided Hollande's ruling Socialist Party.
02/10/2016 - 01:29 AM
With costumes, beads, music, New Orleans marks Fat Tuesday
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dressed in elaborate costumes, dancing to the beat of brass bands and clamoring for beads from passing floats, thousands of people gathered in the streets of New Orleans to mark the culmination of the famous Mardi Gras celebration Tuesday.
02/10/2016 - 01:21 AM
Records fall as winter heat wave hits Southern California
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A midwinter heat wave baked Southern California again Tuesday, breaking more February records as temperatures soared into the 80s and 90s even as the Santa Ana winds that stoked the atmosphere began to fade.
02/10/2016 - 01:08 AM
Sports costs at ESPN weigh down Disney's Force-ful quarter
LOS ANGELES (AP) — ESPN, the sports network that drives Disney's profit engine, has hit a soft patch. Subscribers have fallen by about 7.2 million over the last three years, according to Nielsen, and it's coming off a round of layoffs in the latest quarter. As more people cut the cord to watch programming online, its perch on top of the pay TV empire is looking unsteady at best.
02/10/2016 - 12:56 AM
Police: Jay Cutler's brother-in-law death was accidental
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A medical examiner has determined NFL quarterback Jay Cutler's brother-in-law's death was accidental, saying Michael Cavallari died of hypothermia after he crashed his car during a frigid temperatures while passing through a rocky and rural part of southern Utah.
02/10/2016 - 12:56 AM
New Hampshire votes in high-profile US primary
Last-minute voters cast ballots Tuesday in the small US state of New Hampshire in the second key test of the White House race, with Donald Trump chasing victory and Hillary Clinton looking to reel in local hero Bernie Sanders. Once every four years, the nation's eyes focus like laser beams on New Hampshire, which holds the first state primaries after the Iowa caucuses kick off the US presidential nomination process.
02/10/2016 - 12:51 AM
Legal proceedings for Sgt. Bergdahl halted due to classified material
The U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals granted the stay after the government requested one, court documents showed. At a pretrial hearing in January, Captain Michael Petrusic said prosecutors expected to turn over thousands of classified documents to the defense before the trial, planned for Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Bergdahl’s attorney, Lieutenant Colonel Franklin Rosenblatt, said prosecutors had too much authority over which documents would be provided to the soldier's lawyers, hampering the defense's ability to prepare for his trial.
02/10/2016 - 12:44 AM
Bill would stop removal of Confederate, historic markers
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Confederate monuments first erected after the Civil War to honor Southern soldiers have increasingly been targeted by civil rights activists who say they are offensive to blacks and should be taken down. An Alabama legislator wants to make sure that doesn't happen without state lawmakers' approval.
02/10/2016 - 12:41 AM
Ex-bodyguard testifies about lewd messages sent to Paltrow
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury hearing a case against an Ohio man charged with stalking Gwyneth Paltrow heard testimony Tuesday about pornographic messages and sex toys he sent her earlier in her career.
02/10/2016 - 12:40 AM
Oklahoma wildfires threaten homes; smoke risky for drivers
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Grass fires pushed along by 35 mph wind gusts forced an elementary school to keep some children after hours Tuesday as wildfires threatened Oklahoma ahead of its annual tornado season.
02/10/2016 - 12:26 AM
Former NYC Ballet principal dancer Violette Verdy, 82, dies
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Violette Verdy, principal dancer for New York City Ballet for 20 years and former artistic director of the Paris Opera Ballet and Boston Ballet, has died, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced. She was 82.
02/10/2016 - 12:16 AM
Judge's error could set man free without trial for murder
ATLANTA (AP) — A mistake by a superior court judge means a Georgia man charged with murder may go free without a jury ever weighing his guilt or innocence.
02/10/2016 - 12:16 AM
NTSB: New rules needed for air shipments of batteries
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government should issue more stringent rules for how rechargeable batteries are shipped on planes to prevent uncontrollable fires, the chairman of a federal accident investigations board said Tuesday.
02/10/2016 - 12:13 AM
Pentagon seeks $583 billion budget for 2017; Republicans say not enough
By David Alexander and Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon on Tuesday proposed a $582.7 billion defense budget that emphasizes emerging threats from Russia, China and Islamic State rebels, but the plan is already under fire from Republican lawmakers who charge it short-changes the U.S. military. President Barack Obama's last budget would boost spending on the war against Islamic State militants to $7.5 billion during the 2017 fiscal year, a 50 percent jump over the $5 billion approved this year. The budget heralds a strategic shift as Washington looks beyond the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and enters a new period of great power competition from Russia and China as well as threats from smaller rivals like Iran and North Korea, officials said.
02/10/2016 - 12:07 AM
Kim Davis obeying orders in gay marriage case, judges rules
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky clerk Kim Davis has obeyed orders to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the months since she spent five nights in jail for refusing to do so, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.
