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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

Amtrak engineer recalls opening throttle before 2015 fatal Penn. crash

Monday, February 1, 2016

WASHINGTON — The last thing Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian remembers before last May’s fatal crash in Philadelphia is pushing the throttle forward to pick up speed and then braking when he felt the train going too fast into … 0

Former district attorney could be key witness at Cosby hearing today

Monday, February 1, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — Bruce L. Castor Jr. has said he thought Bill Cosby was guilty. But Castor has also said his declaration that he would not charge Cosby in 2005 — when he was the Montgomery County district attorney — might prevent prosecutors from now pursuing their sexual assault … 0

China company accused of fleecing investors of $7.6 billion in Ponzi scheme

Monday, February 1, 2016

BEIJING — Police arrested the maverick founder of China’s largest online finance business on suspicion of fleecing 900,000 investors of $7.6 billion, in what could be the biggest financial fraud in Chinese history. State media outlets reported the … 0

Nation and World Briefs, Feb. 2

Monday, February 1, 2016

EU: 10,000 young migrants unaccounted for THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Authorities dealing with Europe’s migrant crisis have lost track of about 10,000 unaccompanied children amid fears that organized crime gangs are beginning to exploit the vulnerable youngsters, a … 0

Turnout name of the game in Iowa

Sunday, January 31, 2016

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — In a final frenzy to inspire supporters to turn out for Monday’s Iowa caucuses, the presidential contenders scrambled to close the deal with the first voters to have a say in the 2016 race … 0

Zika virus separates sick from healthy, and poor from rich

Sunday, January 31, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO — Two Brazilian women, two pregnancies, one nightmare. But two very different stories. Regina de Lima and Tainara Lourenco became pregnant at a scary moment — the dawn of an extraordinary Zika outbreak, as authorities … 0

Witness to migrant disaster that killed 37 describes screams

Sunday, January 31, 2016

AYVACIK, Turkey — A witness to the drowning of 37 people including babies and other young children off Turkey’s coast described the horror and screams in the moments after the boat carrying the migrants slammed into rocks, saying … 0

Nigerian Boko Haram extremists burn homes with villagers still inside

Sunday, January 31, 2016

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Boko Haram, the extremist militia allied with the Islamic State, killed dozens of people, including children, in a weekend attack on a village in northeastern Nigeria, a sign the group may be reasserting itself after a series of retreats. Boko Haram extremists attacked the … 0

Over 1 million face loss of food aid over work requirements

Sunday, January 31, 2016

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — More than 1 million low-income residents in 21 states could soon lose their government food stamps if they fail to meet work requirements that began kicking in this month. The rule change in the … 0

After arrests, focus turns to how 3 men escaped from jail

Sunday, January 31, 2016

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Now that the three violent inmates who escaped from a California jail are back in custody, the focus will turn to how they were able to saw, crawl and climb their way out of … 0