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Trump, Sanders win U.S. presidential contests in New Hampshire

Supporters of Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, react at his 2016 New Hampshire presidential primary night rally in ConcordBy 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. 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 there were signs that the campaign of Sanders' rival, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, was defensive about her future prospects. Trump's win solidifies his front-runner status in the race to be the party's White House nominee for the Nov. 8 election.

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 21:25:06 -0500
Trump nails it in New Hampshire after Iowa disappointment

Supporters wait for Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump to speak during a primary night rally, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)NASHUA, N.H. (AP) Donald Trump nailed down a decisive first victory in New Hampshire's presidential primary Tuesday, showing his unorthodox campaign can translate the large crowds at his rambunctious rallies into the votes that determine delegates. His Republican rivals battled for second place, looking to break from the pack and ensure the survival of their campaigns.

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 21:14:48 -0500
AP News Guide: Trump, Sanders prevail in NH

Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., cheer as a news program announces Sanders as the winner of the New Hampshire primary during a watch party at Concord High School, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)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.

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 21:13:37 -0500
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.

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 21:12:40 -0500
Supreme Court puts Obama carbon emissions plan on hold

A coalition of 27 US states are 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 resolvedThe US Supreme Court has put on hold President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fueled power plants pending a legal challenge. A coalition of 27 US states 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. Most of the states involved are run by Obama's Republican adversaries.

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 21:10:23 -0500
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.

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 20:55:43 -0500
Sikh man blocked by Mexican airline satisfied with apology

Waris Ahluwalia, a member of the Sikh community, gives an interview in Mexico City, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. The Indian-American actor and designer who wasn't allowed to board a Mexico City-to-New York flight after refusing to remove his turban said Tuesday that he is satisfied with an apology from the airline. Ahluwalia said he is now waiting for Aeromexico to implement special training on how to treat Sikh passengers, for whom the headgear carries deep religious significance. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)MEXICO CITY (AP) An Indian-American actor and designer who wasn't allowed to board a Mexico City-to-New York flight after refusing to remove his turban said Tuesday that he is satisfied with an apology from the airline.

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 20:55:07 -0500
Exit polls: New Hampshire Democrats trust Sanders

A "vote" pin decorates the sweater of ward clerk Lynn Lavigne as she opens absentee ballots for the New Hampshire primary, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at a polling place in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)WASHINGTON (AP) Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire Democratic primary after convincing voters that he was more honest and trustworthy than former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to early results of the exit poll conducted by Edison Research for The Associated Press and television networks.

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 20:54:10 -0500
Trump, Sanders win New Hampshire primaries: US networks

A supporter of US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders arrives for primary night rally in Concord, New Hampshire, on February 9, 2016Political novice Donald Trump and self-described democratic socialist Bernie Sanders won New Hampshire's presidential primaries Tuesday, US media projected, turning the American political establishment on its head early in the long nominations battle. With less than 10 percent of precincts reporting, CNN, Fox and other networks called the race for the Republican frontrunner Trump and for Sanders, who is battling Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination. Thank you, New Hampshire!" tweeted Sanders, who is treated like a local hero in this state that borders Vermont, which he represents in the US Senate.

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 20:43:24 -0500
Ferguson City Council expected to vote on DOJ agreement

FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2014 file photo, police officers watch protesters as smoke fills the streets in Ferguson, Mo. Ferguson's cost of implementing reforms spelled out in a consent agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice could approach $4 million in the first year alone, according to new estimates that further raise questions about whether Ferguson can afford it. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) The Ferguson City Council is expected to vote Tuesday on a police and court reform proposal with the U.S. Department of Justice, an agreement that would cost the St. Louis suburb millions of dollars.

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 20:37:30 -0500
Sanders wins big over Clinton in NH, garnering wide support

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., center left, watches the for results with his wife Jane, center right, during a primary night watch party at Concord High School, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) Sen. Bernie Sanders won a commanding victory Tuesday over Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, giving him a crucial win over the onetime front-runner who narrowly beat him in Iowa last week.

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 20:32:30 -0500
Nuns who help homeless face eviction in costly San Francisco

Sister Mary Benedicte, left, serves food at the Fraternite Notre Dame Mary of Nazareth Soup Kitchen in San Francisco, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. SanFrancisco nuns who serve the homeless are in danger of getting kicked out of their home after a rent hike of more than 50 percent. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)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.

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 20:31:03 -0500
French MPs vote to include stripping terrorists of nationality in constitution

Rapporteur of the Constitution reform bill of the French National Assembly, Dominique Raimbourg, speaks during the debate on Article 2, a controversial amendment to the constitution, at the French National Assembly in Paris on February 9, 2016Lawmakers 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.

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 20:29:27 -0500
With costumes, beads, music, New Orleans marks Fat Tuesday

A parade-goer laughs to celebrate as she watches the the Saint Anne Parade move through New Orleans during Mardi Gras, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. People across New Orleans are marking the culmination of the Mardi Gras season. Floats and marching bands will parade down the city's St. Charles Ave. on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)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.

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 20:21:40 -0500
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.

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 20:08:24 -0500
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