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  • new storyClinton calls Flint water crisis 'immoral' in break from NH story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Feb-07-16 7:38 pm

    FLINT, Michigan - Taking a detour from New Hampshire's campaign trail, Hillary Clinton said Sunday that a water crisis in a Michigan city was "immoral" and demanded that Congress approve $200 million in emergency aid to address the community's battle with lead-contaminated water.

  • Christie, others hit final stretch in New Hampshire story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Feb-07-16 6:29 pm

    NASHUA, New Hampshire - It's less than two days until New Hampshire voters go to the polls. But Hillary Clinton is in Michigan. And other candidates, even Jeb Bush, say their campaigns will go on no matter how they do on Tuesday. Donald Trump says he doesn't need to win New Hampshire - but he'd like to.

  • Haiti's president departs to make way for interim government story has photos
    Updated: Feb-07-16 5:33 pm

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - President Michel Martelly made his farewell speech to Haiti as he departed office Sunday with no successor yet chosen because a runoff election was scrapped last month amid violent protests and deep suspicions about vote rigging.

  • Residents upset to see their faces appear on Sanders mailers 
    Updated: Feb-07-16 3:20 pm

    LEBANON, New Hampshire - An American Legion official and a pastor are among several New Hampshire residents who say they were upset when they saw their faces featured on presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' mailers without their permission.

  • Advocates plan trafficking awareness efforts ahead of RNC 
    Updated: Feb-07-16 3:12 pm

    CLEVELAND - Social service organizations and law enforcement agencies are planning a campaign to raise awareness of a possible increase in forced prostitution and labor trafficking while crowds are in Cleveland for the upcoming Republican National Convention.

  • Kansas caucuses show party differences in voting approaches 
    Updated: Feb-07-16 12:22 pm

    WICHITA, Kansas - Kansas Republicans and Democrats are preparing for March 5 presidential caucuses amid questions about voter registration rules and with several thousand potential voters who have tried to register unable to cast a ballot in the 2016 elections because they haven't provided proof of citizenship.

  • How Donald Trump, with pizazz and bluster, took on the NFL 
    Updated: Feb-07-16 8:13 am

    WASHINGTON - The New Jersey Generals are largely forgotten now - part of the long-defunct and once-upstart United States Football League.

  • Backstage with Flea on Super Bowl, Bernie Sanders story has photos
    Updated: Feb-07-16 6:10 am

    SAN FRANCISCO - It's been a busy weekend mixed with football and politics for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and bassist Flea wouldn't have it any other way.

  • Bernie Sanders makes 'SNL' appearance with Larry David 
    Updated: Feb-07-16 12:59 am

    NEW YORK - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made a cameo appearance on "Saturday Night Live" three days before the New Hampshire primary, appearing in a skit with host Larry David, the comic who has done a dead-on impersonation of him.

  • AP NewsBreak: Deal reached on provisional Haiti government story has photos
    Updated: Feb-06-16 9:35 pm

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Top Haitian leaders negotiated an agreement to install a short-term provisional government less than 24 hours before President Michel Martelly was scheduled to step down, an official with the Organization of American States and local authorities announced Saturday.

  • FIFA candidates Prince Ali, Infantino claim votes in Africa 
    Updated: Feb-06-16 5:35 pm

    GENEVA - Two FIFA voters have defied African soccer leaders by endorsing rival candidates in the presidential election for Sepp Blatter's successor.

  • 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:

  • Iowa man accused of tossing tomatoes at Trump to stand trial 
    Updated: Feb-06-16 12:54 pm

    IOWA CITY, Iowa - An Iowa City man accused of throwing two tomatoes at GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump will stand trial in the case.

  • Firebrand monks a powerful force in Myanmar despite setback 
    Updated: Feb-06-16 12:54 pm

    WASHINGTON - Dark-skinned and bearded men jump a young woman after she prays at a Buddhist shrine. They push her to the ground and rape her. Then they cut off her ear and slit her throat.

  • NYC council speaker campaigns for Clinton in New Hampshire 
    Updated: Feb-06-16 11:54 am

    NEW YORK - New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is traveling to New Hampshire to campaign for Hillary Clinton.

  • 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.

  • Branded for Bernie: Dozens get inked with free Sanders tat 
    Updated: Feb-06-16 10:38 am

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - Fans of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders are wearing their support for him on their sleeves - and on their rib cages, calves, necks and backs.

  • 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.

  • New Jersey still debating its already tough gun laws 
    Updated: Feb-06-16 9:25 am

    TRENTON, New Jersey - New Jersey has some of the toughest gun laws in the country and a stringent firearms ban on domestic abuse suspects that's been in place since the 1990s, but a contentious debate recently erupted over whether the law could be stronger.

  • Iran body reverses ban on 1,500 election candidate 
    Updated: Feb-06-16 6:36 am

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's constitutional watchdog, the hard-line Guardian Council, reversed a ban on 1,500 candidates who had registered to run in Feb. 26 parliamentary elections, state media reported on Saturday.

  • Adele might not like it, but Donald Trump can use her music 
    Updated: Feb-06-16 1:53 am

    NEW YORK - While waiting for Donald Trump to take the stage this week at a campaign rally in Exeter, New Hampshire, fans listened to a few hit songs by Adele, "Skyfall" and "Rolling in the Deep."

  • The Latest: 6-year-old hit by falling tree limb dies story has photos
    Updated: Feb-05-16 8:10 pm

    BOSTON - The Latest on a winter storm that dropped more than a foot of snow on some areas of the Northeast (all times local):

  • Nebraska Democratic Party announces caucus site locations 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 7:01 pm

    LINCOLN, Nebraska - The Nebraska Democratic Party says it will offer caucus locations in each of the state's 93 counties for the first time in its history.

  • Arkansas legislative black caucus members endorse Clinton 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 7:01 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The chairwoman and several members of the Arkansas Legislative Black Caucus are backing Hillary Clinton's bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.

  • Oklahoma's Lankford to speak at conservative gathering 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 5:56 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY - U.S. Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma will be a featured speaker next month at an annual gathering of conservatives in suburban Washington.