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  • new storyThe Latest: Bush says he won't blame Obama for problems story has photos
    Updated: Feb-10-16 8:39 pm

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Here's the latest on the 2016 presidential race as Republican and Democratic candidates head from New Hampshire to South Carolina and beyond. All times local:

  • Jumbled GOP field hopes for survival in South Carolina story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Feb-10-16 5:32 pm

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Hoping for survival in the South, a muddled field of Republican presidential contenders descended Wednesday on South Carolina, no closer to clarity about who can stand between Donald Trump and their party's nomination.

  • New Hampshire Takeaways: Donald Trump proves he's a winner story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Feb-10-16 8:09 am

    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - New Hampshire voters have made their picks: Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders. They are choices with implications for next-to-vote South Carolina, Nevada and beyond in the 2016 race for president.

  • AP News Guide: A big validation for Sanders, Trump 
    Updated: Feb-10-16 3:42 am

    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - It's getting harder to shake off Donald Trump as just a hot-air balloon and Bernie Sanders as a pie-in-the-sky political revolutionary.

  • Sweeney plans ballot question on phasing in $15 minimum wage 
    Updated: Feb-09-16 4:20 pm

    TRENTON, New Jersey - New Jersey's minimum wage would rise to $15 over eight years and employers who pay above the rate could qualify for a tax credit under a proposal unveiled Tuesday by Senate President Steve Sweeney.

  • Maine's gov: Trump owes me for showing how to be outspoken 
    Updated: Feb-09-16 2:15 pm

    PORTLAND, Maine - Maine Gov. Paul LePage said Tuesday that fellow Republican Donald Trump owes him for paving the way when it comes to being outspoken.

  • New Hampshire voters take to polls in 1st-in-nation primary story has photos
    Updated: Feb-09-16 1:41 pm

    New Hampshire hosts the first-in-the-nation presidential primary, featuring candidates for the Republican and Democratic nomination. Of the state's 1.33 million residents, more than 870,000 residents are registered to vote. Polls started opening at 7 a.m., except for a handful of communities that begin voting just after midnight. In Dixville Notch, voters in that tiny town gave Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich two votes, Republican Donald Trump got two and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders won four votes for his Democratic bid.

  • WATCHING TUESDAY: NH existential test for Trump's candidacy story has photos
    Updated: Feb-09-16 12:19 pm

    WASHINGTON - Which candidate is "the best," who's the most experienced, who's a revolutionary and who's a robot?

  • Primary puts values of retail campaigning to the test story has photos
    Updated: Feb-09-16 3:56 am

    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - Donald Trump upended the traditions of New Hampshire campaigning when he opted for mega-rallies over living room conversations and diner stops, spending less time in the first primary state than any of his rivals. Yet the businessman goes into the state's Tuesday primary with the hope of clinching his first win.

  • Candidates sprint to NH finish, but brace for long campaign story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Feb-09-16 2:32 am

    SALEM, New Hampshire - 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 slog to the nomination.

  • Travel fund for Kasich security tops $350K story has photos
    Updated: Feb-08-16 3:51 pm

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - The cost of Ohio Gov. John Kasich's security detail has skyrocketed since the Republican governor began running for president last year.

  • North Jersey casino vote bill advances without key details 
    Updated: Feb-08-16 3:01 pm

    TRENTON, New Jersey - A plan to let New Jersey voters decide in November whether to authorize two new casinos in the northern part of the state is moving forward in the Legislature.

  • Governor, health officials sued over Ebola quarantines 
    Updated: Feb-08-16 2:18 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - Several people quarantined in Connecticut after returning from West Africa during the Ebola epidemic in 2014 were essentially imprisoned illegally under a state policy based on politics, not science, according to a lawsuit they filed on Monday.

  • Siena poll shows Clinton, Trump favored among NY voters 
    Updated: Feb-08-16 10:44 am

    ALBANY, New York - A new poll shows Hillary Clinton favored by registered New York Democrats while Donald Trump leads among Republicans voters in the state.

  • Debate Takeaways: Rubio shaken, Trump not stirred story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Feb-08-16 7:51 am

    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - There have been no higher stakes on a Republican debate stage in the 2016 campaign for president than there were Saturday night.

  • Political tourists flock to New Hampshire for up-close view 
    Updated: Feb-08-16 3:35 am

    SALEM, New Hampshire - Ann and Jon Vitti hopped on a flight from Los Angeles to snowy New Hampshire to witness firsthand what they can't see on their TV: The more personal side of presidential politics.

  • AP FACT CHECK: Fumbles from the Republican field 
    Updated: Feb-08-16 1:13 am

    WASHINGTON - What happened in Iowa didn't stay in Iowa. And when it reached the stage in the latest Republican presidential debate, Ted Cruz had some explaining to do.

  • Editorials from around New England 
    Updated: Feb-06-16 1:17 pm

    Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers:

  • Analysis: Arkansas up for grabs after Huckabee exit 
    Updated: Feb-06-16 11:00 am

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Former Gov. Mike Huckabee's exit from the presidential race doesn't just open up a new hunt for his home state's Republican delegates in the March 1 primary. It could also expose where the rifts lie in the GOP two years after it completed its sweep of Arkansas offices.

  • Beacon Hill lawmakers head north for New Hampshire primary 
    Updated: Feb-06-16 9:56 am

    BOSTON - The New Hampshire primary is just days away and that can only mean one thing in neighboring Massachusetts - a mass exodus of elected officials from Beacon Hill to the frozen north to stump for the candidate of their choice.

  • Bridge case defendants can subpoena Christie office docs story has photos
    Updated: Feb-05-16 4:35 pm

    NEWARK, New Jersey - The two former allies of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie charged in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case will get a second chance to force the release of documents from the law firm whose taxpayer-funded 2014 report absolved Christie of blame.

  • Massachusetts Gov. Baker endorses Christie in GOP primary 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 4:31 pm

    BOSTON - Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker endorsed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in the Republican presidential primary on Friday, arguing that Christie is best suited to govern in Washington's highly partisan environment.

  • Md. Gov. Hogan to campaign for Christie in New Hampshire 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 11:59 am

    ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is planning to campaign for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in New Hampshire this weekend.

  • New Jersey attorney general to resign, work for Rutgers 
    Updated: Feb-04-16 3:56 pm

    Acting New Jersey Attorney General John J. Hoffman is resigning to take a job as the top lawyer at Rutgers University.

  • New Rutgers athletic director inherits program at low point story has photos
    Updated: Feb-04-16 12:41 pm

    PISCATAWAY, New Jersey - Rutgers' new athletic director is unsparing when asked how he plans to turn around a program after a series of embarrassing developments on and off the field.