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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a town hall campaign event at the Londonderry Lions Club Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, in Londonderry, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Hopefuls sprint to NH finish, but brace for long campaign

Monday, February 8, 2016

SALEM, N.H. — Eyeing their first wins in a capricious campaign, Republican Donald Trump lashed out at his opponents Monday while Democrat Bernie Sanders sought to play it safe on the eve of the nation’s initial primary. GOP contenders vying for second and third saw fresh hopes for survival after New Hampshire as both parties settled in for a drawn-out … 0

Game-changing US missiles may alter Asian geopolitics

Monday, February 8, 2016

SEOUL, South Korea — The U.S. has opened the door to parking a ballistic missile defense system on North Korea’s doorstep, a move that could reshape North Asia’s security landscape. Kim Jong Un’s weekend launch of a long-range rocket prompted a reaction that his nuclear test last month did not: South Korea now … 0

Saudis offer to send troops against ISIS

Monday, February 8, 2016

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia’s offer to send troops to fight Islamic State in Syria is as much about the kingdom’s growing determination to flex its military might as it is about answering U.S. calls for more help from its allies in the Middle East. A Saudi deployment runs the potentially … 0

AG to visit 6 cities to highlight police work

Monday, February 8, 2016

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Loretta Lynch plans to visit six cities in the coming months to highlight police departments she sees as role models for law enforcement. The locations were chosen because they embody a particular trait of … 0

Nation and world news briefs

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

White House seeks emergency funds from Congress to fight Zika WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will ask Congress for $1.8 billion in emergency funding to combat the Zika virus — a disease that the president says is a … 0

Heroin epidemic changes role of police in harder-hit areas

Sunday, February 7, 2016

CINCINNATI — Forehead furrowed, a woman drags on a Camel cigarette, admitting she has only vague memories of nearly dying five days earlier. Some flashes of images of being inside an ambulance. Waking up in a hospital bed. … 0

UN condemns NKorea launch, pledges significant new sanctions

Sunday, February 7, 2016

SEOUL, South Korea — The U.N. Security Council on Sunday strongly condemned North Korea’s launch of a long-range rocket that world leaders denounced as a banned test of dangerous ballistic missile technology and another “intolerable provocation.” The U.N.’s … 0

Turkey: Reaching limits but will keep taking in refugees

Sunday, February 7, 2016

KILIS, Turkey — Turkey has reached the end of its “capacity to absorb” refugees but will continue to take them in, the deputy premier said Sunday, as his country faced mounting pressure to open its border to tens … 0

Costs of closing, cleaning toxic coal ash pits grows clearer

Sunday, February 7, 2016

EDEN, N.C. — Giant earthmoving machines beep and grind as they drop 17-ton scoops of coal ash and dirt into dozens of railroad cars lined up for two-thirds of a mile at a site along the Virginia-North Carolina … 0

Strong quake hits Taiwan, many trapped in toppled building

Friday, February 5, 2016

TAIPEI, Taiwan — A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck southern Taiwan early Saturday, toppling at least one high-rise residential building where rescuers pulled out more than 120 people. Dozens of others are still believed to be inside. Firefighters scrambled to … 0

Manhattan crane topples into street killing 1, injuring 3

Friday, February 5, 2016

NEW YORK — A huge construction crane being lowered to safety in a snow squall plummeted onto a Lower Manhattan street Friday, killing a Wall Street worker and leaving three people hurt by debris that scattered as the … 0

Many see cause for optimism despite slower US job growth

Friday, February 5, 2016

WASHINGTON — Consider looking past January’s so-so job growth. At first glance, Friday’s government report on U.S. hiring was a downer — 151,000 added jobs, well below the pace of the previous few months. Yet once you take … 0

180-year-old piano likely heard by Lincoln to play again

Friday, February 5, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The music score, displayed on an incongruous iPad, sits above the ivory keyboard of a piano that Abraham Lincoln likely heard. Jane Hartman Irwin, an accomplished pianist who’s performed with everyone from Dizzy Gillespie to … 0