02/10/2016 - 12:03 AM
North Korea satellite in stable orbit: U.S. official
By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A satellite launched by North Korea at the weekend has now stabilized in its orbit around the Earth in a step forward from a launch in 2012, a U.S. official and a second source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. The satellite was initially tumbling in orbit but has now stabilized, making it more successful than a launch in 2012, which failed to achieve a stable orbit, said the first source, a U.S. official who did not want to be identified by name. “It’s in a stable orbit now. Martin O’Donnell, a spokesman with the U.S. Strategic Command, said the satellite had been in roughly the same orbit since its launch on Sunday.
02/09/2016 - 11:45 PM
Conservative opposition threatens criminal justice overhaul
WASHINGTON (AP) — A handful of Senate Republicans on Tuesday dealt a severe blow to prospects for overhauling the criminal justice system in Congress this year, with one lawmaker calling the bipartisan legislation championed by President Barack Obama and some prominent conservatives "a massive social experiment in criminal leniency."
02/09/2016 - 11:42 PM
Jury deliberates fate of NY cop charged in black man's death
Jury deliberations began Tuesday in the trial of a rookie New York police officer accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black man, an incident that fueled US protests against police tactics. Peter Liang, 28, faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted in the 2014 death of Akai Gurley. The trial is a rare case of a US police officer criminally charged for opening fire and comes at a time when departments are under scrutiny for the shootings of unarmed suspects, many of them black, and other alleged brutalities.
02/09/2016 - 11:31 PM
Martin Shkreli sued by artist over Wu-Tang Clan album
NEW YORK (AP) — A Long Island artist sued ex-pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli and others Tuesday over the use of his art in a Wu-Tang Clan album, saying he never expected portraits he posted on a fan blog two years ago to be used without his permission.
02/09/2016 - 11:28 PM
Stage version of 'Frozen' to be directed by Broadway veteran
NEW YORK (AP) — Disney has tapped one of Broadway's freshest talents to direct one of its most anticipated musicals, "Frozen."
02/09/2016 - 11:27 PM
US unable to crack San Bernardino attacker's phone
US agents cannot access a telephone used by the Islamist attackers in the San Bernardino shooting, the head of the FBI said Tuesday, complaining that encryption is hampering investigations. FBI Director James Comey revealed the problem as he was briefing lawmakers on emerging threats, using it to underline the US government's concerns about the strength of commercially-available encryption. "In San Bernardino, a very important investigation to us, we still have one of those killers' phones that we've not been able to open.
02/09/2016 - 11:24 PM
'Star Trek' vet to helm new series
Veteran "Star Trek" screenwriter Bryan Fuller is to return to his roots as co-creator and executive producer of the new installment of the cult TV series, CBS Studios announced on Tuesday. "Before seeing a frame of the television series, the Star Trek universe lit my imagination on fire," said Fuller, who launched his career in the 1990s writing for "Deep Space Nine" and "Voyager," two of the series in the sci-fi saga. "It is without exaggeration a dream come true to be crafting a brand new iteration of Star Trek with fellow franchise alum Alex Kurtzman and boldly going where no Star Trek series has gone before," he said in a statement.
02/09/2016 - 11:24 PM
Insurgents Trump and Sanders seek lift at New Hampshire primary
By James Oliphant and Amanda Becker MANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) - Insurgent candidates in the 2016 U.S. presidential race, billionaire Republican Donald Trump and Democratic socialist Bernie Sanders, sought to lift their campaigns on Tuesday at the New Hampshire primary elections by defeating mainstream rivals. Riding a wave of voter anger at traditional politicians, the two men held big leads over their respective opponents in New Hampshire, the second state in the process of picking party nominees for the Nov. 8 election to replace President Barack Obama. The polls were to close at 7 p.m. EST (0000 GMT) and New Hampshire officials predicted a historic high turnout of about 550,000 as long lines of voters formed at polling stations.
02/09/2016 - 11:22 PM
Former Tyco CEO named board chairman of ex-prisoners group
NEW YORK (AP) — A former business titan convicted more than a decade ago in a notorious corporate fraud case that featured headline-grabbing tales of excessive spending is now board chairman of a New York City nonprofit that helps ex-prisoners re-enter society, the group announced Tuesday.
02/09/2016 - 11:22 PM
Elway says no pressure on Manning over future
Denver Broncos general manager John Elway said Tuesday Peyton Manning will not be pressured into a quick decision over his future, hinting that the quarterback may still have a role with the franchise if he plays on. Manning said in the aftermath of Sunday's win over the Carolina Panthers he planned to take his time before making a decision. Elway said Tuesday the Broncos would allow Manning as long as he needed.
02/09/2016 - 11:20 PM
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