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New Hampshire hopes to clarify unsettled Democratic contest

By STEVE PEOPLES, KATHLEEN RONAYNE, THOMAS BEAUMONT and HUNTER WOODALL Associated Press MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Democrats are hoping that voters in New Hampshire will reset the party's presidential nomination fight on Tuesday and bring clarity to a young primary season that has been marred ...

Changing electorate could affect New Hampshire’s primary

By HOLLY RAMER Associated Press New Hampshire has been holding the first-in-the-nation presidential primary for 100 years, but a significant number of Tuesday's ballots could be cast by newcomers to that storied tradition. New Hampshire has one of the nation's lowest percentages of ...

Trump campaigns as a 2nd Amendment warrior

By AAMER MADHANI Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — After the Parkland school shooting in Florida two years ago, President Donald Trump chided Republican lawmakers for being too "scared" of the National Rifle Association to tighten gun laws — then backed away from the idea. After ...

Justice Department brings new suits over sanctuary policies

By MICHAEL BALSAMO and COLLEEN LONG Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department ratcheted up legal pressure Monday on local governments over "sanctuary" policies that hinder federal immigration officers, bringing two new lawsuits and launching a coordinated messaging campaign ...

Big question as Weinstein trial winds down: Will he testify?

By MICHAEL R. SISAK and TOM HAYS Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's lawyers are set to rest their defense case Tuesday, but not before answering the big question looming over his New York City rape trial: Will he take the risk of testifying? So far, they say, Weinstein ...

Trump faces accusers: What to watch during his big speech

By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Who's clapping now? On the brink of his Senate acquittal, President Donald Trump will be unleashing "relentless optimism" during his third State of the Union address, a speech designed to pivot from his impeachment to his drive for ...

What happened in Iowa and what’s next after caucus mess

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI Associated Press The political universe has been turned upside down by the failure of the Iowa caucuses. Traditionally the event provides the first concrete tally after months of speculation about the presidential primary. But Monday night's Democratic caucuses ended ...

Tech problem with mobile app caused Iowa caucus delay

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE and CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A new mobile app was supposed to help Democratic officials quickly gather information from some 1,700 caucus sites throughout Iowa. Instead, a "coding issue" within the app is being blamed for delays that ...

Senate so far split neatly along party lines on impeachment

By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is so far cleaving neatly along party lines in advance of Wednesday's virtually certain votes to acquit President Donald Trump on two impeachment charges, with just two or three undecided members even considering breaking with ...

Changing counts reveal inexact science of calorie labels

By CANDICE CHOI AP Food & Health Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Almonds used to have about 170 calories per serving. Then researchers said it was really more like 130. A little later, they said the nuts may have even less. Calorie counting can be a simple way to help maintain a healthy weight ...