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  • AP PHOTOS: New Hampshire voters gather to vote for president
    Associated Press | February 09, 2016 8:48 am
    Starting at the stroke of midnight, when a handful of small towns opened their polls, tens of thousands of New Hampshire voters cast ballots Tuesday, choosing their favorites among the pack of Republicans and Democrats who hope to one day be president.
  • US wholesale businesses trim stockpiles in December
    Associated Press | February 09, 2016 8:28 am
    U.S. wholesale businesses cut their stockpiles and registered lower sales for the third straight month in December.
  • The Latest: Intelligence chief warns of more terror attacks
    Associated Press | February 09, 2016 8:20 am
    The Latest on the worldwide threat assessment from U.S. intelligence agencies (all times local):
  • Gov't report: 8 states had significant drop in uninsured
    Associated Press | February 09, 2016 7:09 am
    Eight states saw a significant drop last year in the number of residents going without health insurance, according to a government report out Tuesday that has implications for the presidential campaign.
  • NH polls open in first-in-the-nation primary
    Associated Press | February 09, 2016 4:12 am
    Polls are opening across New Hampshire, though the exact hours vary from place to place.
  • Gov't report: Drop in uninsured in 8 states
    Associated Press | February 09, 2016 1:24 am
    Eight states saw a significant drop last year in the number of residents going without health insurance, according to a government report out Tuesday that has implications for the presidential campaign.
  • US responses to NKorea nuke, missile tests will upset China
    Associated Press | February 09, 2016 1:16 am
    North Korean nuclear and rocket tests are drawing quick responses from the U.S. that will upset a supposed partner against Pyongyang's weapons development -- China.
  • Primary puts values of retail campaigning to the test
    Associated Press | February 09, 2016 1:00 am
    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.
  • US faces shortcomings in coalition-building for anti-IS war
    Associated Press | February 09, 2016 12:52 am
    To doubters of its strategy for defeating the Islamic State, the Obama administration likes to tout its coalition of 66 nations and claim strength in numbers. But a year and a half into the war, some administration officials are acknowledging that this supposed source of strength has its own weaknesses.
  • Iraqi woman charged with role in Kayla Mueller's death
    Associated Press | February 09, 2016 12:24 am
    The wife of a senior Islamic State leader who was killed in a U.S. raid last year has been charged in federal court with holding American Kayla Mueller hostage and with contributing to the aid worker's death, the Justice Department says.
  • Candidates sprint to NH finish, but brace for long campaign
    Associated Press | February 08, 2016 11:36 pm
    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.
  • Sanders, Kasich win 1st votes in tiny NH community
    Associated Press | February 08, 2016 11:32 pm
    Bernie Sanders and John Kasich picked up the most votes as the first ballots of the first-in-the-nation primary were cast early Tuesday.
  • Obama asking Congress for emergency funding to combat Zika
    Associated Press | February 08, 2016 7:44 pm
    President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to fight the Zika virus and the mosquitoes that spread it here and abroad, but says "there shouldn't be a panic on this."
  • The Latest: Clinton vows to 'make a difference' every day
    Associated Press | February 08, 2016 7:32 pm
    The Latest on the race for the White House with one day to go until the New Hampshire primary (all times local):
  • Lynch: No outside influence on FBI probe into Clinton emails
    Associated Press | February 08, 2016 6:41 pm
    Attorney General Loretta Lynch is reaffirming that the FBI's probe into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of state is free of outside political influence.