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Trump and Sanders victorious in New Hampshire primaries
MANCHESTER, N.H. — Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders swept to victory in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primaries, adding crucial credibility to their upstart candidacies and underscoring voters’ insistence on shaking up American politics. Trump and Sanders entered Tuesday’s cont...
By Julie Pace and Kathleen Ronayne The Associated Press FULL STORY
State farmers reap record sales in record drought
FRESNO — A new state report shows California farmers reaping record sales despite the epic drought, thriving even as city-dwellers have been forced to conserve water, household wells have run dry and fish have died. California’s 76,400 farms recorded $53.5 billion in sales in 2014, the year Gov...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
California expands search tool for campaign data
SACRAMENTO — California regulators have launched a new Web tool that sheds light on small and independent political contributions that previously were more difficult to track online. Secretary of State Alex Padilla and Daniel Newman, president of the nonpartisan research group MapLight, announced...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Obama unveils record $4.1 trillion election-year budget
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Tuesday unveiled a record $4.1 trillion, election-year budget that finances Democratic priorities like education, health care and climate change with new taxes on crude oil, the wealthy and big banks. The progressive wish list, which comes as the nation’s ...
By Aandrew Taylor and Martin Crutsinger The Associated Press FULL STORY
Intelligence officials: Islamic State determined to strike U.S. this year
WASHINGTON — Leaders of the Islamic State are determined to strike targets in the United States this year, senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday, telling lawmakers that a small group of violent extremists will attempt to overcome the logistical challenges of mounting such an attack. In ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Pentagon seeks funding for Libya, Africa military operations
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is seeking $200 million in the 2017 budget for counterterrorism operations in Libya and other portions of North and West Africa, but Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday that Libyans must take the lead in eliminating the Islamic State threat in their country. The ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Obama seeks cybersecurity boost to replace ‘ancient’ tech
WASHINGTON — The federal government is relying on archaic computers systems to protect reams of critical data from cyberattacks, President Barack Obama warned Tuesday as he announced a new, centralized effort to boost cybersecurity. Obama, asking Congress for $3.1 billion for cybersecurity, said ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Train crash in Germany kills at least 10, injures 80
BAD AIBLING, Germany — Crews using helicopters and boats rescued dozens of people from the wreckage of two German commuter trains that crashed head-on Tuesday in an isolated part of Bavaria, killing at least 10 and leaving authorities trying to determine why multiple safety measures failed. The t...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Islamic State car bomb in Syrian capital kills 10
BEIRUT — A suicide car bomber dispatched by the Islamic State group struck near a police officers’ club in the Syrian capital on Tuesday, killing at least 10 people and destroying a number of cars. Syrian state TV reported the toll and showed footage of the aftermath in Damascus, including seve...
By Bassem Mroue The Associated Press FULL STORY
U.S. Army study: Iraq’s Mosul dam at ‘higher risk’ of failure
BAGHDAD — Iraq’s Mosul Dam has long been branded the world’s most dangerous dam, at risk of collapsing and sending water crashing over millions of people. That prospect is even greater than was previously believed after the Islamic State group captured the dam briefly in 2014, according to a n...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Hoarding in Syria’s largest city as government advances
BEIRUT — As government troops close in on Aleppo, some residents are preparing to flee Syria’s largest city while others are hoarding food in case of a long siege, even laying out bread on rooftops to dry it out for storage. The U.N. warned Tuesday that hundreds of thousands of people could be...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Fries with that? Man accused of tossing gator at drive-thru
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Alligators have been used as shoes, briefcases, university mascots, lunch and now, authorities say, a deadly weapon. Joshua James, 24, was arrested Monday and charged with assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill after Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation off...
The Associated Press FULL STORY

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Senate leaders vow fast action on North Korea sanctions bill
WASHINGTON — Senate leaders pledged on Wednesday to take swift action on legislation imposing more..
Michigan governor plans $360M for Flint, infrastructure
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