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  • Russia proposes March 1 ceasefire in Syria; US wants it now
    Associated Press | February 10, 2016 7:16 pm
    Russia has proposed a March 1 ceasefire in Syria, U.S. officials said Wednesday, but Washington believes Moscow is giving itself and the Syrian government three weeks to try to crush moderate rebel groups.
  • Senate passes bill to hit North Korea with harsher sanctions
    Associated Press | February 10, 2016 7:00 pm
    Seeking to derail North Korea's drive for nuclear weapons, Republican and Democratic senators set aside their partisan differences Wednesday to unanimously pass legislation aimed at starving Pyongyang of the money it needs to build an atomic arsenal.
  • The Latest: Bush says he won't blame Obama for problems
    Associated Press | February 10, 2016 5:40 pm
    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:
  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie ends 2016 White House bid
    Associated Press | February 10, 2016 5:32 pm
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie dropped out of the race for the Republican nomination for president "without an ounce of regret" on Wednesday, a day after his disappointing sixth-place finish in New Hampshire's primary.
  • House backs bill to require EPA notification in lead cases
    Associated Press | February 10, 2016 3:28 pm
    The House on Wednesday approved legislation to clarify the Environmental Protection Agency's authority to notify the public about danger from lead in their drinking water -- the first action by Congress to respond to the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.
  • Study finds Zika virus in fetal brain, a clue in outbreak
    Associated Press | February 10, 2016 3:24 pm
    New details about the possible effects of the Zika virus on the fetal brain emerged Wednesday as U.S. health officials say mosquito eradication here and abroad is key to protect pregnant women until they can develop a vaccine.
  • Jumbled GOP field hopes for survival in South Carolina
    Associated Press | February 10, 2016 3:16 pm
    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.
  • In Illinois, Obama issues an appeal for political unity
    Associated Press | February 10, 2016 3:16 pm
    President Barack Obama came here nine years ago to declare it was "time to turn the page" on cynical, special- interest politics. He returned Wednesday lamenting that the story hasn't changed.
  • New Hampshire: Proof Trump's bravado is his best asset
    Associated Press | February 10, 2016 3:12 pm
    Donald Trump began his Republican presidential campaign by labeling Mexican immigrants as rapists and criminals. He's since profanely promised to bomb Islamic State fighters. He's endorsed using torture on foreign prisoners.
  • Viewer's Guide: What to watch on the day after New Hampshire
    Associated Press | February 10, 2016 2:52 pm
    New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary left some GOP candidates with a hard-knocks hangover and others just happy to still be alive.
  • Kasich's NH showing could be tough to convert into more wins
    Associated Press | February 10, 2016 2:28 pm
    Republican presidential contender John Kasich spent time and money winning over New Hampshire voters.
  • Clinton allies forming group to protect, register voters
    Associated Press | February 10, 2016 2:24 pm
    Allies of Hillary Clinton are forming a new $25 million political organization aimed at expanding voter protection efforts and driving turnout and registration among Latino and black voters essential to her Democratic presidential campaign.
  • But is she honest? Caring? Clinton grapples with questions
    Associated Press | February 10, 2016 2:12 pm
    Hillary Clinton's campaign has spent months fighting the perception that she has a shaky relationship with the truth and is disconnected from the problems facing Americans.
  • Yellen: Persistent economic weakness could slow rate hikes
    Associated Press | February 10, 2016 1:41 pm
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen cautioned Wednesday that global weakness and falling financial markets could depress the U.S. economy's growth and slow the pace of Fed interest rate hikes.
  • Senate panel votes to hold website in contempt over sex ads
    Associated Press | February 10, 2016 1:40 pm
    A Senate panel voted on Wednesday to hold the classified advertising website in civil contempt for failing to comply with a congressional subpoena into how it screens ads for possible sex trafficking.