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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

Democrats set 4 more debates over next 3 months

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

WASHINGTON — Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Florida congresswoman who heads the Democratic National Committee, bowed Wednesday to days of pressure from the party’s two presidential candidates and agreed to schedule four additional debates over the next three … 0

Tornadoes in the South; snow in Plains and Upper Midwest

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

JACKSON, Miss. — A trail of damage was left at an Army post, schools and businesses were closed for a second day, and a damaged women’s prison was running partly on backup power Wednesday after two days of … 0

Social contagion: Women more likely to yawn in response to others, study says

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Italian scientists who documented humans interacting in everyday situations have found that women are more susceptible to catching the urge to yawn from others than men are. The findings, published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, may … 0

FBI joins Flint drinking water investigation

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

DETROIT — The FBI is now investigating the contamination of Flint’s drinking water, a man-made public health catastrophe, which has left an unknown number of Flint children and other residents poisoned by lead and resulted in state and … 0

Should women have to register for the draft?

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

WASHINGTON — The top Army and Marine Corps generals told senators Tuesday that it will take up to three years to fully integrate women into all combat jobs, adding that women also should have to register for the … 0

Clinton wins in Iowa, campaigns turn to N.H.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

NASHUA, N.H. — Hillary Clinton tried to turn a skin-of-her-teeth victory in Iowa into a bit of momentum for her battered Democratic campaign, and Ted Cruz sought to lock in his spot at the top of the Republican … 0

Former DA believes Cosby can’t be prosecuted

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

NORRISTOWN, Pa. — The former district attorney who declined to arrest Bill Cosby on sex-crime charges a decade ago testified Tuesday that he believes his decision shields the comedian from ever being prosecuted in the case. Former Montgomery … 0

Nation and World Briefs, Feb. 3

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

India’s Supreme Court says it will re-examine gay-sex ban MUMBAI, India — India’s Supreme Court said Tuesday that it would re-examine its decision criminalizing gay sex, giving hope to activists who have called the law a violation of … 0

Races run extra-tight in Iowa

Monday, February 1, 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a fiery conservative loathed by his own party’s leaders, swept to victory in Iowa’s Republican caucuses Monday, overcoming billionaire Donald Trump and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. Among Democrats, Hillary Clinton … 0

Britain OKs controversial gene-editing experiments

Monday, February 1, 2016

LONDON — In a landmark decision that some ethicists warned is a step down the path toward “designer babies,” Britain gave scientists approval Monday to conduct experiments in which they will try to edit the genes in human … 0